Framework for construction industry sustainable development measurement

Peng Zhang, Kerry London

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Abstract

As a resource-intensive industry, the policy, processes and practices in relation to sustainable development of the construction industry is critical. An important theoretical and practical concern is the creation of indicator systems that assist with the measurement of sustainable urban development. Past research and practice has tended to focus on the measurement of sustainability of the construction projects in relation to the individual projects or at the organizational level. This paper introduces a new measurement of sustainable development for construction industry as a whole so that countries can make comparisons. The model is based on the previous research, the fundamental meaning of sustainable development and the characteristics of the construction industry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers of Green Building, Materials and Civil Engineering
Pages3925-3928
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 International Conference on Green Building, Materials and Civil Engineering, GBMCE 2011 - Shangri-La, China
Duration: 22 Aug 201123 Aug 2011

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume71-78
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482

Conference

Conference2011 International Conference on Green Building, Materials and Civil Engineering, GBMCE 2011
CountryChina
CityShangri-La
Period22/08/1123/08/11

Keywords

  • Construction industry
  • Indicators system
  • Sustainable development

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