Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Subscription or Fee Access

FACTORS INFLUENCING SUSTAINABILITY DURING THE CONSTRUCTION PHASE OF THE SMART CITY PROJECTS

Merlyn Shanthini

Abstract


Nowadays, urban cities of developing countries mainly India, are facing rapid urbanization that has been resulted in issues such as,  gap in demand and supply of infrastructure services and utilities, increased pollution, traffic congestions, reduction in land cover, etc., thus affecting the ecology negatively in wider extent. Smart cities are recognized as a sustainable world wide solution to the above mentioned urban issues, which emerges as a means to achieve more efficient and sustainable cities. India, has recently introduced smart city mission which aimed to build 100 smart cities all over India. The main aim of the study is to determine the most significant construction phase sustainability factors, enhancing the overall sustainability performance of the projects. This paper introduces 54 construction phase sustainability factors grouped under eight construction function. Although many researchers have suggested various strategies, checklists, practical guidance for practicing sustainable development principles in earlier studies, this paper has prioritized in overall and within each group the construction phase sustainability factors according to their significance for better implementation and to increase the overall sustainability performance of upcoming smart city projects through structured questionnaire survey. The sustainability benefits that can be derived from these factors are determined which results that environmental sustainability can be achieved through the implementation of these factors. Concluding that, how these construction functions can have a positive impact on the three dimensional aspects of sustainability i.e. environmental, social and economic aspects and the construction practioners should focus upon these factors in the upcoming smart city projects.


Keywords


urbanization, smart city, sustainability, construction function, construction phase sustainability factors

Full Text:

PDF

References


United Nations, world population prospects. The 2017 Revision: Key Findings and Advance Tables, 2017.

United Nations, World Urbanization Prospects. The 2017 Revision: Highlights, 2017.

Un, DESA – United Nations Department of Economics and Social Affairs, 2007. Indicators of Sustainable Development – Guidelines and Methodologies. United Nations, New York.

Aman Randhawa, Ashwani Kumar Exploring sustainability of smart development initiatives in India.

"Mission Statement and Guidelines - Smart Cities" Ministry of Urban Development, GOI. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 August 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2016.

"SPVs: SMART CITIES MISSION, Government of India". Smartcities.gov.in. Archived from the original on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.

Washburn, D., 2010. Helping CIOs understand Smart City initiatives.

CIB (1999). Agenda 21 on sustainable construction. CIB Report Publication 237. Council International du Batiment. Available at: [Accessed on 20/2/13].

International Institute of Sustainable Development (1996). Bellagio principles: Guidelines

For the practical assessment of progress towards sustainable development. Retrieved November 2016, from Canada.

WCED – World Commission on Environment and Development Our Common Future 1987, Oxford UK.

Berke, P., 2002. Does sustainable development offer a new direction for planning? J. Plann. Lit., 21–36

Godschalk, D., 2004. Land use planning challenges: Coping with conflicts in vision of sustainable development and livable communities. J.Am. Plann. Assoc.

Munier, N., 2005. Introduction to Sustainability: Road to a Better Future.Springer.

James T.O’Connor, PhD. P.E., M.ASCE; Neftali Torres; and Jeyoung Woo, S.M.ASCE- “Sustainability Actions during the Construction Phase”.

Joshi sujata et al “Developing smart cities: An integrated Framework” 6th International conference on Advances on computing & Communications, ICACC 2016.

Lee, J.H., Hancock, M.G., and Hu, M.-C. (2014). towards an effective framework for building smart cities: Lessons from Seoul and San Francisco. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 89(1): 80-99.

Ramaswami, A., Russell, A.G., Culligan, P.J., Rahul Sharma, K., and Kumar, E. (2016). Meta-principles for developing smart, sustainable, and healthy cities. Science, 352(6288): 940-943.

Ahvenniemi, H., Huovila, A., Pinto-Seppä, I., and Airaksinen, M. (2017). What are the differences between sustainable and smart cities? Cities, 60(A): 234-245.

Sina Safinia*, Zamarad Al-Hinai, Hussin A.M Yahia,Mohammed F.M. Abushammala Sustainable Construction in Sultanate of Oman: Factors Effecting Materials Utilization Creative Construction Conference 2017, CCC 2017, 19-22 June 2017, Primosten, Croatia.

Saheed O. Ajayi a, Lukumon O. Oyedele Waste-efficient materials procurement for construction projects: A structural equation modelling of critical success factors

Pierpaolo Girardi, Andrea Temporelli, 2016. On smartainability.

Spangenber, J., 2007. The Institutional Dimension of Sustainable Development. In Sustainability Indicators: A Scientific Assessment. Island Press.

ACTORS AFFECTING THE PERFORMANCE OF CONSTRUCTION

PROJECTS IN THE GAZA STRIP

Adnan Enshassi

, Sherif Mohamed

, Saleh Abushaba

ACTORS AFFECTING THE PERFORMANCE OF CONSTRUCTION

PROJECTS IN THE GAZA STRIP

Adnan Enshassi

, Sherif Mohamed

, Saleh Abushaba

ACTORS AFFECTING THE PERFORMANCE OF CONSTRUCTION

PROJECTS IN THE GAZA STRIP

Adnan Enshassi

, Sherif Mohamed

, Saleh Abushaba

Adnan Enshassi1, Bernd Kochendoerfer2 and Hadeel Al Ghoul1 Factors Affecting Sustainable Performance of Construction Projects during Project Life Cycle Phases International Journal of Sustainable Construction Engineering & Technology (ISSN: 2180-3242) Vol 7, No 1, 2016

Zeng, X.; Tam, M.; Deng, M.; and Tam, W. (2003). ISO 14000 and the construction industry: survey in China. Journal of Management in Engineering, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 107-115.

Sevilay Demirkesen, Beliz Ozorhon Measuring Project Management Performance: Case of Construction Industry.

Nunnally, J.C., Bernstein, I.H., 2007. Psychometric Theory. McGraw-Hill, New York

Ahn, C.; Lee, S.; Peña-Mora, F.; and AbouRizk, S. (2010). Toward environmentally sustainable construction processes: the US and Canada’s perspective on energy consumption and GHG/CAP emissions. Sustainability, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 354-370.

Zulu, S. (2007). Impact of project management on project performance: A structural equation modelling approach. In: 23rd Annual ARCOM Conference, 3-5 September 2007, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, UK, Belfast, pp. 651-660. Available at http://www.arcom. ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2007-0651-0660_Zulu.pdf on 20 January 2017.

Oke, A. S. (2016). Effect of bond administration on construction project delivery. Organization, Technology and Management in Construction, 8, pp. 1390-1396.

Chou, J., & Yang, J. (2012). Project management knowledge and effects on construction project outcomes: An empirical study. Project Management Journal, 43(5), 47–67.

doi:10.1002/pmj.21293

Georgious N Aretoulis, Glykeria P Kalfakakcou, fevronia Z striagka construction material supplier selection under multiple criteria

Aretoulis, G.N., Kalfakakou, G.P., Striagka, F.Z., 2010. Construction material supplier

Selection under multiple criteria. Oper. Res. Int. J. 10 (2), 209–230.

Doloi, H. K. (2011). Understanding stakeholders’ perspective of cost estimation in project management. International Journal of Project Management, 29(5), 622–636. doi:10.1016/j.ijproman.2010.06.001

Job Thomas, Wilson P.M. Construction waste management in india

Bell, L.C., Stukhart, G., 1986. Attributes of materials management systems. J. Constr.

Eng. Manage. 112 (1), 14–21.

Sobotka, A., Czarnigowska, A., Stefaniak, K., 2005. Logistics of construction projects.

Found. Civ. Environ. Eng. 6, 203–216.a

WRAP, 2007. Material Logistics Plan Good Practice Guidance: Guidance for Clients,

Design Teams, Construction Contractors and Sub-contractors on developing and implementing an effective Material Logistics Plan. Waste & Resources Action Plan (WRAP), Oxon.

Yate, A., 2015. Strategic approach to the selection and procurement of construction

Materials and products, BRE Briefing paper. BRE Global Ltd, Watford, UK.

ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY FOR SMART CITY PROJECTS Application to the Mediterranean Region.

Al-Hajj, A., Hamani, K., 2011. Material waste in the UAE construction industry: main Causes and minimization practices. Archit. Eng. Design Manage. 7 (4), 221–235.

Mainul Islam, M.D., Faniran, O.O., 2005. Structural equation model of project planning effectiveness. Constr. Manage. Econ. 23 (2), 215–223.

Faniran, O.O., Caban, G., 1998. Minimising waste on construction project sites. Eng. Constr. Archit. Manage. 5 (2), 182–188.

Kattiya Samee* and Jakrapong Pongpeng** Structural Equation Model for Construction Equipment Management Affecting Project and Corporate Performance

Raković, R. (2007). Kvalitet u upravljanju projektima. Građevinska knjiga, Beograd.

Žanesa Ljevo,* Mladen Vukomanović, and Suada Džebo “Assessing the influence of project management on quality during the early phases of construction projects “Organization, Technology and Management in Construction 2017; 9: 1584–1592

Hoonakker, P. L. T. (2006). Quality management in construction industry. In: Proceedings of ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement, Milwaukee, WI, USA, pp. 1-9.

Ogwueleka, A. C. (2013). A review of safety and quality issues in the construction industry. Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management, 3(3), pp. 42-48.


Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.