Show simple item record Athapaththu, K Karunasena, G Ekanayake, EMAC 2016-09-06T07:04:09Z 2016-09-06T07:04:09Z 2016-09-06
dc.description.abstract Construction industry is conversely depleting of natural resources. It impacts on the environment, economy and society, not only during a project’s life cycle but also for coming generations. Adhering sustainable principles in construction industry brings the sustainable construction which ensures better quality of life for everyone. The contractor as a key player in the construction industry has to play an imperative role to promote sustainable construction by minimising their negative impact on the environment and society while maximising their economic contribution. Thus, this research intended to examine current sustainable construction practices and issues of contracting organisations to suggest a framework which can be used for the ultimate delivery of sustainable construction in Sri Lanka. Case study research approach was used to collect data among contracting organisations and eight semi-structured interviews were conducted. Four industry expert interviews were conducted to verify the gathered opinions and suggestions on enhancements of sustainable construction practices of contracting organisations. Cross-case analysis was used to analyse multiple cases using code based content analysis technique. Findings revealed that the organisations were at primary stage in sustainable construction practices, namely legal framework, standards, guidelines or policies, design, procurement, technologies, processes and innovations, organisational structure and people, education and training, measurements and reporting. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Construction Industry; Contracting Organisations; Sri Lanka; Sustainable Construction; Sustainable Practices. en_US
dc.type Conference-Full-text en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Building Economics en_US
dc.identifier.year 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.conference The 5th World Construction Symposium 2016 en_US colombo en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos 9 en_US en_US

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