The role of building control surveyors and their power in promoting sustainable construction

  title={The role of building control surveyors and their power in promoting sustainable construction},
  author={Niamh Murtagh and L Achkar and Aeli Roberts},
  journal={Construction Management and Economics},
  pages={363 - 374}
Abstract In England, building regulations govern aspects of a building’s environmental performance. The Building Control Surveyor reviews designs and on-site construction in order to evaluate, and ultimately certify, compliance with the regulations, but little research has been carried out to investigate the role of these professionals in promoting sustainable construction. A qualitative study was conducted, comprising semi-structured interviews with 21 building control surveyors and 4 key… 

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  • Huseyin ErolM. Dede
  • Business
    Journal of Construction Engineering, Management & Innovation
  • 2022
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