Implementing sustainable construction principles and practices by key stakeholders

Maduka, Nnamdi, Greenwood, David, Osborne, Allan and Udeaja, Chika (2016) Implementing sustainable construction principles and practices by key stakeholders. In: Modular and Offsite Construction Summit, 29th September - 1st October 2016, Alberta, Canada.

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Abstract

The term ‘sustainable construction’ is used to highlight the responsibility of the construction industry in attaining sustainable development (SD). With the increasing necessity for resource efficiency and climate change adaptation, there is a need for construction key stakeholders to implement sustainable principles and practices in construction projects. In the UK context, engaging in such action will facilitate the government target of 80% greenhouse gas reduction by 2050 and also be a potential source of competitive advantage in the future. The aim of this study is to examine how the industry values and promotes sustainable principles and practices in construction projects. A quantitative research method was adopted in order to reach a wider audience in the industry. An online questionnaire survey was used to collect data. The key finding from the survey is that the level of construction industry promotion of sustainable principles and practices is less than it should be. The outcome of the survey suggests that the industry needs to strategise on how to champion and promote the implementation of sustainable principles and practices at a greater level if the industry is to contribute to the global quest for SD.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: K200 Building
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Nnamdi Maduka
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2016 09:09
Last Modified: 09 May 2017 22:27
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/27941

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