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Built environment

That portion of the physical surroundings created by humans such as roads, bridges, and building structures, as opposed to the natural environment.

built environment

see SOCIOLOGY OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT.

built environment

The aggregate of the physical surroundings and conditions constructed by human beings, in contrast to those surroundings and conditions resulting from the natural environment.
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Retrofits have become central to the energy drive, resulting in significant financial and energy savings as the built environment benefits from new technologies and replacement of old fixtures, water systems etc.
It's been said that in order to prepare graduates with the necessary know-how and expertise of GC, built environment programmes should offer entirely new GC course content although the specifics of this content has not been specified [9].
What the professional group does is say there is a professional management route to training which a number of organisations can become involved with and encourage students who don't want to go to university to join a company and gain experience, from all angles, of the built environment.
The starting point is the poor quality of the built environment as a societally relevant problem (from a legal standpoint: Bovay 2008; from an architectural standpoint: Magnago Lampugnani 2011).
It is anticipated that it will contribute to improved understanding of the knowledge and skills context, more effective alignment of HEI outputs with industrial needs and, ultimately, to the positive future development of the built environment sector.
Built Environment Sustainability Training (BEST) aims to put Wales at the forefront of sustainability expertise by offering flexible, subsidised training to develop knowledge and skills in the latest sustainability practices - particularly in construction, energy, waste, and water.
Keeping in view the skill shortage witnessed in real estate, construction and infrastructure sector, which is estimated at 80 percent, RICS, the world's leading professional qualification and standard setting body in land, property and construction sector, and Amity University, India's leading research and innovation driven university, have established India's first and only RICS School of Built Environment at Amity University's Noida Campus.
The students will study towards an NVQ Level 5 in Construction Management (Sustainability) and a Higher National Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment as well as selecting construction management, civil engineering or building services as a specialist subject.
It is against this backdrop that we offer this special supplement on the built environment and health from a Canadian perspective.
Summary: DUBAI -- Trakhees-EHS -- the regulatory arm of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, or PCFC, Dubai -- has successfully completed more than four years of regulatory enforcement in the area of sustainable built environment.
Solutions for climate change; challenges in the built environment.
471) investigated the relationship between seven indices of residential built environment quality and adverse reproductive outcomes for Durham, North Carolina.