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.
New forms of green for coastal conurbations: sustaining productive rural land on the urban periphery
The coastal areas of Eastern and South-Western Australia are at a crisis point as a result of unbridled development, predominantly residential, that current and even new planning restrictions seem unable to stop. This crisis has been the subject of much media coverage, particularly in weekend...
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...
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.
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...
Supply chain management (SCM) and building information modelling (BIM) are innovations that focus on integration. Recent literature suggests performance benefits from combining these innovations. Within supply chain (SC) partnerships, that use BIM - hereinafter called BIM-enabled SC partnerships - various formal and informal dimensions influence...
Unravelling Dutch homeowners' behaviour towards energy efficiency renovations: what drives and hinders their decision-making?
The current study aims for understanding the barriers and drivers towards energy efficiency renovations (EERs) amongst Dutch homeowners, and to aid in gaining a better insight into the role of public authorities in promoting EERs. First, the extrinsic drivers, including policies and other initiatives in...
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.
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.
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.