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Journal Cover Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management
  [SJR: 0.508]   [H-I: 8]   [14 followers]  Follow
   Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
   ISSN (Print) 1471-4175
   Published by Emerald Homepage  [335 journals]
  • Editorial
    • First page: 114
      Abstract: Construction Innovation, Volume 17, Issue 2, April 2017.

      Citation: Construction Innovation
      PubDate: 2017-03-06T02:04:33Z
      DOI: 10.1108/CI-02-2017-0016
  • A future for facility management
    • First page: 116
      Abstract: Construction Innovation, Volume 17, Issue 2, April 2017.

      Citation: Construction Innovation
      PubDate: 2017-03-06T02:04:32Z
      DOI: 10.1108/CI-11-2016-0059
  • Benefits of visual management in construction: cases from the
           transportation sector in England
    • First page: 125
      Abstract: Construction Innovation, Volume 17, Issue 2, April 2017.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the benefits of Visual Management (VM) systems in transportation construction projects in England. Design/methodology/approach Following a comprehensive literature review, the benefits of VM were investigated through action and case study research executed within two construction projects in England. Findings The main findings are; VM can contribute to (i) increased self-management, (ii) better team coordination, (iii) better promises or an increasing Plan Percent Complete (PPC), (iv) easier control for the management, and (v) improved workplace conditions in the transportation sector. It is important for the management to obtain the engagement of their workforce for VM through increased participation and demonstrating the actual benefits. However, managerial monitoring and control on the systems should not be underestimated. Originality/value The transportation sector in England has been systematically deploying lean construction techniques in its operations for a while. One of those lean techniques is a close-range visual communication strategy called Visual Management (VM). The literature on the VM implementation in construction is scarce and generally limited to the building construction context. This paper documents the benefits of VM systems for the transportation sector by using data captured through both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods. The paper also identifies a set of recommendations for similar research efforts in the transportation context in the future.
      Citation: Construction Innovation
      PubDate: 2017-03-06T02:04:35Z
      DOI: 10.1108/CI-05-2016-0029
  • Logistics optimisation in road construction project
    • First page: 158
      Abstract: Construction Innovation, Volume 17, Issue 2, April 2017.
      Purpose The study aims to assist the project manager in minimising the material logistics cost of road project by planning the optimal movement of aggregate across three stages of supply chain: sourcing, processing and distribution. Design/methodology/approach The paper conceptualises the raw material consumption in road project as a logistics network distribution problem. A linear programming (LP) formulation is constructed with appropriate decision variables by integrating the three stages of material movement. The series of LP scenarios are solved using LP solver to decide the optimal movement of aggregate to be consumed in different layers of road segments. Findings The results obtained from the model show that planning material logistics of entire road project using optimisation provide substantial saving in logistics cost than using some common sense. Further, the magnitude of cost saving improves as the complexity of the model increases in term of enormous feasible options. Practical implications The demonstrated model may serve as a basis for planning logistics of raw materials consumed in the road projects. The small improvement in material flows by optimising supply chain shows sensible cost benefit to project manager and hence control and monitor the overall cost and activities of the project. The output of the model is also expected to help the project team as an input in the decision making processes such as appropriate material sourcing contract, capacity assessment of material processing facility and transportation planning. Originality/value While the optimisation models are widely used and popular among the many industrial applications, this research shows distinct application of such model in managing the logistics of the road construction project.
      Citation: Construction Innovation
      PubDate: 2017-03-06T02:04:27Z
      DOI: 10.1108/CI-03-2016-0014
  • Transaction formalism protocol tool in infrastructure management
    • First page: 180
      Abstract: Construction Innovation, Volume 17, Issue 2, April 2017.
      Purpose The core objective of this paper is to develop an eight-step procedure—Transaction Formalism Protocol (TFP) in the area of infrastructure management. The proposed TFP is developed from two perspectives: TFP Specification (conceptual) and TFP Tool (application). This paper introduces the TFP Specification and discusses the TFP Tool in detail. Design/methodology/approach To develop the proposed TFP Tool a five-step methodology was used: identify and select existing standards, benchmark standards, link and build on these standards, develop the proposed TFP Tool and validate the protocol. Findings The TFP Specification defines each step as a function for which inputs, controls, mechanisms, tools/techniques and outputs are specified. The TFP Tool comprises of a set of forms and guidance that the transaction development personnel, including; transaction analysts, transaction designers, software developers, process modellers and industry experts will use to define transactions in infrastructure management. Practical implications The proposed TFP Tool enables transaction development personnel to define transactions effectively and efficiently for ICT based solutions through defining information in a structured, consistent and easy way. Originality/value The TFP Tool was built on existing standards incorporating their shortcomings, including; lack of a step-by-step procedure to help guide the personnel what to do next, lack of transaction monitoring and improvement steps and lack of standardised forms to collect information in a prescribed format for implementation in ICT based collaboration systems. The proposed Tool was evaluated and found to be feasible, usable and useful.
      Citation: Construction Innovation
      PubDate: 2017-03-06T02:04:31Z
      DOI: 10.1108/CI-08-2015-0045
  • Risk assessment in public-private partnership infrastructure projects:
           empirical comparison between Ghana and Hong Kong
    • First page: 204
      Abstract: Construction Innovation, Volume 17, Issue 2, April 2017.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to empirically compare the risk factors in public-private partnership (PPP) projects in developing and developed countries, represented by Ghana and Hong Kong respectively. Design/methodology/approach A structured questionnaire survey was conducted with PPP practitioners in Ghana and Hong Kong. One hundred and three valid responses were received for analysis. Kendall’s coefficient of concordance and mean ranking were used for data analysis. Findings The results show that respondents from Ghana ranked country risk factors higher, whereas their Hong Kong counterparts ranked project-specific risks higher. The top five significant risks in Ghana are corruption, inflation rate fluctuation, exchange rate fluctuation, delay in project completion and interest rate fluctuation. In Hong Kong, the top five significant risk factors are delay in land acquisition, operational cost overruns, construction cost overruns, delay in project completion and political interference. Originality/value The results of the study inform international investors of the appropriate risk mitigation measures and preventive actions to employ when engaging in PPP arrangements in any part of the world. Further, governments who are yet to employ the PPP concept would be informed of the prevailing risk factors in other neighbouring countries (i.e. developing or developed countries).
      Citation: Construction Innovation
      PubDate: 2017-03-06T02:04:23Z
      DOI: 10.1108/CI-08-2016-0043
  • Exploring organisational attributes affecting the innovativeness of UK
    • First page: 224
      Abstract: Construction Innovation, Volume 17, Issue 2, April 2017.
      Purpose The UK construction sector of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) has received criticism for a perceived lack of desire to innovate. Previous research has identified attributes such as company size and levels of research and development expenditure as being significant ‘causal’ variables determining this response. The aim of this research was to further explore organisational attributes that determine innovation likeliness within construction SME’s. Design/methodology/approach Web based questionnaires were administered to 101 construction professionals. Responses from large companies and SME’s were compared and data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistical methods. Findings Findings indicate that SME’s do implement a substantial amount of innovation in order to improve profitability. Both organisational maturity and in-house design capability were found to impact SME innovativeness. Originality/value The study provides further evidence that the UK construction SME sector is evolving away from traditional to more innovative practices.
      Citation: Construction Innovation
      PubDate: 2017-03-06T02:04:28Z
      DOI: 10.1108/CI-11-2015-0065
  • Architects’ perception of the innovativeness of the Swedish
           construction industry
    • First page: 244
      Abstract: Construction Innovation, Volume 17, Issue 2, April 2017.
      Purpose The aim of this paper is to enhance the understanding of architects’ perceptions of the propensity to adopt innovations in building construction. Design/methodology/approach Based on a theoretical underpinning of the multilevel perspective on socio-technical transitions, a web-based questionnaire (n=412) was used to empirically investigate Swedish architects’ perceptions of innovativeness in the building construction industry. Specifically, the study looks at perceptions of the level of innovativeness (propensity to adopt innovations), relevant barriers to the adoption of innovations, the influence of different actors, and ways of facilitating innovativeness. Findings Architects perceive a low level of innovativeness in the Swedish building construction industry due to a number of barriers of varying relevance. These barriers belong to interwoven regulative, normative and cognitive rules (i.e., institutions) that guide actor behaviour, which contribute to the path dependency of the industry. The site-specific nature of building construction, promotional activities from suppliers, and the level of competition in the industry is perceived as being of little relevance. The findings suggest that a multitude of interventions are necessary to facilitate innovativeness of the Swedish construction industry. To change the lock-in mechanisms of the established cognitive and normative rules, regulative rules need to change as well. According to architects, contractors and construction clients are the most influential and therefore have the most power to change the rules associated with path dependency. Research limitations/implications The focus on a single construction professional in Sweden necessitates a discussion on these perceptions from the standpoint of other actors. Practical implications Architects perceive a need for change in the construction industry and suggest that changed regulative rules can help overcome path dependency and facilitate innovativeness. Considering the strong interrelatedness of the lock-in mechanisms that guide the actors of the industry, policies may be needed to encourage and support the establishment for more sustainable development. Originality/value A multilevel perspective is applied to analyse the type of barriers to innovativeness that the architects perceive as relevant and how they contribute to the resistance to change and path dependency in the building construction sector.
      Citation: Construction Innovation
      PubDate: 2017-03-06T02:04:36Z
      DOI: 10.1108/CI-06-2015-0038
  • Editorial
    • Pages: 2 - 3
      Abstract: Construction Innovation, Volume 17, Issue 1, Page 2-3, January 2017.

      Citation: Construction Innovation
      PubDate: 2017-01-04T03:29:29Z
      DOI: 10.1108/CI-11-2016-0057
  • Learning to build relationships for a better Australia
    • Pages: 4 - 24
      Abstract: Construction Innovation, Volume 17, Issue 1, Page 4-24, January 2017.
      Purpose Research examining the role of construction and involvement of resource organisations with indigenous reconciliation has been very limited in Australia. This paper aims to examine how a sample of organisations from Western Australia (WA) are engaging with indigenous reconciliation. Design/methodology/approach A questionnaire survey juxtaposed with in-depth interviews are used to explore how construction and resource companies (mining and energy) operating in WA have been planning to build better relationships with the indigenous community as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme. Findings The majority of construction and resource companies sampled embraced reconciliation as part of a contractual and legal requirement rather than part of their CSR. It was acknowledged that to effectively address the issues associated with reconciliation and indigenous engagement, there is a requirement for flexibility and adaption of existing protocols and processes to better suit the cultural differences that arise with interactions between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples. Research limitations/implications The questionnaire survey was cross-sectional, and a limited number of in-depth interviews were undertaken. Respondents’ opinions were sought about their organisations’ reconciliation action plans, which have only been recently embraced by firms, and thus, views that were solicited should not be treated as being definitive. Originality/value Research examining the role of construction and involvement of resource organisations with indigenous reconciliation in the construction and resource sector has been limited. The findings of this study can provide a platform for examining and comparing how construction and resource organisations in different countries are embracing the process of reconciliation with their indigenous peoples.
      Citation: Construction Innovation
      PubDate: 2017-01-04T03:29:54Z
      DOI: 10.1108/CI-06-2015-0032
  • Diffusion of a systemic innovation
    • Pages: 25 - 44
      Abstract: Construction Innovation, Volume 17, Issue 1, Page 25-44, January 2017.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to identify factors that influence the diffusion of a systemic innovation in the Swedish construction sector. The focus is on high-rise multi-storey timber housing; the development of which was enabled by a change in building regulations. This allowed building higher than two stories in timber. Design/methodology/approach A longitudinal case study was used with multiple data collection methods to study the development and diffusion of a multi-storey timber house system by a case study organisation. Findings The findings contribute to understanding for a number of interacting factors influencing the diffusion of a systemic innovation related to the case study organisation. Originality/value The research provides a holistic view of interacting factors influencing the diffusion of a systemic innovation. The results have value to the Swedish construction sector and to the global community of construction researchers, as it provides empirical findings that further increase the understanding for diffusion of systemic innovations in a specific context.
      Citation: Construction Innovation
      PubDate: 2017-01-04T03:29:37Z
      DOI: 10.1108/CI-11-2015-0061
  • Building information modelling, integrated project delivery and all that
    • Pages: 45 - 49
      Abstract: Construction Innovation, Volume 17, Issue 1, Page 45-49, January 2017.
      Purpose This paper aims to review the development of building information modelling (BIM) and integrated project delivery (IPD) in recent years and the process changes that BIM and IPD require. Design/methodology/approach A qualitative research methodology was applied which involved a comprehensive review of relevant literature leading to a better understanding of the history and development of BIM and IPD. A way forward is suggested for the future development of BIM and IPD. Findings The research revealed that the IPD approach is already ingrained within certain organisations and their supply chains. The issues of political will and business desire to change the existing procurement systems are examined. The need for fit with regional and national economic and cultural characteristics is a pre-requisite for successful change. Collaborative working, information exchange and trust only exist within the context of a trusted and reliable building information model that all can access, understand and manage. Originality/value This research pointed out that there is a need to overcome the institutional inertia that besets governments and their agencies and suggested that exemplar institutions and their projects are needed to lead the industry by integrating BIM into IPD through process change.
      Citation: Construction Innovation
      PubDate: 2017-01-04T03:29:53Z
      DOI: 10.1108/CI-05-2016-0025
  • Business process management – a construction case study
    • Pages: 50 - 67
      Abstract: Construction Innovation, Volume 17, Issue 1, Page 50-67, January 2017.
      Purpose This paper aims to demonstrate the need for a structured business process improvement effort needed while restructuring organisational processes within a construction company. Through the longitudinal study, the study also highlights the importance of a continuous improvement initiative to sustain such an improvement effort. Design/methodology/approach The research followed an action research and the case study approach using semi-structured interviews and group workshops within the case organisation. Overall, six departments were analysed, 35 interviews with senior and middle managers were conducted, existing business process documents were studied and processes were documented. The data were compiled using a process modelling software and Business Process Markup Notation methodology. Additionally, a longitudinal analysis following the completion of process modelling exercise was carried out over a period of eight years. Findings The overall study highlights the importance of business process management (BPM) for construction organisations. The case study also demonstrated that even smaller business units and its processes affected the overall value chain in a major way and the importance to analyse the process interdependencies between organisational units. Research limitations/implications The main limitation of the research was that it is based on a single-case-study company based in the UK. More research is needed with other organisations with different work practices and culture and geographic location. Practical implications Primarily, the research outlines specific steps taken during a structured process improvement exercise in a construction company, including procedures for collecting data, developing process maps and analysis of data. The longitudinal study highlights the challenges in sustaining such an initiative. For practitioners, strengths and weaknesses of various process improvement methods and a detailed description of a BPM implementation can be used as a guideline for future projects. From a research point of view, the paper highlights the need for deeper and long-term analysis of such initiatives and the importance of immersion of researchers within the environment. Originality/value The paper provides deeper insights into the structured process improvement exercise within a construction company. Second and more importantly, the longitudinal study is one of its kind in the construction industry to shed light on the factors affecting sustainability of such initiatives.
      Citation: Construction Innovation
      PubDate: 2017-01-04T03:29:45Z
      DOI: 10.1108/CI-10-2015-0055
  • Customisable framework for project risk management
    • Pages: 68 - 89
      Abstract: Construction Innovation, Volume 17, Issue 1, Page 68-89, January 2017.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to emphasise on the need for efficient and effective project risk management practices and to support project managers in increasing the cost certainty of projects by proposing a new framework for project risk management. Design/methodology/approach The author adopts a “constructivist” methodology, drawing on practices common in construction management sciences and new institutional economics. Findings The author presents a holistic and customisable project risk management framework that is grounded in both practice and academia. The framework is holistic because, amongst others, all steps of the typical risk management process are addressed. The framework is customisable, because it allows for alternative ways of implementing the project risk management steps depending on the project-specific circumstances. Research limitations/implications The framework does not address the potential unwillingness of the project players to set up a project risk management process, at all. The proposed framework has not yet been tested empirically. Future research will seek to validate the framework. Originality/value The framework is designed to account for the difficult circumstances of a complex construction project. It is intended to support decision makers in customising a practical yet comprehensive project risk management concept to the characteristics of the unique project. Although many other project risk management concepts are designed based on the assumption that actors are perfectly rational and informed, this framework’s design is based on the opposite assumption. The framework is dynamic and should adapt over time.
      Citation: Construction Innovation
      PubDate: 2017-01-04T03:29:54Z
      DOI: 10.1108/CI-04-2015-0022
  • Categorising on-site problems
    • Pages: 90 - 111
      Abstract: Construction Innovation, Volume 17, Issue 1, Page 90-111, January 2017.
      Purpose This study aims to identify and categorise common on-site problems from a supply chain management (SCM) perspective and to trace the origin of these problems in the construction project process, the supply chain or in the intersection between these processes. This allows for identification of how on-site problems affect SCM in construction projects and how they can be mitigated. Design/methodology/approach A literature review in combination with semi-structured interviews was used to identify on-site problems. This enabled triangulation and strengthened both construct validity and internal validity. Findings On-site problems can be categorised in one of the four following categories: material flows, internal communication, external communication or complexity. The first category has its origin in the supply chain, the second in the construction project process, the third in the supply chain-construction process intersection on site and the fourth in the construction project as a whole. The findings conclude that on-site problems often originate from construction companies’ lack of supply chain orientation. Research limitations/implications It is suggested that supply chain planning (SCP) can facilitate on-site problem mitigation in construction project management. This extends the body of knowledge of SCP in construction project management and supports the development of effective on-site construction project management. Practical implications The results show that SCP can aid construction project management in handling on-site problems earlier in the project process. Originality/value The main value lies in extending the body of knowledge in construction project management research by applying an SCM perspective and by introducing SCP to support more effective construction project management.
      Citation: Construction Innovation
      PubDate: 2017-01-04T03:29:29Z
      DOI: 10.1108/CI-10-2015-0059
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