Developing green procurement framework for construction projects in Malaysia

Mohamad Bohari, Asmah Alia & Xia, Bo (2015) Developing green procurement framework for construction projects in Malaysia. In Ejdys, Joanna, Chua, David, & Smallwood, John (Eds.) The Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Engineering, Project, and Production Management (EPPM2015), Association of Engineering, Project, and Production Management (EPPM), Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, Gold Coast, Qld, pp. 282-290.

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Abstract

With the current emerging development pattern in Malaysia, Malaysian government has enthusiastically promoted green procurement approach that will help the construction project being green. Previous studies highlighted that the concept of green procurement is still very new to the Malaysian construction industry, and this increases the needs for further research in this area. This paper addresses the needs of guidelines for stakeholders to procure environmentally-friendly construction. Currently, there is a limited practical guideline for stakeholders to procure green projects. This paper discusses the progress to date of a research project aimed at developing a green procurement framework for construction projects in the Malaysian construction industry. This framework will guide the stakeholders to plan the green procurement implementation to procure a construction projects. Through literature and expert opinion, this paper explores the list of green practices within procurement practices which becomes the basis to develop a survey instrument that will be used in the later part of this study. The paper will shed useful information for construction researchers and practitioners in exploring the green procurement concept for construction industry in Malaysia.

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ID Code: 87406
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: green procurement, green practices, Malaysia construction Industry, preliminary framework
ISBN: 9781922216762
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Quantity Surveying (120203)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 [Please consult the Authors]
Deposited On: 11 Sep 2015 02:26
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2015 22:08

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