Impact of environmental law and physical planning law to the construction projects in Sri Lanka

Rathnasinghe, I. P., Rathnasinghe, Akila and Abeynayake, M. D. (2020) Impact of environmental law and physical planning law to the construction projects in Sri Lanka. In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management. IEOM Society, pp. 1036-1044. ISBN 9781532359521

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The construction industry plays a major role in the economy of a country. Therefore, the development of the construction industry mainly depends on the effect of the legal system of the country as well. The Environmental and Physical Planning Laws are the main two types of legal areas that affect the construction industry. Further, the problems or conflicts in the aforementioned law areas had become a reason to create disputes in the construction industry. Accordingly, the main aim of this research is to evaluate the applicability of the specific Laws and Regulations which are considered under Environmental Law and Physical Planning Law relating to the Construction Industry of Sri Lanka. To attain the aim, an extensive literature synthesis was conducted to identify the problematic and conflicting areas in the existing Environmental and Physical Planning Law. Moreover, literature sources related to the international Environmental and Physical Planning Law context were brought into the picture to recognize the potential solutions and the recommendations for the proper implementation of said Laws. Accordingly, problematic areas in the construction project licensing process, review of the power factor of the UDA regulations were identified as critical factors for a successful legal implementation. Conclusions had presented the impression that how the existing said law areas would affect the construction issues related to the Sri Lankan context.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: The 10th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management , IEOM 2020 ; Conference date: 10-03-2020 Through 12-03-2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: Construction Industry and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Environmental Law, Physical Planning Law, Sustainable Development
Subjects: K100 Architecture
K200 Building
K300 Landscape Design
K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 19 May 2021 14:25
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 11:16

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