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Innovation in the Construction Process; a comparison with Complex Product Systems
Lund University, Lund, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7585-0718
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Abstract [en]

Innovations in construction materials and components are made without being integrated with other materials and components. It is not even enough with innovations only in construction materials and components. This paper is mainly a literature study of research regarding Complex Product Systems (CoPS) and the construction process. The construction process can be compared with theories concerning another context, as in the case of theories of CoPS. According to theory, one problem in a construction process is that solving single issues is not adequate as the required result is often influenced by other issues, confounding the expected outcome. CoPS focuses on system design, knowledge transfer, cross co-operation interactions and communication, and skills and knowledge. It is necessary that these focus work well to achieve an innovation process. Using traditional forms of cooperation, these areas often pose problems in the construction process. The forms of co-operation, which have greater potential than others, are those that do not separate design from production.

Keyword [en]
Construction process, innovation process, systems, CoPS
National Category
Construction Management
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-31795OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-31795DiVA: diva2:953608
Available from: 2016-08-18 Created: 2016-08-18 Last updated: 2016-12-16Bibliographically approved
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1. Innovation in the Construction Process: A Theoretical Framework
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2002 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The demands on the construction industry can be met either by fulfilling them by applying existing knowledge and solutions or by creating something new. Trying to meet demands with existing knowledge and solutions is only possible to a certain point, beyond which it is necessary to create something new.

This thesis aims to create a theoretical framework for new forms of co-operation that encourage innovative procedures. The theoretical framework is based on innovation theories.

Findings suggest that motivation to innovate is important. It is mainly the client who can provide the incentives for innovation, while it is mainly a malfunctioning process that breaks them down. The process is very much the result of the forms of co-operation used. In the comparison between the construction process and the innovation process eight aspects are found, which are directly influenced by how the co-operation forms are function, namely, allowing the actors to be involved during an extended period of every project, communication, contractual incentives to encourage innovation, early involvement of the different parties, learning, relationship and co-operation with other parties, risk and reward, and support for the idea of longer relationships between the actors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Division of Construction Management, Lund Institute of Technology, 2002. 56, 15, 16, 16 p.
Series
Construction management publications, ISSN 1651-0380
Keyword
Innovation
National Category
Construction Management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-30665 (URN)91-631-2570-6 (ISBN)
Supervisors
Funder
Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research
Note

Funding: SSF, SBUF & Malmö-Lunds Byggmästareförening

Available from: 2016-08-18 Created: 2016-04-01 Last updated: 2016-12-16Bibliographically approved

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