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... To guide its efforts, the research team defined the concepts of sustainability, construction, and "sustainable construction practices" to establish the parameters of this research project. The following sections discuss how these terms were applied to this research project.
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... • Improve construction safety; • Reduce construction impacts on airport operations; • Benefit surrounding communities; and • Reduce costs associated with construction. Each interested airport operator, trade group, construction contractor, or other stakeholder is encouraged to ascertain its organization's concept of sustainability.
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... For example, choosing lightweight, carbon reinforced, prestressed, preformed concrete is a design decision that results in the use of fewer natural resources (no rebar) and increases the longevity of a building, improving its operational sustainability.

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