Building Material Management Framework for Greener Adaptation Projects
Keywords:Building adaptation, Building material information, Green construction, Sustainable construction
The adverse impacts of building materials to sustainability have raised global concerns on the availability of information on hazardous and toxic contents. Data and information on the contents, management and effects were still insufficient. This paper illustrates the issues of building materials information in adaptation projects through critical literature review. In lieu with the current efforts to shift towards greener building practices, improvements are required in the development of building material management during construction, occupancy and operation of building adaptation projects.
Keywords: Building adaptation; Building material information; Green construction; Sustainable construction
eISSN 2398-4295 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.