Organising Sustainable Transition: Understanding the Product, Project and Service Domain of the Built Environment

Christian Thuesen, Nina Koch-Ørvad, Esmir Maslesa

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    Abstract

    Sustainable transition of the built environment con struction industry is challenging the existing construction practices and business models. This article presents a framework for understanding and facilitating sustainable transition in the built environment. The framework was developed through a
    four years innovation project based on theories on sectorial and business model i nnovation and ten detailed case studies of different types of companies and their experimentation with different management and sustainability concepts. The framework interprets the construction industry as a collection of three generic domains - the Project, Product and Service domain - with widely different markets, companies, business models and regulation. Besides identifying the characteristics of the different domains, the findings show that
    these domains are interdependent, but largely live their own lives with internal
    agendas. Furthermore, it is shown that the domains are subject to more or less
    consciously coordinated innovation activities. The research concludes that the three-domain-model represents a promising framework for understanding and facilitating sustainable transition of the construction industry and built environment.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 32nd Annual ARCOM Conference
    EditorsP. W. Chan, C. J. Neilson
    Number of pages10
    PublisherAssociation of Researchers in Construction Management
    Publication date2016
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event32nd Annual ARCOM Conference - Manchester Town Hall, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Duration: 5 Sep 20167 Sep 2016
    http://www.arcom.ac.uk/conf-2016.php

    Conference

    Conference32nd Annual ARCOM Conference
    LocationManchester Town Hall
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityManchester
    Period05/09/201607/09/2016
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    Thuesen, C., Koch-Ørvad, N., & Maslesa, E. (2016). Organising Sustainable Transition: Understanding the Product, Project and Service Domain of the Built Environment. In P. W. Chan, & C. J. Neilson (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ARCOM Conference Association of Researchers in Construction Management.