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.

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Abstract

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

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ID Code: 79241
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: greenhouse gases reduction; road construction;
DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2014.969832
ISSN: 1360-0559
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

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