Opportunities for Practicing Sustainable Building Construction in Kurdistan Region, Iraq

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Lawand Wirya Shawkat
Salar Salah Muhy Al-Din
Duško Kuzović


Construction sector of Kurdistan region of Republic of Iraq has witnessed a huge development in construction sector last ten years. However, there are lack of awareness and legislation regarding the sustainable construction in buildings sector. The aim of the paper is to find the required mechanism to introduce sustainable practice and implement sustainable construction in the buildings construction sector at Northern Iraq. The main objectives in this study are identifying the barriers in sustainable construction at Northern Iraq and investigate the law and regulations in dealing with these barriers.


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Wirya Shawkat, L., Salah Muhy Al-Din, S., & Kuzović, D. (2018). Opportunities for Practicing Sustainable Building Construction in Kurdistan Region, Iraq. International Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs, 2(1), 69-101. Retrieved from http://ijcua.com/index.php/ijcua/article/view/39


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