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Andersen, M (2002) Light distribution through advanced fenestration systems. Building Research & Information, 30(04), 264–81.

Dulaimi, M F, Ling, F Y Y, Ofori, G and Silva, N D (2002) Enhancing integration and innovation in construction. Building Research & Information, 30(04), 237–47.

Fuller, R J and Luther, M B (2002) Thermal simulation of an Australian university building. Building Research & Information, 30(04), 255–63.

Greenwood, D and Wu, S (2012) Establishing the association between collaborative working and construction project performance based on client and contractor perceptions. Construction Management and Economics, 30(04), 299-308.

Huang, C-F and Lien, H-C (2012) An empirical analysis of the influences of corporate social responsibility on organizational performance of Taiwan's construction industry: using corporate image as a mediator. Construction Management and Economics, 30(04), 263-75.

Kohler, N and Hassler, U (2002) The building stock as a research object. Building Research & Information, 30(04), 226–36.

Laar, M and Grimme, F W (2002) German developments in guidance systems: an overview daylight. Building Research & Information, 30(04), 282–301.

Rose, T M and Manley, K (2012) Adoption of innovative products on Australian road infrastructure projects. Construction Management and Economics, 30(04), 277-98.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: innovation; road infrastructure; products; networks
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2012.665173
  • Abstract:
    Product innovation is an important contributor to the performance of infrastructure projects in the construction industry. Maximizing the potential for innovative product adoption is a challenging task due to the complexities of the construction innovation system. A qualitative methodology involving interviews with major construction project stakeholders is employed to address the research question: "What are the main obstacles to the adoption of innovative products in the road industry"? The characteristics of six key product innovation obstacles in Australian road projects are described. The six key obstacles are: project goal misalignment, client pressures, weak contractual relations, lack of product trialling, inflexible product specifications and product liability concerns. A snapshot of the dynamics underlying these obstacles is provided. There are few such assessments in the literature, despite the imperative to improve construction innovation rates globally in order to deliver road infrastructure projects of increasing size and complexity. Key obstacles are interpreted through an open innovation construct, providing direction for policy to enhance the uptake of innovation across the construction product supply network. Early evidence suggests the usefulness of an open innovation construct that integrates three conceptual lenses: network governance, absorptive capacity and knowledge intermediation, in order to interpret product adoption obstacles in the context of Australian road infrastructure projects. The paper also provides practical advice and direction for government and industry organizations that wish to promote the flow of innovative product knowledge across the construction supply network.

Stehn, L (2002) Environmental labelling of timber-framed dwellings and their building components. Building Research & Information, 30(04), 248–54.

Thomson, D, Kaka, A, Pronk, L and Alalouch, C (2012) The use of freelisting to elicit stakeholder understanding of the benefits sought from healthcare buildings. Construction Management and Economics, 30(04), 309-23.