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Latent factors manifesting sustainable construction understanding

Abubakar, Muhammad Jamil and Bandi, Shamsulhadi and Mohd., NorHazren Izatie (2021) Latent factors manifesting sustainable construction understanding. International Journal of Advanced Research in Engineering and Technology (IJARET), 12 (1). pp. 1029-1042. ISSN 0976-6480


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There is a strong premonition that a future successful sustainable construction implementation pivots partly upon a manifestation of sustainable construction understanding among the professionals in the industry. This research stands to advocate that a distinct manifestation of sustainable construction concept by AEC professionals reflects the knowledge kept, which mirrors the understanding thus provides a plausible starting point for future successful implementation of sustainable construction practices. Using Nigeria AEC industry’s current effort in sustainable construction as the backdrop, this research aimed to determine latent factors that characterise sustainable construction understanding among professionals in the AEC industry. Research data was gathered via a survey carried out on 580 construction professionals. Data were analysed by way of EFA and CFA (using PLS-SEM). Findings from the structural model developed showed seven latent factors which includes awareness, political, passive culture, knowledge, demand, financial and attitude. The latent factors derived from this research provide a context-specific understanding of sustainable construction concept by AEC professionals in its indigenous setting as a basis for future implementation of sustainable construction practices.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:10.34218/IJARET.12.1.2021.094 DOI not found
Uncontrolled Keywords:sustainable development, sustainable construction, sustainable construction practices, Nigerian construction industry, structural equation modelling
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:97724
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:27 Oct 2022 02:19
Last Modified:27 Oct 2022 02:19

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