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Akbari, S, Khanzadi, M and Gholamian, M R (2018) Building a rough sets-based prediction model for classifying large-scale construction projects based on sustainable success index. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 25(04), 534–58.

Bordass, B and Leaman, A (1997) Future buildings and their services. Building Research & Information, 25(04), 190–5.

Carter, K and Fortune, C (2007) Sustainable development policy perceptions and practice in the UK social housing sector. Construction Management and Economics, 25(04), 399–408.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Sustainability; housing development; policy; housing associations
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0144%2d6193&issue=4&spage=399&volume=25
  • Abstract:
    Massive investment has been allocated by the UK government to improve the quality of its programme of rented social housing over the next five years. Central to the achievement of this aim will be the incorporation of sustainability features within the building projects associated with this development programme. A sustainable development policy that addresses environment, economy and society in equal measure is a new funding requirement for social housing projects. There is a gap between policy and practice in two areas: (i) the possession or otherwise of a sustainable development (SD) policy; and (ii) the relative importance given to differing features of sustainability. The perceptions and practice of built environment professionals involved in the procurement of sustainable housing schemes has been gauged regarding SD policy. Quantitative data were collected from a randomized sample of 338 developing registered social landlords (RSLs). The results show that only a minority of respondent organizations have developed a sustainable development policy and that environmental, economical and societal aspects of sustainability are not given equal weighting. This does not reflect governmental policy and suggests that sustainability is not being fully addressed in the procurement of social housing projects. Further work is needed to evaluate the links between sustainability and procurement approaches, and to model the benefits of delivering sustainable housing projects for RSLs in the UK.

Chan, P W and Dainty, A R J (2007) Resolving the UK construction skills crisis: a critical perspective on the research and policy agenda. Construction Management and Economics, 25(04), 375–86.

Chen, J J (1997) The impact of Chinese economic reforms upon the construction industry. Building Research & Information, 25(04), 239–45.

Friedman, A and Cammalleri, V (1997) Selection criteria for energy-efficient windows. Building Research & Information, 25(04), 234–8.

Gooding, D and Thomas, T (1997) Soilcrete blocks. Building Research & Information, 25(04), 202–9.

Hagan, E B (1997) The use of stabilized soil to enhance rural housing. Building Research & Information, 25(04), 210–7.

Harris, D J and Dudek, S J M (1997) Heat losses from suspended timber floors. Building Research & Information, 25(04), 226–33.

Ismail, Z B (2018) Improving contractor social networking on IBS infrastructure maintenance projects: a review. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 25(04), 479–96.

Jha, K N and Misra, S (2007) Ranking and classification of construction coordination activities in Indian projects. Construction Management and Economics, 25(04), 409–21.

Kelly, J (2007) Making client values explicit in value management workshops. Construction Management and Economics, 25(04), 435–42.

Kindangen, J I (1997) Window and roof configurations for comfort ventilation. Building Research & Information, 25(04), 218–25.

Lam, K-C, Ning, X and Ng, T (2007) The application of the ant colony optimization algorithm to the construction site layout planning problem. Construction Management and Economics, 25(04), 359–74.

Li, C Q (1997) Deterioration of concrete building structures. Building Research & Information, 25(04), 196–201.

Li, J, Yu, M and Wang, H (2018) A taxonomy of performance shaping factors for shield tunnel construction. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 25(04), 574–96.

Lingard, H C, Yip, B, Rowlinson, S and Kvan, T (2007) The experience of burnout among future construction professionals: a cross-national study. Construction Management and Economics, 25(04), 345–57.

Mahjoubpour, B, Nasirzadeh, F, Mohammad Hosein Zadeh Golabchi, M, Ramezani Khajehghiasi, M and Mir, M (2018) Modeling of workers’ learning behavior in construction projects using agent-based approach. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 25(04), 559–73.

Olsen, J, Lee, Z-H and Pong, W (2007) Optimal selection of concrete anchors for connection cost reduction. Construction Management and Economics, 25(04), 423–34.

Oo, B-L, Drew, D S and Lo, H P (2007) Applying a random coefficients logistic model to contractors' decision to bid. Construction Management and Economics, 25(04), 387–98.

Shahsavand, P, Marefat, A and Parchamijalal, M (2018) Causes of delays in construction industry and comparative delay analysis techniques with SCL protocol. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 25(04), 497–533.