Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/28757
Title: Sustainable construction practice and contractors' competitiveness : a preliminary study
Authors: Tan, Y
Shen, L
Yao, H
Keywords: Competitiveness
Construction industry
Contractor
Sustainability
Sustainable construction practice
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: Habitat international, 2011, v. 35, no. 2, p. 225-230 How to cite?
Journal: Habitat international 
Abstract: With the increasing requirement for resource efficiency and climate change adaptation in the construction industry, there is a need for contractors to implement sustainable practices. Such action will also be the source of competitive advantage in the future. However, there are few studies investigating the contribution of sustainable construction practice to contractors' competitiveness. This paper is a review of sustainable practice in the construction industry and the relationship between sustainability performance and business competitiveness. A framework for implementing sustainable construction practice to improve contractors' competitiveness is introduced to help contractors develop their sustainable strategies for meeting a changing competition environment.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/28757
ISSN: 0197-3975
EISSN: 1873-5428
DOI: 10.1016/j.habitatint.2010.09.008
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