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Effective Procurement Practices In A Developing Economy for Sustainable Construction

II Inuwa
S. Diang'a


In spirit with global demand on the construction industry's practitioners to attain environmental friendliness through Sustainable Construction (SC), the paper identified effective procurement practices in a developing economy, with a view to guiding construction practitioners' decision on accomplishing SC. Ontological philosophical approach was adopted; it employed an exploratory design as a stand-alone design using literature review. Finding identifies effective practices as: environmental impacts assessment, SC consciousness at predesign and design stage, SC strategy application at construction stage, and the application of ICT support system for sustainability evaluation. The study recommends: construction professionals to adhere to practices that will support SC, research activities on SC be encouraged, adequate research funding provided, and government to enforce the implementation of sustainable development.

Keywords: Developing economy, Effective Procurement, Practices, Sustainable Construction

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print ISSN: 1596-6305