How are project managers responding to the need for sustainability?
Demand from clients, growing resource constraints, new technology and the need to balance economic, social, and environmental objectives are making sustainability a key factor for all project managers.
Challenges include the complexity of large projects, the numbers of stakeholders, new materials, methods and technologies and the need to keep the project within budget.
Construction project managers are not only creating environmentally friendly buildings but using a combination of using sustainable construction practices and materials to reduce waste and impact on the environment. From design stage to the final product delivery, project managers need to focus planning, monitoring, and delivering a project that meets sustainability-related demands of social, economic, and environmental needs.