Sustainable infrastructure procurement in Australia : standard vs. project practices

Sanchez, Adriana X., Lehtiranta, Liisa, Hampson, Keith D., & Kenley, Russell (2013) Sustainable infrastructure procurement in Australia : standard vs. project practices. In Proceedings of the 19th International CIB World Building Congress, Brisbane 2013: Construction and Society, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Queensland, pp. 1-12.

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The Australian Government and most Australian road authorities have set ambitious greenhouse gas emission (GHGe) reduction targets for the near future, many of which have translated into action plans. However, previous research has shown that the various Australian state road authorities are at different stages of implementing ‘green’ initiatives in construction planning and development, with considerable gaps in their monitoring, tendering, and contracting. This study illustrates the differences between procurement standards and project specific practices that aim to reduce GHGe from road construction projects in three of the largest Australian road construction clients, with a focus on the tools used, contract type and incentives for better performance.

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ID Code: 59834
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: procurement, greenhouse gases, road construction, sustainability, Australia
ISBN: 978-0-9875542-1-5
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > Research Centres > Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 10 May 2013 05:57
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2014 15:21

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