Collectively, the materials used in the construction of the major elements of a house are termed as construction systems. Ordinarily, they tend to be many and different, with each having its pros and cons depending on the budget, distance from suppliers, as well as the preferred appearance. From an environmentally conscious position, a construction system’s performance is dictated by life cycle analysis of the specific material used in construction. At the very design stage of a project, the home builders make some preliminary decisions on the construction systems to be used while the environmental performance analysis is undertaken later. Unfortunately, such a decision-making model limits the scope of achievable environmental outcomes that are cost effective.
Admittedly, materials that are in aspects similar can have varying environmental impacts based on their sourcing. The source and the manner in which the materials are processed are the ultimate determinants of their environmental impact. Hence, builders Brisbane carefully consider their sources at the preliminary stages of a project since any changes within the design or construction stage can become so costly, especially when structural alterations are inevitable.
There are a number of considerations to be taken into account in the selection of a construction system. They include their ability to improve thermal performance, durability, cost effectiveness, energy consumption, environmental impact, maintenance requirements, among others. Moreover, the choice of a particular selection may be determined by life cycle assessment which takes into account the environmental emissions released by the material selected. Nonetheless, it is important to note that there is not a particular selection that can be considered best. Hence, the materials chosen by home builders should be assessed on the basis of the above considerations to come out with what can be considered to be the best solution
Most of the new homes are built with a common formula with very minimal variations irrespective of geography, climate, and occupancy. The nuances are only minimal within the states but in general, the formula tends to be overarching between the states and cities. The development of this formula is actuated by the ease of speed of the construction process and the availability of skill. Nonetheless, it fails to provide homeowners with a cheap solution. Therefore home builders have to select construction systems that ensure the owners are able to build their homes in a cost friendly and environmentally suitable manner.