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Sustainable development in the building sector

a Canadian case study on the alignment of strategic and tactical management

Increasingly, organizations view sustainable development principles as a key tool in aligning their strategic plans with specific objectives and procedures used for managing projects. However, more research is needed to identify how sustainable development contributes to aligning longer-term strategic management of clients in the building sector with their short-term needs for construction project management. The paper begins with a review of sustainable perspectives and their application in the building sector through the sustainable construction concept. The concept of strategic management and tactical management is presented, which highlights the gaps that exist between the two approaches. A case study approach and other qualitative methods used are also explained.
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