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|Title: ||Identification and prioritisation of sustainability issues for the UK precast concrete industry|
|Authors: ||Holton, Ian R.|
Price, Andrew D.F.
Clarke, Martin A.
Bell, Stuart E.
|Keywords: ||Precast concrete|
|Issue Date: ||2006|
|Publisher: ||Corporate Responsibility Research Conference|
|Citation: ||HOLTON, I. ... et al., 2006. Identification and prioritisation of sustainability issues for the UK precast concrete industry. IN: Proceedings of 2006 Corporate Responsibility Research Conference (CRRC 2006), Dublin, Ireland, 3-5 September 2006.|
|Abstract: ||As part of its strategy for more sustainable construction, the UK Government has been
encouraging sector representative bodies and trade associations to develop sector
sustainability strategies. A four-year research programme aimed at developing such a
strategy for the precast concrete industry was therefore established by the British Precast
Concrete Federation in 2004, in collaboration with the Department of Civil and Building
Engineering at Loughborough University.
In accordance with best practice, the research began with the identification and prioritisation
of sustainability issues for the precast industry. A facilitated workshop with key practitioners
from the industry identified a series of key business issues for the industry and demonstrated
that sustainability was intrinsically linked to the profitability and competitiveness of the
industry. A questionnaire survey was then conducted to verify and prioritise these issues
across the wider industry. Whilst the survey verified the issues, priorities were found to vary
between groups of companies as a result of them being in different phases of a corporate
The research has enabled priorities for the precast sector sustainability strategy to be
identified which will facilitate progress towards a more sustainable precast concrete industry
in the UK.|
|Publisher Link: ||http://crrconference.org/|
|Appears in Collections:||Conference Papers (Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering)|
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