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This paper shows that management has dominant influences on sustainable construction practices in Hong
Kong. Improving construction business performance along with sustainable development is widely appreciated. Major
factors affecting sustainable performance are social, economic and environmental considerations. This has led to the development
of various management approaches to advise construction participants on how to improve their performance
with a view of bringing satisfactory project sustainable performance across the full construction project life cycle. In particular,
methods to improve environmental performance in construction have been extensively investigated. Recent studies
have presented methods to mitigate barriers in implementing environmental management in construction. However, these
studies are driven by examining the nature of construction activities rather than the management strategies that drive sustainable
practice. This paper examines management-related reasons which hinder the implementation of sustainable construction
in practice. A construction project participant collaboration framework is developed to improve communication
among project participants towards sustainable construction implementation. Future opportunities and challenges are identified
for various parties engaging in construction activities to provide effective contributions to sustainable development.
This research work also provides useful references in examining sustainable construction practice.