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Cole, R J and Jose Valdebenito, M (2013) The importation of building environmental certification systems: international usages of BREEAM and LEED. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 662-76.

Coleman, M J, Irvine, K N, Lemon, M and Shao, L (2013) Promoting behaviour change through personalized energy feedback in offices. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 637-51.

Egbelakin, T, Wilkinson, S, Potangaroa, R and Ingham, J (2013) Improving regulatory frameworks for earthquake risk mitigation. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 677-89.

Foulds, C, Powell, J and Seyfang, G (2013) Investigating the performance of everyday domestic practices using building monitoring. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 622-36.

Giddings, B, Sharma, M, Jones, P and Jensen, P (2013) An evaluation tool for design quality: PFI sheltered housing. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 690-705.

Ludvig, K, Stenberg, A-C and Gluch, P (2013) The value of communicative skills for developing an energy strategy. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 611-21.

  • Type: Journal Article
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  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2013.800735
  • Abstract:
    A case study is presented of how a public-sector client organization engaged with a political directive on energy efficiency in buildings. The value of communication skills of built environment professionals is explored during a strategic change process. An interpretative approach is used to study the organizational discussions and interactions between mainly a senior engineer (an energy expert), the management team and officials. It demonstrates how the political directive led to an initially ambiguous energy target, but was successfully framed, contextualized and anchored within the organization. This change process was shaped by key actors' ability to influence others. Use of discursive competence is important for explaining what stakeholders may gain from the changes needed to meet the energy target. The focus on the role of a senior engineer (middle management rather than top management) provides a novel perspective on how strategies develop and are adopted in organizations.

Ma, Q, Cheung, S O and Li, S (2023) Optimum risk/reward sharing framework to incentivize integrated project delivery adoption. Construction Management and Economics, 41(06), 519–35.

Michieka, N M, Razek, N H A and Gearhart, R S (2023) Modelling the impact of oil price changes and investment decisions on construction wages in the U.S.. Construction Management and Economics, 41(06), 500–18.

Nielsen, K J, Törner, M, Pousette, A and Grill, M (2023) National culture and occupational safety – a comparison of worker-level factors impacting safety for Danish and Swedish construction workers. Construction Management and Economics, 41(06), 445–56.

Pérez-Bella, J M, Domínguez-Hernández, J, Rodríguez-Soria, B, del Coz-Díaz, J J, Cano-Suñén, E and Navarro-Manso, A (2013) An extended method for comparing watertightness tests for facades. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 706-21.

Pitts, A and Liao, H (2013) An assessment technique for the evaluation and promotion of sustainable Olympic design and urban development. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 722-34.

Tezel, A and Koskela, L (2023) Off-site construction in highways projects: management, technical, and technology perspectives from the United Kingdom. Construction Management and Economics, 41(06), 475–99.

Tillson, A-A, Oreszczyn, T and Palmer, J (2013) Assessing impacts of summertime overheating: some adaptation strategies. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 652-61.

Vosman, L, Coenen, T B J, Volker, L and Visscher, K (2023) Collaboration and innovation beyond project boundaries: exploring the potential of an ecosystem perspective in the infrastructure sector. Construction Management and Economics, 41(06), 457–74.