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Moving toward sustainability and circularity in hill road construction: A study of barriers, practices, and performance

Khural Ram Asra, Ertz Myriam et Cerchione Roberto. (2022). Moving toward sustainability and circularity in hill road construction: A study of barriers, practices, and performance. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management,

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URL officielle: https://doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-02-2022-0138

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Purpose

This study explores the relationships among sustainability implementation barriers (resource, managerial and regulatory barriers), sustainability practices (sustainable construction materials, sustainable construction design, modern construction methods and environmental provisions and reporting) and sustainability performance (environmental, economic and social) in hill road construction (HRC).

Design/methodology/approach Primary data were collected from the 313 HRC practitioners with the help of a questionnaire, and research hypotheses were tested employing structural equation modeling.

Findings

The findings reveal a mixed effect of sustainability implementation barriers. Resource (managerial) barriers are negatively related to all practices except environmental provisions and reporting (sustainable construction materials), while regulatory barriers only negatively impact modern construction methods. On the other hand, all sustainability practices positively impact environmental performance, whereas economic (social) performance is positively influenced by all practices, except environmental provisions and reporting (modern construction methods), and positively affects economic performance.

Originality/value

In order to transform HRC toward sustainability, the barriers to sustainability implementation, sustainability practices and performance need to be understood by practitioners; however, the relationships have not previously been empirically assessed in extant literature. Besides, past research appears to be predominantly focused on the environmental aspect, thereby neglecting economic and social aspects. This study is a modest attempt to bridge these research gaps

Type de document:Article publié dans une revue avec comité d'évaluation
Version évaluée par les pairs:Oui
Date:2022
Sujets:Sciences sociales et humaines > Sciences de la gestion > Marketing
Département, module, service et unité de recherche:Départements et modules > Département des sciences économiques et administratives
Mots-clés:construction industry, waste management, road infrastructure, circular, social performance
Déposé le:20 janv. 2023 16:59
Dernière modification:20 janv. 2023 16:59
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