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Aboshia, A M A, Rahmat, R A, Zain, M F M and Ismail, A (2017) Enhancing mortar strengths by ternary geopolymer binder of metakaolin, slag, and palm ash. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 35(05), 438–55.

Bergsdal, H, Brattebø, H, Bohne, R A and Müller, D B (2007) Dynamic material flow analysis for Norway's dwelling stock. Building Research & Information, 35(05), 557–70.

Bradley, P E and Kohler, N (2007) Methodology for the survival analysis of urban building stocks. Building Research & Information, 35(05), 529–42.

Buser, M and Carlsson, V (2017) What you see is not what you get: Single-family house renovation and energy retrofit seen through the lens of sociomateriality. Construction Management and Economics, 35(05), 276-87.

Ding, G K C (2007) Life cycle energy assessment of Australian secondary schools. Building Research & Information, 35(05), 487–500.

Dorst, K (2007) Building for the visual age. Building Research & Information, 35(05), 581–3.

Eppler, M J (2007) Toward a visual turn in collaboration analysis?. Building Research & Information, 35(05), 584–7.

Francis, V (2017) What influences professional women's career advancement in construction?. Construction Management and Economics, 35(05), 254-75.

Glew, D, Smith, M B, Miles-Shenton, D and Gorse, C (2017) Assessing the quality of retrofits in solid wall dwellings. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 35(05), 501–18.

Goh, E and Loosemore, M (2017) The impacts of industrialization on construction subcontractors: A resource-based view. Construction Management and Economics, 35(05), 288-304.

Lingard, H and Turner, M (2017) Promoting construction workers' health: A multi-level system perspective. Construction Management and Economics, 35(05), 239-53.

Nicolini, D (2007) Studying visual practices in construction. Building Research & Information, 35(05), 576–80.

Nieboer, N (2017) Improving energy performance of Dutch homes: coping with general investment behaviours. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 35(05), 488–500.

Oladokun, V O, Proverbs, D G and Lamond, J (2017) Measuring flood resilience: a fuzzy logic approach. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 35(05), 470–87.

Oliver, G (2007) Erosion of drawing as a thinking and collaborative tool. Building Research & Information, 35(05), 571–5.

Stenberg, A-C (2007) Green ideas travelling across organizational boundaries. Building Research & Information, 35(05), 501–13.

Swan, W, Fitton, R, Smith, L, Abbott, C and Smith, L (2017) Adoption of sustainable retrofit in UK social housing 2010-2015. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 35(05), 456–69.

Torrington, J (2007) Evaluating quality of life in residential care buildings. Building Research & Information, 35(05), 514–28.

Van Bueren, E and De Jong, J (2007) Establishing sustainability: policy successes and failures. Building Research & Information, 35(05), 543–56.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: building performance; institutional barriers; policy process; policy tools; public policy; sustainable built environment; sustainable development; trends
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0961-3218&volume=35&issue=5&spage=543
  • Abstract:
    While some countries' building sectors have accepted and implemented public policies aimed at promoting a sustainable built environment, these measures have had little impact and change has been modest. This problem has been investigated by evaluating the concept of sustainable development in terms of its influence on environmental problems caused by the processes involved in planning, building and construction. A literature survey examining the resulting changes in public policies for a built environment produced a summary of the explanations for policy failure. The barriers to sustainable development are both general and sector specific. Policy-makers could be more effective in tackling the fragmented nature of the built environment's institutional context. Policy-making theory and past experience in planning suggest that a variety of actors should be included in the policy process, and that their knowledge should be put to good use. Those involved must develop a common understanding of what sustainable building entails, and of how it can be achieved. This requires flexibility concerning goals and procedures. One pitfall is a disproportionate focus on policy processes as against real issues. It is vital that policy processes are prioritized, sustainability presented unambiguously, and practitioners' use of research results closely monitored.