A Legal Management Model for Sustainable Development in Construction Industry

Document Type : Research Article (with quantitative approaches)


1 Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Civil Engineering, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University,

3 Professor, Faculty of Management and Accounting, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran

4 Professor, Faculty of Law, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.


The principles and methods related to Sustainable development are emerging and evolving over time. The rapid growth of science and its specialization have led to a new phenomenon called "Science Divergence". Occasionally, different scientific activities have different and sometimes contradictory effects on a particular topic. Legal, management, and engineering activities related to the development of green buildings affect and influence each other. They are to some extent fallowing the science divergence phenomenon. Hence, it is vital to rearrange the efforts of these three activities (management, engineering, and law) in the same direction to avoid later conflicts. This will also be a great help to find an optimum path towards sustainability.
The main purpose of this study is to identify the requirements of constructing green buildings, by keeping technical, legal and management indicators and principals in mind; to ensure the achievement of the sustainable development objectives. For this purpose, a qualitative approach (snowball researching method) combined with a quantitative researching method was used. This study, resulted in designing a Legal Management Model regarding the requirements, obstacles and indicators of sustainable buildings.


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