The Relationship between Procurement Strategies and Sustainability Outcomes: A Systematic Literature Review
This study examined and identified the inconsistencies, relationships, gaps and recurring themes in literature regarding the relationship between procurement strategies employed in the construction projects for sustainable buildings and realization of sustainability goals. A systematic literature review of studies on the relationship between various procurement strategies and attainment of sustainability outcomes was conducted. Using specific terms, papers published between 2002 and 2018 were identified and screened according to an inclusion and exclusion criteria. Current findings reveal that, although the attainment of sustainability goals is achievable with both traditional and contemporary procurement strategies, only projects delivered using modern procurement strategies are capable of meeting and exceeding targeted sustainability objectives. However, traditional procurement strategy remains the preferred method for most green building construction projects. The results suggest implications for decision makers in considering the impact of selected procurement strategies on targeted sustainability goals, in the early stages of sustainable building construction projects. The study shows that there is a gap between the reported appropriate procurement strategies and what is being practiced currently. Theoretically, the study expands on the literature on adoption and diffusion of contemporary procurement strategies, by consolidating existing studies to highlight the current gaps. While the study is at the literature review stage, deductions will serve as basis for field work involving empirical data.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3455709Procedia APA BibTeX Chicago EndNote Harvard JSON MLA RIS XML ISO 690 PDF Downloads 84
 Gard PT. Fast and innovative delivery of high performance building: Design-build delivers with less owner liability. Strategic planning for energy and the environment. 2004 Apr 1;23(4):7-22.
 Kantola M, Saari A. Project delivery systems for nZEB projects. Facilities. 2016 Feb 1;34(1/2):85-100.
 Fong CK, Avetisyan HG, Cui Q. Understanding the Sustainable Outcome of Project Delivery Methods in the Built Environment. Organization, Technology & Management in Construction. 2014;6(3).
 Swarup L, Korkmaz S, Riley D. Project delivery metrics for sustainable, high-performance buildings. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 2011 Mar 12;137(12):1043-51.
 Ahmad T, Aibinu AA. Project delivery attributes influencing green building project outcomes: A review and future research directions. Built Environment Project and Asset Management. 2017 Nov 16;7(5):471-89.
 Molenaar K, Sobin N, Gransberg D, McCuen T, Korkmaz S, Horman M. Sustainable, high performance projects and project delivery methods: A state-of-practice report. Charles Pankow Foundation. 2009 Sep 1.
 K Korkmaz S, Swarup L, Horman M, Riley D, Molenaar K, Sobin N, Gransberg D. Influence of project delivery methods on achieving sustainable high performance buildings report on case studies. The Charles Pankow Foundation. 2010 May 21.
 Korkmaz S, Riley D, Horman M. Assessing project delivery for sustainable, high-performance buildings through mixed methods. Architectural Engineering and Design Management. 2011 Nov 1;7(4):266-74.
 Mollaoglu-Korkmaz S, Swarup L, Riley D. Delivering sustainable, high-performance buildings: Influence of project delivery methods on integration and project outcomes. Journal of Management in Engineering. 2011 Dec 12;29(1):71-8.
 S El Sawalhi NI, El Agha O. Multi-Attribute Utility Theory for Selecting an Appropriate Procurement Method in the Construction Projects. Journal of Construction in Developing Countries. 2017;22(1):75-96.
 Alencastro J, Fuertes A, De Wilde P. Delivering energy-efficient social housing: implications of the procurement process. Procedia Engineering. 2017 Jan 1;182:10-7.
 Jones B. Integrated project delivery (IPD) for maximizing design and construction considerations regarding sustainability. Procedia Engineering. 2014 Jan 1;95:528-38.
 Qin X, Mo Y, Jing L. Risk perceptions of the life-cycle of green buildings in China. Journal of Cleaner Production. 2016 Jul 10;126:148-58.
 Rose MR. The client satisfaction of green building procurement systems (Doctoral dissertation).
 Martin H, Lewis TM, Petersen A. Factors affecting the choice of construction project delivery in developing oil and gas economies. Architectural Engineering and Design Management. 2016 May 3;12(3):170-88.
 Naoum S, Egbu C. Critical review of procurement method research in construction journals. Procedia Economics and Finance. 2015 Jan 1;21:6-13.
 Naoum SG, Egbu C. Modern selection criteria for procurement methods in construction: A state-of-the-art literature review and a survey. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business. 2016 Apr 4;9(2):309-36.
 Carpenter N, Bausman DC. Project delivery method performance for public school construction: Design-bid-build versus CM at risk. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 2016 Apr 19;142(10):05016009.
 Franz B, Leicht R, Molenaar K, Messner J. Impact of team integration and group cohesion on project delivery performance. Journal of construction engineering and management. 2016 Aug 5;143(1):04016088.
 Franz BW, Leicht RM, Riley DR. Project impacts of specialty mechanical contractor design involvement in the health care industry: Comparative case study. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 2013 Aug 15;139(9):1091-7.
 Mesa HA, Molenaar KR, Alarcón LF. Exploring performance of the integrated project delivery process on complex building projects. International Journal of Project Management. 2016 Oct 1;34(7):1089-101.
 Miller G, Furneaux CW, Davis P, Love P, O'Donnell A. Built environment procurement practice: Impediments to innovation and opportunities for changes. 2009
 Masterman J. An Introduction to Building Procurement Systems. Routledge; 2003 Sep 2.
 Bower D, editor. Management of procurement. Thomas Telford; 2003.
 Morledge, R., Smith, A. and Kashiwagi, D. T. (2006) Building procurement. RICS Research 2006
 Morledge R, Smith A. Building procurement. John Wiley & Sons; 2013 Feb 19.. Wiley.
 Ruparathna R, Hewage K. Review of contemporary construction procurement practices. Journal of management in engineering. 2013 Nov 21;31(3):04014038.
 A Azhar N, Kang Y, Ahmad IU. Factors influencing integrated project delivery in publicly owned construction projects: an information modelling perspective. Procedia Engineering. 2014 Jan 1;77:213-21.
 Hong Y, Chan DW, Chan AP, Yeung JF. Critical analysis of partnering research trend in construction journals. Journal of management in engineering. 2011 Aug 20;28(2):82-95.
 Walker D, Hampson K, editors. Procurement strategies: A relationship-based approach. John Wiley & Sons; 2008 Apr 15.
 Walker DH, Hampson KD. Procurement strategies: a relationship-based approach. Blackwell, Oxford, UK (2003
 Robinson H, Symonds B, Gilbertson B, Ilozor B, editors. Design Economics for the Built Environment: Impact of Sustainability on Project Evaluation. John Wiley & Sons; 2015 Jun 15.
 Buntaine MT, Parks BC. When do environmentally focused assistance projects achieve their objectives? Evidence from World Bank post-project evaluations. Global Environmental Politics. 2013 May;13(2):65-88.
 Chan AP, Chan AP. Key performance indicators for measuring construction success. Benchmarking: an international journal. 2004 Apr 1;11(2):203-21.
 Liu AM, Walker A. Evaluation of project outcomes. Construction Management & Economics. 1998 Mar 1;16(2):209-19.
 Frefer AA, Mahmoud M, Haleema H, Almamlook R. Overview Success Criteria and Critical Factors in Project Management. Ind Eng Manage. 2018;7(244):2169-0316.
 A Albert M, Balve P, Spang K. Evaluation of project success: a structured literature review. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business. 2017 Sep 5;10(4):796-821.
 Müller R, Turner R. The influence of project managers on project success criteria and project success by type of project. European management journal. 2007 Aug 1;25(4):298-309.
 Lam EW, Chan AP, Chan DW. Benchmarking the performance of design-build projects: Development of project success index. Benchmarking: An International Journal. 2007 Sep 4;14(5):624-38.
 Müller R, Jugdev K. Critical success factors in projects: Pinto, Slevin, and Prescott–the elucidation of project success. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business. 2012 Sep 7;5(4):757-75.
 Silvius AG, Schipper R. A conceptual model for exploring the relationship between sustainability and project success. Procedia Computer Science. 2015 Jan 1;64:334-42.
 WCED SW. World Commission on Environment and Development. Our common future. 1987 Jan 29.
 Isa R, Emuze F, Das D, Awuzie BO. Modeling a transformational route to infrastructure sustainability in South Africa. Built Environment Project and Asset Management. 2018 May 14;8(2):147-59
 Liu AM, Lau WS, Fellows R. The contributions of environmental management systems towards project outcome: Case studies in Hong Kong. Architectural Engineering and Design Management. 2012 Aug 1;8(3):160-9.
 Williams K, Dair C. A framework for assessing the sustainability of brownfield developments. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 2007 Jan 1;50(1):23-40.
 McCabe A, Parker R, Brown K. Social outcomes in the construction industry: the case of the Western Australian ‘Percent for Art’policy. Construction Management and Economics. 2011 Sep 1;29(9):929-41.
 Hueskes M, Verhoest K, Block T. Governing public–private partnerships for sustainability: An analysis of procurement and governance practices of PPP infrastructure projects. International Journal of Project Management. 2017 Aug 1;35(6):1184-95.
 B Burnett J. Sustainability and sustainable buildings. HKIE Transactions. 2007 Jan 1;14(3):1-9.
 Lee HW, Tommelein ID, Ballard G. Energy-related risk management in integrated project delivery. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 2013 Jun 13;139(12):A4013001.
 Gough D, Oliver S, Thomas J, editors. An introduction to systematic reviews. Sage; 2017 Mar 28.
 Boland A, Cherry G, Dickson R, editors. Doing a systematic review: A student's guide. Sage; 2017 Oct 9.
 SShan M, Hwang BG. Green Building Rating Systems: Global Reviews of Practices and Research Efforts. Sustainable Cities and Society. 2018 Feb 24.
 Zhao X, Zuo J, Wu G, Huang C. A bibliometric review of green building research 2000–2016. Architectural Science Review. 2018 Jun 13:1-5.
 Bernardi E, Carlucci S, Cornaro C, Bohne RA. An analysis of the most adopted rating systems for assessing the environmental impact of buildings. Sustainability. 2017 Jul 13;9(7):1226.
 Awadh O. Sustainability and green building rating systems: LEED, BREEAM, GSAS and Estidama critical analysis. Journal of Building Engineering. 2017 May 31;11:25-9.
 Alnaser NW, Flanagan R. The need of sustainable buildings construction in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Building and Environment. 2007 Jan 1;42(1):495-506.
 Beu L. So, who is accountable?. ASHRAE Journal. 2014;56(1):68.
 Dahl P, Horman M, Pohlman T, Pulaski M. Evaluating design-build-operate-maintain delivery as a tool for sustainability. In Construction Research Congress 2005: Broadening Perspectives 2005 (pp. 1-10).
 Ferme L, Zuo J, Rameezdeen R. Improving Collaboration among Stakeholders in Green Building Projects: Role of Early Contractor Involvement. Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction. 2018 Jun 27;10(4):04518020.
 El Asmar M, Hanna AS, Loh WY. Quantifying performance for the integrated project delivery system as compared to established delivery systems. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 2013 Jun 1;139(11):04013012.
 Ali AK, Badinelli R. Novel Integration of Sustainable and Construction Decisions into the Design Bid Build Project Delivery Method Using BPMN. Procedia Engineering. 2016 Jan 1;145:164-71.
 Hellmund AJ, Van Den Wymelenberg KG, Baker K. Facing the challenges of integrated design and project delivery. Energy Engineering. 2008 Nov 1;105(6):36-47.
 Castro-Lacouture D, Ospina-Alvarado AM, Roper KO. AEC+ P+ F integration with green project delivery and lean focus. Journal of Green Building. 2008 Nov 1;3(4):154-76.
 Rochette A. Integrated Project Delivery: Lessons from the Field. Energy Engineering. 2018 Jan 1;115(1):47-59.
 Ajayi SO, Oyedele LO. Critical design factors for minimising waste in construction projects: A structural equation modelling approach. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 2018 Oct 31;137:302-13.
 Olanipekun AO, Xia B, Hon C, Hu Y. Project owners’ motivation for delivering green building projects. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 2017 Jul 5;143(9):04017068.
 Azari R, Kim YW. Integration evaluation framework for integrated design teams of green buildings: Development and validation. Journal of Management in Engineering. 2015 Dec 28;32(3):04015053.
 Badi S. Public sustainable-energy requirements and innovation in UK PFI school projects. Construction Management and Economics. 2017 Apr 3;35(4):218-38.
 Kovacic I, Müller C. Challenges for the implementation of integrated design in the planning practice. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences. 2014 Mar 19;119:529-38.
 Sobin N, Molenaar K, Gransberg D. Sustainability by..." A Synthesis of Procurement Approaches for High Performance Buildings. In Construction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice 2010 (pp. 1366-13
 Gultekin P, Mollaoglu-Korkmaz S, Riley DR, Leicht RM. Process indicators to track effectiveness of high-performance green building projects. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 2013 Aug 6;139(12):A4013005.
 Hamza N, Greenwood D. Energy conservation regulations: Impacts on design and procurement of low energy buildings. Building and environment. 2009 May 1;44(5):929-36.
 Diaz-Sarachaga JM, Jato-Espino D, Alsulami B, Castro-Fresno D. Evaluation of existing sustainable infrastructure rating systems for their application in developing countries. Ecological indicators. 2016 Dec 1;71:491-502.
 Herazo B, Lizarralde G. The influence of green building certifications in collaboration and innovation processes. Construction Management and Economics. 2015 Apr 3;33(4):279-98.