In what way can construction companies contribute to social sustainability during the construction phase? This project has focused on the social impacts that the activities of Swedish construction companies have during the construction phase. A decision support tool has been developed aimed at helping such companies assess their impacts.
So far, much work on urban social sustainability in a Swedish context has focused on the planning phase. Less work has been done that focuses on the construction phase. This is especially true in terms of how activities during the construction phase impacts the living conditions for people in the nearby neighborhood. This project has - in cooperation with three Swedish construction companies - studied such social impacts during the construction phase. Previous research and policy documents have also been analysed. A decision support tool aimed at Swedish construction companies was also developed. The tool consists of a hand book and a document with the help of which employees of construction companies will be able to deliberate on and assess the social impacts of their activities.
The socially sustainable entrepreneur
Västra Götaland Region
October 2015 to April 2018
Veidekke Entreprenad (project owner), Wästbygg, Skanska