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Ballesteros-Pérez, P, Skitmore, M, Pellicer, E and González-Cruz, M C (2015) Scoring rules and abnormally low bids criteria in construction tenders: a taxonomic review. Construction Management and Economics, 33(04), 259-78.

Bordass, B and Leaman, A (2005) Making feedback and post-occupancy evaluation routine 1: A portfolio of feedback techniques. Building Research & Information, 33(04), 347–52.

Bordass, B and Leaman, A (2005) Making feedback and post-occupancy evaluation routine 3: Case studies of the use of techniques in the feedback portfolio. Building Research & Information, 33(04), 361–75.

Hamzeh, F R, Zankoul, E and Rouhana, C (2015) How can 'tasks made ready' during look-ahead planning impact reliable workflow and project duration?. Construction Management and Economics, 33(04), 243-58.

Herazo, B and Lizarralde, G (2015) The influence of green building certifications in collaboration and innovation processes. Construction Management and Economics, 33(04), 279-98.

Humphreys, M A (2005) Quantifying occupant comfort: are combined indices of the indoor environment practicable?. Building Research & Information, 33(04), 317–25.

Kaminsky, J (2015) The fourth pillar of infrastructure sustainability: tailoring civil infrastructure to social context. Construction Management and Economics, 33(04), 299-309.

  • Type: Journal Article
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  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2015.1050425
  • Abstract:
    This research proposes technical performance over time as a fourth pillar of sustainability theory for infrastructure. It also describes a method that allows us to discover how changes in the technical pillar (operationalized as reduced breakage rates) may moderate the influence of the social pillar (operationalized as repair rates) on sanitation infrastructure outcomes. Oral histories were used to develop a history of sanitation for each of 152 poor households in four rural communities in Bangladesh that have gained access to sanitation in the past decade. Transcriptions and qualitative coding identified reported states of sanitation (for example, broken vs. functional) at three time steps. These were used to develop an initial vector and transition matrix for a Markov chain analysis. The breakage rate in this model was then adjusted to investigate the impact of improved technical durability on sanitation outcomes. For the case analysed here, we found that increasing infrastructure durability by 50% (an estimated increase of two years) increased the rate of functional sanitation system use at model convergence from 54% to 88%. Increases in durability also caused households to use private rather than shared systems. Beyond this specific case, the generalizable theory and method presented here are analytic tools that permit targeted technical accommodation of social contexts specific to individual project sites.

Kampschroer, K and Heerwagen, J H (2005) The strategic workplace: development and evaluation. Building Research & Information, 33(04), 326–37.

Loosemore, M and Lim, B (2015) Inter-organizational unfairness in the construction industry. Construction Management and Economics, 33(04), 310-26.

Nicol, F and Roaf, S (2005) Post-occupancy evaluation and field studies of thermal comfort. Building Research & Information, 33(04), 338–46.

Way, M and Bordass, B (2005) Making feedback and post-occupancy evaluation routine 2: Soft landings – involving design and building teams in improving performance. Building Research & Information, 33(04), 353–60.