Steep Analysis

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This paper contains a STEEP (Social, Technological, Environmental, Economical and Political) analysis of the implications on sustainability in construction. The STEEP analysis will be based on 5 different peer-reviewed journals that I have read on each area of STEEP. These journals will be cross examined and compared to one another to see if there is any correlation between them. Firstly I will talk about each journal and summarize what it is about; I will then try and relate the journals to each other in some way. If one journal cannot be related to any of the others, I will state this in my conclusion and provide a reason why there is no connection or relationship between that specific journal and the others. The journals that I have chosen to cross examine have been chosen at random from the Science Direct database. The key words that I used for my searches were; one of the STEEP analysis categories followed by ‘implications on sustainability in construction’. My aim is to try and relate each journal to as many of the other 4 journals in terms of sustainability in construction. Social sustainability in construction- ‘Integrating sustainable development and public health on the island of Ireland’ (Wilde, Jane Boydell, Leslie Rugkåsa, Jorun, 2006) This paper talks about the current policies that both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland practice in terms of sustainable development and health; are they working and if not, how they will be made to work? The paper begins with a quotation published in the Irish times back in 2005, stating how much investment is planned over the next 10 years by both governments (i.e. North and South) and that the investment should be focused on economic and social development. The inefficiencies are highlighted first of all with sustainable development strategies and policies in the Republic of Ireland in 1997 and 2002. The paper then goes on to explain how farmers contributed to sub-urbanisation by selling...
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