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An integrative review of the potential barriers to and drivers of adopting and implementing sustainable construction in south africa

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posted on 16.08.2021, 09:36 by RJ Marsh, Alan BrentAlan Brent, IH de Kock
While sustainable construction has gained increasing international attention, a limited number of studies address the issue of sustainable construction in South Africa. The adoption and implementation of sustainable solutions in the South African construction industry is also not apparent. The objective of this paper was to examine the most significant barriers to and drivers of the adoption and implementation of sustainable construction through an integrative review by systematically analysing the existing literature. This review identified six key themes in the literature: 1) socio-cultural barriers and drivers; 2) economic barriers and drivers; 3) stakeholder barriers and drivers; 4) political barriers and drivers; 5) technological barriers and drivers; and 6) the environmental benefits of adopting sustainable construction. An empirical investigation is ongoing to understand and analyse some of these barriers and drivers, with the aim of facilitating the transition to the adoption and successful implementation of sustainable construction in South Africa.

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Preferred citation

Marsh, R. J., Brent, A. C. & de Kock, I. H. (2020). An integrative review of the potential barriers to and drivers of adopting and implementing sustainable construction in south africa. South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 31(3), 24-35. https://doi.org/10.7166/31-3-2417

Journal title

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering

Volume

31

Issue

3

Publication date

01/01/2020

Pagination

24-35

Publisher

Stellenbosch University

Publication status

Published

Online publication date

01/11/2020

ISSN

1012-277X

eISSN

2224-7890