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Policy report

Evidence in energy policy making: what the UK can learn from overseas

This report examines the UK’s energy policy making process, and focuses on how well policy makers access and use evidence to inform their work. It assesses the UK’s strengths and weaknesses, and takes a comparative look at energy policy making in four other countries: Germany...
Conference paper

Lean toolbox approach for effective preparation of housing refurbishment projects using critical success factors

Much lean research has focussed on improving the construction of new built and private sector projects. In contrast this paper aims to demonstrate the merits of lean tooling in the preparation phase of social housing refurbishments.
Conference paper

New forms of green for coastal conurbations: sustaining productive rural land on the urban periphery

This paper posits important lessons to be learned about how to deal with the crisis of urban sprawl in Australia through current planning and design work occurring in the Netherlands and United States where the debate about urban development is focussed on how to achieve...
Journal article

Taking on a wider view: public value interests of construction clients in a changing construction industry

Public administration literature mainly addresses the importance of procedural and performance values in safeguarding public values, however, safeguarding the quality of the built environment also requires a focus on product values. In this study, we aim to increase the understanding of the meaning and significance...
Conference paper

Modelling and simulating time use of site workers with 4D BIM

This paper presents research endeavouring to model site work in a 4D BIM model. Next simulations are performed with this model in 5 scenarios including specific interventions in work organisation, notably changing positions of facilities for site workers.
Conference paper

Exploring the application of Lean principles to a construction supply chain

The characteristics known in construction are often seen as peculiarities of the industry and prevent the attainment of flows as efficient as in manufacturing. The construction industry knows two typical problems resulting from high levels of fragmentation and low levels of repetition: lack of control...
Journal article

Formal and informal relations within BIM-enabled supply chain partnerships

Besides providing new insights into SNA deployment for BIM-related research, this article also offers a novel constructivist and inter-organizational perspective on the old concept of SCM.
Journal article

Regulating voluntary assisted dying in Australia: some insights from the Netherlands

Over two decades of Dutch experience with voluntary assisted dying can inform deliberations about the nature of a regulatory framework in Australian jurisdictions, according to the authors of this article.
Report

Valuable digitalisation: how local government can play the ‘technology game’ in the public’s interest

The way in which Dutch municipal authorities innovate digitally has an impact on local democracy, the economy, work, social life and the physical environment. In this report, local administrators identify ten perspectives for socially responsible digitalisation.
Report

Health at the centre: responsible data sharing in the digital society

In this report, the Rathenau Instituut investigates examples of digital services that enable patients and healthy people to share data with a view to improving their health.