Ensuring operational performance for promoting sustainable practices in Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects in the UK

Rashid Maqbool, Liam O’Rourke, Saleha Ashfaq, Yahya Rashid

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A great deal of focus has been placed by different governments on their construction industries as it is known for being a large polluter of the planet, as well as being a huge consumer of energy and emitter of carbon. The research was completed by investigating major PPP themes related to UK (namely, challenges to UK construction, operational performance of PPP projects, and drivers of PPP projects). To ensure enough participants were reached, the snowball sampling technique was used to collect data from 156 industrial professionals. Relative importance index (RII) analysis was performed to check the ranking of the factors, and to determine the significance of each factor. This analysis revealed a large significance on time and cost management issues within the challenges to UK construction section. Sustainability presented highly significant results relating to modern methods of construction like BIM as well as the use of modern schemes such as the PF2 (Private Finance 2) scheme. This was also found to be an important factor in the operational performance of PPP projects as well as resolving financial and fiscal issues within the public sector. This research can support public and private sectors to develop advanced collaborative networks to boost productivity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASC 2023 Proceedings
Place of PublicationAuburn, US
PublisherAssociated Schools of Construction
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2023
Event59th Annual Associated Schools of Construction International Conference - Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Apr 20235 Apr 2023
Conference number: 59


Conference59th Annual Associated Schools of Construction International Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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