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Accelerating innovation in the social housing sector in UK

Accelerating innovation in the social housing sector in UK

Kaluarachchi, Yamuna and Jones, Keith (2008) Accelerating innovation in the social housing sector in UK. COBRA 2008: The construction and building research conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, London, UK. ISBN 9781842194348

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Abstract

The UK government has been promoting innovation in the construction sector to improve the sustainability of the built environment. It has the potential and strength in developing construction research in design and engineering, but the impact of these processes seems to be slow in reaching the residential sector. While funding remains a major constraint research show that a number of detrimental issues including; organisation, risk, mind sets of the stakeholders, planning constraints,reluctance to accept change and the unexploited markets are major contributing factors. Most of these barriers can be overcome with research, development and information and knowledge transfer techniques. Educating all stakeholders can act as an accelerator for innovation. Given the large stock of existing dwellings, the situation is compounded, by issues related to climate change, to the point that this problem can no longer be ignored and requires an urgent response from all sectors involved.
This paper attempts to highlight some of the key issues that are important in accelerating innovation in the housing sector. It briefly looks at the process of innovation in housing and presents lessons learnt from two research projects. The drivers and barriers and the role played by the government are examined in relation to the housing context.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This paper forms part of the proceedings of COBRA 2008: The construction and building research conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, held 4-5 September 2008, at Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland.
Uncontrolled Keywords: innovation, social housing
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Architecture, Design & Construction
School of Architecture, Design & Construction > Sustainable Buildings Research Group
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:07
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/2814

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