Mapping sustainability related knowledge of construction planned works: a social housing case study

Herve Leblanc, Craig Thomson, Pollaphat Nitithamyong

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 27th ARCOM conference
    EditorsC. Egbu
    PublisherARCOM
    Pages563-572
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9780955239052
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

    Keywords

    • knowledge management
    • sustainability
    • social housing

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