Reviewing the Role of Sustainability Professionals in Construction
Paper i proceeding, 2019

Purpose: This paper explores what is known in the body of literature on sustainability professionals in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry to support the formulation of research questions for future studies.
 
Design/Methodology/Approach: This was done through a systematic literature review in Scopus and Web of Science. In the literature search, 22 journal papers were selected to be included in the review because of their relevance to sustainability professionals, professional roles, and environmental practices in the AEC industry.

Findings: Key characteristics of the papers such as methodology and theory are mapped, followed by main findings on how the sustainability profession and sustainability professionals’ roles are studied within the body of literature. The review shows that the topic of sustainability professionals in the AEC industry is currently under-researched and under-theorized. Specifically, there is a lack of in-depth studies on sustainability professionals’ roles and agency.

Research limitations/implications: By providing an overview of the current literature on sustainability professionals in the AEC industry, it is possible to identify research gaps to formulate research questions for future studies.

Practical implications: This is important as collaboration between professions, including sustainability professionals, is believed to be key for a successful shift towards sustainability; furthering the understanding of sustainability professionals’ role is therefore central.

Originality/value: This paper is the first systematic literature review on sustainability professionals in the AEC industry.

Professionalization

Roles

Experts

Sustainability professionals

AEC Industry

Literature review

Författare

Stina Månsson

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Service Management and Logistics

Emerald Reach Proceedings Series

2516-2853 (ISSN)

Vol. 2 393-399

10th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization
Tallinn, Estonia,

Professionalisering och institutionell omställningsförmåga för hållbart byggande

Formas, 2016-01-01 -- 2019-12-31.

Drivkrafter

Hållbar utveckling

Ämneskategorier

Tvärvetenskapliga studier

Miljöledning

DOI

10.1108/S2516-285320190000002021

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Senast uppdaterat

2019-12-19