The potential role of value management in environment impact assessment: A Maseru case study

Bowen, P, Hill, R, Mabote, R, Cattell, K and Edwards, P 2009, 'The potential role of value management in environment impact assessment: A Maseru case study', Acta Structilia, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 103-120.


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Title The potential role of value management in environment impact assessment: A Maseru case study
Author(s) Bowen, P
Hill, R
Mabote, R
Cattell, K
Edwards, P
Year 2009
Journal name Acta Structilia
Volume number 16
Issue number 2
Start page 103
End page 120
Total pages 18
Publisher Sabinet
Abstract Environmental impact assessment (EIA) studies are undertaken to assess the anticipated environmental impacts of proposed projects. Such studies typically address biophysical and socio-economic issues. Using a case study approach, the effectiveness of the EIA process adopted for a landfill project in Maseru, Lesotho, is reviewed. It was found that the Maseru environmental impact statement (EIS) was not fit for the purpose as it did not facilitate effective decision-making. This failure was to a large extent due to inadequate briefing by the client and ineffective study implementation and review procedures. It is proposed that value management (VM), a value-adding technique mainly applied in the manufacturing and construction industries, could improve the effectiveness of EIA.
Subject Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Keyword(s) Value management
enviornment impact assessment
sustainability
infrastructure
planning and design
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ISSN 1023-0564
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