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Akinbo, T. F. and Fagbenle, Olabosipo I. and Amusan, L. M. and Afolabi, A.O. and Tunji-Olayeni, P .F (2018) EXPLORATORY STUDY ON SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICES OF LOCALIZED AND EXPATRIATE CONSTRUCTION BUSINESSES. International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology (IJCIET), 9 (13). pp. 1446-1456. ISSN 0976-6316

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The Nigerian construction industry contributes to employment, economic growth and provision of adequate housing and urban infrastructure. However, the activities and the use of natural resources are responsible for the release of greenhouse gases (GHG) and degradation of the environment. The study was aimed at examining sustainability issues in the context of the construction sector with a view to making a comparison between expatriate and localized businesses in Lagos Nigeria. The study showed that the localized businesses’ level of awareness of sustainable development is rather low compared to their expatriate counterparts. More so, this level of awareness was seen to have affected the consistency of practising and implementing of these sustainable developments. Expatriate firms were mostly aware about conducting frequent materials audit as a sustainable construction strategy and this was consistent with their construction operations. While localized construction firms associated with protection of the environment as a sustainable construction practice in their site operations. Engaging in sustainable construction practice was essential for the enhancement of the corporate identity of expatriate construction firms while localized firms engaged in sustainable construction practice in order to satisfy the needs of their clients. The study recommended that senior management of each construction firm (expatriate and localized) should ensure to engage in training their staff regularly on sustainable practice. Government should put in place policies that will ensure the localized construction businesses adopts sustainable development agenda in their different businesses at different levels.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Construction Businesses, Construction Industry, Expatriate, Localized, Sustainability
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2019 11:18
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 11:18

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