The Yemen construction industry: Readying the industry for the successful implementation of sustainability

Sultan, Basel M. & Kajewski, Stephen L. (2003) The Yemen construction industry: Readying the industry for the successful implementation of sustainability. In International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, 19-21 November, 2003, Brisbane, Australia.


The construction industry in the developing economy of Yemen is plagued by severe problems that permeate most aspects of the industry from initial feasibility and design through to cost management and construction. Considerable capital and time is wasted within the construction process with a direct flow-on effect for the national economy. Further, the expected life-span of constructed facilities in Yemen is relatively short – buildings often being redeveloped or requiring demolition due to poor design, questionable construction practices, or inappropriate material selection within few years. Despite the magnitude of the problems in the Yemen construction industry, virtually no research has been undertaken, and little data exists on the extent of the problem.

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ID Code: 164
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Yemen, construction industry, sustainability, developing countries, indicator
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Construction Engineering (090502)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 05 Jan 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:02

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