Evidence suggests that the awareness amongst construction practitioners of the sustainability concept and its implications is growing, although changes in practice remain relatively slow. In the UK, the government has launched several initiatives to improve the situation and a plethora of sustainable guidelines and frameworks have been developed for construction practitioners. This research argues that despite this, insufficient emphasis has been placed on the management of sustainability related knowledge which is currently readily available and held in practice. To fill this gap, a doctoral research based at Glasgow Caledonian University aims to develop a framework to help construction practitioners to manage the flow of sustainability related knowledge available during the course of their projects. As part of this wider research, this paper presents a case study of a kitchen renewal project by a small urban Scottish housing association exploring the dynamics and complexities of sustainability related knowledge flow.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 27th ARCOM conference|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2011|
- knowledge management
- social housing
Leblanc, H., Thomson, C., & Nitithamyong, P. (2011). Mapping sustainability related knowledge of construction planned works: a social housing case study. In C. Egbu (Ed.), Proceedings of the 27th ARCOM conference (pp. 563-572). ARCOM. http://www.arcom.ac.uk/abstracts-results.php?title=Mapping%20sustainability%20related%20knowledge&author=&keyword=&p=6785#6785