Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Role of policies on innovations in timber frame construction: Cases from sub-group Timber construction vertical value chain in COST Action E51 Integrating Innovation and Development Policies for the Forest Sector
Show others and affiliations
Number of Authors: 12
2010 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The enlargement of EU coupled with harmonization of regulations and standards have opened new market segments and geographical areas resulting in grown market shares and innovative behaviour of timber construction firms. The role of policies aiming at increased competitiveness and innovativeness of the European forest sector through integrating innovation has been studied within a COST Action running from 2006 to 2010. COST Action E51 "Integrating Innovation and Development Policies for the Forest Sector" aimed at increasing our understanding of the role of policies and development programs to improve competitiveness and specifically innovations in the forest sector. One of the sub-groups studied the timber construction value chain and the type and diffusion of innovations. This report presents empirical data of timber construction industries from eight European countries. The data include the general construction environment and the policy superstructure of each country and one characteristic example of innovation and innovation process within the timber construction industry of each country respectively. The description of the construction industry follows the concept that construction is a complex product system (CoPS, Hobday, 1998) relating actors in an innovation system approach manner. The timber construction industry is gradually moving from supplier to system integrators thus modifying the overall system.The results indicate a large difference between studied industries in terms of type of innovation, supportive actions from society and industry organizations, and the effect of the innovation on the overall building process and infrastructure.

Abstract [sv]

Utvidgningen av EU tillsammans med harmonisering av regler och standarder har öppnat nya marknadssegment och geografiska områden för träbyggindustrin, resulterande i ökade marknadsandelar och möjligheter till innovativt beteende. Påverkan av nationella policies och program på den utvecklingen har studerats inom ett COST Action som löpt under perioden 2006 till 2010. COST Action E51 "Integrating Innovation and Development Policies for the Forest Sector" syftar till att öka vår kunskap om vilken roll policies och nationella utvecklingsprogram spelar för att öka konkurrenskraften och specifikt innovationsförmågan inom skogssektorn. Träbyggindustrin var en av värdekedjorna som studerades utifrån typ och spridning av innovationer. Denna rapport innehåller information on träbyggindustrin in åtta europeiska länder. Träbyggindustrierna beskrivs utifrån den generella byggindustrin, viktiga politikområden i respektive land samt en karaktäristisk innovation och dess utbredning inom träbyggindustrin. Byggindustrin och dess innovationsförmåga ses utifrån ett innovationssystemperspektiv och där byggandet är ett komplext produktsystem (CoPS; Hobday, 1998). Träbyggindustrin uppstår och utvecklas i gränssnittet mellan leverantör och systemintegratör vilket påverkar hela systemet.Resultatet pekar på stora skillnader mellan de studerade industrierna i fråga om typ av innovation, vilka stödaktiviteter samhället och branschorganisationer erbjuder samt effekten av innovationen på den övergripande byggprocessen och infrastrukturen.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2010. , 38 p.
Series
Technical report / Luleå University of Technology, ISSN 1402-1536
Keyword [en]
Technology - Civil engineering and architecture
Keyword [sv]
Teknikvetenskap - Samhällsbyggnadsteknik och arkitektur
National Category
Building Technologies
Research subject
Timber Structures
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-22456Local ID: 2ea92d00-bc0d-11df-a707-000ea68e967bISBN: 978-91-7439-136-7 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-22456DiVA: diva2:995505
Projects
Lean Wood Engineering
Note

Godkänd; 2010; 20100909 (lms)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(1555 kB)108 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1555 kBChecksum SHA-512
380857ce7e02fc481ad3044f9cbe53c45e0ac675371fd7243fcfa53f38186febf3cc8f9270698318aa1f589eb32880e922aeacbf235fe64b257e786740d23c8f
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Nord, TomasStehn, Lars
Building Technologies

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 108 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

isbn
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

isbn
urn-nbn
Total: 248 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf