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Cheng, J C P and Venkataraman, V (2016) Analyzing relationships between project team compositions and green building certification in green building projects. Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 6(05), 449-61.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: project management,green building,project teams,link analysis,organizational analysis,page rank
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-10-2015-0056
  • Abstract:
    Purpose Literature on organizational analysis identified that project participants have a certain impact on the project outcome. However, there is no study that identifies the impact of project teams and individual project participants on a green building project. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the impact of green building project teams on green building certification. Design/methodology/approach Project information, project team information, and green building certification grade were collected using the Canadian green building database. Project team data were analyzed and organizations were ranked based on their green building project experience and collaborations with experienced green building organizations. The page rank algorithm is used to calculate the rank of organizations in order to identify the impact of organizational rank on the final green building certification grade of a project. Findings The results show a positive relationship between the green building certification grade and the number of organizations with more green building experience in a project team. The results also show that not having experienced key organizations such as owners, designers, and contractors will likely lead to a lower green building certification grade. Originality/value Impact of project teams on green building projects has not been studied before. This study used an innovative method to analyze green building project teams and to investigate the importance of green building project experience. The findings of this study provided evidence to support the influence of project team compositions in green building projects. The results presented in this paper can help project owners and managers during project team formation for successful execution of green building projects.