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Sustainability 2017, 9(6), 1007;

Benchmarking Sustainability Practices Use throughout Industrial Construction Project Delivery

Department of Civil Engineering, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan 38541, Korea
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul 03722, Korea
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Academic Editor: Marc A. Rosen
Received: 7 April 2017 / Revised: 5 May 2017 / Accepted: 7 June 2017 / Published: 10 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Engineering and Science)
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Despite the efforts for sustainability studies in building and infrastructure construction, the sustainability issues in industrial construction remain understudied. Further, few studies evaluate sustainability and benchmark sustainability issues in industrial construction from a management perspective. This study presents a phase-based benchmarking framework for evaluating sustainability practices use focusing on industrial facilities project. Based on the framework, this study quantifies and assesses sustainability practices use, and further sorts the results by project phase and major project characteristics, including project type, project nature, and project delivery method. The results show that sustainability practices were implemented higher in the construction and startup phases relative to other phases, with a very broad range. An assessment by project type and project nature showed significant differences in sustainability practices use, but no significant difference in practices use by project delivery method. This study contributes to providing a benchmarking method for sustainability practices in industrial facilities projects at the project phase level. This study also discusses and provides an application of phase-based benchmarking for sustainability in industrial construction. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainability; benchmarking; industrial construction; project nature; project delivery methods sustainability; benchmarking; industrial construction; project nature; project delivery methods

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