The Impact of Engineering Quality on Rating of Sustainable New Construction: A Major Influence

24 Pages Posted: 20 Feb 2019

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Hazem R. Bonna

Ph.D. in Sustainable Construction, Al-Azhar University, Faculty of Engineering, Civil Engineering Department, Cairo

Rasha Selim

Housing and Building National Research Center

Hatem S. El-Behairy

Al-Azhar University, Cairo - Department of Civil Engineering

Ibrahiem Mabrouk

Civil Engineering Dept., Faculty of Engineering, Al-Azhar University, Cairo

Ahmed S. El-Hakim

Al-Azhar University, Cairo - Department of Civil Engineering

Omaima Salah El-Din

Housing and Building National Research Center

Date Written: February 13, 2019

Abstract

This paper is made to describe the major impact and influence of the engineering quality achieved in new construction (NC) on their sustainable rating outcomes by performing a complete overview of the intent of engineering quality within the main categories and their related mandatory & scoring credits of the proposed sustainable rating & certification system for new construction in Egypt presented by the accredited Ph.D. research (Bonna (2018) [1]) made by the above authors for the purpose of promoting the sustainable building practices and embracing the potential of green buildings in Egypt.

The total quality assessment (TQA) systems evaluate ecological, economic and social aspects with criteria organized into categories including resource consumption, harmful impacts on humans & environment, comfort, longevity, safety & security, design/planning quality, construction quality, quality of amenities & site, and economics (Hastings and Wall (2007) [2]).

The proposed system's main categories and their related credits which have technical scope related to engineering quality, as described below, are based on the TQA main parameters which can help in better sustainable quality deliverables of new construction projects including the environmental quality, social quality, and economical quality.

Keywords: Engineering Quality, Sustainable, Egypt, TQA, New Construction

Suggested Citation

Bonna, Hazem R. and Selim, Rasha and El-Behairy, Hatem S. and Ibrahiem, Ibrahiem and El-Hakim, Ahmed S. and Salah El-Din, Omaima, The Impact of Engineering Quality on Rating of Sustainable New Construction: A Major Influence (February 13, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3333782 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3333782

Hazem R. Bonna (Contact Author)

Ph.D. in Sustainable Construction, Al-Azhar University, Faculty of Engineering, Civil Engineering Department, Cairo ( email )

Naser City
Autostrade Road
Cairo
Egypt

Rasha Selim

Housing and Building National Research Center ( email )

El-Tahrir street, Dokki, Cairo
Cairo
Egypt

Hatem S. El-Behairy

Al-Azhar University, Cairo - Department of Civil Engineering ( email )

Cairo
Egypt

Ibrahiem Ibrahiem

Civil Engineering Dept., Faculty of Engineering, Al-Azhar University, Cairo ( email )

Autostrade Road, Nasr City, Cairo
Cairo
Egypt

Ahmed S. El-Hakim

Al-Azhar University, Cairo - Department of Civil Engineering ( email )

Cairo
Egypt

Omaima Salah El-Din

Housing and Building National Research Center ( email )

El-Tahrir street, Dokki, Cairo
Cairo
Egypt

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