Challenges facing the application of sustainability to housing in Saudi Arabia

Al Surf, Mohammed Saied (2014) Challenges facing the application of sustainability to housing in Saudi Arabia. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Modern Saudi housing supply is neither sustainable nor efficient in meeting the conservative Islamic culture of the community and the local environmental conditions. This thesis develops a model for successful development of sustainable housing in Saudi Arabia by incorporating multi stakeholder inputs on key barriers, critical success factors and best practice case studies. The model will help create public awareness and education tools for both private and public sectors on sustainable housing. It provides a framework that includes cultural and environmental needs of the conservative Saudi neighbourhood. It may assist the Saudi government to regulate new building codes and regulations.

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ID Code: 78685
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Susilawati, Connie & Trigunarsyah, Bambang
Keywords: Saudi sustainable housing, Saudi housing case study, Saudi housing construction, Saudi building code, Saudi architectural elements, Islamic culture of Saudi Arabia, Saudi public awareness, Delphi method, Housing for mid and low-income families, Saudi housing stakeholder
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 16 Dec 2014 04:53
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 06:53

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