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Sustainability 2018, 10(8), 2945; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10082945

Control Dust Pollution on Construction Sites: What Governments Do in China?

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International Research Center for Sustainable Built Environment, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400045, China
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School of Construction Management and Real Estate, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400045, China
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School of Architecture & Built Environment, University of Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
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Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
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Received: 10 July 2018 / Revised: 8 August 2018 / Accepted: 16 August 2018 / Published: 20 August 2018
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Abstract

Dust pollution is a key issue that contractors ought to address in the sphere of sustainable construction. Governments on behalf of the public assume part of the responsibilities for minimizing dust emissions on construction sites. However, the measures that are useful for governments to fulfill such a responsibility have not been explored explicitly in previous studies. The aim of this research is to map out China’s practices in this area with the intention of filling the knowledge gap. Using a combination of research methods, five categories of governmental measures are proposed: technological, economic, supervisory, organizational, and assessment-based. Data from 37 major cities in China are collected for analysis. While the proposed categories of measures are demonstrated in China, the data analysis results show that governments prefer technological and organizational measures, and institutional guarantees and technological innovation are a prerequisite for dust-free construction. This research provides a comprehensive examination of construction dust control from the perspective of governments, and it can assist governments in improving the performance of dust management in the construction context. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable construction; dust control; governmental measures; tendency; China sustainable construction; dust control; governmental measures; tendency; China
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Xing, J.; Ye, K.; Zuo, J.; Jiang, W. Control Dust Pollution on Construction Sites: What Governments Do in China? Sustainability 2018, 10, 2945.

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