Manuscript received March 15, 2023; revised May 28, 2023; accepted August 2, 2023.
Abstract—Sustainable construction has been gaining a lot of attention recently due to its positive impact on the environment and natural resources. A crucial decision that affects the success of sustainable construction projects is the selection of project delivery methods. Current available literature focuses on the selection criteria for project delivery methods in traditional construction projects with little research towards the selection criteria that deserve the most attention in sustainable construction projects. This research sets out to identify the most significant criteria for selection of project delivery methods in sustainable construction. Literature review was conducted to extract a list of the most cited selection criteria, twenty were shortlisted and used to create a questionnaire survey that was then distributed among construction professionals within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to gather their perceptions on the significance of each of these criteria. 110 questionnaires were returned and used for analysis. The Relative Importance Index was calculated in order to rank the criteria. The five most significant criteria were: contractor’s capability and experience, capitalize on well-defined scope, control cost growth, reduce risks and control time growth.
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