Investigating the relationship between construction supply chain integration and sustainable use of material: Evidence from China

Ningshuang Zeng, Yan Liu, Chao Mao, Markus König

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Abstract

Environmental burdens arise in the whole life cycle of construction. Waste and pollution are produced in the upstream and downstream of a construction project along the supply chains. The interdependency between on-site construction and off-site logistics also leads to an expansion effect of waste when a disturbance occurs. A related supply chain activated by construction activities should be taken into account to improve the sustainability in construction from a material and waste management perspective. However, it is unknown how the supply chain integration could contribute to the sustainable use of materials in construction. Therefore, an empirical investigation is conducted. A research model with eight latent-constructs is designed through a comprehensive literature review, and 70 completed survey questionnaires are received. Using PLS-SEM (partial least squares-structural equation modeling), sample data is analyzed and seven research hypotheses are examined. Results support the assumption that the construction supply chain integration had a positive correlation with the sustainable use of construction materials. Discussion and relevant suggestions are given for the future research.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3581
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Volume10
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2018

Keywords

  • Construction supply chain
  • PLS-SEM
  • Supply chain integration
  • Sustainability

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