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Multi-storey timber buildings – breaking industry path dependency
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Engineering and Sustainable Development.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Engineering and Sustainable Development.
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2008 (English)In: Building Research & Information, ISSN 0961-3218, Vol. 36, no 6, 638-648 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Swedish legal restriction on construction of multi-storey timber buildings was imposed in 1888 and repealed in 1994. The subsequent emergence of such a timber building system in Sweden is analysed in the context of the existing concrete-based construction system. The characteristics of the construction industry and its path dependency over the past century hamper the development of a timber building system. However, government policies and funding, the wood industry’s interest in an enhanced market for value-added wood products, and involvement of the wood research community has helped develop such a construction system. Investments in knowledge creation, incentives for the entry of new firms, and increased prefabrication may facilitate a transition from this formative phase to a growth phase in the diffusion of timber buildings.

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 36, no 6, 638-648 p.
Keyword [en]
Innovation system, lock-in, multi-storey buildings, path dependency, technology systems, timber frame
National Category
Other Environmental Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-396DOI: 10.1080/09613210802386123ISI: 000260325400008Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-54949115874OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-396DiVA: diva2:2020
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VR-EconomicsAvailable from: 2008-11-30 Created: 2008-09-24 Last updated: 2009-11-02Bibliographically approved
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1. Diffusion of innovative domestic heating systems and multi-storey wood-framed buildings in Sweden
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Diffusion of innovative domestic heating systems and multi-storey wood-framed buildings in Sweden
2007 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The diffusion of innovations that promote sustainable use of forest resources and energy efficiency is important for reducing greenhouse gas emission and dependency on oil. In this thesis the ‘systems of innovation’ (SI)

The SI analyses showed that several sources of path dependency, resulting from the establishment and growth of the concrete-based construction system over the past 100 years, hinder the expansion of a wood-based multi-storey

The adopter-centric approach included household questionnaire surveys: one covering the whole of Sweden in 2004 involving 1500 randomly selected homeowners with any type of heating system, and another in the city of Östersund in

The expansion of district heating networks in the detached home sector, particularly those homes with resistance heaters, is often considered difficult. However, results showed that, in Östersund, the government investment

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sundsvall: Mid sweden Univ, 2007
Series
Mid Sweden University doctoral thesis, ISSN 1652-893X ; 33
National Category
Other Environmental Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-48 (URN)5226 (Local ID)9789185317660 (ISBN)5226 (Archive number)5226 (OAI)
Public defence
2007-10-30, Q221, Q, Akademigatan 1, Östersund, 13:00 (English)
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Available from: 2008-09-24 Created: 2008-09-24 Last updated: 2015-10-29Bibliographically approved

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