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The Impact of Sustainability Rating Systems on Health and Safety in Building Projects. / Huang, Jieling; Abadi, Mohamed; Manu, Patrick; Cheung, Clara.

In: Proceedings of The Institution of Civil Engineers: Management, Procurement and Law, 05.05.2022.

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Huang, J, Abadi, M, Manu, P & Cheung, C 2022, 'The Impact of Sustainability Rating Systems on Health and Safety in Building Projects', Proceedings of The Institution of Civil Engineers: Management, Procurement and Law. https://doi.org/10.1680/jmapl.22.00005

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Huang J, Abadi M, Manu P, Cheung C. The Impact of Sustainability Rating Systems on Health and Safety in Building Projects. Proceedings of The Institution of Civil Engineers: Management, Procurement and Law. 2022 May 5. https://doi.org/10.1680/jmapl.22.00005

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Huang, Jieling ; Abadi, Mohamed ; Manu, Patrick ; Cheung, Clara. / The Impact of Sustainability Rating Systems on Health and Safety in Building Projects. In: Proceedings of The Institution of Civil Engineers: Management, Procurement and Law. 2022.

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