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Damas Mollá, L, Sagarna Aranburu, M, Uriarte, J A, Aranburu, A, Zabaleta, A, García-García, F, Antigüedad, I and Morales, T (2020) Understanding the pioneering techniques in reinforced concrete: the case of Punta Begoña Galleries, Getxo, Spain. Building Research & Information, 48(07), 785–801.

Li, Z, Zhang, Q, Fan, F and Shen, S (2020) Analysis of dynamic properties and vibration comfort of large-scale stands. Building Research & Information, 48(07), 802–16.

Loosemore, M, Bridgeman, J and Keast, R (2020) Reintegrating ex-offenders into work through construction: a case study of cross-sector collaboration in social procurement. Building Research & Information, 48(07), 731–46.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Collaboration; construction; ex-offenders; social procurement; social value;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2019.1699772
  • Abstract:
    Too many ex-offenders are condemned to a life of unemployment, under-employment and benefit-dependency with significant ongoing costs to themselves, the economy and to wider society. To address this growing and intransigent problem, recent public policy innovations have led to the re-emergence of collaborative instruments such as social procurement which require companies tendering for construction and infrastructure contracts to train and employ ex-offenders on their projects. To comply, construction firms need to form new collaborate arrangements with organizations from the social and government sectors, yet little is known about how these new cross-sector collaborations work, what barriers to collaboration exist and how to overcome them. Mobilising theories of cross-sector collaboration, this exploratory case study research draws on findings from interviews, observations and documentary analysis of eleven collaborative pilot projects in the UK designed to explore new employment pathways for ex-offenders into construction. The findings reveal numerous barriers to cross-sector collaboration including little experience of cross-sector working; challenges working across different organizational logics; transaction costs associated with new organizational practices; and misaligned incentives. It is concluded that new forms of social project management, intrapreneurship and relational competencies need to be developed to enable these new collaborative arrangements to work.

Turk, & and Klinc, R (2020) A social–product–process framework for construction. Building Research & Information, 48(07), 747–62.

van den Berg, J, Appel-Meulenbroek, R, Kemperman, A and Sotthewes, M (2020) Knowledge workers’ stated preferences for important characteristics of activity-based workspaces. Building Research & Information, 48(07), 703–18.

Wuni, I Y and Shen, G Q (2020) Critical success factors for modular integrated construction projects: a review. Building Research & Information, 48(07), 763–84.

Xie, X, Qin, S, Gou, Z and Yi, M (2020) Engaging professionals in urban stormwater management: the case of China’s Sponge City. Building Research & Information, 48(07), 719–30.