The role of the Saudi government and the Saudi building code in implementing sustainable housing construction in Saudi Arabia

Al Surf, Mohammed Saied, Susilawati, Connie, & Trigunarsyah, Bambang (2014) The role of the Saudi government and the Saudi building code in implementing sustainable housing construction in Saudi Arabia. In Bond, Sandy (Ed.) 20th Annual Pacific-Rim Real Estate Society Conference, 19-22 Janurary 2014, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Abstract

The housing construction industry in Saudi Arabia has been booming rapidly in the past two decades. This boom has faced multiple downfalls in relation to government regulations and building codes, one of which is the application of sustainable methods to the housing construction. This paper sheds some light on the current role of the Saudi government and the role of the Saudi Building Code (SBC) in the housing construction industry. The methodology utilised in this paper was a Delphi survey that was distributed to twenty-five key stakeholders in the housing construction industry in Saudi Arabia. The results indicate that there is a lack of integration between the Saudi Building Code and the current construction methods used in the current construction industry. Some factors and elements are recommended to be incorporated into the Saudi Building Code and to be adopted as regulations in the Saudi housing construction industry.

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ID Code: 75970
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Saudi Building Code, Saudi Housing Construction, Saudi Sustainable Housing, Saudi Housing Stakeholder, Saudi Housing Regulations
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics Lighting Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design) (120104)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 08 Sep 2014 01:43
Last Modified: 06 May 2015 09:33

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