Constructed environment or constructing environment: is construction involved, or is it a part of change?

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Abstract

While demand for construction is at its highest in newly industrializing and urbanizing societies, in post-industrialised society the role of construction is diminished. This claim embodies the theory that society can be built to completion in such a way that no further future investment would be required. The pattern of construction development in recent years, however, exposes the weakness of this theory. Many Western countries have been building extensively and have a backlog of construction demand in the pipeline, pending the next economic upswing. Why should these "ready-built" environments have such a high need for further construction? Or could it be that the construction industry itself strives, through active supply, to generate construction needs and changes in the operating environment? The source data for this study includes Finnish construction and economic time series data and databases produced by the Euroconstruct network. The study seeks to build the framework for an assessment model to illustrate the mutual interaction between construction and the operating environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication18th CIB World Building Congress Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationSpecial Track W055 - Building Economics
EditorsPeter Barrett, Dilanthi Amaratunga, Richard Haigh, Kaushal Keraminiyage, Chaminda Pathirage
Place of PublicationSalford
Pages180-192
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventCIB World Congress 2010: Building a better world - The Lowry, Salford Quays, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 May 201013 May 2010

Publication series

SeriesCIB Publication
Number341

Conference

ConferenceCIB World Congress 2010
CountryUnited Kingdom
CitySalford Quays
Period10/05/1013/05/10

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Vainio, T. (2010). Constructed environment or constructing environment: is construction involved, or is it a part of change? In P. Barrett, D. Amaratunga, R. Haigh, K. Keraminiyage, & C. Pathirage (Eds.), 18th CIB World Building Congress Proceedings: Special Track W055 - Building Economics (pp. 180-192). Salford. CIB Publication, No. 341
Vainio, Terttu. / Constructed environment or constructing environment : is construction involved, or is it a part of change?. 18th CIB World Building Congress Proceedings: Special Track W055 - Building Economics. editor / Peter Barrett ; Dilanthi Amaratunga ; Richard Haigh ; Kaushal Keraminiyage ; Chaminda Pathirage. Salford, 2010. pp. 180-192 (CIB Publication; No. 341).
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Vainio, T 2010, Constructed environment or constructing environment: is construction involved, or is it a part of change? in P Barrett, D Amaratunga, R Haigh, K Keraminiyage & C Pathirage (eds), 18th CIB World Building Congress Proceedings: Special Track W055 - Building Economics. Salford, CIB Publication, no. 341, pp. 180-192, CIB World Congress 2010, Salford Quays, United Kingdom, 10/05/10.

Constructed environment or constructing environment : is construction involved, or is it a part of change? / Vainio, Terttu.

18th CIB World Building Congress Proceedings: Special Track W055 - Building Economics. ed. / Peter Barrett; Dilanthi Amaratunga; Richard Haigh; Kaushal Keraminiyage; Chaminda Pathirage. Salford, 2010. p. 180-192 (CIB Publication; No. 341).

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Vainio T. Constructed environment or constructing environment: is construction involved, or is it a part of change? In Barrett P, Amaratunga D, Haigh R, Keraminiyage K, Pathirage C, editors, 18th CIB World Building Congress Proceedings: Special Track W055 - Building Economics. Salford. 2010. p. 180-192. (CIB Publication; No. 341).