Document Type : Research Article
Airports are vital national resources that play a prominent role in transportation of passengers and freight in domestic and international commerce. Airports authorities are vying to capture the lion’s share of the regional and global market while air travel is growing in popularity all over the globe, and mammoth projects are underway to keep up, new and expanded airports are need to meet that rampant demand. The available sustainability tools and rating systems need to better incorporate the broader socioeconomic settings associated with the built environment, In other words, Due to the lack of indigenous indicators, it is necessary to identify the significant indicators in this industry. This paper introduces significant assessment indicators (SAIs) for evaluating the sustainability performance of airport projects. A questionnaire survey among practitioners across the nation confirmed the necessity and identified priority Indicators of sustainability. Data for analyzing the significance of the assessment indicators collected through a questionnaire survey that given to three groups of experts, encompass government officials, professionals, and clients and Delphi method and Cronbach’s alpha coefficient method has used in this study to evaluate the data reliability. This paper demonstrates the importance of sustainability knowledge, indicators, as a positive step towards meeting Sustainability in airport projects. Finally the authors presented 52 SAIs of airport construction projects according to Iran conditions that is consistent with the principles of sustainable development.