Overlapping sustainable construction indicators for construction organisations in Zimbabwe

Moyo, Tirivavi and Omer, Mazen Mohamed Alkhdar and Chigara, Benviolent (2024) Overlapping sustainable construction indicators for construction organisations in Zimbabwe. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology. pp. 1-23. ISSN 1726-0531. (Published)

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Purpose: Sustainable construction deficits are common in developing economies, and resolutions are constrained by the failure to prioritise the plethora of available indicators. This study aims to report on overlapping indicators for benchmarking sustainable construction for construction organisations. Design/methodology/approach: Online survey data were collected from construction professionals, academics and senior managers in government bodies. Pearson chi-squared tests and overlapping analysis were used to determine significant indicators. Kruskal–Wallis tests were used to determine statistically significant differences among the dimensions. Findings: Overlapping analysis determined indicators significant for economic, environmental and social performance. Environmental protection and reporting (pollution and emissions) were significant for all three performance dimensions. The most significant indicators are economic performance (adequate competence of key project staff), environmental performance (environmental protection and reporting – pollution and emissions) and social performance (adequate sustainability expenditure by construction organisations). Significant differences due to dimensions existed for adequate competence of key project staff, sustainable construction and eco-design, adequate governance and organisational excellence of construction projects and satisfactory workers’ morale. Research limitations/implications: Determining overlapping indicators enables prioritised implementation that ensures sustainable construction. Excluding construction workers was a significant limitation for a holistic interrogation. Originality/value: To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is the first study to determine overlapping indicators for sustainable construction performance in Zimbabwe.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Infrastructure; Overlapping analysis; Sustainable construction indicators; Zimbabwe
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Faculty/Division: Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Depositing User: Mr Muhamad Firdaus Janih@Jaini
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2024 06:19
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2024 06:19
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/40005
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