Asymmetry in Professionals’ Perception of Sustainable Construction
Authors: Patience Tunji-olayeni, Clinton Aigbavboa, Ayodeji Oke
Abstract: Sustainable construction is the response of the construction industry to the environmental, social, and economic challenges arising from construction activities. Although the negative impact of construction activities is a global problem, it has local effects that require the inputs of indigenous stakeholders for mitigation. Hence, the study assessed the perceptions of professionals about sustainable construction with a view to boosting understanding of how individual awareness and commitments influence the implementation of sustainable construction. The study adopted a quantitative research approach to obtain information from professionals working in different sectors of the construction industry in Lagos, Nigeria. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze data from the survey. Findings revealed statistically significant differences in the perceptions of professionals about sustainable constriction. The findings have implications for: the design of sustainable construction policies, the business case for sustainable construction, and the diffusion of sustainable construction.
Keywords: built environment, climate change, drivers, green construction, sustainability
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