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Title: A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK OF PUSH FACTORS FOR IMPLEMENTING ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES
Authors: Opoku, De-Graft Joe
Ayarkwa, Joshua
Agyekum, Kofi
Keywords: Construction Industry
Environmental Sustainability
Push Factors
Resilience Theory
Sustainable Construction
Issue Date: Apr-2017
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA
Citation: 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA - 12-14 April 2017, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana
Abstract: Sustainability has become a worldwide cliché as a potential solution for the numerous global problems facing the world recently. The lack of environmental deliberations in the utilization, development and effective management of natural resource lead to the pollution of the environment. However, sustainable construction is becoming increasingly more prevalent as the construction industry continues to intensify its awareness of the necessity to employ sustainable construction practices and their successive benefits. In order to enhance sustainable construction practices, it is prudent to critically consider the push factors that create the desire to implement these practices. This paper sought to identify the push factors for implementing environmentally sustainable construction practices. Comprehensive coverage of these push factors are systematically reviewed through literature with the aim of identifying the drivers for sustainable construction practices. Using the ‘Resilience Theory’, a conceptual framework is developed to help achieve environmentally sustainable construction. The outcome this paper will present a basis for practitioners as well as researchers to appreciate the need for environmental sustainability within the construction industry.
Description: 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA - 12-14 April 2017, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10936
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