Facilitating technology transfer in the construction industry

Thorpe, David and Ryan, Neal (2006) Facilitating technology transfer in the construction industry. In: 2nd International Conference of the Cooperative Research Centre for Construction Innovation , 12-14 Mar 2006, Gold Coast, Australia.


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Cooperative Research Centres produce a range of research outputs that have the potential to be widely applied to industry. The Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Construction Innovation, for example, undertakes research for the construction and property industries. Its research outputs depend on industry acceptance and adoption for their ongoing contribution to these industries. However, take-up of the new technologies developed by CRC research, particularly in the small and medium sized enterprise (SME) sector, is problematic. Recent research has identified government and industry factors in the take-up of technology and knowledge by SMEs in the construction sector. While solutions can be implemented at government level, much can be done by the industry itself to bridge the gap between research and its implementation. A research project is being developed to identify and evaluate aids and barriers to such technology transfer; and recommend ways in which it could be better facilitated for the
benefit of the construction and property industries.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:58
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: construction; innovation; building; infrastructure; cooperative research centre; technology transfer; research; adoption
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090599 Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150307 Innovation and Technology Management
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2165

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