Sustainability Indicators in Building Construction Projects through the Lens of Project Delivery Elements

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Sustainability indicators have been developed since 1990s to be utilized in
construction projects as tools and instruments for achieving higher level sustainability. Achieving sustainability goals in construction projects can be affected by the delivery model in place in a positive or negative manner, as it accounts for accomplishing project definition, design, planning, and execution phases. With any construction project we can recognize three main delivery elements which are project organization, contractual relationships, and operational system. This study aims to address the role of these project delivery elements in the application of sustainability indicators in building construction projects. To do so, a literature study was carried out and qualitative analysis of the relevant studies led to the identification of sustainability indicators, barriers, and enablers in building construction. Then, these indicators,
barriers, and enablers were analysed and structured within a model based on their relation to the elements of construction project delivery. The findings present a sustainability model for building construction, revealing the connection between the project delivery elements and the identified barriers and enablers for the application of the sustainability indicators. These findings
contribute toward facilitating sustainable construction through project delivery and provide a frame of reference for the future studies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Subtitle of host publicationFuture-Proof Cities
PublisherIOP Publishing
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventWorld Building Congress - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 26 Jun 202230 Jun 2022

Publication series

Name IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
ISSN (Print)1755-1307
ISSN (Electronic)1755-1315


ConferenceWorld Building Congress

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