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Quantity surveyors in green construction: threats and challenges

Che Haron, Roziha and Mat Rawi, Azya (2014) Quantity surveyors in green construction: threats and challenges. In: 1st International Conference on Sustainable Urban Design for Liveable Cities (SUDLiC 2014), 11-13 November 2014, Kuala Lumpur.

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The wave of sustainable construction has created changes within the complex environment of the construction industry. This globalization has shifted the traditional way into a new paradigm of sustainable practice and resulted in a growing demand in green construction and sustainable development. Nevertheless, since the understanding of sustainable construction in Malaysia is still in infant phase, construction players such as quantity surveyors are still struggling to respond to the green demand in order to safeguard the relevancy and efficiency of the profession. Thus, the aim of this paper is to study the practice of quantity surveyors in sustainable construction by focusing on facing threats and challenges. Two objectives have been constructed which are to identify the current level of green knowledge and understanding among quantity surveyors and to identify the threats and challenges in managing sustainable projects. A mixed method of data collection is carried out within Selangor, where questionnaire survey is distributed and several interview sessions are conducted. Finding shows that quantity surveyors are having high environmental awareness and green consciousness, but lower knowledge and understanding in the concept and implementation of green practice. They are facing highest challenges due to lack of cost information regarding green material, equipment and labor, and lack of knowledge on green technologies. To overcome the challenges are not a one-side effort. It is a cooperative responsibility of all stakeholders within the industries since most of the challenges are interrelated with various factors and forces.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 4837/48093
Uncontrolled Keywords: Quantity Surveyor, sustainable, challenges
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2542.36 Sustainable architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Quantity Surveying
Depositing User: Roziha Binti Che Haron
Date Deposited: 16 May 2019 09:59
Last Modified: 16 May 2019 09:59
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/48093

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