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Achieving sustainable construction within Private Finance Initiative (PFI) road projects in the UK

Akbiyikli, R, Eaton, D and Dikmen, S 2011, 'Achieving sustainable construction within Private Finance Initiative (PFI) road projects in the UK' , Technological and Economic Development of Economy . (Submitted)

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Abstract

The construction industry is facing the challenge of increasing demands of its sustainability performance. The construction and maintenance of the built environment has substantial impact on the sustainability of the environment. Whist, public sector clients are increasingly asking for a sustainable approach in their specification and procurement decisions, sustainability is still seen as a novel concept within the construction industry in many parts of the world without a settled definition. The premise of this study is that the interaction between road projects realized by the private finance initiative and their delivery in the UK improve sustainability. The paper, based on case study research, explains the sustainability implementation in a PFI road project and demonstrates that the PFI mechanism facilitates sustainable implementation to a far greater extent than is achievable using traditional procurement methods.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Built environment, construction, economy, private finance initiative, sustainability, roads
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Management in Construction Research Centre (MIC)
Journal or Publication Title: Technological and Economic Development of Economy
Publisher: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 2029-4913
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Depositing User: Professor David Eaton
Date Deposited: 11 May 2011 11:40
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2014 11:00
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/15753

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