Nokulunga Xolile Mashwama
A stakeholder perspective on the implementation of sustainable construction practices.
Mashwama, Nokulunga Xolile; Thwala, Didibhuku; Aigbavboa, Clinton; Hamma-Adama, Mansur
The South African construction industry accounts for 23% of the greenhouse emissions, while manufactured materials amount to 4% of carbon dioxide emission. The human emission of greenhouse gases is the reason why the earth is warming up and making climate change a serious problem. The study adopted a quantitative approach in order to investigate on a stakeholder’s perspective on level of implementation and awareness of Sustainable Construction Practices (SCPS). A structured survey questionnaire was used as a tool for data collection where the questionnaires were distributed to construction industry stakeholders. Out of the seventy-five distributed questionnaires, sixty were retrieved, and all were valid and usable. The study revealed that sustainable construction practices is partially implemented and the responded are aware of Industrialization building system; construction ecology; life cycle costing; design for the environment; lean construction as the best construction practices that when fully adopted they would contribute greatly to the ecosystem we live in. This study contributes to a wider awareness of SCPs to the professional in the industry.
MASHWAMA, N.X., THWALA, D., AIGBAVBOA, C. and HAMMA-ADAMA, M. 2020. A stakeholder perspective on the implementation of sustainable construction practices. Proceedings of international structural engineering and construction [online], 7(1): proceedings of the 3rd European and Mediterranean structural engineering and construction conference 2020 (EURO MED SEC 3): holistic overview of structural design and construction management, 3-8 August 2020, Limassol, Cyprus, Chapter 11.1. Available from: https://doi.org/10.14455/ISEC.res.2020.7(1).SUS-04
|Journal Article Type||Conference Paper|
|Conference Name||3rd European and Mediterranean structural engineering and construction conference 2020 (EURO MED SEC 3): holistic overview of structural design and construction management|
|Conference Location||Limassol, Cyprus|
|Acceptance Date||Jun 25, 2020|
|Online Publication Date||Jul 2, 2020|
|Publication Date||Aug 31, 2020|
|Deposit Date||Jul 17, 2020|
|Publicly Available Date||Jul 17, 2020|
|Journal||Proceedings of international structural engineering and construction|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Article Number||Chapter 11.1|
|Keywords||Lifecycle costing; Sustainability; Construction ecology; Lean construction|
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