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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2005 Vol.6 No.4 P.339~349

http://doi.org/10.1631/jzus.2005.A0339


Application of system dynamics for assessment of sustainable performance of construction projects


Author(s):  SHEN L.Y., WU Y.Z., CHAN E.H.W., HAO J.L.

Affiliation(s):  Building & Real Estate Department, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   wuyuzhe@zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Construction project, Project life cycle, Project sustainable performance (PSP), Sustainable development ability (SDA), System dynamics, Simulation


SHEN L.Y., WU Y.Z., CHAN E.H.W., HAO J.L.. Application of system dynamics for assessment of sustainable performance of construction projects[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2005, 6(4): 339~349.

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Abstract: 
Sustainable performance is expected to become a major factor when examining the feasibility of a construction project in terms of its life cycle performance. The study on which this paper is based developed a simulation model, using system dynamics methodology, to assess the sustainable performance of projects. Three major factors are used to examine project sustainable performance (PSP): the sustainability of economic development (E), the sustainability of social development (S), and the sustainability of environmental development (En). Sustainable development ability (SDA) was used as a prototype to evaluate the degree of sustainable performance. The simulation software ‘ithink’ was used to help with the application of the model to a real life case. This paper explains and demonstrates the procedures used to develop the model and finally offers an approach for assessing the feasibility of a construction project in terms of its sustainable performance.

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