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Cheung, F K T, Kurul, E and Oti, A H (2016) A case study of hybrid strategies to create value for a contracting business in the education sector in England and Wales. Construction Management and Economics, 34(04), 335-52.

Cole, R J (2006) Shared markets: coexisting building environmental assessment methods. Building Research & Information, 34(04), 357–71.

Dammann, S and Elle, M (2006) Environmental indicators: establishing a common language for green building. Building Research & Information, 34(04), 387–404.

Gething, B and Bordass, B (2006) Rapid assessment checklist for sustainable buildings. Building Research & Information, 34(04), 416–26.

Hellström, M, Wikström, R, Gustafsson, M and Luotola, H (2016) The value of project execution services: A problem and uncertainty perspective. Construction Management and Economics, 34(04), 272-85.

Kaatz, E, Root, D S, Bowen, P A and Hill, R C (2006) Advancing key outcomes of sustainability building assessment. Building Research & Information, 34(04), 308–20.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Building sustainability assessment; Environmental Assessment; integration; Process Protocol; stakeholder participation; sustainable development
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: http://journalsonline.tandf.co.uk/link.asp?id=g4142762l7722117
  • Abstract:
    Sustainability assessment methods for building projects have a major role to play in introducing sustainability values and principles into mainstream construction practice. The paper reflects on potential measures that should advance building assessment practice in fostering sustainable construction and it advocates a redefinition of the objectives of building assessment methods. Arguably, the current emphasis in the building process and building assessment on a physical design and functional properties of buildings needs to be complemented with a concern for the quality of social and technical processes. To increase the effectiveness of any building assessment method, it is necessary to define clearly its desired outputs and outcomes. The paper suggests three significant outcomes of building sustainability assessment: integration; transparency and accessibility; and collaborative learning. These outcomes have emerged from a critical appraisal of the theory of Environmental Assessment and the Process Protocol. Environmental Assessment was examined as it provides valuable insights in terms of addressing sustainability at a project level. Lessons from the Process Protocol allow for the potential optimization of building projects using a building sustainability assessment method. Addressing these outcomes provides the means for proactive project enhancement, in terms of its sustainability and quality, by using a building sustainability assessment method.

Lützkendorf, T and Lorenz, D P (2006) Using an integrated performance approach in building assessment tools. Building Research & Information, 34(04), 334–56.

Ling, F Y Y and Li, S (2016) Business models for foreign firms offering construction-related consultancy services in China. Construction Management and Economics, 34(04), 218-35.

Liu, Y, Prasad, D, Li, J, Fu, Y and Liu, J (2006) Developing regionally specific environmental building tools for China. Building Research & Information, 34(04), 372–86.

Lowe, R (2006) Defining absolute environmental limits for the built environment. Building Research & Information, 34(04), 405–15.

Malmqvist, T and Glaumann, M (2006) Selecting problem-related environmental indicators for housing management. Building Research & Information, 34(04), 321–33.

Mills, G R W and Razmdoost, K (2016) Managing value co-creation/destruction: A longitudinal education capital programme/project case study. Construction Management and Economics, 34(04), 286-301.

Murtagh, N, Roberts, A and Hind, R (2016) The role of environmental sustainability in marketing of small architectural design practices. Construction Management and Economics, 34(04), 258-71.

Preece, C N, Mat Isa, C M, Saman, H M and Che Ibrahim, C K (2016) Development of entry location, entry timing and entry mode decision model for construction firms in international markets. Construction Management and Economics, 34(04), 236-57.

Razmdoost, K and Mills, G (2016) Towards a service-led relationship in project-based firms. Construction Management and Economics, 34(04), 317-34.

Swan, J (2006) New ways of innovating. Building Research & Information, 34(04), 427–32.

Swarts, K M, Lehman, K and Lewis, G K (2016) The use of social customer relationship management by building contractors: Evidence from Tasmania. Construction Management and Economics, 34(04), 302-16.