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Adoption of Unconventional Approaches in Construction: The Case of Cross-Laminated Timber

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1358
Year of Publication
2016
Topic
Market and Adoption
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Jones, Kell
Stegemann, Julia
Sykes, Judith
Winslow, Peter
Publisher
ScienceDirect
Year of Publication
2016
Format
Journal Article
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Market and Adoption
Keywords
United Kingdom
Construction
Research Status
Complete
Series
Construction and Building Materials
Summary
Achieving sustainable development requires the decoupling of economic growth from the use of non-renewable resources. This depends on industry adopting unconventional approaches to production. This research explores the root causes of barriers to the adoption of such approaches in the construction industry, and applies a behavioural model to assess whether companies are hindered by capability, opportunity or motivation. The long history of lowest-cost tendering in construction has led to a path-dependent lock-in to conventional market-driven objectives of cost and risk reduction; it is suggested that locked-in companies lack the commercial opportunity and hence motivation, rather than the capability, to adopt approaches perceived to increase cost or risk. Such companies will therefore tend to resist unconventional approaches, restricting the physical opportunity for other project participants. This theory is explored in a case study of first adoptions of cross-laminated timber (CLT) in UK projects, using a survey and series of semi-structured interviews. The case study found that project contexts created market niches. This provided designers, who were motivated to use CLT, the opportunity to promote its use in the project. CLT was seen as key to successful resolution of project constraints, thereby providing motivation to other project participants to adopt the material.
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Cross-Laminated Secondary Timber: Experimental Testing and Modelling the Effect of Defects and Reduced Feedstock Properties

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2104
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Environmental Impact
Mechanical Properties
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)

Feasibility of Cross-laminated Secondary Timber

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2446
Year of Publication
2019
Topic
Design and Systems
Environmental Impact
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Rose, Colin
Stegemann, Julia
Year of Publication
2019
Format
Journal Article
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Design and Systems
Environmental Impact
Keywords
Cross-Laminated Secondary Timber (CLST)
Secondary Timber
Reuse
Upcycle
Research Status
Complete
Series
Proceedings of International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies
Online Access
Free
Resource Link
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