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Aibinu, A A, Ling, F Y Y and Ofori, G (2011) Structural equation modelling of organizational justice and cooperative behaviour in the construction project claims process: contractors' perspectives. Construction Management and Economics, 29(05), 463–81.

Cole, R J (2001) Lessons learned, future directions and issues for GBC. Building Research & Information, 29(05), 355–73.

Deal, B (2001) Ecological urban dynamics: the convergence of spatial modelling and sustainability. Building Research & Information, 29(05), 381–93.

Gambatese, J A and Hallowell, M (2011) Factors that influence the development and diffusion of technical innovations in the construction industry. Construction Management and Economics, 29(05), 507–17.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: innovation; design; technology
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2011.570355
  • Abstract:
    Some technical innovations diffuse rapidly throughout the construction industry while others take a long time or are never integrated into everyday practice. Understanding the initiation, development, implementation and outcomes of successful technical innovations within the construction industry provides guidance for the improvement of the innovation process. To further this understanding, innovation generating organizations (IGOs) in the construction industry were surveyed and the data were statistically analysed. Two sources were used to identify newly developed products, technologies and management strategies: the Construction Innovation Forum?s NOVA Award website and the Emerging Construction Technologies (ECT) website. A total of 233 innovative products were identified from the two websites. The results showed that there are many statistically significant motivating factors for investment in the initial development of successful technical innovation, barriers and enablers to efficient diffusion and innovation outcomes on construction projects. Additionally, successful development, implementation and diffusion of an innovative product required an average of 38 months, 4700 worker?hours and $836 000.

Jarkas, A and Horner, M (2011) Revisiting the applicability of learning curve theory to formwork labour productivity. Construction Management and Economics, 29(05), 483–93.

Kim, Y W, Han, S, Shin, S and Choi, K (2011) A case study of activity‐based costing in allocating rebar fabrication costs to projects. Construction Management and Economics, 29(05), 449–61.

Larsson, N K and Cole, R J (2001) Green building challenge: the development of an idea. Building Research & Information, 29(05), 45.

Liou, F m, Yang, C h, Chen, B and Chen, W (2011) Identifying the Pareto‐front approximation for negotiations of BOT contracts with a multi‐objective genetic algorithm. Construction Management and Economics, 29(05), 535–48.

Mackley, C J and Milonas, S (2001) Knowledge transfer and Green Building Challenge. Building Research & Information, 29(05), 54.

Pemsel, S and Widén, K (2011) Bridging boundaries between organizations in construction. Construction Management and Economics, 29(05), 495–506.

Plessis, C d (2001) Sustainability and sustainable construction: the African context. Building Research & Information, 29(05), 374–80.

Shah, R K and Dawood, N (2011) An innovative approach for generation of a time location plan in road construction projects. Construction Management and Economics, 29(05), 435–48.

Theaker, I G and Cole, R J (2001) The role of local governments in fostering 'green' buildings: a case study. Building Research & Information, 29(05), 394–408.

Thomas Ng, S, Fan, R Y C and Wong, J M W (2011) An econometric model for forecasting private construction investment in Hong Kong. Construction Management and Economics, 29(05), 519–34.

Todd, J A, Crawley, D, Geissler, S and Lindsey, G (2001) Comparative assessment of environmental performance tools and the role of the Green Building Challenge. Building Research & Information, 29(05), 324–35.