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Challenges in adopting sustainable materials in Malaysian construction industry

Tey, Jia Sin and Goh, Kai Chen and Seow , Ta Wee and Goh , Hui Hwang (2013) Challenges in adopting sustainable materials in Malaysian construction industry. In: the International Conference on Sustainable Building Asia (SB13 SEOUL), 8-11 July 2013, Seoul, Korea.

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This paper probes into the major barriers of adopting sustainable materials for the construction industry that has caused significant impacts to the environment, social, and economic aspects. The results reveal that main barriers resist the construction practitioners in adopting sustainable materials are due to the high initial expenses, which also refer their affordability. To maintain such a balance between environment, social, and economic aspect in construction industry, it requires the cooperation between construction stakeholders and intervention of the government sectors in adopting sustainable materials.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Uncontrolled Keywords: construction industry;sustainable materials;barriers and sustainability
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD9000-9999 Special industries and trades > HD9715-9717.5 Construction industry
T Technology > T55.4-60.8 Industrial engineering. Management engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Real Estate Management
Depositing User: Dr. Goh Kai Chen
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2013 07:27
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2013 07:27
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/4081
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