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Increased innovation through change in early design procedures
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Industrilized and sustainable construction.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9524-4814
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Industrilized and sustainable construction.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1744-4981
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Industrilized and sustainable construction.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5661-5237
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2016 (English)In: 19th IABSE Congress Strockholm 21-23 September 2016: Challenges in Design and Construction of an Innovative ans Sustainable Built Environment / [ed] Lennart Elfgren, Johan Jonsson, Mats Karlsson, Lahja Rydberg-Forssbeck and Britt Sigfrid, CH - 8093 Zürich, Switzerland, 2016, 685-692 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Increasing industrial productivity and innovation is essential to meet needs to reduce lead times and costs. However, diffusion of systemic innovations in project-based industries (PBIs), such as the infrastructure sector, has proven difficult. The Swedish Transport Administration (STA) has unique opportunity to influence the degree of innovation in the sector, due to its strong position as the largest public client of infrastructure in Sweden. Therefore, the aims of an ongoing study reported here are to identify and evaluate challenges and requirements affecting the diffusion of innovation related to this key client. This is being done by examining relevant aspects of construction infrastructure projects executed via the pre-defined design procedure currently applied by STA. The results reveal that the procedure hampers diffusion since certain activities must be performed early, is applied indiscriminately to all types of projects, and hinders inter-organizational collaboration.

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CH - 8093 Zürich, Switzerland, 2016. 685-692 p.
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IABSE Congress Reports
Keyword [en]
innovation; project-based industries; diffusion; challenges; case study; design procedures; early design
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Construction Management
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Construction Engineering and Management
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-59577Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85018965828ISBN: 978-3-85748-144-4 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-59577DiVA: diva2:1033563
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19th IABSE Congress, Strockholm, 21-23 September 2016
Available from: 2016-10-07 Created: 2016-10-07 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved

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