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Addy, M N, Akunyumu, S and Simons, B (2019) Key risk factors affecting renewable energy independent power producer (IPP) set-up projects in developing countries. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology , 17(06), 1340–55.

Aghimien, D O, Aigbavboa, C O and Thwala, W D (2019) Microscoping the challenges of sustainable construction in developing countries. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology , 17(06), 1110–28.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Nigeria; Sustainability; Sustainable construction; South Africa;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 1726-0531
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/JEDT-01-2019-0002
  • Abstract:
    This paper aims to present the result of an assessment of the challenges of sustainable construction (SC) in two developing countries (Nigeria and South Africa). This was done with a view to improving sustainable project delivery, which is a problem among most developing countries. Design/methodology/approach The study adopted a quantitative survey approach with questionnaire used as the instrument for data collection from quantity surveyors, construction and project managers from both countries. Data analysis was done using a four-step analysis approach and relevant descriptive and inferential statistics were adopted. Findings The study revealed a considerable level of awareness of SC and involvement in the use of the same among the assessed professionals. Also, it was discovered that SC materials are mostly used in the aspect of surface finishing and masonry construction. Further findings revealed that resistance to change, client’s preference, fear of the increased cost of investment and inadequate knowledge and understanding of the concept of sustainability are some of the major challenges of SC in these countries. Originality/value The strength of this study lies in the assessment of happenings from two developing countries and its recommendation can to a large extent promote improved SC in developing countries particularly in Africa were construction activities are similar.

Asa, E, Anna, A S and Baffoe-Twum, E (2019) An investigation of mechanical behavior of concrete containing crushed waste glass. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology , 17(06), 1285–303.

Bendak, S and Alhammadi, A A (2019) A multi-criteria decision-making approach to minimising fire risk in detached house designs. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology , 17(06), 1146–60.

Bhaurkar, V P and Thakur, A G (2019) Investigation of crack in beams using anti-resonance technique and FEA approach. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology , 17(06), 1266–84.

Entner, D, Prante, T, Vosgien, T, Z─âvoianu, A, Saminger-Platz, S, Schwarz, M and Fink, K (2019) Potential identification and industrial evaluation of an integrated design automation workflow. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology , 17(06), 1085–109.

Katoch, V and Mohan, S (2019) Design and fabrication of a safety frame for workers carrying out head lifting at construction sites. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology , 17(06), 1250–65.

Matarneh, S, Danso-Amoako, M, Al-Bizri, S, Gaterell, M and Matarneh, R (2019) BIM-based facilities information: streamlining the information exchange process. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology , 17(06), 1304–22.

Oke, A E, Ogunsemi, D R and Adeyelu, M (2019) Quadrant and gap analysis of required and exhibited quantity surveyors’ competencies. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology , 17(06), 1161–73.

Othman, A A E and Hafez, M G (2019) A framework integrating corporate social responsibility for marketing architectural design firms in developing countries. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology , 17(06), 1174–91.

Owusu-Manu, D, Edwards, D J, Mohammed, A, Thwala, W D and Birch, T (2019) Short run causal relationship between foreign direct investment (FDI) and infrastructure development. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology , 17(06), 1202–21.

Rajabion, L, Sataei Mokhtari, A, Khordehbinan, M W, Zare, M and Hassani, A (2019) The role of knowledge sharing in supply chain success. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology , 17(06), 1222–49.

Srivastava, A, Srivastava, D K and Misra, A K (2019) Spatial variability modeling and reliability analysis of flexible pavement through mechanistic–empirical model. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology , 17(06), 1129–45.

Tengan, C, Aigbavboa, C O, Guribie, F and Annor-Asubonteng, J (2019) Analysis of the outcome features of effective monitoring and evaluation in construction project delivery. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology , 17(06), 1192–201.

Titirla, M and Aretoulis, G (2019) Neural network models for actual duration of Greek highway projects. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology , 17(06), 1323–39.