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Cheung, S O, Tam, C M, Tam, V, Cheung, K and Suen, H (2004) A web-based performance assessment system for environmental protection: WePass. Construction Management and Economics, 22(09), 927-35.
- Type: Journal Article
- Keywords: Environmental protection; Internet; database; performance assessment; performance parameters
- ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
- URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/0144619042000202843
In response to the increasing public concern over the effects of construction waste on the environment, a performance assessment system has been designed to provide an instant, online assessment of how well a construction site performs environmentally, e.g. measuring the level of pollution generated from a construction site. Through the use of both Internet and database technologies, it is possible to collect and present data that are essential for environmental management online. To achieve this, a set of environmental performance parameters was derived through a postal questionnaire survey and interviews with experts in the field. A conceptual framework was developed, of which the key components were: template, knowledge base, output data and benchmark group. In combination, these factors provide a system that enables speedy assessment and effective management of environmental performance on construction sites, hence prompt decisions can be made and corrective actions can be taken before potential hazards turn into real disasters.