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JOEBM 2015 Vol.3(10): 940-947 ISSN: 2301-3567
DOI: 10.7763/JOEBM.2015.V3.313

Perceptions towards Sustainable Construction amongst Construction Contractors in State of Victoria, Australia

Malik Khalfan, M. Ali Noor, Tayyab Maqsood, Nawaf Alshanbri, and Amrit Sagoo
Abstract— The aim of the paper is to examine the perceptions towards environmental, social and economic benefits of sustainable construction amongst contractors. For this purpose questionnaire survey was employed in two stages with construction contractors in the state of Victoria, Australia. The questionnaire in the first stage focused on the environmental aspects while in the second stage the focus was on the social and economic aspects of sustainable construction. Perceptions towards the social and economic aspects of sustainable construction were positive, with around 60% of responses demonstrating positive perceptions. Client demand, associated costs of sustainable construction materials and practices and perceptions of employees and workers were perceived as weaknesses towards implementation of sustainable construction practices. The results also showed that some of the drivers of sustainable development and construction were the availability of environmentally friendly (green) material; financial incentives to clients and contractors; government policy for implementation; and overall environmental awareness within the industry. The paper presents an overall perspective of construction contractors and their supply chain towards sustainable construction in the state of Victoria, Australia.

Index Terms— Sustainable construction, australia, environmental, economic and social aspects of sustainability, construction contractors, supply chain management.

The authors are with the School of Property, Construction and Project Management, RMIT University (email: malik.khalfan@rmit.edu.au, M.Ali.Noor@hotmail.com, tayyab.maqsood@rmit.edu.au, nalshanbri@hotmail.com, Amrit.Sagoo@rmit.edu.au).

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Cite: Malik Khalfan, M. Ali Noor, Tayyab Maqsood, Nawaf Alshanbri, and Amrit Sagoo, " Perceptions towards Sustainable Construction amongst Construction Contractors in State of Victoria, Australia," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 3, no. 10, pp. 940-947, 2015.

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