Breaking barriers for innovation within desigin and constructs contracts : towards a roadmap for sustainable procurement

Beeker, P.M. (2010) Breaking barriers for innovation within desigin and constructs contracts : towards a roadmap for sustainable procurement.

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Abstract:Innovation is the engine that will enable a sustainable future (Mann and Dekoninck, 2003; Souchkov, 2010). This is a leading principle in this thesis, which deals with innovation in the civil engineering industry. The thesis focuses on a specific goal: to encourage a contractor to build in a sustainable way for the Operate and Maintenance (O&M) phase of the buildings’ lifecycle, within a Design & Construct (D&C) building model. It will pose that innovation on the long run will lead to solutions that decrease use of energy, materials, dimensions and dynamics for a specific problem. The thesis maps barriers for innovation during the initial stages of the building life cycle and proposes TRIZ (‘Systematic Innovation’) as a methodology to encourage innovative processes during this stage. It exposes the importance of encouraging innovation by governmental bodies and other clients during the procurement stage to be able to change the construction industry to a more socially responsible industry. The research has been carried out at Grontmij B.V. in de Bilt within the purchasing and contract management section of Team Projects
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
Grontmij
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:56 civil engineering
Programme:Civil Engineering and Management MSc (60026)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/59723
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