Building for Sustainability: Materials and Construction

Although we need buildings to lead our lives, they can contribute against sustainability, which the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) defines as forms of progress that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Based on a discussion with Professor Thishan Jayasinghe (Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, www. mrt. ac. lk), this article discusses the aspects of building materials and construction in the context of Buildings for sustainability.