Construction Innovation and Process Improvement

Construction Innovation and Process Improvement

By: Girma Zawdie (editor), Jack Goulding (editor), Akintola Akintoye (editor)Hardback

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This book sets out the innovative practices that have been introduced from other industries and shows how the construction industry has learnt from these.

About Author

Akintola Akintoye, Professor of Construction Economics and Management, Dean of School of Built and Natural Environment, University of Central Lancashire, UK; Joint Editor of Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, Joint Coordinator of CIB TG72: Public Private Partnerships Jack Goulding, Professor of Construction Project Management, University of Central Lancashire, UK, Joint Editor of Journal of Construction Innovation, Joint Coordinator of CIB TG74: New Production and Business Models in Construction Girma Zawdie Senior Lecturer in Innovation Management & Policy and International Development at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK; Joint Editor of International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development

Contents

Contributors xi Part I Theory and Practice Chapter 1. Construction Innovation and Process Improvement Akintola Akintoye, Jack S. Goulding and Girma Zawdie 1.1 Introduction 3 1.2 Innovation in Construction 4 1.3 Construction Innovation: Theory and Practice 7 1.4 Construction Innovation: Process Drivers 10 1.5 Construction Innovation: Future Technologies 13 1.6 Conclusion 15 Chapter 2. Construction Innovation through Change Management Girma Zawdie 2.1 Introduction 19 2.2 The Innovation Process: Evolution as a Systemic Phenomenon 21 2.3 Role of Culture as Challenge for Change Management and Innovation 27 2.4 General Framework for Change Management 32 2.5 Innovation in Construction 36 2.6 Conclusion 40 Chapter 3. Construction Innovation: Theory and Practice Martin G. Sexton and Shu-Ling Lu 3.1 Introduction 45 3.2 Definitional Debate on Innovation 45 3.3 Market-based, Resource-based and Balanced Perspectives on Innovation 47 3.4 Case Study of Innovation in a Small Construction Professional Service Firm 50 3.5 Conclusion 59 Chapter 4. Culture and Innovation Anita Liu and Richard Fellows 4.1 Introduction 63 4.2 Culture and Construction 64 4.3 Culture and Innovation 75 4.4 Factors Affecting Innovation 82 4.5 Conclusion 87 4.6 Acknowledgements 88 Chapter 5. Innovation, Technology and Knowledge Transfer for Sustainable Construction Emilia van Egmond 5.1 Introduction 95 5.2 Innovation, Technology and Knowledge Transfer Practices 97 5.3 Innovation, Technology and Knowledge Transfer in Construction 106 5.4 The Construction Innovation System 110 5.5 Technological Regime in Construction 112 5.6 Opportunities, Appropriation and Cumulative Effect of Innovation 113 5.7 Managing Innovation for Sustainable Construction: The Dutch Case 114 5.8 Conclusion 118 Chapter 6 Innovation and Value Delivery through Supply Chain Management Derek H.T. Walker 6.1 Introduction 125 6.2 Organisational Value 126 6.3 Value Generation and SCM 131 6.4 Emerging Supply Chain Management Issues 135 6.5 Case Study of Supply Chain Management Triggering Total Business Transformation 140 6.6 Conclusion 147 6.7 Acknowledgements 148 Part II Process Drivers Chapter 7. Strategic Management in Construction Jack S. Goulding 7.1 Introduction 157 7.2 Construction Sector Dynamism and Drivers 158 7.3 Business Processes Redesign 159 7.4 Business Strategy 161 7.5 Business Performance Assessment 165 7.6 Strategy Development within Construction 169 7.7 Conclusion 175 Chapter 8. Risk Management in Planning for Process Improvement Oluwaseyi Awodele, Stephen Ogunlana and Graeme Bowles 8.1 Introduction 181 8.2 Process Improvement 183 8.3 Planning for Process Improvement 191 8.4 Risk and its Management 193 8.5 Integrating Risk Management into Planning for Process Improvement 202 8.6 Conclusion 204 Chapter 9. Modern Methods of Construction Wafaa Nadim 9.1 Introduction 209 9.2 The Need for Change 210 9.3 Modern Methods of Construction 212 9.4 Open Building Manufacturing ManuBuild Project 217 9.5 Offsite Production in the UK Construction Industry 220 9.6 Conclusion 227 Chapter 10. Construction Innovation through Knowledge Management Charles Egbu 10.1 Introduction 235 10.2 Knowledge and Knowledge Management Context and Definition 236 10.3 Knowledge Management and Innovations in Project Based Environments 238 10.4 Managing Knowledge in Construction: Challenges Facing Project Based Organisations 239 10.5 Knowledge Management Strategy Issues and Contexts 241 10.6 Knowledge Management Techniques and Technologies 242 10.7 Effective Knowledge Management Practices in Turbulent Economic and Market Conditions 245 10.8 Conclusion 247 Chapter 11. Innovation through Collaborative Procurement Strategy and Practices Akintola Akintoye and Jamie Main 11.1 Introduction 251 11.2 Construction Procurement and the Procurement Cycle 252 11.3 Procurement Strategies 253 11.4 Conventional Procurement Methods 254 11.5 Collaborative Procurement or Innovation Procurement Methods 259 11.6 Conclusion 271 Chapter 12. Concurrent Engineering in Construction Chimay J. Anumba and John M. Kamara 12.1 Introduction 277 12.2 The Concept of Concurrent Engineering 278 12.3 Implementation of CE 279 12.4 Benefits of Concurrent Engineering 281 12.5 CE in Construction 281 12.6 Critical Enablers of CE Adoption in the Construction Industry 286 12.7 Overcoming Barriers to CE Adoption 289 12.8 Benefits of CE to the Construction Industry 290 12.9 Conclusion 291 12.10 Acknowledgement 292 Chapter 13. Complexity Theory: Implications for the Built Environment Mark D. Sharp 13.1 Introduction 297 13.2 Complexity Overview 297 13.3 Complexity in the Built Environment 301 13.4 Complexity in Organisations 302 13.5 Toolkits 303 13.6 Complex Innovation in Organisations 308 13.7 Conclusion 314 Part III Future Technologies Chapter 14 Design Innovation: Advanced Visualisation Futures Farzad Pour Rahimian 14.1 Introduction 321 14.2 Design Innovation and Existing Visualisation Tools 323 14.3 Cognitive Approach to Design 327 14.4 Virtual Reality Interfaces within Conceptual Architectural Design 329 14.5 Technical Implications for Developing Tangible Virtual Reality Design Interfaces 338 14.6 Conclusion 339 Chapter 15. Virtual Planning and Knowledge-based Decision Support Joseph H.M. Tah 15.1 Introduction 347 15.2 The Complex Nature of Construction Projects 348 15.3 Construction Planning and Virtual Prototyping 349 15.4 Building Information Modelling 351 15.5 Interoperability and Industry Foundation Classes 353 15.6 Knowledge-based Decision Support for Virtual Prototyping 354 15.7 The Promotion of Innovation through Virtual Planning in Practice 357 15.8 Conclusion 359 Chapter 16. E-readiness in Construction Eric Lou, Mustafa Alshawi and Jack S. Goulding 16.1 Challenges Facing the Construction Industry 363 16.2 Business Dynamics and Technology 365 16.3 Building ICT Capability 365 16.4 Business Process and ICT 366 16.5 People and ICT 367 16.6 Business Process and Implementation 369 16.7 E-readiness 370 16.8 Organisational E-readiness in Construction 372 16.9 Conclusion 378 Chapter Building Information Modelling Umit Isikdag, Jason Underwood and Murat Kuruoglu 17.1 Introduction 385 17.2 Background 387 17.3 A Case Study on the Implementation of BIM 391 17.4 Building Information Modelling in the UK 393 17.5 Innovation through BIM 399 17.6 Conclusion 403 Chapter 18. Industry Preparedness: Advanced Learning Paradigms for Exploitation Jack S. Goulding and Farzad Pour Rahimian 18.1 Introduction 409 18.2 Learning and Training Developments and Opportunities 410 18.3 Virtual Reality Systems 413 18.4 Case Study 415 18.5 Conclusion 427 18.6 Acknowledgements 428 Index 435

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781405156486
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 456
  • ID: 9781405156486
  • weight: 1044
  • ISBN10: 1405156481

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