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Title: Developing strategies for the delivery of sustainable building projects : exploring the adoption of simple management tools to improve communication and collaboration
Authors: Hayles, CS
Fong, PSW 
Keywords: Climate change
Sustainable development
Value management.
Issue Date: 2008
Source: CIB W107 Construction in Developing Countries International Symposium - “Construction in Developing Countries : Procurement, Ethics and Technology”, Trinidad & Tobago, W.I., 18-20 January 2008 (CD-ROM) How to cite?
Abstract: There is a noticeable shift in awareness of climate change issues and the need for building projects in developing countries that both embrace climate change scenarios as well as adopt resource efficient approaches to design and construction. This requires a different approach to design and new ways of looking at the appropriateness of what is being built. There are numerous tools and techniques that can be applied to better deal with this shift from current practice to resource efficient approaches and new systems thinking within the design and construction process. In this paper the authors demonstrate how value management as a tool can be used to develop knowledge and relationships among key stakeholders within the construction and building industries to integrate sustainable approaches to building projects as ‘embedded’ rather than ‘stand-alone’ practice. Value management is proposed as a means for developing strategies for individual organisations and partnerships to harness capacity and knowledge; to ensure the right knowledge and relationship strategies are in place to deliver sustainable construction and building projects. This includes local community consultation. In this instance, value, knowledge and relationships management are framed within the context of developing countries; however the approach can and should be used in any sustainable development project.
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