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Title: Strategies for implementation of sustainable development in the construction industry in Ghana: case study in Nkoranza South and Sunyani East
Authors: Effah, Peter Kwasi
Keywords: Barriers
Building Industry
Sustainable 
Sustainable building
Issue Date: 11-Apr-2016
Abstract: Sustainable construction is very vital towards nation development. Majority of developing countries fail to critically implement sustainable construction so as to improve the development of the construction industry. This is a quantitative study which aimed at investigating the strategies for implementation of sustainable concept in the Ghanaian building industry with specific objectives of identifying the factors that act as impediment, negative effect to these impediment and develop strategies for implementation that enhance developmental projects in Ghana. Data was collected by using questionnaire survey. The purposive sampling and snowball sampling were adopted in selecting professionals in the building industry in Ghana for the study. A total number of seventy questionnaires were administered and fifty-eight were retrieved representing a response rate of 82.86%. Data collected was analyzed using mean score ranking to rank the barriers identified; negative effects of the factor and strategies for implementation of sustainable building. Furthermore, the most relevant effect of unsustainable construction practices were also disclosed as an extension of project duration, water pollution, air pollution, excessive energy and resource consumption, deforestation and global warming. The study therefore recommended that some of local building materials should be looked at and if possible improved upon to enhance construction procedures to promote their usage.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Building Technology, College of Art and Built Environment, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Degree of Master of Science in Construction Management, 2015
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/8625
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