Construction industry help any country to create investment breaks across related sectors as India. This industry is spitted in few major companies involved in the construction across all segments. Medium sized companies and small and medium contractors help these companies to carry out certain tasks in the field.
Construction, infrastructure or real estate industry provides indirect jobs and employment for more than 35 million people in India.
But development comes with a price and that is environmental pollution. During construction various types of pollution are inevitable such as air pollution (dust & diesel generators), Noise pollution, soil, water pollution etc.
That is why we suggest environmental monitoring for construction projects and operation phase as mentioned below
Environmental Monitoring during Construction
Purpose of Environmental monitoring during construction
- to identify long term and short term environmental impacts due to construction project
- to provide Early Indication of environmental control measure or practices fail to achieve standards
- To measure performance and moderation of measures
- To verify Environmental Impact predicted in EIA Survey
- To determine Compliance of project with respect to regulations, policies and standards
- To provide data for Environmental Audit
Basic Environmental monitoring during construction consists of Air, Water, Noise, Soil and Stack monitoring. lets have a look at each of them.
Ambient Air Quality
Evaluate the existing air quality of the site to define if it falls under the allowed average levels as prescribed by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). It should also be ensured that the development would not further worsen the air quality. Air quality monitoring involves approximation of concentration levels of suspended particulate matter (SPM), Respirable suspended particulate matter (RSPM), Sulphur dioxide (SO2), oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) and Carbon monoxide (CO) in the study area.
Then gaseous pollutants are compared with national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS).
The limits are different for Industrial area, residential, rural & sensitive areas.
To ensure nearest water sources such as ground water, bore wells, municipal water meets India water quality standards. Drinking water is checked for pH, Turbidity, Temperature, Conductivity, Total Suspended Solids, Total Dissolved Solids, Total Hardness (as CaCO3), Calcium Hardness (as CaCO3), Total Alkalinity (as CaCO3), Chloride (as Cl), Sulfate (as SO4), Zinc (as Zn) parameters.
Also Waterwater is also tested for above mentioned parameters.
If drinking water does not meet Water quality standards then it is recommended to consider other options and measures which should be adopted on site to meet the standards of water required for construction during construction stage.
Noise level survey should be carried out for construction site to assess background noise (Such as DG Set, Vehicle Movement etc.) to ensure outdoor noise levels are within limits as per standards recommended by central pollution control board.
We carry out 24X7 and 8 hours noise level monitoring for calculated number of locations to get representative readings of site. During planning stage care to be taken that housing colonies are adequately setback from traffic, airports, railways stations etc.
Development projects involve disturbance to the existing soil conditions, removal of existing trees, which result into soil erosion, instability and overall change in the microclimate and drainage pattern of the site.
Soil is monitored in construction projects to check Particle size distribution, Texture, pH, Moisture content, Organic Matter, Electrical conductivity, Permeability, Porosity, Nitrogen, Potassium, and Phosphorous present in soil.
We also provide stack monitoring services for those companies who do not have online stack monitoring system. For electricity diesel generators are used which cause air pollution.
Parameters checked in real Estate or infrastructure or Construction Industry are Particulate matter (PM), Sulphur Dioxide (SO2), Oxides of Nitrogen, Carbon Monoxide.
Read more stack Emission Testing
Why Perfect Pollucon Services
We (Perfect Pollucon Services) are Environmental Consultant in India Since 2007. We provide Environmental Monitoring for construction projects and Consultancy services for Infrastructure, Real Estate and Construction Industry in India.
We are also proud to state that our organization pertains, highly experience Persons to do the same types of work will all necessary Equipment.