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How to calculate and integrate a Cumulative Social Impact Index in Engineering Projects for more Sustainable Outcomes. | Abstract

Global Journal of Engineering, Design & Technology
Open Access

ISSN: 2319–7293

Abstract

How to calculate and integrate a Cumulative Social Impact Index in Engineering Projects for more Sustainable Outcomes.

Andreea Ogrezeanu

The decision-making process concern with designing and implementing a planned intervention or project relies often times on economic and technical arguments, expressed as data, indicators, models. This paper argues that projects could benefit out of taking into consideration, aside from this economic and technical dimensions, also aspects regarding the social impact of that respective intervention or project. For the past over 40 years, with applicability especially in engineering domains, Social Impact Assessment (SIA) has been developing tools, methodology, and distinctions to support this idea. SIA implies identifying and managing social impacts generated by planned interventions.

Published Date: 2020-06-09;

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