Evaluation of How Sustainable Construction Supervision is AssessedThe Survey

Evaluation of how sustainable construction

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Evaluation of How Sustainable Construction Supervision is Assessed—The Survey Results In assessing the sustainable construction supervision process performed by the supervision authorities, the authors decided that, in addition to the theoretical analysis of the research area, it was necessary to focus the subsequent survey on identifying the main factors influencing the supervision process performed by the supervision authority from the constructor’s perspective, i.e., revealing which activities promote sustainable construction supervision and which should be further improved in the process. The first part of the survey provides general information about the respondents. In total, 47.4% of the respondents are certified by the Latvian Association of the Civil Engineers, 17% by the Latvian Association of Heat, Gas, and Water Technology Engineers, 14.3% by the Latvian Association of Energy Constructors. Furthermore, 52.8% of the respondents are between 30 and 50 years old, 40.7% of the respondents are 50 and more years of age, and 6.5% are less than 30 years of age. Additionally, 76.7% of respondents have education equal to the sixth level of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) in the European Higher Education Area. The second part of the survey provides information about the respondents’ view on the performed supervision process. The main activities that should be further improved by the supervision authority in the process of the construction supervision are outlined in Table 2 . Based on the results, the authors can conclude that most of the respondents cited “bureaucracy”, “ambiguous interpretation of regulations”, “lack of qualified professionals”, and “lack of clearly defined control criteria” as the most important factors negatively influencing the supervision process performed by the supervision authority toward the achievement of sustainability.
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J. Open Innov. Technol. Mark. Complex. 2019 , 5 , 47 7 of 11 Table 2. The most frequent impact factors influencing negatively the achievement of sustainability in the supervision process. No Impact Factor Frequency (%) of all Respondents Order 1. Bureaucracy 26 1 2. Ambiguous interpretation of regulations 12 2 3. Lack of qualified professionals 11 3 4. Lack of clearly defined control criteria 10 4 5. Formal approach 9 5 6. Not using new technologies 8 6 7. Corruption 8 7 8. Lack of methodical materials 6 8 9. Lack of united order in the performance of procedures 5 9 10. Lack of collaboration with the parties involved 5 10 The results of the survey on factors that, according to the respondents, have a positive impact on the tendency to reach sustainability in the construction process are outlined in Table 3 . Table 3. The most frequent impact factors influencing positively the achievement of sustainability in the supervision process.
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