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Journal of Environment and Waste Management

Perspective View of Stakeholders into the Impact of Construction Industries Development on Environment: Case Study in Penang, Malaysia

Khor Soo Cheen*, Olanrewaju Abdullateef Ashola, Chu Hui Chen, Mohamad Nizam Yusof, Abu Hassan Abu Bakar

Department of Construction Management, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kampar Perak, Malaysia.

School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.

Accepted 06 June, 2016.

Citation: Cheen KS, Olanrewaju AA, Chu HC, Yusof MN, Abu Bakar AH (2016). Perspective View of Stakeholders into the Impact of Construction Industries Development on Environment: Case Study in Penang, Malaysia. Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 3(1): 123-130.

Copyright: © 2016 Khor et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are cited.

Abstract

The main objective of this paper is to explore the views of developers about the impact of construction industries development on the environment to ascertain feasibility practice of sustainable construction principles. A survey of developers registered with REHDA community was conducted to assess their views on the impact of construction industries development on the environment when implementation of their projects. Results reveal that environment problems are the effect of construction industries development. Furthermore, results identified a need for adopting environmental sound management approach in construction projects. Developers are very important people, who can play a significant role in planning and implementing sustainability strategies for the construction sector so environment and natural energies can be preserved for good. Cross-section views of these developers form the basis of this study, thus, it was a cross-sectional study based on the relationship of construction industries with environment within Penang. The study magnified the effect of localized construction industries into the environment, which was concurrent with the worldwide issues happening in the contemporary environment. The study of these relationships explores the current environmental practices in depth and incurs the attention of implementation of sustainability performance in built environment.

Keywords: Construction industries development, environment, stakeholders, Penang