INNOVATION IN SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION: ECO-CITIES AND SOCIAL HOUSING IN FRANCE AND DENMARK

Abstract : The construction sector is often characterized as a reactive sector, as lagging behind other sectors of the economy, notably industry, when it comes to innovation; as mechanically responding to external (client) needs and implementing innovations that originate elsewhere (Winch 1998, Harty 2008). The sector is often presented as un-dynamic and un-innovative and as precluding novel design practices and tools, an orientation that seems to flow from its rigid routines, professional boundaries, division of labor, national legislation, established performance measures, and fixed ideas about best practices. Accordingly, building projects in the construction sector tend to reflect objectives and institutionalized practices other than those related to innovation and sustainability.
Document type :
Conference papers
Complete list of metadatas

Cited literature [22 references]  Display  Hide  Download

https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-00743393
Contributor : Rebecca Pinheiro-Croisel <>
Submitted on : Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 7:25:46 PM
Last modification on : Monday, May 27, 2019 - 11:24:17 AM
Long-term archiving on: Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 2:30:45 AM

File

Sustainable_construction_FR_DK...
Explicit agreement for this submission

Identifiers

  • HAL Id : halshs-00743393, version 1

Citation

Eva Boxenbaum, Susse Georg, Gabriela Garza de Linde, Satu Reijonen, Franck Aggeri, et al.. INNOVATION IN SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION: ECO-CITIES AND SOCIAL HOUSING IN FRANCE AND DENMARK. CONSTRUCTIONS MATTER - Managing Complexities, Decisions and Actions in the Building Process, May 2010, Denmark. pp.1-50. ⟨halshs-00743393⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

764

Files downloads

1717