Policies for Economic Sustainability for the Construction Industry in Yemen

Sultan, Basel M. & Kajewski, Stephen L. (2005) Policies for Economic Sustainability for the Construction Industry in Yemen. In Sidwell, Anthony (Ed.) The Queensland University of Technology Research Week International Conference, 4 - 8 July 2005, Brisbane, Australia.


The construction industry in Yemen and other developing countries are now coming under more pressure to meet future demand for sustainable and economical development and this will necessitate changes in cultures and the formulation of appropriate policies and strategies to spearhead these changes.

This paper presents a census of expert opinion, using a Delphi questionnaire methodology to rank a set of selected strategies and policies required for realizing economic sustainability in the construction industry. The proposed policies and strategies are derived from various international reports such as Agenda 21 for Sustainable Development. The proposed policies and strategies are specifically chosen as they are considered to be compatible with the Yemen construction industry and are also seen to more readily integrate with cultural aspects of Yemen, particularly in focusing on the hardships of its existing local needs, capabilities, priorities, and the willingness for development. The paper proposes, ranks and discusses the most needed policies and strategies to develop a suitable framework able to sustain the construction economy in Yemen. Within the course of this investigation it was intended to bring awareness to professional groups and experts about sustainable development.

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ID Code: 3524
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Yemen, policies, economic sustainability, Delphi
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 10 Feb 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:11

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