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A Maturity Model for a Sustainable Construction Industry

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Table of Contents

Abstract

Chapter 1: Introduction

1.1 Health problems

1.2 Increasing Population and Scarcity of Natural Resources

1.3 Global Warming

1.4 Environmental Impact of Fossil Fuel Usage

1.5 Ozone Depletion (O3)

1.6 Acid Rain

1.7 Thermal Pollution

Chapter 2: Literature Review

2.1. The Need for Sustainability

2.2 Definition of Sustainability

2.3. Sustainability in construction Industry

2.4. U.A.E needs to adapt Sustainability

2.5. Maturity Models

2.6. Examples of Maturity Models

Chapter 3: Thesis Contribution

3.1. Objectives of Thesis

3.2. Methodology

3.3. Data Collection

3.4. Points Rating System

3.5. Assumptions

3.6. Definition of Mature Sustainability

3.7. Definition of developed Sustainability Maturity Model

3.8. Developed Rating System of Sustainability Maturity Model

3.9. Rating Summary

3.10. Recommendations for the construction industry of UAE

Chapter 4: Conclusions and Recommendations

References

VITA

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Table of Figures

- Figure.1: Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Fossil Fuel Burning…………….16

- Figure.2: Global CO2 Emissions from Construction Industry…………………….24

- Figure 3: Materials flow in construction Industry……...……………………………24

- Figure 4: UAE GDP Growth…………………………………….…………………..25

- Figure 5: Representation of Maturity Model for Software Engineering…………….30

- Figure 6: Healthcare Performance Improvement Maturity Model…………………31

- Figure 7: Safety Maturity Model…………………………..………………...…..…..32

- Figure 8: Project Management Maturity Model (The PRINCE2) ……………………..33

- Figure 9: percentages of participated construction companies ……………………..37

- Figure 10: Percentage of participants who attended any course about sustainability..40

- Figure 11: Percentages of renewable energy used by construction companies……..41

- Figure 12: Demonstration of how mature sustainability is achieved ………………44

- Figure 13: Developed Maturity model for a sustainable construction industry ………45

- Figure 14: Representation of participants' interest in studying sustainability…….53

- Figure 15: Representation of participants' who attended courses in sustainability…..54

- Figure 16: Percentage of participants who received training by their companies…..54

- Figure 17: Frequency of sustainability promotion in construction companies …….55

- Figure 18: Years of sustainability experience …………………....………………..56

- Figure 19: Percentage of engineers who worked in a green project ……………..…57

- Figure 20: Maturity level of the companies in the engineers view………………….58

- Figure 21: Percentage of companies that measure their footprints……………..…..59

- Figure 22: Percentage of companies that measure employees footprint ……..…...60

- Figure 23: Percentage of revenues spent on sustainability by companies …………..61

- Figure 24: Percentage of renewable energy produced by companies….……....62

- Figure 25: Percentage of companies that look for sustainability engineers ………..63

- Figure 26: Sustainability communication between companies and stakeholders…..64

- Figure 27: communication between companies and external stakeholders…………64

- Figure 28: Percentage of companies that defined their sustainability plans ………..65

- Figure 29: Percentage of participants who believe there is awareness in schools…..67

- Figure 30: Percentage of respondents who take the stairs ………………………….75

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- Figure 31: Percentage of participants who refrain to use the drive-through………..76

- Figure 32: Percentage of participants who use bicycles for short trips ……………..76

- Figure 33: Percentage of participants who always buy local manufactured goods ….72

- Figure 34: Percentage of respondents who open the window to save energy…….…77

- Figure 35: Percentage of respondents who make shopping list to reduce trips……..77

- Figure 36: Percentage of participants

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