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Critical Challenges in the Implementation of Sustainable Construction Practices in Edo State, Nigeria

Authors: Bejide OI, Oso SB, Opeyemi OT

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The contribution of buildings to Nigeria's development has not yielded the desired results. This can be attributed to failed projects and currently their poor performance. The aim of this study is to evaluate the critical challenges in the implementation of sustainable construction in Edo State, Nigeria with a view to enhancing the sustainability of building projects. It identified the challenges involved in implementing sustainable development and mitigating measures to these challenges. The study adopted a quantitative survey design with a questionnaire used to solicit information from construction professionals within Edo State. One hundred and fifty eight (158) questionnaires were distributed using random sampling technique and one hundred and twenty two were returned and considered suitable for analysis. Data analysis was done using percentage and mean item score. Findings revealed that the challenges hampering the effective implementation of sustainable construction was lack of sustainability by consultants which is a major challenge besetting the effective implementation of sustainable construction. It showed that introduction of sustainable construction in the educational institutions was the most significant mitigating measures. It recommended that the construction professionals should fully embrace the implementation of sustainable construction in the course of performing their defined job functions and sustainable construction should be introduced in educational institutions.

Affiliations: Department of Quantity Surveying, School of Environment Studies, Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, PMB 13, Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria.
Keywords: Challenges, Critical, Implementation, Practices, Sustainable Construction, Sustainability
Published date: 2021/12/30

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ISSN: 2635-3342 (Print)

ISSN: 2635-3350 (Online)

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