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What are the Key Indicators of Mega Sustainable Construction Projects? —A Stakeholder-Network Perspective

Department of Construction Management, Jiangxi University of Finance & Economics, Nanchang 330013, China
School of Architecture and Built Environment; Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC), The University of Adelaide, Adelaide 5005, Australia
School of Engineering and Technology, Central Queensland University, Sydney, NSW, Australia 2000
Centre for Comparative Construction Research, Faculty of Society and Design, Bond University, Gold Coast 4226, Australia
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Sustainability 2018, 10(8), 2939;
Received: 18 July 2018 / Revised: 10 August 2018 / Accepted: 13 August 2018 / Published: 18 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Development and Management of Mega Projects)
Mega sustainable construction projects (MSCPs) require complex system engineering. There are various indicators available to evaluate sustainable construction, and it is difficult to determine which the key indicators are among them. Existing studies do not adequately consider the stakeholders associated with the indicators of sustainable construction, leading to key decision-makers’ lack of targeted management strategies to improve the sustainability level of MSCPs. Using literature analysis and expert interviews, this study identified the key evaluation indicators of MSCPs from a stakeholder-network perspective. Social network analysis (SNA) was used to explore the relationships between the key evaluation indicators and corresponding stakeholders. The results showed that the government and designers significantly impacted other stakeholders and played as the key stakeholders in MSCPs. Regarding the indicators, applying energy-saving and intelligent technologies plays a key role in the MSCPs. This study links key indicators of MSCPs with the associated stakeholders, which helps decision-makers to develop targeted strategies to improve the sustainability level of MSCPs, thereby not only improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the intervention strategies, but also helping to save decision-makers’ monetary and human resources which are usually limited. View Full-Text
Keywords: MSCPs; stakeholders; evaluation indicator; social network analysis MSCPs; stakeholders; evaluation indicator; social network analysis
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Wu, G.; Qiang, G.; Zuo, J.; Zhao, X.; Chang, R. What are the Key Indicators of Mega Sustainable Construction Projects? —A Stakeholder-Network Perspective. Sustainability 2018, 10, 2939.

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