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Sustainability: Business Drivers and Managerial Implications

Guest Editors: Dr. Yasangika Sandanayake (University of Moratuwa), Dr. Anupa Manewa (Liverpool John Moores University) & Dr. Jacky K. H. Chung (National University of Singapore).

Sustainability is now accepted as one of the critical considerations in our built environment. Mainstreaming sustainability into business and managerial activities must be an important part of any successful sustainability agenda. This special issue aims to identify and explore the variety of business drivers that should justify and motivate through-life sustainability of built assets, as well as the wide range of managerial implications in achieving such sustainability – at strategic and/or operational levels. High quality papers reporting original research on the development and validation of conceptual frameworks and/or on significant findings from empirical research, are encouraged. The following sub-themes, are indicative of the scope of papers expected, but this list is not exhaustive:

• Green buildings and sustainable infrastructure
• Low carbon initiatives and implementation 
• Innovative technologies and smart techniques
• Procurement, processes,  and performance 
• Policies, standards and practices
• Legislation, compliance and dispute minimisation/ resolution
• Stakeholder engagement
• Cost and value considerations and trade-offs
• Benefit realisation and strategic advantage
• Supply chain drivers, integration and performance enhancers
• Design, use and adaptability
• Operations management, incentives and challenges
• Disposal and decommissioning
• Corporate social responsibility

Information and Instructions for submissions:

The closing date for submission of manuscripts is 30 September 2015. 

This special issue is scheduled to be published in early 2017. 

Author guidelines must be strictly followed and can be found on the journal web site at:

Submissions to Built Environment Project and Asset Management must necessarily be through ScholarOne Manuscripts. Registration and access are available at:

Authors targeting this issue, should select (from the drop-down menu) the special issue “Sustainability: Business Drivers and Managerial Implications” when you reach the relevant question in Step 4 of the submission process i.e. the question: “Please select the issue you are submitting to”

Submitted articles must not have been previously published, nor should they be submitted for consideration for publication elsewhere, while under review for this journal.

The Guest Editors will conduct an initial review of submitted papers. Those judged suitable to be reviewed for this special issue will be sent to at least two independent referees for double blind peer review, after which submissions may be recommended for revisions and further review, acceptance or rejection.

As you may know, BEPAM being an internationally established journal, is encouraged by CIB, recognised by the Australian Business Deans Council and indexed in SCOPUS, etc. The Editor-in-Chief Professor Mohan Kumaraswamy is affiliated to the University of Hong Kong and IIT Madras, India.

For further information on the journal, please visit

Guest Editors

Dr. Yasangika Sandanayake,
Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Anupa Manewa
School of Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Jacky K. H. Chung
School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, Singapore 
Email: [email protected]