Armando Iachini: Reducing Environmental Impact at Construcciones Yamaro

Construcciones Yamaro describes the environmental impact in the construction of roads and explains how to work in order to decrease the impact. All this effort is thought in order to promote responsibility for the care of the Venezuelan environment in the construction sector. While the construction of transport infrastructure works or land routes represent great economic benefits, many direct and indirect impacts can be generated to the environment.

Armando Iachini: Reducing Environmental Impact at Construcciones Yamaro
Sustainability and construction ideas

Consequences of the cleaning, leveling and floor construction are part of the activities corresponding to the phase of the construction itself. Some of them are:

  • Loss of topsoil.
  • Exclusion of other land uses.
  • Modification of natural drainage patterns.
  • Changes in groundwater elevation.
  • Landslides, erosion and sedimentation.
  • Degradation of landscapes.
  • Destruction of cultural spaces.
  • Interference in mobilizing wildlife and local residents.
  • Air and soil pollution.
Armando Iachini: Reducing Environmental Impact at Construcciones Yamaro
Commitment to reduce environmental impact

Some other aspects can also be affected. Here are some consequences generated by a construction work. Usually, they are sociocultural consequences:

  • Visual degradation by installing signboards.
  • Unplanned housing.
  • Loss of agricultural land.
  • Construction of new alternate paths.
  • Interference transport routes and methods of regular transport.
  • Migration of labor force.
  • Displacement of subsistence economies.
  • Human invasion wildlands.

How to reduce the impacts that will be generated after a construction work?

Armando Iachini: Reducing Environmental Impact at Construcciones Yamaro
Reducing environmental impacts

Not everything at Construcciones Yamaro is about designing and building Venezuelan infrastructure, the company is also aware about the environmental impact of the land, so, for this reason, here we present a list of some recommendations the company provides:

  1. Performing environmental impact study thoroughly and responsibly.
  2. Avoiding making decisions that consider only the financial criteria. As noted above, social and environmental damage generated with the construction is the responsibility of construction companies.
  3. Developing and implementing the environmental management plan thoroughly and responsibly. It is these actions that are aimed at the prevention and correction to compensate any damage caused by the execution of the project at any of its phases.
  4. Establishing control equipment and environmental monitoring.
  5. Considering all environmental protection laws.

How Important the Environment is For Construcciones Yamaro?

Construcciones Yamaro has a major task in every work and activity the company develops: to collaborate in the maintenance of the environment. In order to avoid causing more damage to the environment in Venezuelan –the country where the company operates- Construcciones Yamaro seeks to use materials that do not emit toxic substances neither in the production process nor in construction.

How Important the Environment is For Construcciones Yamaro?
Working with environmental responsibility

All this effort is inspired by the company with the objective of avoiding unhealthy or dangerous risks for those who inhabit the surrounding environments of any work. In this regard, the work at Construcciones Yamaro must be designed in such a way that the products do not emit pollutants or waste that may change the quality of the environment and create danger to:

  • people,
  • animals,
  • or plants.

For example, Construcciones Yamaro understands the danger of Venezuela facing a world with water shortages. That is why the company is always trying to present eco-friendly construction solutions that have inspired global construction sector to sponsor the preservation and use of water, such as the Rubens living wall in London and Masdar City, in the United Arab Emirates. All this with the aim of promoting more initiatives to take care of the planet.

How Important the Environment is For Construcciones Yamaro?
An idea of ecological city. Masdar City

In addition to that, Construcciones Yamaro is aware that construction of buildings and infrastructure affects the environment in two main ways. Because of that, the company considers that is important that construction companies focus more on:

  • minimizing waste production,
  • maximizing the use of recycling,
  • and creating sustainable buildings.

Construcciones Yamaro has over 40 years of raising important major works for the country and the company got ahead, being an example of management and entrepreneurship. This company also has great interest and compromise with its workers, employees and the Venezuelan society. Terms related to safety and environment are some of the most important aspects considered in every work Construcciones Yamaro does.

How Important the Environment is For Construcciones Yamaro?
Trying not to dramatically affect the environment

Construcciones Yamaro Developments on the South Beltway

There are a lot of companies in the construction sector in Venezuela that are not only dedicated to build buildingsstreets or highways connected throughout the Venezuelan territory; all these companies also have a huge sense of respect and commitment with the environment and show that through their actions on behalf of the land and the people. One of these companies is Construcciones Yamaro.

Construcciones Yamaro Developments on the South Beltway
Construction works

Construcciones Yamaro has over 40 years raising important major works for the country and, unlike other companies, the company got ahead, being an example of management and entrepreneurship. This company also has great interest and compromise with its workers, employees and the Venezuelan society.

South Beltway (La Circunvalación Sur in Spanish) is an important construction work leaded by the national government and has the aim of connecting the capital with five municipalities through an outer ring, as the world’s major cities.

This ambitious and big construction project is implemented by a consortium of three companies, including Construcciones Yamaro; and it is framed in one of the 11 axes of the Mobility Plan for Caracas, presented by the Ministry for Land Transport.

The work has a length of 32.5 kilometers and will consist of 12 tunnels and 15 viaducts and 8 exits, which will represent an excellent road solution because it will not require admission to internal roads (intercommunity and highways).

In that sense, Construcciones Yamaro will participate by helping build:

Construcciones Yamaro Developments on the South Beltway
Advancing with hard work
  • The extension of Boyacá Avenue (also known as Cota Mil in Spanish) to the new Macayapa Exit in Catia;
  • The construction of a tunnel connecting Zoologico to La Rinconada;
  • Another tunnel for Hoyo de La Puerta interconnection with Parque Caiza.

Their values are perseverance, sacrifice, honesty, compromise, dedication and high quality of work, with the aim of creating jobs, move the country’s economy and also be able with care, maintenance and recovery of spaces throughout the national territory.

The Importance of the Environment for Construcciones Yamaro

What is CSR?

The Importance of the Environment for Construcciones Yamaro
Green planning

Corporate environmental responsibility is much more than recycling initiatives or awareness about the use of energy. The commitment to environmental stewardship is leading the way in terms of policies, strategies and managements of companies in the Venezuelan construction sector and in the rest of the world.

For Construcciones Yamaro, taking care of the environment and the welfare of the communities that live in it, has become as important as the work itself, and the reasons vary in number and in nature. Construcciones Yamaro has a major task in each work it starts: to collaborate in the maintenance of the environment.

The Impact of Construcciones Yamaro

The Importance of the Environment for Construcciones Yamaro
Sustainable ideas

Also, Construcciones Yamaro seeks to use materials that do not emit toxic substances neither in the production process nor in construction in order to avoid unhealthy or dangerous risks for those who inhabit the surrounding environments.

Everyday, more and more entrepreneurs are convinced that the economic success of their companies is not only about creating strategies to increase benefits for their employees, customers and business partners. Companies that consider environmental protection and the practice of social responsibility have perceived the following benefits:

  • The company manages the production activities towards the use of new technological alternatives that allow optimization of work and the protection of employees, thus favoring access to more demanding markets, power continuously innovation and creativity, the diversification of the economy.
  • Corporate environmental responsibility allows achieving sustainable development by favoring the creation of new opportunities and constant re-engineering business activities.
  • Improves image and credibility of the company.

Each day, month and year that pass, construction firm, as well as Construcciones Yamaro, are seeing to the sustainability and environmental situation before undertaking construction work, to the point of valuing waste generated or incinerate to avoid harmful consequences.

Armando Iachini: Sustainability in Each Construction Material

It is a fact that construction of buildings and infrastructure can dramatically impact our environment. There are two main ways of this impact: by consuming resources and by creating pollutants and wastes. The construction industry contributes to 23 percent of air pollution, 50 percent of climate change gases, 40 percent of drinking water pollution, and another 50 percent of landfill wastes. It is important then that construction companies focus more on minimizing waste production, maximizing the use of recycling, and creating sustainable buildings.

All these data and information is important for Construcciones Yamaro, which is always aware of the damage human being is making to our Planet. Since it is a responsible company, Construcciones Yamaro has created some important rules that try to determine and manage the performance of each construction work the company does. These rules manage several points of Corporate Social Responsibility, including sustainability of the materials used for the care of the environment.

Armando Iachini: Sustainability in Each Construction Material
Thinking in sustainable buildings

Some of the features that each construction material should have to achieve the sustainability objectives are:

  • Sticking to a particular model.
  • Having long duration.
  • Coming from renewable sources.
  • Possessing a percentage of recycled material.
  • Not being pollutant.
  • Consuming little energy in its life cycle.

Construction and the environmental impact

Armando Iachini: Sustainability in Each Construction Material
Measuring the impact on the environment

Failure to comply with these qualities can mean that the materials have a major impact on the environment, so companies have to take five fundamental points, such as:

  • Energy consumption they have,
  • How it is as waste
  • Emissions to the atmosphere
  • Consumption of natural resources (large-scale use of some material can lead to its demise).

There are several countries where certificates that guarantee the source where the material was obtained is controlled and generates no impact against the environment can be provided.

Armando Iachini: How Construcciones Yamaro is Today a Responsible Company

For Construcciones Yamaro, taking care of the environment and the welfare of the communities that live in it has become as important as the work itself, and the reasons vary in number and in nature.

Armando Iachini: How Construcciones Yamaro is Today a Responsible Company
Working together

Construcciones Yamaro has received many benefits since its beginning because it has considered environmental protection and the practice of social responsibility in every work the company performs. Some of the benefits:

  • The company manages the production activities towards the use of new technological alternatives that allow optimization of work and the protection of employees, thus favoring access to more demanding markets, power continuously innovation and creativity, the diversification of the economy.
  • Corporate environmental responsibility allows achieving sustainable development by favoring the creation of new opportunities and constant re-engineering business activities.
  • Improves image and credibility of the company.

The values considered by the company in each one of its construction works are perseverance, sacrifice, honesty, compromise, dedication and high quality of work, with the aim of creating jobs, moving the country’s economy and also being able with care, maintenance and recovery of spaces throughout the national territory.

Armando Iachini: How Construcciones Yamaro is Today a Responsible Company
Considering every aspect

Armando Iachini, manager of Construcciones Yamaro, ensures that the term Social Responsibility is not a new sentence for them; he claims that for many years in the country the company has offered its part since they believe that the country has given the company the opportunity to grow as a great team.

Today, in order to meet the requirements of the Venezuelan law, Constructiones Yamaro has established mechanisms for working with communities where high national scale works are being performed. Additionally, Armando Iachini says that what Construcciones Yamaro does is to get into the community to make a contribution in working together with the people, raising the most important awareness and values. In his opinion, talking about this and taking these actions is more than a gift; the company offers options for each sector to value what they receive.

In the case of Social Commitment, Construcciones Yamaro has:

  • Budget item.
  • Personnel serving communities.
  • The company caters to requirements.
  • The company does not limit it work to the budget; it can allocate more resources if necessary.
Armando Iachini: How Construcciones Yamaro is Today a Responsible Company
Benefits for the communities

Finally, in order to avoid causing more damage to the environment in the Venezuelan environment in which the company operates, Construcciones Yamaro seeks to use materials that do not emit toxic substances neither in the production process nor in construction, in order to avoid unhealthy or dangerous risks for those who inhabit the surrounding environments. In this regard, the work at Construcciones Yamaro must be designed in such a way that the products do not emit pollutants or waste that may change the quality of the environment and create danger to people, animals or plants.

Each day, month and year that pass, construction firm, as well as Construcciones Yamaro, are seeing to the sustainability and environmental situation before undertaking construction work, to the point of valuing waste generated or incinerate to avoid harmful consequences.