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Bourdeau, L (1999) Sustainable development and the future of construction: a comparison of visions from various countries. Building Research & Information, 27(06), 355–67.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: building design; construction industry; future study; public policy; R&D; research policy; sustainability; technical change; trends
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/link.asp?id=5jm72lkht6btj82b
  • Abstract:
    This international CIB W82 Project aimed to answer the following question: 'What will be the consequences of sustainable development on the construction industry by the year 2010?' This future study investigated the relationship and defined links between the principles of sustainable development and the construction sector. Drawing on information from 14 countries, the study identified main issues, constraints and current policies, predicted changes and adaptations for the construction sectors in each country, analysed the consequences for the phases of the construction process, provided recommendations to the main actors, illustrated the need for further best practice case studies, design methods, buildings or building products.