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How can the construction industry in Ghana become sustainable?
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Strategic Sustainable Development.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Strategic Sustainable Development.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Strategic Sustainable Development.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

The Sub-Saharan African country of Ghana is growing at a rapid pace. The construction industry is striving to keep up with the increasing demand for housing and commercial and industrial space while simultaneously protecting the physical environment and social well-being of the country – a challenge becoming known in the industry as ‘sustainable construction.’ This paper proposes a strategic approach to manage these twin challenges, consisting of two parts: a building rating system and a participatory method called multi-stakeholder dialogue. The combination rating system and MSD process was presented to the industry to determine its potential effectiveness in assisting the industry to move towards sustainability. The industry’s response indicates that the proposal could be of value to the industry, with certain noted limitations. This paper describes the rating system-MSD proposal, the industry’s response, and implications for the construction industry in Ghana moving forward

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2014. , 74 p.
Keyword [en]
sustainability, sustainable construction, multi-stakeholder dialogue
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-2457Local ID: oai:bth.se:arkivexD2C15BA66EF38A6FC1257CEF004DF528OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-2457DiVA: diva2:829734
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SLASL (Master programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2014-06-06 Last updated: 2015-11-09Bibliographically approved

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