Innovating the Dutch construction industry: How to change?

Authors Prof. J.W.F. Wamelink , Dr. Ir. Frens Pries
Published in Second International Conference World of Construction Project Management 2007; Prof. H.A.J. de Ridder, Prof. J.W.F. Wamelink (Eds.)
Publication date 2009
Type Lecture

Summary

The environment of the(Dutch) building industry is increasingly turbulent. There are many cges for the building industry. Innovative tendering, better marketing, openness and transparency are examples of this. A strong reduction in failure costs (estimated at between 10 and 25% of the total costs) and an increase in quality are also necessary. Lastly, the declining inflow of young people has to be mentioned. The image of the building industry is not particularly good and students prefer to choose other industries. The building industry therefore has to change and, so far, everyone agrees. Evidently both the building industry and its environment are very keen to change; the sincere will is there, and money and energy are available, but it seems that efforts are not proceeding in a very planned or coordinated manner at present. And this is causing fragmentation and, therefore, sub optimisation. How does sectoral change proceed and how is this process to be managed? That is the central question in this paper.

Language English
Published in Second International Conference World of Construction Project Management 2007; Prof. H.A.J. de Ridder, Prof. J.W.F. Wamelink (Eds.)

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