Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Winter 2005


Charles Weber

Course Title

Innovation Management

Course Number

EMGT 510/610


The construction industry has made substantial progress in the last few decades improving the quality of life of people worldwide, but the customers expectations have risen even faster. Innovation is required in order to plug the gap between reality and the customers expectations. In-spite of the construction industry globally being one of the oldest and the largest, innovation is very slow to occur and diffuse unlike in newer industries like the semiconductor and IT. The reasons for slow innovation in the construction industry is due to the traditional mind-set of the industry coupled along with the project based nature of it. Globally the building and construction industry is slow to innovate. This paper attempts to view the global scenario of the Architecture engineering construction industry and the innovation in it.


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