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d'Amato, M and Kauko, T (2012) Sustainability and risk premium estimation in property valuation and assessment of worth. Building Research & Information, 40(02), 174-85.

Donn, M, Selkowitz, S and Bordass, B (2012) The building performance sketch. Building Research & Information, 40(02), 186-208.

Kleindienst, S and Andersen, M (2012) Comprehensive annual daylight design through a goal-based approach. Building Research & Information, 40(02), 154-73.

Larsson, J, Eriksson, P E, Lingegård, S and Järvenpää, A (2022) Innovation outcomes and processes in infrastructure projects – a comparative study of Design-Build and Design-Build-Maintenance contracts. Construction Management and Economics, 40(02), 142–56.

Leiringer, R, Gottlieb, S C, Fang, Y and Mo, X (2022) In search of sustainable construction: the role of building environmental assessment methods as policies enforcing green building. Construction Management and Economics, 40(02), 104–22.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Building environmental assessment methods; construction reform; industry self-regulation; policy instruments; sustainable construction;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2021.2021259
  • Abstract:
    Over the past 20 years, building environmental assessment methods (BEAMs) have been promoted as a means to achieve more sustainable and environmentally friendly (green) buildings, as well as more sustainable practices in the building process at large. These schemes have come to be considered as effective mechanisms to transform building markets and are seen to play a significant role in the mainstreaming of green building practices. In many countries, BEAMs are now used as policy instruments and are increasingly being mandated across a variety of public, but also private, sector projects. In this paper, we examine BEAMs as policy instruments and explore their potential to affect change in construction. Drawing on the theory of strategic action fields, and using the case of HK-BEAM, we discuss the origins, development and application of BEAMs and the limited impact that their mandate has on construction practice. The paper concludes with reflections on the need to further our understanding of how the construction sector works and who has the power, and the will, to make changes in construction practice happen.

Sage, D, Dainty, A and Brookes, N (2012) A 'Strategy-as-Practice' exploration of lean construction strategizing. Building Research & Information, 40(02), 221-30.

Sandberg, N H and Brattebø, H (2012) Analysis of energy and carbon flows in the future Norwegian dwelling stock. Building Research & Information, 40(02), 123-39.

Schlegel, M, Trutnevyte, E and Scholz, R W (2012) Patterns of residential heat demand in rural Switzerland. Building Research & Information, 40(02), 140-53.

Sharafi, A, Amalnick, M S and Taleizadeh, A A (2022) Optimal readjustment of contract variables and the financial outcome of PPP projects in the operation period. Construction Management and Economics, 40(02), 87–103.

Soliman-Junior, J, Tzortzopoulos, P and Kagioglou, M (2022) Designers’ perspective on the use of automation to support regulatory compliance in healthcare building projects. Construction Management and Economics, 40(02), 123–41.

Tennant, S and Fernie, S (2012) The commercial currency of construction framework agreements. Building Research & Information, 40(02), 209-20.