Requirements for Economic Sustainability in the Yemen Construction Industry

Sultan, Basel M. & Kajewski, Stephen L. (2006) Requirements for Economic Sustainability in the Yemen Construction Industry. In Serpell, Alfredo (Ed.) International Symposium on Construction in Developing Economies: New Issues and Challenges, 18 - 20 January 2006, Santiago, Chile.

PDF (96kB)


The construction industry of Yemen is experiencing economic and technical problems, which permeate most aspects of the industry. In addition, construction procedures consume excessive capital, time and resources that have a direct flow-on effect for the national economy and the nation’s socio-economic development. Macroeconomic problems in unemployment, inflation and an inequitable balance-of-payments all add to the existing difficult economic situation in the construction industry. Further, the lack of appropriate infrastructure, weak and inefficient legal, administrative and financial institutions is also major contributor. The recent global shift to sustainable development requires that the construction industry in Yemen initiate important strategic developmental policies in order to meet future demand for economical and sustainable development. Based on a previously conducted survey into the existing local development barriers and moreover on a census of experts opinions and discussions on a set of developmental policies and strategies, this paper establishes a comprehensive list of requirements and recommendations integrated with cultural aspects and hardships of Yemen to initiate the process to economic sustainability.

Impact and interest:

Search Google Scholar™

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® 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 the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

511 since deposited on 19 Jul 2006
14 in the past twelve months

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.

ID Code: 3522
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Yemen, construction industry, policies, economic sustainability, process requirements
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 19 Jul 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:29

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page