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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.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Buildings; coexisting methods; environmental assessment; North America; Hong Kong
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: http://journalsonline.tandf.co.uk/link.asp?id=v127342l7387n35x
  • Abstract:
    The evolution of market-based building environmental assessment methods is explored to show how they are influenced by, and subsequently influence, other systems. Two contexts are considered – Hong Kong and North America – where there are two or more voluntary systems operating in the same market. The dynamic interactions of the coexisting systems are the primary focus rather than the evaluation of the characteristics, strengths and weaknesses of each method individually. While it is clearly difficult to predict how building environmental assessment systems will evolve in the future, or whether coexisting systems will be effective in furthering green building practices, a number of valuable observations can be made. The coexistence of systems can potentially offer a powerful driver for excellence and ease of use or, if there is no clear differentiation, it can confound the market. In practice, the organizational and market context in which the systems operate, the financial and political support they receive, and personal interests and biases are all complicit in their market acceptance and influence. There is a need for a greater understanding of the evolution and relationship between coexisting assessment methods, and for a strategic approach to evaluating changes in the marketplace as a result of their presence.

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.

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.