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R&D investment and impact in the global construction industry / edited by Keith Hampson, Judy Kraatz and Adriana Sanchez.

Contributor(s): Hampson, Keith (Keith Douglas).
Series: CIB.Publisher: Abingdon, Oxford : Routledge, 2014Description: xxxvii, 325 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780415859134 (hardback); 0415859131 (hardback).Other title: R & D investment and impact in the global construction industry.Subject(s): Construction industry -- Research | Research, Industrial | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General | Construction industry -- Research | Research, IndustrialSummary: "R&D Investment and Impact in the Global Construction Industry brings together contributions from leading academics in a diverse group of countries to investigate the role of research and development (R&D) in the construction industry. Investment in R&D is a proven factor in economic growth, and helps develop a more productive and innovative industry. This book explores how policy makers and industry leaders can better target future investment; and how industry and researchers can manage their efforts to improve productivity whilst addressing the environmental and social needs of their communities. Case studies present projects where R&D ideas funded by both the private and public sectors have been translated from research into practice or policy, and examine drivers, successes and barriers to the delivery of R&D in industry. Based on research from the CIB Task Group TG85 (R&D Investment and Impact) and concluding with a roadmap for maximising the impact of R&D in the future, the book holds valuable lessons for practitioners, policy makers and researchers across the international construction industry"--
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Books Books American University in Dubai American University in Dubai Main Collection TH 213.5 .R155 2014 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available 5152336

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"R&D Investment and Impact in the Global Construction Industry brings together contributions from leading academics in a diverse group of countries to investigate the role of research and development (R&D) in the construction industry. Investment in R&D is a proven factor in economic growth, and helps develop a more productive and innovative industry. This book explores how policy makers and industry leaders can better target future investment; and how industry and researchers can manage their efforts to improve productivity whilst addressing the environmental and social needs of their communities. Case studies present projects where R&D ideas funded by both the private and public sectors have been translated from research into practice or policy, and examine drivers, successes and barriers to the delivery of R&D in industry. Based on research from the CIB Task Group TG85 (R&D Investment and Impact) and concluding with a roadmap for maximising the impact of R&D in the future, the book holds valuable lessons for practitioners, policy makers and researchers across the international construction industry"--

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