MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 312, 20209th International Conference on Engineering, Project, and Production Management (EPPM2018)
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Section||Theories and Applications of Project Management|
|Published online||03 April 2020|
TALK Capability of Biomimicry for Disruptive and Sustainable Output in the Construction Industry
Sustainable Human Settlement and Construction Research Centre, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
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Several sustainability trends have evolved and proliferated for greening the processes and activities of the construction industry (CI). Striking among the trends is biomimicry, a novel and nature-inspired approach that seeks a sustainable solution to human challenges by emulating time-tested patterns and strategies in nature. This study sets out to evaluate biomimicry potentials for sustainable outputs in the construction industry. An extant review of the literature was conducted on nature-inspired approaches for sustainable and innovative solutions. Findings revealed technology readiness, awareness, leadership competence, and knowledge (TALK) as critical areas where biomimicry will offer a unique step-by-step path to disruptive outcomes and potentially aid the greening agenda of the construction industry.
Key words: biomimicry / built environment / innovations / nature / sustainability
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