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  • 1.
    Hjort, Bengt
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Sustainability, Innovation and Management in Building (SIMB).
    Larsson, Bengt
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Sustainability, Innovation and Management in Building (SIMB).
    Widén, Kristian
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Sustainability, Innovation and Management in Building (SIMB).
    Adoption of a Working Environment Innovation: “Rollout Bar Carpets”2015In: Proceedings CIB W099 Belfast 2015 / [ed] Mike Behm & Ciaran McAleenan, Downpatrick: EEI Publishing , 2015, p. 417-425Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Work environment problems associated with reinforcement work at constructions sites are often great and difficult. This applies especially to the ergonomic situation. The situation is particularly difficult in connection with reinforcement in horizontal structural elements such as slabs and foundation slabs on the ground, where several of the most difficult load factors occur. Since about 15 years there is an innovation (rollout bar carpets) available on the Swedish market. This innovation can many times be used at these structural elements and gives both time savings and working environmental benefits. Despite this the innovation has been and is adopted rather seldom. The reasons for this have been studied through semi structured interviews with with design-engineers, site-managers, workers and persons working at a reinforcement manufacturing company. The main results from the study are as follows: i) Rollout bar carpets have a potential of improving both work environment and time consumption on site. However, this may not be enough in itself to achieve a general adoption of the technology. ii) The implementation and adoption of innovations in construction may be more complex than the novelty of the innovation may suggest. This is due to the contextual delimitations of a project-based industry and the different roles in the construction process.

  • 2.
    Hjort, Bengt
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Sustainability, Innovation and Management in Building (SIMB).
    Lindgren, John
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Sustainability, Innovation and Management in Building (SIMB).
    Larsson, Bengt
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Sustainability, Innovation and Management in Building (SIMB).
    Emmit, Stephen
    School of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom.
    Success Factors Related to Industrialized Building in Sweden2014In: CIB International Conference 2014: W55/65/89/92/96/102/117 & TG72/74/81/83: Construction in a Changing World: Book of Abstracts / [ed] Dilanthi Amaratunga, Richard Haigh, Les Ruddock, Kaushal Keraminiyage, Udayangani Kulatunga & Chaminda Pathirage, Salford: School of the Built Environment, University of Salford , 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    During the last decade there has been intense discussion in Sweden about industrialization in construction. The discussion has focused on industrialization in connection with erection of multi dwelling houses. It has been argued that industrialization is a key factor as regards obtaining affordable high-quality dwellings. During the last ten years some new industrialization concepts have been developed and tested. Even though some concepts have failed others have been more successful and are under further development. Industrialization is a reality within the Swedish construction sector and can be assumed to play an important role in the future as regards obtaining affordable high-quality dwellings. In this paper success factors related to four industrialized building concepts/methods are described and discussed. The review is based on available literature relating to each of the concepts/methods/producers, from which it was possible to ascertain success and failure factors.

  • 3.
    Larsson, Bengt
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Beslutsfattande med olika tidsperspektiv2005In: Energi och bebyggelse: teknik och politik, Stockholm: Forskningsrådet Formas, 2005, p. 55-62Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Varför går det så trögt att förändra byggandet så att det blir långsiktigt hållbart? Tekniken finns; det är beslutsfattandet som är stötestenen. Honnörsorden får stå tillbaka för kortsiktiga vinster. Det behövs mer på forskning om drivkrafter för hållbara beslut. Ekonomer och beteendevetare skulle kunna hitta lösningar för både kortsiktig och långsiktig lönsamhet.

  • 4.
    Larsson, Bengt
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Climate change: using robustness as a policy response2004In: Building Research & Information, ISSN 0961-3218, E-ISSN 1466-4321, Vol. 32, no 1, p. 71-74Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This commentary paper deals two issues: There is an insecurity of the predicted climate change and its impact on the built environment and there is a big time gap between the timescale for the climate change predictions and the timescale that is used for making decisions about the built environment. It is advocated that long term decisions for the built environment must be based on reliable predictions and if they are not the decisions will often make more damage than if no decisions were made at all. It is also stated that very few of the stakeholders in the building process have taken any actions to respond to the expected climate change. There is a total discrepancy between the climate change perspective and the stakeholders’ decision making perspective and it is therefore probably more efficient to cope to the current climate situation than to adapt to an uncertain very long-term climate change. For long term climate changes, robustness in the built environment probably is a more valid strategy.

  • 5.
    Larsson, Bengt
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Weather Protection Systems: Experiences from Three Construction Projects2006Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Industrialization is a well-known concept in the Swedish building industry, just as “weather protection systems” (WPS) is; however, WPS is seldom explicitly connected with industrialization. Perhaps this is because of the limited amount of experience that the building industry has so far had with WPS. This paper presents the results of an evaluation of the real advantages and disadvantages of WPS use. To this end, we studied three Swedish construction projects that employed WPS.

    The results indicate that the studied WPS did function well: benefits such as shorter construction schedules, more precise time of material delivery, and the use of different and more effective construction methods were demonstrated. It is indeed profitable to use a WPS, especially if soft factors are taken into account.

  • 6.
    Larsson, Bengt
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Andersson, Fredric
    Johansson, Joakim
    Arbete med ställningar2007Report (Other academic)
  • 7.
    Larsson, Bengt
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Axelsson, Kjell
    Sandberg, Staffan
    Söderlind, Lars
    Väderskyddad produktion  : Möjligheter och erfarenheter2004Report (Other academic)
  • 8.
    Larsson, Bengt
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Hjort, Bengt
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    Söderlind, Lars
    Wennersten, Marcus
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Logistik vid husbyggande: Några praktikfall2008Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: I slutet av 70-talet påbörjades studier om överförbrukning av material i byggproduktionen med FoU-Väst som pådrivare och SBUF som finansiär. Det genomfördes då ett antal “materialspills- projekt” som blev ganska uppmärksammade och som påverkade synen på hur viktigt det är att hantera byggmaterial på rätt sätt. Under de mer än trettio år som gått sedan dess har ett flertal utvecklingsprojekt om byggandets logistik genomförts. Men ämnet är inte uttömt, byggande innebär ständig utveckling och eftersom 50 % av kostnaderna i ett byggprojekt är kostnader för material finns det fortfarande många möjligheter till effektivisering. I detta utvecklingsprojekt har några arbetsplatser studerats samtidigt som samverkan med några byggmaterialleverantörer har undersökts.

    Syfte: Det finns ett betydande slöseriet inom byggmaterialhanteringen. Brister i inköps- och materialhanteringsprocessen påverkar i hög grad byggandets effektivitet. Exempel på detta är överproduktion, korrigeringsarbete, onödig förflyttning av material, stora materiallager, väntetid i produktionen och onödiga arbetskraftsförflyttningar. Allt detta rör logistiken på byggarbetsplatsen. Bygglogistik omfattar planering, organisering, koordinering och kontroll av materialflöden från råmaterial tills det att materialet byggts in i den färdiga byggnaden. Syftet med detta projekt har varit att identifiera och förklara faktorer som har betydelse för materialflödeskostnadernas struktur och storlek, och som är möjliga att påverka. Normala byggmaterial har valts ut för praktikfallsstudier – material som är besvärliga ur logistikperspektiv och som har en stor besparingspotential.

    Genomförande: Med stöd från SBUF har arbetet utförts av deltagare från PEAB och Högskolan i Halmstad. För att samla in materialet till rapporten gjordes en omfattande litteraturstudie. Vidare gjordes uppföljningar på sju olika husbyggnadsarbetsplatser och intervjuer med sex byggmaterialtillverkare/leverantörer genomfördes.

    Resultat: Erfarenheter från tidigare projekt: Det finns alltså en mängd studier gjorda som visar på olika brister i byggandets materialhantering och många menar att med utnyttjande av studiernas rekommendationer borde kostnaderna för material och hantering av material kunna minskas med bortåt 50 %. Den största vinsten kan nås genom att effektivisera hantering och lagring av byggmaterial. Reduktion av materialspill och minskade störningar kan också ge minskade logistikkostnader. Lägsta pris är ofta inte det samma som lägsta totalkostnad. Det fysiska flödet på byggarbetsplatsen kan förbättras genom att försöka skapa tillgång till nödvändigt byggmaterial utan att bygga upp för stora lager. Byggmaterial som lagras länge riskerar att användas till annat, fördärvas eller att stjälas. Byggmaterialterminaler kan i vissa fall vara ett alternativ till lager på byggarbetsplatsen. Många pekar på vikten av långsiktigt samarbete mellan leverantör och entreprenör/projekt. Men denna samverkan försvåras genom att byggarna går från projekt till projekt och att det krävs så många olika byggmaterial. Det kontinuerliga samarbetet och standardisering av kommunikation och produkter blir lidande på grund av detta.Under senare år har det blivit vanligare med import av byggmaterial. Import kan ge billigare priser men risken är att dessa vinster äts upp av ökande logistikkostnader.

  • 9.
    Larsson, Bengt
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Mortin, Lizette
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Internal Logistics at the Building Site2007Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A construction project demands large quantities of material, and material therefore endures a big portion of the projects budget. The focus on short-term profitability is therefore a set-back in the effort of the construction industry’s attempt to develop the industry. Construction logistics consists of many processes and activities which are related to each other by complex relationships. Materials are received, moved, etc. creating a pattern of movement on the construction site. Reflecting the reality on site, a study was performed studying the movement of materials connected to activities on site, with the purpose to display the costs of the internal material logistics. The three cases indicate that planning is a key-factor when reducing costs connected to site-logistics. Where to put material, to which activity the material belong, and for what it should be used, are aspects which form the foundation for material-flow and material-cost-flow

  • 10.
    Larsson, Bengt
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Mortin, Lizette
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Simmons, Christian
    Buller vid håltagning : Kan man reducera olägenheter vid ny- och ombyggnadsprojekt2007Report (Other academic)
  • 11.
    Larsson, Bengt
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Sandberg, Per Ingvar
    SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, Borås, Sweden.
    Bankvall, Claes
    Department of Building Physics, Chalmers.
    Sikander, Eva
    SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, Borås, Sweden.
    Wahlgren, Paula
    Department of Building Physics, Chalmers.
    The Effect and Cost Impact of Poor Airtightness: Information for Developers and Clients2007Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Air movements in and through the building envelope affect the flows of not only heat, but also  moisture, gases and particles, in a building.  They often play a decisive part in determining moisture conditions, and thus  indoor environmental conditions in the building, and ultimately, the durability of the building structure.  Air flows affect thermal comfort and ventilation, and thus  air quality.  In addition, they also cause heat loss, both directly via ventilation, and through their effect on the performance of what are intended to be high-insulation structures.

    A previous joint project between SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden and Chalmers University of Technology investigated the importance of airtightness in the construction process. The project found that many types of damage and problems were caused by poor airtightness, that airtightness was seldom given the proper consideration that it deserved and that there was a major need for information on the effect of poor airtightness. One of the conclusions was that it is important to get developers/clients to treat airtightness more seriously.

    The objective of the follow-on project that is described here is therefore to make developers/clients (more) aware of the potential damage that can be caused by poor airtightness, together with  the “cost” of this damage/problem in a life-cycle perspective.  Hopefully, developers/clients will then specify and monitor airtightness requirements more clearly. The aim is therefore to develop tools and methods for informing developers/clients of the importance of good airtightness, and of the resulting extra costs that incur from paying insufficient attention to airtightness.

    The project has identified and assessed various consequences of poor airtightness, such as increased energy use, reduced thermal comfort, reduced air quality and moisture damages.

    The cost calculations show that the developer/client would benefit in most cases from an increased standard and follow up on airtightness. We have projected the work with three different levels of ambition: 0.2, 0.4 and 0.6 l/m2s (at 50 Pa pressure difference), and believe that the optimal airtightness lies somewhere in the region of these values, depending on the buildings use and equipment.

  • 12.
    Larsson, Bengt
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Sandberg, Staffan
    The Performance Concept in Road Projects: One Way to Develop the Civil Engineering Sector2004Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Swedish civil engineering sector has problems with the rate of technology and knowledge development. It also has image problem when trying to attract students. The Swedish National Road Administration (SNRA) has addressed these issues by undertaking a number of demonstration road projects. One of these demonstration projects aimed at developing the performance concept in road construction. The road construction project was procured and produced and it is today open for traffic. The performance concept differs from traditional Swedish procurement mainly through the change from extensive technical specifications to demands on road functions. One assumption was that a higher degree of freedom for the contractor would lead to more innovative technical solutions. This paper aims to describe and draw conclusions regarding development of road construction based on the demonstration road project. Observers attended project meetings throughout the project, from design of the procurement documents to production. Interviews were made at different stages of the project with client, tenderer, consultants and contractor. The results from the follow-up indicate a rethinking of design in the tender process, new communication and decision behaviour in production and a changed focus towards finding solutions rather than finding faults. The overall conclusion is that the performance concept has a potential to develop construction in the civil engineering sector although with obstacles in the dissemination process to overcome.

  • 13.
    Larsson, Bengt
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Sanner, Leif
    Sundqvist, Jan
    Do the building material suppliers use Information Technology less often or less efficiently than other lines of business?2004Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We know that companies handle their internal processes in different ways. But how do these different approaches affect the way they use information technology? In this paper we will focus the building supply companies and their use of IT. A major survey on manufacturing companies has been carried through in four regions of Sweden. The survey is about finding out to what extent Best Practice is used within the companies and 220 questions have been put to the CEOs of the firms. These questions were grouped into six categories. One of the processes that have been studied is the use of IT. In this survey all of the companies came from the county of Örebro and the region of outer Gothenburg. When this study was carried through it was noticed that the building material suppliers used the IT differently or less efficiently compared to other lines of business. For example, the employees of the building material suppliers seem to use the PC less often than most of other lines of businesses, even though they have the same IT resources. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the use of IT within the group of building material suppliers compared to other lines of business and also how an improved use of IT in the building supply company can increase the efficiency of construction projects.

  • 14.
    Larsson, Bengt
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Sundqvist, Jan
    How to Collect Ideas for the Development of Product and Process Innovations in the Building Process2003Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Construction companies can be described as intermediate companies that use many production methods and building materials/components to produce a variety of products. Since construction companies are also very decentralised and project oriented, they are not adapted to developing new process or product technologies. Manufacturers of construction machinery, building materials, and building components must thus be responsible for this task. Construction companies must develop the ability to communicate their technology-development needs to manufacturers and to adopt new technology. There are, however, many indications that communication between manufacturers and construction companies as to what should be developed needs to be improved. This paper describes and analyses two case studies of building-material manufacturers and how they collect product-development ideas; we then present an innovation process model. We conclude that there is a need to improve communication pertaining to technology needs between intermediate and basic-technology companies.

  • 15.
    Larsson, Bengt
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Sundqvist, Jan
    Örebro University, ESI, Örebro, Sweden.
    Key Business Processes in Building Supply Companies: A Comparison with other Manufacturing Companies2003In: Construction Economics and Organization: Proceedings of the 3rd Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization, 23-24 April 2003, Lund, Sweden, Lund: Division of Construction Management, Lund Institute of Technology, Lund University , 2003, p. 257-263Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The province of Örebro approximately 260 000 inhabitants and 280 manufacturing companies with more than 10 employees. Eleven of these companies are suppliers to the building industry. A survey concerning key business processes in these 280 companies was carried out in the beginning of 2002. The purpose of the survey was to analyse key processes such as customer focus, information & benchmarking, quality & supplier focus and innovation processes. One basic finding is that the manufacturing companies score top levels in “Leader­ship and planning” but low in ”Information & Benchmarking”. Another finding is that “Innovation” also scores low. This combination of low information and low innovation might have negative effects on the Swedish construction contractors because of their dependence on active suppliers. In this paper we compare those companies which are suppliers to the building companies with the total group of companies in the survey. One result from this study is that the building material suppliers as a group score poorer than other lines of business on innovation

  • 16.
    Larsson, Bengt
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Sundqvist, Jan
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Emmitt, Stephen
    Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, DK-2800, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark.
    Component manufacturers' perceptions of managing innovation2006In: Building Research & Information, ISSN 0961-3218, E-ISSN 1466-4321, Vol. 34, no 6, p. 552-564Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Building component manufacturers are an important player in the construction sector. Manufacturers are involved in research and development activities, bringing new products to market in an attempt to maintain and improve market share. They rely on the specifiers (architects and engineers) and purchasers (contractors’ buyers) for the implementation of their products. Thus communication between component manufacturer and specifier/buyer is important for continued sales and for ensuring feedback into new product development. The role of the component manufacturer is different to other actors because they are product orientated, not project orientated. The aim of the research was to look at component manufacturers’ perception of their role in the innovation process. Base information was taken from part of a large benchmarking study conducted in Sweden. This helped to identify a small number of established component manufacturers located in a large geographical area of Sweden suitable for further investigation. Information about ten manufacturers was collected and interviews were conducted with their managing directors. The interviews revealed considerable variation in the manufacturers’ perception of their position in the innovation process, their approach to new product development and interaction with their customers. Manufacturers were then graded according to their benchmarking and innovation procedures, which helped to illustrate a link between communication and information sharing practices, benchmarking and innovation. The main findings are that the more innovative companies use information and benchmarking activities to their benefit. The more innovative companies have established a balance between innovations in process and product, have clear direction from their managing director and engage in regular communication with their customers.

  • 17.
    Larsson, Bengt
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Wallström, Ulrica
    Lokalsekretariatet, Göteborgs stad.
    From Vision to Sustainability: Can the Environmental program Facilitate to Convey the Message?2005Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Programmes for sustainability are important normative tools for the development of sustainable building. However, environmental visions must be made much more concrete and they must be conveyed to all parties in the building process so that they all receive the same message on how to build and rebuild housing areas. It is obvious that the local authorities are important actors in this conveying process as they are responsible for the city-planning process. One way to facilitate this process is to produce environmental programs for new housing areas – programs to which the developers have to commit in order to get the permission to launch their new housing projects.

    The aim of this paper is to scrutinise two recent environmental programmes in Sweden and to describe and analyse how the programme writers have tried to transform the visions into more concrete goals and how to put demands on the developers. Much attention has been paid to the housing projects and both have been evaluated in research projects. The housing projects are: Bo01 in Malmo and Hammarby Sjostad in Stockholm. This paper will compare the two programs on issues such as energy optimisation, use of environmentally adjusted material and waste management. The programmes have different ways to describe the environmental goals and to put demands on the different actors in the building process. Some issues are hard facts and easy to make precise but other are soft facts that have been very vaguely described in the programs. The paper will also give some conclusions on the how the programs performed in the real situations and why a well written environmental programme will have a positive environmental impact on future housing projects.

  • 18.
    Larsson, Bengt
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Wallström, Ulrica
    Chalmers tekniska högskola, Göteborg.
    Kvalitetsprogram: ett hjälpmedel för hållbart byggande2005In: Bo01 - hållbar framtidsstad: lärdomar och erfarenheter / [ed] Bengt Persson, Stockholm: Forskningsrådet Formas, 2005, p. 41-50Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 19.
    Larsson, Bengt
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Wallström, Ulrica
    Chalmers tekniska högskola, Göteborg, Sverige.
    Quality programmes - an aid to sustainable building2005In: Sustainable city of tomorrow: Bo01 - experiences of a Swedish housing exposition / [ed] Bengt Persson, Stockholm: Forskningsrådet Formas, 2005Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Before the Bo01 building plots were sold, a common quality programme was drawn up, agreed between the City of Malmo and the developers. The researchers have evaluated the programme’s strengths and weaknesses as an instrument for influencing the construction process and its end product, i.e. the building. The chapter opens with a short description of Quality Programme Bo01 before turning to consider the construction process – and how the sustainability requirements were handled. Finally the researchers discuss the impact which the quality programme had people and buildings and the future effect. All in all, they find the quality programme to be a good steering instrument, which can be developed further in future projects.

  • 20.
    Persson, Mats
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Larsson, Bengt
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Svetoft, Ingrid
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Decision making for sustainable rebuilding: a theoretical approach2012Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In facilities management, decisions regarding how and when maintenance and rebuilding are to be carried out are made on a regular basis. Typically, there is a compromise regarding cost, usability and the possibility of exploring new options. Many case studies indicate that a large number of these decisions are based on simple models and that they are not adequately investigated. This is a problem, especially in cases of public procurement, where a high level of transparency in decision making is desired. There is a need for a proper decision basis in order to build a society that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. A working method is proposed as a tool for the integration of costs and benefits in decision making on investments in sustainable re-building. The guideline gives an overview as to why, when and how impact assessments and project appraisals can be conducted on different levels on a scale from tactical decisions to strategic decisions. The proposed method can be used to prioritise actions that need attention and to decide which preventive measures are the most efficient from an economic point of view. This paper explores the practical application of the guideline and presents an economic analysis and valuation in sustainable rebuilding management. Finally, the prerequisites for impact assessment and project appraisal and how they can be used and accepted by the users and decision-makers are discussed.

  • 21.
    Rundquist, Jonas
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    Emmitt, Stephen
    Loughborough University, School of Civil and Building Engineering, UK.
    Halila, Fawzi
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Hjort, Bengt
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Sustainability, Innovation and Management in Building (SIMB).
    Larsson, Bengt
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Sustainability, Innovation and Management in Building (SIMB).
    Construction Innovation: Addressing the Project–Product Gap in the Swedish Construction Sector2013In: International Journal of Innovation Science, ISSN 1757-2223, E-ISSN 1757-2231, Vol. 5, no 1, p. 1-9Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The construction sector is often accused of being inefficient, conservative and noninnovative, although some commentators have suggested that the construction sector is not backward, it is merely different to other industries. One of these differences is the uniqueness of construction projects, which are determined by the characteristics of the site, interaction of project participants (also partly site specific) and the relationship between contractors and building product producers (which changes from one project to another). These factors are known to colour construction innovation. Previous research into the Swedish construction sector has identified a significant gap between the building product producers who are 'product focused' and the contractors who are 'project focused', with concerns expressed about effectiveness of communication between two. The findings of previous research imply, both implicitly and explicitly, that this gap may be hindering innovation within the construction sector. This appears to have implications for those concerned with construction, the building users and society as a whole. In this paper the authors provide an extensive review of the literature and research findings from which a number of unique insights are offered. The reasons for the gap between producers and contractors are discussed and a number of innovative measures are proposed that may help to bridge the gap, and hence improve innovation systems. The paper concludes with some practical findings for producers and contractors as well as some thoughts on where future research should be targeted.

  • 22.
    Sundqvist, Jan
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Larsson, Bengt
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Lindahl, Göran
    Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Cooperation in the building sector between building - material manufacturers and contractors to develop products2007In: The Australian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, ISSN 1445-2634, Vol. 7, no 2, p. 46-54Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Previous research has indicated that poor cooperation has dominated the relationship between building-material manufacturers and contractors in Europe for more than a century. The purpose of this study, based on earlier research by the authors, analysis of data and reference to other studies, is to ascertain whether the previous indication of poor cooperation still applies and whether this, subsequently, affects the development of new construction products, based on the premise that development demands product ideas in order to know what to develop as well as cooperation in order to facilitate this development. Semi structured interviews with ten Swedish and two Danish building-material manufacturers were carried out to investigate the extent to which they cooperate with contractors to develop new products. None of the twelve building-material manufactures were found to cooperate with contractors, but rather with other manufac-turers. Cooperation in the building industry still seems to be poor. The findings show that there is a need for further studies in this area to explore ways in which cooperation can be improved or increased.

  • 23.
    Söderlind, Lars
    et al.
    Lars Söderlind Konsult HB.
    Larsson, Bengt
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Väderskyddad produktion: Framtidens byggande2006Report (Other academic)
  • 24.
    Söderlind, Lars
    et al.
    Lars Söderlind Konsult HB.
    Rylander, Hans
    Hans Rylander Byggsupport.
    Axelsson, Kjell
    Kjell Axelson Byggutveckling.
    Larsson, Bengt
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Framtidens platsbyggande: En förstudie2008Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Rapporten är en förstudie om det framtida platsbyggandet och belyser de produktionsförutsättningar som gör att mänskliga och maskinella resurser utnyttjas bättre än idag. Fokus är såväl på ny teknik och nya metoder som samverkan, ICT och arbetsorganisation. Resultaten bygger på litteraturstudier samt intervjuer med företrädare för byggsektorn.I rapporten beskrivs också byggandet i ett historiskt utvecklingsperspektiv för att på så sätt sätta in visionerna i sitt rätta sammanhang.

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