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Behzadi, N and Fadeyi, M O (2012) A preliminary study of indoor air quality conditions in Dubai public elementary schools. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 8(03), 192-213.

Jensen, P A (2012) Knowledge transfer from facilities management to building projects: A typology of transfer mechanisms. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 8(03), 170-9.

Liu, A M M, Lau, W S W and Fellows, R (2012) The contributions of environmental management systems towards project outcome: Case studies in Hong Kong. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 8(03), 160-9.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: environmental management systems; sustainable construction; sustainable development
  • ISBN/ISSN: 1745-2007
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/17452007.2012.681173
  • Abstract:
    Sustainable development has been promoted and pursued for many years within the environmental, economic and social domains, i.e., the triple bottom line. From such perspectives, sustainable construction integrates low-energy design with materials which have minimum environmental impact while maintaining ecological diversity. The sustainability concept is supported but not fully implemented in Hong Kong compared with countries such as the UK. This study proposes a sustainable construction model with three key factors, namely, government policy, contract procurement system and environment management system (EMS). In this study, the effects of EMS are tested through case studies of a sample of school development projects in Hong Kong. Performance comparisons between contractors with and without ISO 14001 certification are analysed. The results show that, in general, the implementation of EMS enhances the achievement of sustainable construction outcomes.

Mahdjoubi, L and A-Rahman, M A (2012) Effects of multimedia characteristics on novice CAD learners. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 8(03), 214-25.

Othman, A A E (2012) A study of the causes and effects of contractors' non-compliance with the health and safety regulations in the South African construction industry. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 8(03), 180-91.