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Trask, C. & Linderoth, H. (2023). Digital technologies in construction: A systematic mapping review of evidence for improved occupational health and safety. Journal of Building Engineering, 80, Article ID 108082.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Digital technologies in construction: A systematic mapping review of evidence for improved occupational health and safety
2023 (English)In: Journal of Building Engineering, E-ISSN 2352-7102, Vol. 80, article id 108082Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

There is accelerating development of digital Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) interventions in construction, but it is not clear whether they reduce the risk of injury and illness. This systematic mapping review summarized the state of the evidence and developed recommendations for practitioners and researchers. During a keyword search of scientific databases, 392 unique records were identified and 24 (∼6%) were included in the review. The review was conducted within an Evidence Maturity framework developed for public health interventions, which outlines criteria for intervention. Studies are characterized by innovative application of a wide variety of technologies throughout pre-construction planning, construction execution, and worker training. Targeted hazards primarily included falls, struck-by incidents, and location-based hazards. Most studies focused on technology development and provided low to no evidence of improved work conditions or reduced injury/illness among construction workers. More evidence is needed before the digital solutions are promoted for widespread use. In order to achieve this, more attention need to be paid on the conflicting logics between the evidence maturity framework and the project logic in the construction practice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2023
Keywords
Information and communication technology, Digitalization, Injury prevention, Intervention
National Category
Construction Management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-62873 (URN)10.1016/j.jobe.2023.108082 (DOI)001112525800001 ()2-s2.0-85176219325 (Scopus ID)HOA;;1811342 (Local ID)HOA;;1811342 (Archive number)HOA;;1811342 (OAI)
Funder
Afa Trygghetsförsäkringsaktiebolag, 170149
Available from: 2023-11-13 Created: 2023-11-13 Last updated: 2024-01-09Bibliographically approved
Jacobsson, M. & Linderoth, H. (2023). The challenges of trying something new: On (in)congruence and (in)consistency of technological frames in a Swedish railway infrastructure case. In: : . Paper presented at the 39th ARCOM Conference, Leeds, UK, 4-6 September 2023.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The challenges of trying something new: On (in)congruence and (in)consistency of technological frames in a Swedish railway infrastructure case
2023 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper focuses on the rarely sought micro-level conditions of digitalisation for inter-organisational collaboration. Based on the “technology frame of reference” (TFR) Theory, this study aims at increasing the understanding of group-level (in)congruence and (in)consistency in the adoption and use of new digital technology in the AEC industry. The studied infrastructure case involves two actor groups currently in the process of adopting a new digital geotechnical data management system which is expected to impact both work processes and practices. Based ondocument analysis, semi-structured interviews, and observations of the adoption process unfolding, we analyse how the differences and similarities in technology frames influence the adoption and use of the new system. It can be concluded that, to date, no major (in)congruences or (in)consistencies exist, but different dimensions off raming spanning from operational to strategic.

Keywords
digitalisation, technological frames, inter-organisational, collaboration
National Category
Civil Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-62404 (URN)
Conference
the 39th ARCOM Conference, Leeds, UK, 4-6 September 2023
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas
Note

Winner Paper – the Rod Howes Award for Best Conference Paper, ARCOM 2023.

Available from: 2023-09-08 Created: 2023-09-08 Last updated: 2023-09-08Bibliographically approved
Jacobsson, M. & Linderoth, H. (2022). Resultatspridningens dilemma: Om paradoxen att säkerställa spridning av resultat och åstadkomma omfattande branschtransformation: Slutrapport från det strategiska projektet ”Kunskapsspridningens premisser”. Stockholm: Smart Built Environment
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Resultatspridningens dilemma: Om paradoxen att säkerställa spridning av resultat och åstadkomma omfattande branschtransformation: Slutrapport från det strategiska projektet ”Kunskapsspridningens premisser”
2022 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

I denna slutrapport avrapporteras det strategiska projektet Kunskapsspridningens premisser vars syfte har varit att utveckla förståelsen för kunskapsspridningens premisser i den aktuella kontexten, dvs. inom samhällsbyggnadssektorn. Utgångspunkten för projektet togs i tidigare identifierade utmaningar rörande hur spridning av forsknings- och utvecklings (FoU) resultat bättre ska kunna nå bortom de aktörer som är involverade i specifika Smart Built Environment finansierade projekt. Projektet har bestått av ett antal arbetspaket där kunskapsspridningens unika förutsättningar, utmaningar och möjligheter har analyserats. Studiens resultat presenteras utifrån två perspektiv; det första med fokus på de förutsättningar som krävs för att kunskapsspridning ska ske, det andra med fokus på FoU-resultatens natur och dess förhållande till den målgrupp som ämnas nås.

Vad gäller förutsättningar så visar resultaten på hur ambition och kapacitet hos de kunskapande aktörerna är avgörande för att något arbete med kunskapsspridning överhuvudtaget ska ske. I de exempel där dessa förutsättningar funnits på plats, påvisas vidare betydelsen av att aktörerna har identifierat en tydlig målgrupp, samt förstår FoU-resultatens logik och hur dessa förhåller sig till målgruppens referensramar. Finns en tydlig målgrupp identifierad samt en god logiköverensstämmelse lyckas oftast spridningen av FoU-resultaten. Saknas dock logiköverensstämmelse och/eller tydlighet i målgrupp verkar det vara mycket svårt för aktörerna att nå ut med resultaten. Som en del av resultaten ges löpande normativa förslag på hur både Smart Built Environment och de involverade aktörerna både bättre kan säkerställa förutsättningarna (dvs. ambition och kapacitet), men även utveckla målgruppsförståelse och logiköverensstämmelse.

Rapporten avslutas dock med att det höjs ett varnande finger för vad vi valt att kalla ”resultatspridningens dilemma”, det vill säga den svåra balansgång som finns mellan att, å ena sidan, utveckla resultatspridning genom bättre logiköverensstämmelse och, å andra sidan, generera FoU-resultat som genuint utmanar befintliga logiker och därmed möjliggöra att Smart Built Environment uppnår sina högt ställda mål som relateras till branschgenomgripande transformation. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Smart Built Environment, 2022. p. 26
Series
Rapport ; S-2020-11
National Category
Civil Engineering Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-56074 (URN)
Funder
VinnovaSwedish Energy AgencySwedish Research Council Formas
Available from: 2022-03-22 Created: 2022-03-22 Last updated: 2022-10-31Bibliographically approved
Jacobsson, M. & Linderoth, H. (2022). Towards improved dissemination of results from strategic innovation programmes: the case of ‘smart built environment’. In: World Building Conference 2022: Book of abstracts. Paper presented at World Building Conference 2022, Melbourne, Australia, 27-30 June 2022 (pp. 12-12).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Towards improved dissemination of results from strategic innovation programmes: the case of ‘smart built environment’
2022 (English)In: World Building Conference 2022: Book of abstracts, 2022, p. 12-12Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Government sponsored Research, Development, and Innovation (RDI) initiatives have lately become a common way to foster industry transformation. We report on a so-called Strategic Innovation Programme (SIP) in the Swedish built environment sector which constitute such an initiative. More precisely, we investigate the process of disseminating results from the initiative, and the inherent challenges thereof. The purpose is to increase the understanding of how to enable sector-wide dissemination of results from SIPs. The studied programme is backed by three state research agencies and corresponds to an investment of a total of 60 million euros (600 million SEK) over 12 years. The programme builds on a collaboration-oriented model where actors in the sector jointly identify, plan, and undertake RDI-efforts, with an overarching goal to find “… solutions to global social challenges and increase Sweden’s competitiveness”. Based on a combination of document analysis, semi-structured interviews, and focus group interviews, the challenges of reaching beyond involved actors with RDI-results are analysed and discussed. The article show how dissemination of RDI-results is dependent on two essential preconditions (ambition and capacity), and how clarity of target group(s) in combination with the alignment between RDI-logic and the target group’s frame of reference, inhibits or enables dissemination of results. The article ends with a discussion on an inherent paradox identified in the quest of simultaneously trying to maximize successful dissemination of results and support sector-wide transformation.

National Category
Construction Management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-57985 (URN)
Conference
World Building Conference 2022, Melbourne, Australia, 27-30 June 2022
Available from: 2022-07-19 Created: 2022-07-19 Last updated: 2022-10-31Bibliographically approved
Linderoth, H. & Jacobsson, M. (2022). Transformation from the inside: The role or pockets of change for digitally driven development. In: : . Paper presented at 38th Annual Conference and General Meeting, Glasgow, Scotland, 5th - 7th September 2022.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Transformation from the inside: The role or pockets of change for digitally driven development
2022 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Construction Management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-58574 (URN)
Conference
38th Annual Conference and General Meeting, Glasgow, Scotland, 5th - 7th September 2022
Available from: 2022-10-03 Created: 2022-10-03 Last updated: 2022-10-31Bibliographically approved
Jacobsson, M. & Linderoth, H. (2022). Why strategic innovation programs struggle with dissemination of results: The case of Smart Built Environment. In: : . Paper presented at the 38th ARCOM Conference: Build back wiser, Glasgow, Scotland, September 5-7, 2022.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Why strategic innovation programs struggle with dissemination of results: The case of Smart Built Environment
2022 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper investigates observed challenges of disseminating RDI-results from a Strategic Innovation Programme (SIP) in the Swedish built environment sector. The study combines document analysis, semi-structured interviews, and focus group interviews, to increase the understanding of how to better enable sector-wide dissemination of results from SIPs. It is shown how the dissemination of RDI-results is dependent on two preconditions (ambition and capacity), and how clarity of target group(s) in combination with the alignment between RDI-logic and the target group's frame of reference further inhibits or enables dissemination. It is concluded that ensuring these preconditions, and strengthening the alignment is key in improving sector-wide dissemination. However, in this, an inherent paradox must be dealt with in terms of not necessary prioritizing dissemination at the expense of norm-challenging ideas. Given that the overarching goal of SIP is to achieve industry transformation, merely promoting incremental (norm-aligned) change is not enough.  

Keywords
Dissemination of results; Research, Development & Innovation; Strategic Innovation Programmes
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-58451 (URN)
Conference
the 38th ARCOM Conference: Build back wiser, Glasgow, Scotland, September 5-7, 2022
Available from: 2022-09-09 Created: 2022-09-12 Last updated: 2022-10-31Bibliographically approved
Bengtson, P., Harrie, L., Lázaro Morales, C., Linderoth, H., Neidenström, A. & Norberg, H. (2021). Arbetsrapport Nationell Standardiseringsstrategi: Om processarbetet i projektet Nationell standardiseringsstrategi för digital samhällsbyggnadsinformation. Stockholm: Smart Built Environment
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2021 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Denna arbetsrapport beskriver hur arbetet har bedrivits inom projektet ”Nationell Standardiseringsstrategi för digital samhällsbyggnadsinformation” (nedan benämnt NSS). Rapporten beskriver projektets bakgrund, syfte, mål, metod, tidplan, organisation samt de identifierade områden och processer som har legat till grund för framtagandet av innehållet i den första 3-årstrategin.

Projektet ”Nationell Standardiseringsstrategi för digital samhällsbyggnadsinformation” är ett strategiskt projekt inom Smart Built Environments temaområde Informationsinfrastruktur.

Syftet med NSS är att få en branschgemensam samsyn på prioriteringar avseende Sveriges arbete med standardisering av samhällsbyggnadsinformation. Målet med projektet är att leverera ett ramverk för strategiarbetet fram till 2030 samt ett strategiskt program för den första 3-årsstrategin.

Temaområdet Informationsinfrastruktur har för avsikt att uppnå specifika resultatmål, som i sin tur ska bidra till att åstadkomma ett antal kortsiktiga effekter 2021 respektive 2024. Dessa kortsiktiga effekter ska på sikt hjälpa till att uppnå programmets långsiktiga effektmål mot 2030. NSS-projektet avser att ha verkat för detta genom att tydligt formulera Smart Built Environments långsiktiga effektmål i projektets egen effektlogik.

Abstract [en]

This report describes how the work has been conducted in the project “A National Strategy for Standardisation of Digital Information Management within the Built Environment” (further on denoted NSS). This report describes the project background, aim, objective, methodology, schedule, organisation, and identified areas and processes that have been the basis for the development of the initial three-year strategy.

The NSS project is a strategic project within Smart Built Environment’s theme “Information infrastructure”.

The aim of NSS project is to get an industry-wide consensus on Sweden’s priorities regarding standardization of information management about the built environment. The objective is to deliver a framework which supports further development of the strategy until 2030 and a strategic programme for the initial three-year strategy.

The theme “Information structure” has formulated specific performance targets which in turn shall contribute to achieve some short-term effects within 2021 and 2024. These short-term effects aim to, in the long run, contribute to achieve the programme's long-term objectives by 2030. The intention of the NSS project is to contribute to the programme by clearly formulating Smart Built Environment's long-term objectives by following the project's effect logic.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Smart Built Environment, 2021. p. 63
Series
Rapport ; S-2019-04
National Category
Civil Engineering Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-54780 (URN)
Funder
VinnovaSwedish Energy AgencySwedish Research Council Formas
Available from: 2021-09-30 Created: 2021-09-30 Last updated: 2021-09-30Bibliographically approved
Håkansson, O., Jacobsson, M., Linderoth, H., Moscati, A. & Samuelsson, O. (2021). Challenges in measuring performance of collaborative R&D projects. In: G. Fernandes, L. Dooley, D. O'Sullivan & A. Rolstadas (Ed.), Managing collaborative R&D projects: Leveraging open innovation knowledge-flows for co-creation (pp. 317-329). Springer
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2021 (English)In: Managing collaborative R&D projects: Leveraging open innovation knowledge-flows for co-creation / [ed] G. Fernandes, L. Dooley, D. O'Sullivan & A. Rolstadas, Springer, 2021, p. 317-329Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

While measuring the performance of collaborative research and development (R&D) projects is critical for both practitioners and academics, it is rarely straightforward in practice. Based on firsthand experience of the performance measurement practice within an extensive, long-term, Swedish innovation programme named Smart Built Environment, this chapter provides a reflective account of the setup and challenges experienced. The programme was launched in 2016 and is a long-term initiative of up to 12 years. Backed by three state research agencies, it is, to date, the single largest investment in innovation, R&D in digitalisation made in the Swedish built environment sector. This chapter is written as a collaborative autoethnography, with three out of the five authors having had firsthand experience of the specific measurement initiative analysed. The chapter describes how the visionary objectives of the programme, related to sustainability, time, cost and business logics, were developed and operationalised in practice. Furthermore, it is explained how several emergent challenges related to ambiguity in goal formulation, adaptation to contingencies of moving targets and temporal scope, and development of a multiplicity of assessment methods,were managed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2021
Series
Contributions to Management Science, ISSN 1431-1941
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Construction Management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-52005 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-61605-2_18 (DOI)2-s2.0-85103576836 (Scopus ID)978-3-030-61604-5 (ISBN)978-3-030-61605-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-03-11 Created: 2021-03-11 Last updated: 2022-10-31Bibliographically approved
Jacobsson, M. & Linderoth, H. (2021). Newly graduated students' role as ambassadors for digitalisation in construction firms. Construction Management and Economics, 39(9), 759-772
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Newly graduated students' role as ambassadors for digitalisation in construction firms
2021 (English)In: Construction Management and Economics, ISSN 0144-6193, E-ISSN 1466-433X, Vol. 39, no 9, p. 759-772Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study furthers the understanding of newly graduated students' role in construction firms' efforts to better use digital technologies. The aim is to increase the understanding of the role that newly graduated students play in digital transformation in construction firms. The study is based on 18 semi-structured interviews and three focus group interviews with new graduates and construction managers in Sweden's three largest construction firms. The results show that despite having relevant skills, new graduates play a limited role when they are first recruited, as they struggle to close the "knowledge-experience gap". Gradually, whilst familiarising themselves with how things are done, they act as ambassadors for digitalisation and contribute to the modification of senior colleagues' beliefs about how technology could be used. However, this development is hampered by them getting caught-up in messy everyday activities, which forces them - like other staff - to prioritise urgent issues over important ones. An observed lack of established practices for how to make use of students' skills hampers their involvement further. It has been suggested that urgency might not only be a problem, but a solution in that it is possible to increase the sense of urgency around new way of working with digital technologies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2021
Keywords
Digitalisation, digital transformation, construction industry, newly graduated students
National Category
Construction Management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-54240 (URN)10.1080/01446193.2021.1955398 (DOI)000679849200001 ()2-s2.0-85111932153 (Scopus ID)HOA;;757562 (Local ID)HOA;;757562 (Archive number)HOA;;757562 (OAI)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas
Available from: 2021-08-16 Created: 2021-08-16 Last updated: 2022-10-31Bibliographically approved
Bengtson, P., Harrie, L., Lázaro Morales, C., Linderoth, H., Neidenström, A. & Norberg, H. (2021). Ramverk Nationell Standardiseringsstrategi: Digital samhällsbyggnadsinformation. Stockholm: Smart Built Environment
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2021 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Denna rapport beskriver ramverket för strategiarbetet kopplat till Sveriges arbete med standardisering av samhällsbyggnadsinformation inom ramen för projektet ”Nationell Standardiseringsstrategi för digital samhällsbyggnadsinformation”. Ramverket samt förvaltning och uppdatering av strategin kommer att ligga hos den nyligen skapade Samhällsbyggandets Regelforum, vilken har till uppgift att bidra till utvecklingen av befintliga och nya regelverk som möjliggör ett modernare, effektivare och mer innovativt byggande.

Ramverket innehåller principer för genomförande av strategin samt uppföljning och revidering för nästkommande strategiperioder. Vidare innehåller den en kommunikationsplattform som blir en viktig del i att kommunicera med intressenter samt för förankring. Ramverket omfattar också den strategiska färdplanen, dvs. den översiktliga planen med målsättningar och milstolpar att navigera efter.

Ramverket är ett förslag och beslut avseende användning och justeringar ligger hos Samhällsbyggandets Regelforum.

Abstract [en]

As a result of the project “A National Strategy for Standardisation of Digital Information Management within the Built Environment”, this report describes the framework of the strategy. The responsibility of the framework, maintenance and the update will be handled by the newly created Samhällsbyggandets Regelforum. Samhällsbyggandets Regelforum aims to contribute to the development of new and existing regulations in order to enable a more modern, efficient and innovative construction sector.

The framework contains several principles for strategy implementation and operation as well as a follow-up and revision processes for the upcoming strategy periods. Furthermore, it contains a communication platform that becomes an important part in communicating with stakeholders and for anchoring the changes. Last but not least, the framework does also include a strategic roadmap – a general plan with objectives and milestones for navigation. The framework is a proposal and decision regarding use and adjustments lies with Samhällsbyggandets Regelforum.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Smart Built Environment, 2021. p. 22
Series
Rapport ; S-2019-04
National Category
Civil Engineering Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-54778 (URN)
Funder
VinnovaSwedish Energy AgencySwedish Research Council Formas
Available from: 2021-09-30 Created: 2021-09-30 Last updated: 2021-09-30Bibliographically approved
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