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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.
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built environment

see SOCIOLOGY OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000

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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Shiftan and Barlach [28] found that built environment at the workplace has significant effects on the commute mode choice.
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"David has done a sterling job in providing advice to those involved in designing our built environment and in ensuring that the agency has a superb panel of experts that cover the full remit of built environment roles.
The results make the monograph much more usable and extendible, and may have direct impact on the actual life cycle of the built environment processes.
built environment is residential and light commercial, where the bar for resilience is set low.
He said: "We can offer affordable seminars to help those working in the built environment sectors progress professionally.
This study aims to contribute practically by presenting conclusions that aid universities in planning and creating programs that expand the future adoption of GP by graduates in built environment. The conclusions present precise policy suggestions aimed at encouraging GP amongst relevant construction industry professional bodies.
As well as keeping costs down, BIM technology also makes it easier for multiple partners to share information on any one project, and is driving up standards across the built environment.
There is much societal debate on the quality of the built environment. Although law is a major factor influencing this quality, there has been little research on the interdependence of law and architectural space.