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The built environment and industry/construction 4.0 technologies towards achieving SDGs

The built environment and industry/construction 4.0 technologies towards achieving SDGs

Hussein, Assel A and Adewumi, Ayomikun Solomon ORCID: 0000-0002-9883-2766 (2024) The built environment and industry/construction 4.0 technologies towards achieving SDGs. In: Opoku, Alex, (ed.) The Elgar Companion to the Built Environment and the Sustainable Development Goals. Elgar Companions to the Sustainable Development Goals series . Elgar, Cheltenham, UK; and Northampton, Massachusetts USA, pp. 387-403. ISBN 978-1035300020; 978-1035300037 (doi:

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Sustainability is not an option; it is a way of living that must rapidly adapt to achieve humanity's sustainability. According to the international energy agency, the construction sector accounts for 36% of energy demand and 40% of energy and process-related emissions. The Fourth Industrial Revolution, also called Industry 4.0, directly impacted how we communicate and interact with others. The transition has faced all industries, including the built environment, by moving to “Construction 4.0” era, accelerating the construction sector’s digitalization and automation, showing the relevance of having trusted real-time information supporting decision-making. This chapter discusses the Construction 4.0 concept and how it disrupts the built environment, leading to how existing professions are growing and emerging new ones. It focuses on the established understanding and expected outcomes of the Construction 4.0 concept and analyzes how they support the SDGs such as SDG 9 (Industry Innovation & Infrastructure) and the digitalization of industrial processes.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainability; SDG; Construction 4.0; energy; digitalization; decision-making
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Engineering (ENG)
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2024 13:02

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