Environmentally Sustainable Construction implementation in Ghana: Perspective of professionals working with contractors

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Conference Proceedings
Authors: Mark Pim-WusuClinton AigbavboaDidi Thwala

Abstract: The study was conducted to determine the professionals’ perceptions of contractors providing design and construction solutions utilising sustainable construction practice standards. The core motive was to drive and enable SME construction firms to have the adaptive capacity to deliver construction projects in an environmentally sustainable manner to contribute to global sustainable development goals. A qualitative research approach complemented by face to face and virtual interviews were adopted. The data obtained brought out the meaningful and socially salient findings to benefit adaptive capacity. Interviewees included professionally registered members from the Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE) working with contractors, the Ghana Institution of Surveyors (GhIS) working with contractors, and the Ghana Institute of Architects (GIA) working with contractors. The findings of the interview survey revealed that the overall construction teams believe in having education and training and a centralised information hub with government support to ensure environmentally sustainable construction. It is recommended that the government, corporate, and professional institutions’ desire to preserve the country’s ecosystem be guided by this study’s adaptive capacity implementation guidelines.Keywords – Adaptive Capacity, Environmentally sustainable construction, Small and Medium-Sized Firms, Sustainable development

Keywords: Adaptive capacity, Environmentally sustainable construction, Small and Medium-Sized Firms, Sustainable development

DOI: 10.54941/ahfe1002355

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