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Davey, C L, McDonald, J, Lowe, D, Duff, R, Powell, J A and Powell, J E (2006) Defects liability management by design. Building Research & Information, 34(02), 145–53.

Fernie, S, Leiringer, R and Thorpe, T (2006) Change in construction: a critical perspective. Building Research & Information, 34(02), 91–103.

Gluch, P and Stenberg, A-c (2006) How do trade media influence green building practice?. Building Research & Information, 34(02), 104–17.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: communication; diffusion; environmental behaviour; ‘green’; building; knowledge exchange; professional magazines; trade magazines; Sweden
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: http://journalsonline.tandf.co.uk/link.asp?id=j2463l53h7jq7872
  • Abstract:
    The influence of the media is explored in terms of what images of ‘green’ building are mediated to practitioners by Swedish construction trade magazines. These textual images may influence practitioners' knowledge and values about green building as well as their motivation for complying with pro-environmental behaviour. A quantitative content analysis and a qualitative textual analysis of 1324 articles were undertaken. Findings show that ‘green’ building is often presented in general terms using abstract nomenclature characterized by indistinct and ambiguous terminology. The majority of trade magazine articles transmit information that lacks objectivity and critical reflection, thus reinforcing the idea that environmental challenges could be solved by technical solutions and/or controlling measures. Moreover, the protection of the natural environment is rarely referred to as a motive for pro-environmental behaviour. Consequently, since practitioners are not encouraged to problematize environmental aspects, they may end up accepting the simplified version presented to them by the trade press. A link is established between trade magazines' conveyed image of ‘green’ building and possible implications on practitioners' actual environmental behaviour.

Gormley, M and Campbell, D P (2006) Modelling water reduction effects: method and implications for horizontal drainage. Building Research & Information, 34(02), 131–44.

Hartwig, J and Kockat, J (2016) Macroeconomic effects of energetic building retrofit: Input-output sensitivity analyses. Construction Management and Economics, 34(02), 79-97.

Koskela, L and Ballard, G (2006) Should project management be based on theories of economics or production?. Building Research & Information, 34(02), 154–63.

Lai, C-m and Chiang, C-m (2006) How phase change materials affect thermal performance: hollow bricks. Building Research & Information, 34(02), 118–30.

Leung, M-y, Liang, Q and Yu, J (2016) Development of a mindfulness-stress-performance model for construction workers. Construction Management and Economics, 34(02), 110-28.

Pulkka, L, Ristimäki, M, Rajakallio, K and Junnila, S (2016) Applicability and benefits of the ecosystem concept in the construction industry. Construction Management and Economics, 34(02), 129-16.

Venselaar, M and Gruis, V (2016) Studying intra-organizational dynamics in implementing supply chain partnering: A case study about work floor experiences in a Dutch housing association. Construction Management and Economics, 34(02), 98-109.

Winch, G M (2006) Towards a theory of construction as production by projects. Building Research & Information, 34(02), 164–74.