Development of a Framework and a Rating System Tool for Sustainable Infrastructure Certification in Developing Countries...

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Material Information

Title:
Development of a Framework and a Rating System Tool for Sustainable Infrastructure Certification in Developing Countries, Case Study for Ecuador
Physical Description:
1 online resource (109 p.)
Language:
english
Creator:
Rodriguez Diaz, Carlos Raul
Publisher:
University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Doctorate ( Ph.D.)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Degree Disciplines:
Civil Engineering, Civil and Coastal Engineering
Committee Chair:
Ellis, Ralph D
Committee Members:
Glagola, Charles R
Delfino, Joseph J
Agdas, Duzgun

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
infrastructure -- latinamerica -- sustainability -- sustainableconstruction
Civil and Coastal Engineering -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre:
Civil Engineering thesis, Ph.D.
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )

Notes

Abstract:
Construction in developing countries, among the Latin American region, is an industry that accounts for around two hundred billion dollars annually, responsible for millions of jobs and a significant portion of the Gross Domestic Product. In a region where civil infrastructure is a driver for development, construction represents in an average 6% of their GDP. Although infrastructure development is crucial for industrialization, the impacts on environment cannot be under emphasized. The challenge for the developing countries is to respond to the demands of lack of infrastructure in a way that is socially and ecologically responsible. Rating systems provide and effective framework for assessing building environmental performance and integrating sustainable development into construction processes. Existing frameworks focus to analyze the impact only for buildings. A holistic approach involving the participation of industry, government and academia is a key strategy for success. The objective of this research is to develop a strategic framework and a rating system for sustainable infrastructure implementation and measure in developing countries. The final purpose is that this framework serves as a reference for policies creation in the region and the rating system as a tool for official certification for civil infrastructure of all kinds and complexities.
General Note:
In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note:
Includes vita.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
Source of Description:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Thesis:
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Florida, 2012.
Local:
Adviser: Ellis, Ralph D.
Electronic Access:
RESTRICTED TO UF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE UNTIL 2014-12-31
Statement of Responsibility:
by Carlos Raul Rodriguez Diaz.

Record Information

Source Institution:
UFRGP
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
lcc - LD1780 2012
System ID:
UFE0044983:00001