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Water consumption in 10 residential civil works in the city of Boa Vista, Brazil: A case study applying the calculation of Water Footprint as an estimation method

Journal: International Journal of Advanced Engineering Research and Science (Vol.8, No. 7)

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Page : 019-027

Keywords : Water management; Civil Construction; Water Footprint; Sustainability.;

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The use of water resources is highly employed in the civil construction industry, and good management of this resource enables a more favorable environmental impact to the environment. This article is a case study on water consumption in 10 works in the municipality of Boa Vista-RR, Brazil. Thus, the Water Footprint (WF) calculations were applied in order to estimate the total demands of water consumed and the portions of these that will be lost in your works. The methodology had a descriptive, bibliographical and case approach. Of the calculations performed, work 2.1 had the lowest water volume value consumed per m² built and construction 4.3, the highest value, represented in m³/m². At the end, it was concluded that the results obtained were satisfactory, encouraging companies and construction companies with the possible implementation of these calculations in their works, with the purpose to gain greater control over water management.

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