oa Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation - An assessment of professionals' perception of the sustainability performance of infrastructure projects in Nigeria
|Article Title||An assessment of professionals' perception of the sustainability performance of infrastructure projects in Nigeria|
|© Publisher:||University of Johannesburg|
|Journal||Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation|
|Affiliations||1 Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria, 2 Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria and 3 Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria|
|Publication Date||Jun 2014|
|Pages||912 - 932|
|Keyword(s)||Built environment, Infrastructure projects, Nigeria, Sustainability performance and Sustainable development|
Construction activities lead to the provision of infrastructure. However, these activities have undesirable impact on the environment. Various management approaches have evolved to guide construction participants in achieving better sustainability performance of infrastructure project. However, methods for evaluating the sustainability performance of infrastructure projects across economic, social and environmental aspects are not covered in literature. This paper aimed to assess professionals' perception of sustainability performance of infrastructure projects in Nigeria. The research adopted a questionnaire survey of professionals in the Nigerian Construction industry. 100 questionnaires were distributed and a total of 72 valid responses were obtained and used in the analysis. The research found that sustainability performance of infrastructure projects in Nigeria fall between moderate performances to high performance. Some factors whose performance falls below a set standard and adversely affect sustainability performance include ozone protection, modular and standardised design, discharge of water. The study recommends that government policies which incorporate the assessment of proposed infrastructure across social, economic and environmental impacts should be formulated to improve sustainability performance of infrastructure projects.
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