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Sustainable design and construction in Africa

Author: Oluwaseun Dosumu; Clinton Aigbavboa
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019. ©2019
Series: Spon research.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book addresses some of the countless challenges faced by developing countries when adopting sustainable design and construction and offers suggestions for the way forward for African development projects. The authors argue that the pervasive non-consideration of the interrelationship between the elements of sustainable design and construction is the reason for the current failures in sustainable design and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oluwaseun Dosumu; Clinton Aigbavboa
ISBN: 9780815380795 0815380798
OCLC Number: 1047571129
Description: xii, 214 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Conventional versus integrated design and construction process --
Success criteria of construction projects --
Procurement of construction projects --
Concept of sustainability and sustainable design and construction --
Sustainable design and construction assessment tools --
Implementation strategies of sustainable building design and construction: lessons from adopters --
Failures of sustainable design and construction: lessons from adopters --
Factors influencing the adoption of sustainable building design and construction --
Effects of sustainable design and construction on humans and their environment --
Challenges of sustainable design and construction in Africa --
Way forward for Africa in the practice of sustainable design and construction.
Series Title: Spon research.
Responsibility: Oluwaseun Dosumu and Clinton Aigbavboa.

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"This book addresses some of the countless challenges faced by developing countries when adopting sustainable design and construction and offers suggestions for the way forward for African development projects. The authors argue that the pervasive non-consideration of the interrelationship between the elements of sustainable design and construction is the reason for the current failures in sustainable design and construction in developed countries. The book develops a System Dynamics model of the relationship between the elements of sustainable design and construction. This model involves a causal loop and stock and flow diagrams of the interrelationship among the elements of sustainability. By treating sustainability as a complex system that needs to be modeled, the authors provide the missing link between the design and construction of projects in a sustainable way with a view to improving industry and project performance. In doing so the book posits the need for improved sustainability practice in developing countries, lessons for developing countries from the successes and failures of sustainability adoption by developed nations, factors influencing adoption of sustainability and effects of sustainable designs and construction on productivity, human health and the environment at large. This book will be of interest to construction researchers, practitioners, and professional bodies, housing policy makers and government institutions as well as training and funding providers in these areas"--

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