Construction & the Built Environment at CTPD

Construction & the Built Environment at CTPD

What is Construction & the Built Environment?

Construction is the creation of the built environment. It is everything around us that is human-made such as houses, roads, bridges, sports stadiums and airports.


The built environment influences a person’s level of physical activity. For example, inaccessible or nonexistent sidewalks and bicycle or walking paths contribute to sedentary habits. These habits lead to poor health outcomes such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and some types of cancer.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a built environment?

The term built environment refers to the human-made surroundings that provide the setting for human activity, ranging in scale from buildings and parks or green space to neighborhoods and cities that can often include their supporting infrastructure, such as water supply or energy networks.

What is a built environment called?

In urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, and civil engineering, the term built environment, or built world, refers to the human-made environment that provides the setting for human activity, including homes, buildings, zoning, streets, sidewalks, open spaces, transportation options, and more.

What is working in the built environment?

The built environment covers areas including urban design, planning, surveying and property. Increasingly known as the real estate sector, it is about so much more than buildings and surveying!

What are the types of built environment?

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) suggest that the built environment, ‘… encompasses all forms of building (housing, industrial, commercial, hospitals, schools, etc.), and civil engineering infrastructure, both above and below ground and includes the managed landscapes between and around buildings.

What are the components of built environment?

Components of built environment (soil, buildings, population) and their interaction with seismic, climate and antropic conditions.

How can we improve our built environment?

Address housing structure – Improve heating quality and ventilation systems, renovate poor-quality structures, add insulation, and repair other construction aspects that impact health conditions.

What is built environment with examples?

Examples would include cities, buildings, urban spaces, walkways, roads, parks, etc. The study of the built environment is interdisciplinary in nature and can include such disciplines as: visual arts. architecture.

What is built environment engineering?

The Built Environment sector is about the design, construction and management of our human-made surroundings. Projects can range from building a single home to multimillion pound large-scale projects such as building a new infrastructure or eco-town.

What is a healthy built environment?

The built environment includes the human-made, physical characteristics that provide the setting for human activities – where people live, work, learn and play. Healthy built environments are the product of good planning practices.

How does the built environment impact our behavior and performance?

The built environment can affect health directly and indirectly either through immediate, passive impact (e.g. effects of indoor environmental quality) or by influencing behaviours that can affect health, which can involve individuals’ active participation (e.g. encouraging walking to increase physical activity).

How built environment affects physical activity?

Specific features of the built environment that has been found to correlate with physical activity levels include mixed land use, residential density and street connectivity. These features have the potential to influence walking for recreational and travel related physical activity.

Why is neighborhood and built environment important?

A neighborhood’s built environment can have an influence on residents’ health. For example, The more grocery stores in close proximity to where people live, the lower their blood pressure and body mass index tended to be. A fast food outlet in close proximity to where people live was linked to higher body mass index.

What is the built environment CDC?

The built environment includes the physical makeup of where we live, learn, work, and play—our homes, schools, businesses, streets and sidewalks, open spaces, and transportation options. The built environment can influence overall community health and individual behaviors such as physical activity and healthy eating.

What are 3 types of environments?

From a biological point of view, all environments in the Universe can be categorized into one of three types: uninhabitable, uninhabited habitat or inhabited habitat.

What are the 4 types of environment?

The four major components of environment include lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere, corresponding to rocks, water, air and life respectively.