Use of contract models to improve environmental outcomes in transport infrastructure construction
Sanchez, Adriana X., Lehtiranta, Liisa M., & Hampson, Keith D. (2015) Use of contract models to improve environmental outcomes in transport infrastructure construction. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 58(11), pp. 1923-1943.
The type of contract model may have a significant influence on achieving project objectives, including environmental and climate change goals. This research investigates non-standard contract models impacting greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in transport infrastructure construction in Australia. The research is based on the analysis of two case studies: an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) contract and a Design and Construct (D&C) contract with GHG reduction requirements embedded in the contractor selection. Main findings support the use of ECIs for better integrating decisions made during the planning phase with the construction activities, and improve environmental outcomes while achieving financial and time savings.
Key words: greenhouse gases reduction; road construction; contracting; ECI; D&C
Impact and interest:
Citation counts are sourced monthly from and citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||greenhouse gases reduction; road construction;|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2015 Taylor & Francis|
|Deposited On:||04 Dec 2014 03:53|
|Last Modified:||05 Feb 2016 07:17|
Repository Staff Only: item control page