An innovative methodology to achieve sustainability of construction projects in Australia - A conceptual study

Sandanayake, M, Zhang, G, Ali, K and Setunge, S 2017, 'An innovative methodology to achieve sustainability of construction projects in Australia - A conceptual study', in S. M. Ahmed, S. Azhar, N. A. Smith, S. C. Campbell, R. Robinson-Watts and L. Russell (ed.) Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century, Dubai, United Aarab Emirates, 5-7 March 2017, pp. 591-598.


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Collection: Conference Papers

Title An innovative methodology to achieve sustainability of construction projects in Australia - A conceptual study
Author(s) Sandanayake, M
Zhang, G
Ali, K
Setunge, S
Year 2017
Conference name Revolutionizing the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industry through Leadership, Collaboration and Technology
Conference location Dubai, United Aarab Emirates
Conference dates 5-7 March 2017
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century
Editor(s) S. M. Ahmed, S. Azhar, N. A. Smith, S. C. Campbell, R. Robinson-Watts and L. Russell
Publisher East Carolina University
Place of publication North Carolina, United States
Start page 591
End page 598
Total pages 8
Abstract The sustainability at construction can be defined as the effective project delivery without compromising the project cost, environmental and social impacts. However, sustainability at construction is often conceded due to several limitations in data collection, assessment, and the project specific constraints. Eventually, majority of the construction projects are directed towards achieving only one sustainability aspect in construction. Stakeholders in construction who are passionate about sustainability recognize the importance of maintaining a balance between the major sustainability aspects in construction. The current study has made an attempt to investigate and criticize the current tools and studies available to measure sustainability in construction. Based on the findings a new methodology is suggested to enable effective decision making which allows the integration of sustainability aspects in construction. The study is also a part of the initial research work on developing a sustainable toolkit to achieve effective decision-making at construction.
Subjects Construction Engineering
Building Science and Techniques
Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Sustainability
Construction
Cost
Environmental impacts
Optimisation
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