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Chew, M Y L (2002) Resistance of polyurethane sealants to hot water. Building Research & Information, 30(05), 367–71.

Choy, L H T, Ho, W K O and Mak, S W K (2012) Housing attributes and Hong Kong real estate prices: a quantile regression analysis. Construction Management and Economics, 30(05), 359-66.

Jacobsson, M and Linderoth, H C J (2012) User perceptions of ICT impacts in Swedish construction companies: 'it's fine, just as it is'. Construction Management and Economics, 30(05), 339-57.

Kerali, A G and Thomas, T H (2002) Effect of mix retention and curing on low-cement walling blocks. Building Research & Information, 30(05), 362–6.

Kohler, N and Lutzkendorf, T (2002) Integrated life-cycle analysis. Building Research & Information, 30(05), 338–48.

Lingard, H C, Cooke, T and Blismas, N (2012) Designing for construction workers' occupational health and safety: a case study of socio-material complexity. Construction Management and Economics, 30(05), 367-82.

Liu, L, Wang, X and Sheng, Z (2012) Achieving ambidexterity in large, complex engineering projects: a case study of the Sutong Bridge project. Construction Management and Economics, 30(05), 399-409.

Straub, A (2002) Strategic technical management of housing stock: lessons from Dutch housing associations. Building Research & Information, 30(05), 372–81.

Tam, C M, Tam, V W Y and Zeng, S X (2002) Environmental Performance Evaluation (EPE) for construction. Building Research & Information, 30(05), 349–61.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: construction; environmental performance evaluation; sustainability; environmental management systems; Hong Kong
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/link.asp?id=um6ahj9nc4q3mxdp
  • Abstract:
    Environmental management system (EMS) has been advocated for all economic sectors. Construction, as one of the pollution generators, is not exempt from EMS. However, in performing EMS, the greatest obstacle is the lack of objective performance evaluation criteria. ISO 14000 is an international environmental management system (EMS), which deals with the management of the organizational environmental performance. In 1999, ISO 14031 Environmental Performance Evaluation (EPE) was introduced for assessing the environmental performance related to the management and operational systems. The Hong Kong construction industry lags behind other sectors of the economy in implementing EMS and EPE because the self-initiating nature of the scheme lacks any external stimulus. The high initial cost of the scheme deters contractors from implementation. However, the application of EPE offers many benefits to the Hong Kong construction industry. Therefore, this paper discusses the benefits and difficulties when implementing EPE in the construction industry. Some obstacles have been identified and suggestions to overcome them are made.

Zimina, D, Ballard, G and Pasquire, C (2012) Target value design: using collaboration and a lean approach to reduce construction cost. Construction Management and Economics, 30(05), 383-98.