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Investigating the compatibility of affordable housing with sustainability criteria: a conceptual framework

Olanrewaju, AbdulLateef and Yeow, Seong Tan and Tat, Lim Lee and Ayob, Mohd Fairullazi and Ang, Salem (2016) Investigating the compatibility of affordable housing with sustainability criteria: a conceptual framework. In: Putrajaya International Built Environment, Technology and Engineering Conference (PIBEC2016),, 24th–25th Sept. 2016, Putrajaya.

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While efforts are being made to close the housing gap, sustainability factors are not being considered as an essential element in the affordable housing delivery. However, affordable housing could be part of the solutions or threats to sustainability. Today sustainability requirement has become the fourth dimension of the value system of the modern clients/users aside the traditional cost, time and quality dimensions. Households are currently demanding for sustainable housing. The sustainability credential of the developers and contractors are now being challenged. Researches on the roles of housing towards sustainability are aplenty. However, existing research and practices have not only treats sustainability and affordability as mutually exclusive, but also adopted the ‘incremental’ and technology approaches. But while the market for sustainable affordable housing is small a major issue is that the design professionals are not familiar with the responsibilities and duties they are supposed to play in greening the affordable housing delivery. These are limiting the contributions of affordable housing to the sustainability paradigms. Through literature review, the study reported in this paper evaluates the responsibilities and duties of the design and construction teams in the delivery of sustainable affordable housing. The RIBA Plan of Work was used in framing the duties and responsibilities of the design team in the sustainable affordable housing delivery. The research is useful to the policy makers, developers, manufacturers, contractor, rating agencies, suppliers and householders and users. This research aims to produce a prototype housing delivery model in order to facilitate systemic delivery of affordable housing that complied with sustainability.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 6985/52402 (ISBN: 978-967-13952-8-8)
Uncontrolled Keywords: income gap, delivery management, design criteria, RIBA 2013 Plan of Work
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T175 Industrial research. Research and development
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA177.4 Engineering economy
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA190 Management of engineering works
T Technology > TH Building construction
T Technology > TH Building construction > TH6014 Environmental engineering.
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Quantity Surveying
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2016 09:00
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2016 09:00
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/52402

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