Document Type

Conference Paper


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Publication Details

The 4th International Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) Conference, 6-7 September 2018, Dublin, Ireland


The Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sector is a rich environment, involving the use of expertise at various levels with much intensity and in unique situations. In the attainment of sustainable construction, construction sustainability performance is indispensable. The participants implementing sustainable construction practices are key to a sustainable construction sector. This study seeks to understand the level of sustainability expertise in the Irish AEC sector which is part of an ongoing research at the Technological University of Dublin, within the School of Surveying and Construction Management. The early explorative phase of this research involves getting a depth of understanding as to the level of sustainability expertise in the Irish AEC sector. The study adopts a bibliometric review as its method to explore how the sector has begun to change its practice around addressing sustainability expertise and performance. The outcome of this review confirms that a number of gaps do exist in the Irish AEC sector with regard to sustainability expertise in skills shortage and the need for skills development.