UAE green building strategic model

M. Salama, A. R. Hana

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


    Green Building and Sustainable development is a relatively new trend within the construction industry in the UAE whereby organizations seek economic development approaches that benefit the local environment and improve the quality of life. This paper aims at developing a Strategic Model that would guide the local authorities and practitioners embarking on the challenging journey in pursuit of sustainable construction in the UAE. The model was developed over three stages. Stage one produced the theoretical framework based on two of the existing models published in the literature meanwhile building on the findings of previous work of the authors on the subject matter. The second stage witnessed the development of the initial model through the analysis of the data collected via in-depth interviews with 20 experts from the various categories of practitioners representing clients, consultants, project managers, contractors and suppliers. In the third stage, the developed model was refined and verified through a second round of in-depth interviews with experts. The results indicated the satisfaction of the interviewed sample with the suggested model as an effective tool towards the implementation of the green building initiative in UAE.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 29th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2013
    EditorsSD Smith, D D Ahiaga-Dagbui
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9780955239076
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2013
    Event29th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference 2013 - Reading, United Kingdom
    Duration: 2 Sept 20134 Sept 2013


    Conference29th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference 2013
    Abbreviated titleARCOM 2013
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


    • Green building
    • Strategic model
    • Sustainability
    • UAE

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Civil and Structural Engineering
    • Building and Construction
    • Management of Technology and Innovation


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