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Aksenova, G and Oti-Sarpong, K (2024) Beyond “platformania” in the construction sector: Conceptualisations and implications of product platformisation in the UK. Construction Management and Economics, 42(03), 229–50.

Azman, M A, Chuweni, N N, Muhamad Halil, F, Ku Azir, K M A, Lee, B L, Juhari, F N and Skitmore, M (2024) The impact of the change in institutional regulation on construction productivity: firm-level evidence in a developing economy. Construction Management and Economics, 42(03), 199–214.

Badi, S (2024) The role of blockchain in enabling inter-organisational supply chain alignment for value co-creation in the construction industry. Construction Management and Economics, 42(03), 266–88.

Bergsdal, H, Brattebø, H and Müller, D B (2014) Dynamic material flow analysis for PCBs in the Norwegian building stock. Building Research & Information, 42(03), 359-70.

  • Type: Journal Article
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  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2014.887898
  • Abstract:
    Since their introduction in 1929, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) have been used in a wide range of applications, mainly in industrialized countries. Although production of PCBs was largely banned in the 1970s, they are still present in various applications as well as in the environment where they remain a potential threat to animal and human health. PCBs were applied in different building materials in Norway in the period between 1950 and 1980. This study attempts to estimate the use for various applications in buildings, and to distinguish between residential and non-residential buildings. The results are combined with a dynamic material flow analysis (MFA) to estimate past and future stocks and flows of building-related PCBs in Norway. Results indicate that PCBs in the building stock peaked around 1980, and have since decreased as PCBs have been banned and efforts made to remove the substance from existing applications. However, considerable amounts remain in the building stock and will be released in smaller amounts for many more decades. While current legislation focuses mainly on the applications with short lifetimes, the handling of building applications with long lifetimes represent the main unresolved challenges of the future.

Devine-Wright, P, Wrapson, W, Henshaw, V and Guy, S (2014) Low carbon heating and older adults: comfort, cosiness and glow. Building Research & Information, 42(03), 288-99.

Dias, J L, Silva, A, Chai, C, Gaspar, P L and de Brito, J (2014) Neural networks applied to service life prediction of exterior painted surfaces. Building Research & Information, 42(03), 371-80.

Gallardo, C, Sandberg, N H and Brattebø, H (2014) Dynamic-MFA examination of Chilean housing stock: long-term changes and earthquake damage. Building Research & Information, 42(03), 343-58.

Gluch, P, Gustafsson, M, Thuvander, L and Baumann, H (2014) Charting corporate greening: environmental management trends in Sweden. Building Research & Information, 42(03), 318-29.

Hamilton, I G, Shipworth, D, Summerfield, A J, Steadman, P, Oreszczyn, T and Lowe, R (2014) Uptake of energy efficiency interventions in English dwellings. Building Research & Information, 42(03), 255-75.

Hoang, V, Susilawati, C and Raharjo, J P (2024) Analysis of productivity performance of real estate and construction firms in Indonesia. Construction Management and Economics, 42(03), 215–28.

Lees, T and Sexton, M (2014) An evolutionary innovation perspective on the selection of low and zero-carbon technologies in new housing. Building Research & Information, 42(03), 276-87.

Schweber, L and Haroglu, H (2014) Comparing the fit between BREEAM assessment and design processes. Building Research & Information, 42(03), 300-17.

van Marrewijk, A, Veenswijk, M and Clegg, S (2014) Changing collaborative practices through cultural interventions. Building Research & Information, 42(03), 330-42.

Walker, G H, Foscarin-Kosmetatou, S, Marr, S, Gillies, S and Lindsay, P (2024) Critical essay: sociotechnical construction. Construction Management and Economics, 42(03), 251–65.