The Australian built environment : current challenges and innovative responses

Manley, Karen & Rose, Timothy M. (2012) The Australian built environment : current challenges and innovative responses. In Proceedings of the CIB International MCRP Conference : Internationl Congress on Construction Management Research, Montreal, Canada, pp. 932-944.

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The exploratory research presented in this discussion paper was undertaken as input to a major research grant application for the Australian Research Council. The research looks at the contribution of the Australian built environment to meet social and environmental needs. The paper examines the following research questions:

What are the main challenges facing the Australian built environment?

What types of building innovations might address those challenges?

The research questions were addressed through desk-top research, involving an international review of (1) relevant academic literature in top-tier construction management and general management journals, and (2) high profile industry reports published internationally. Future research will involve assessing the diffusion of the identified building innovations and gauging their impact on social and environmental goals.

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ID Code: 55381
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Australia, Client, Construction, Contractor, Innovation
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 11 Dec 2012 03:43
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2012 21:23

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