Assessment of Social Factors in Sustainable Construction for Pakistan

  • Sikandar Bilal Khattak University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar
  • Iftikhar Hussain Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, UET Peshawar
  • Rashid Nawaz Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, UET Peshawar
Keywords: Social Aspects, Sustainability, Sustainable Construction, AHP, Society

Abstract

Sustainability, Sustainable Development and Sustainable Construction have no universal definition. In the past decade researchers have presented models for sustainability and identified factors for different countries. Most of the definition related to sustainability, sustainable development, and sustainable construction relies on economy, environment and society. This makes social aspect (society) to be of prime importance. This paper focuses on the social aspects of the sustainable construction. Most of the sustainability studies are carried out through questionnaire or interviews. Similarly, this papers also uses the questionnaire for data collection.  The collected data is analyzed with Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP). The pair wise comparison (From To) charts are generated for mean, mode and median independently. The analysis on the basis of mean, mode and median are also carried out independently. The factors are ranked on the basis of their Eigen values obtained from AHP analysis.

Author Biography

Sikandar Bilal Khattak, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar

Lecturer, Department of Industrial Engineering

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Published
2019-07-27
How to Cite
Khattak, S., Hussain, I., & Nawaz, R. (2019, July 27). Assessment of Social Factors in Sustainable Construction for Pakistan. JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES, 38(1). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.25211/jeas.v38i1.2312