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Factors Influencing Sustainable Construction in India: Evidences from Case Studies

Author(s): Aneetha Vilventhan and Sivaramakrishnan
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of the 71st RILEM Annual Week & ICACMS 2017,Chennai,India, 3rd -8th September 2017
Editor(s): Manu Santhanam
Ravindra Gettu
Radhakrishna G. Pillai
Sunitha K. Nayar
ISBN: 978-2-35158-196-4
ISBN: 978-2-35158-190-2 (Set)
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-191-9:
Publisher: Published by RILEM Publications S.A.R.L.
Publication year: 2017
Pages: 714-723
Total Pages: 10
Language : English

Abstract: The construction industry in India is a major contributor towards GDP. On account of the
thriving awareness of the sustainable development, attempts are made to introduce the
sustainability concept to the construction industry. The transformation towards a more
sustainable construction industry is influenced by many factors. Greening buildings has
become one of the most effective strategies for sustainable development. This paper therefore
aims to explore how the sustainable factors influence the construction of building projects.
This investigation will promote sustainable construction practices in the Indian construction
industry. There are limited studies that investigate the sustainable factors influencing building
construction in India. The research approach selected for this study is a case study analysis of
two non-green projects (A conventional commercial building and a High-rise building). The
case study analysis explores how the various sustainable factors influence these construction
projects. Interviews of site supervisors and project managers were also conducted to identify
the sustainable practices at site. The case study analysis demonstrates on how the
implementation of sustainable factors has to be improved for greening the existing
conventional buildings.

Online publication : 2017
Publication type : full_text
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