Use of sustainable techniques in lebanese construction industry

Issam Srour, Ghassan Chehab, Elie Awwad, Wai Oswald Chong

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Abstract

This study attempts to identify, document, and assess the existing knowledge, level of awareness, and sustainability practices amongst the different participants in the Lebanese construction industry. The analysis is based on a survey of owners, designers, and contractors, focusing on the willingness and readiness of the Lebanese construction industry to implement sustainable techniques. A case study was also conducted illustrating a key sustainability practice in construction, namely the recycling of asphalt pavement. The results indicate a limited level of use of sustainable practices, such as green design or recycling of construction materials. The paper concludes with recommendations on how to 1) improve awareness regarding sustainable practices amongst the various stakeholders in the Lebanese construction industry, and 2) overcome some of the barriers for implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2nd International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies
Pages523-533
Number of pages11
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies - Ancona, Italy
Duration: Jun 28 2010Jun 30 2010

Publication series

Name2nd International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies
CountryItaly
CityAncona
Period6/28/106/30/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction

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    Srour, I., Chehab, G., Awwad, E., & Chong, W. O. (2010). Use of sustainable techniques in lebanese construction industry. In 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies (pp. 523-533). (2nd International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies).