The Ethical Construction Collection aims to inform corporate social responsibility within the construction industry, providing access to resources advising on ethical procurement, equity and diversity, code of conduct, training and education and culture.
This study measures the impact of Lean and VDC on waste in operations, and on GHG emissions of masonry partitions.
Integrated approaches in action: a companion to the international good practice principles for sustainable infrastructure
This collection of case studies illustrates some of the salient aspects of the International good practice principles for sustainable infrastructure. Documenting integrated approaches in action, it provides real-world examples of the good practices set out in the principles. The report presents ten case studies with...
The construction industry has been identified as an industry that can help in the achievement of environmental sustainability. The results of this study reveals that respondents are of the opinion that adoption of Lean Construction Practices (LCPs) in building can help in the achievement of...
Critical factors influencing the sustainable construction capability in prefabrication of Chinese construction enterprises
Compared with the conventional cast-in-situ method, prefabricated construction (PC) is a sustainable construction method. Results of this study suggest that incentivised strategies formulated by the Chinese government would improve industry practitioners’ capability of implementing sustainable PC projects to eventually expedite the industry’s transformation towards leaner...
In Malaysia, solar energy has been used in numerous industrial buildings as a source of electricity generation since the country benefits from high solar radiation throughout the year. However, solar energy is still not used in residential buildings despite a wide interest from the sector.
Models of ownership and development for enhancing housing affordability and sustainability in Australian cities
Assessing models for affordability and sustainability in housing developments, this paper draws on ecological and permacultural theory as transcribed into urban spaces, often referred to ecocity theory and practice, in which cities and therefore housing, are seen as an integral part of ecosystems, with design...
Additive manufacturing technology and its implementation in construction as an eco-innovative solution
This paper highlights the key roles of interdisciplinary research and importance of material formulations.
Integrated BIM-based LCA for the entire building process using an existing structure for cost estimation in the Swiss context
The main objective of this study is to develop an integrated BIM-LCA method for the entire building process by relating it to an established workflow.