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Sicotte, Hélène (author), De Serres, Andrée (author), Ménard, Virginie (author), Delerue, Hélène (author)
Like activity-based workspaces, innovative spaces are deemed to be efficient and flexible, but they are most often called upon to support collaborative and creative team work instead of individual whom sometime will work in a team. Our research objective is to further explore the links between the project team and its space to identify...
conference paper 2017
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Forlati, S. (author)
This paper investigates how the format of architectural competitions influences the degree of innovation achievable. Innovation can be defined as a new combination of means and aims. The applicability of the notions concerning innovation developed the management and social disciplines to architecture has received little attention– especially for...
conference paper 2014
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Lees, T. (author), Sexton, M. (author)
The UK has set a target for a reduction in CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050 compared to 1990 levels. The domestic sector accounts for 25% of UK emissions from the generation of heat and electricity for homes. For this sector to move to a low-carbon path, it will need to transform the environmental performance of housing. The transformation will...
conference paper 2011
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Hansen, R. (author), Prins, M. (author), Straub, A. (author)
In most literature integrated contracting and procurement is assumed to result in more innovative solutions as a result of the intended process integration. This paper explores Design Build Finance Maintain Operate (DBFMO) cases in the Netherlands on resulting innovations focusing on maintenance and energy-use. It is assumed that in DBFMO...
conference paper 2011
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Boussemaere, N. (author)
Today in many of our neighbouring countries ‘working together in integrated project teams’, using groupware and BIM, is the future way of process thinking in the building practice. Everyone is convinced that ‘teams outperform individuals’! Especially when diverse skills, judgement and experiences can enhance the project’s outcome. This paper...
conference paper 2011
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Bismarchi, L.F. (author), Loschiavo dos Santos, M.C. (author)
The building sector is one of the most strategic sectors everywhere in the sustainability context because of it´s socioeconomic role as one of the largest employers and also because of it´s evironmental role as one of the world´s biggest polluter. The adoption of a performance based procurement process to implement the Brazilian public housing...
conference paper 2011
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Rose, T.M. (author), Manley, K. (author)
This paper draws on a major study the authors conducted for the Australian Government in 2009. It focuses on the diffusion issues surrounding the uptake of sustainable building and construction products in Australia. Innovative sustainable products can minimise the environmental impact during construction, while maximising asset performance,...
conference paper 2011
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Raisbeck, P. (author)
What are the organisational paradoxes that beset the design process in architectural firms? As innovative knowledge workers and system integrators architects are often called upon to produce innovative and custom designed buildings. Architects can be characterized as knowledge intensive professionals who help to lead innovation. However, most of...
conference paper 2011
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Bröchner, J. (author)
Productivity increase in the construction industry is often seen as low. Construction innovation projects could be prioritized partly based on expected contribution to industry productivity. Quality change in construction outputs and inputs is crucial. The purpose is to explore new output quality indicators. The analysis draws upon life cycle...
conference paper 2011
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Lenferink, S. (author), Hoezen, M.E.L. (author)
In 2004 the European Commission introduced the competitive dialogue as a procurement procedure to enable for an open public-private dialogue leading to more innovation, increased competition and more trust. Since 2004 this procedure has been increasingly applied in complex Dutch road infrastructure projects. In this paper experiences from...
conference paper 2011
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Thuesen, C. (author), Koch, C. (author)
By adopting a theoretical framework from strategic niche management research (SNM) this paper presents an analysis of the innovation system of the Danish Construction industry. Theories within SNM look upon innovation in a sector as a socio-technical phenomenon and identify three levels of socio-technical interaction within which sectorial...
conference paper 2011
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Eriksson, P.E. (author)
Organizational ambidexterity refers to an organization’s ability to both exploit existing knowledge, assets, and positions for short-term profits and also explore new knowledge, technologies, and markets to enhance long-term development. Ambidexterity research has mostly focused on firm or business unit levels. Studies dealing purely with...
conference paper 2011
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Bajracharya, A. (author)
This paper presents a case of group housing project that was new of its kind implemented in the underdeveloped economy of Nepal. The concept of the project as a whole has been taken as a contextual innovation because of its newness and uniqueness in the context of the country at the time of implementation. This study presents a detail account of...
conference paper 2011
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Lindley, J. (author)
This paper shares the experiences of delivering dedicated curriculum in sustainable design (BA & MA Programmes at the University for the Creative Arts) and integrating sustainability into already congested Product Design Programmes (BA & BSc Programmes at the University of Hertfordshire). With the former sustainability is the key driver for...
conference paper 2010
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Wang, Y. (author), Eames, M. (author)
With the rapid development of its iron and coal industries, by the mid-18th Century South Wales arguably emerged as the world’s first carbon-based economy. Since the mid-20th century ‘landscape’ changes, associated with: i) energy regime shifts from coal to oil and gas; and ii) globalisation and neo-liberalism have combined to drive the equally...
conference paper 2010
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Van Bommel, H.W.M. (author)
The need to pay attention to social and environmental aspects in the supply network of companies is hardly discussed anymore. But how a good strategy and related activities can be selected and implemented is a question that remains. Strategies and activities found in practice seem to be based on ad hoc decisions and not systematic and rational...
conference paper 2010
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Venselaar, J. (author), Van der Kelft, D. (author), Van Aart, R. (author)
Most companies find it difficult to integrate sustainability in their business strategy in such way that it will „pay off?. Sustainability with its opportunities and challenges are not understood in its real meaning for their business. A major factor is that a distinction in essential and non-essential (and even irrelevant) issues for the core...
conference paper 2010
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Crul, M. (author), Schnitzer, H. (author)
Innovation and Innovation Management are essential instruments and methodologies to manage the changes that society and its productive sector are facing in order to find the right balance between competitiveness, trade demands, social equity and sustainable development. A clear role in this can be played by the local universities and by an...
conference paper 2010
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