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Sustainable initiative and impediments towards promoting sustainable construction in Malaysia

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3 Author(s)
Ismail, Z. ; Legal Aspects in Built Environ. Initiative Group, Univ. Teknol. MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam, Malaysia ; Idris, N.H. ; Nasir, N.M.

Sustainability has become crucial issue worldwide. In Malaysia, environmental impact created from the construction activities seems to be making the headlines. Hence, the government and private sector were meticulously promoting sustainable practices as a way of achieving sustainable development. However, the green movement is still at low level where sustainable projects in Malaysia are mostly at the pioneer stage. Hence, more efforts are needed and should be directed towards the green agenda of the industry in order to increase the level of implementation sustainable construction in Malaysia. This paper aims to identify the barriers to implement sustainable construction in Malaysia. The survey revealed that there were eleven factors that contributed to the poor implementation of sustainable construction in Malaysia. Most of the respondents agreed and recognized these factors exist. Therefore, it is vital for the Malaysian construction industry to change its conventional development with little concern for the environment towards better and responsible way of development.

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Humanities, Science and Engineering (CHUSER), 2012 IEEE Colloquium on

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3-4 Dec. 2012