What kind of research are you doingIn conjunction with the CIB World Building Congress 2016 in Tampere, Finland, CREON hosted a PhD workshop on the topic “What kind of research are you doing? The workshop was intended for PhD students in construction management and related fields, and others who have ongoing research they want to discuss.
The workshop was attended by more than 20 students and supervisors, and Stephen Fox from VTT gave a presentation that can be downloaded here: What kind of research are you doing.
- Date: May 30, 2016
- Time: 1315
- Location: Tampere Hall, Sonaatti 1.
- Address: Yliopistonkatu 55, Tampere, Finland
- Topic: What kind of research are you doing?
- Each participant gives a two minutes summary of their PhD research
- Scientific research presentation.
- Examples of formulating and testing conceptual frameworks, research questions, propositions, and hypotheses.
- Wrap up.
The next Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation has been announced. It will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden on 13-14 June 2017. For more information, take a look at the announcement flyer and the call for papers.
The workshop is intended for PhD students in construction management and related fields, and others who have ongoing research they want to discuss. The workshop is organized by CREON and the CIB World Building Congress 2016. CREON is a network of Construction Researchers on Economics and Organisation in the Nordic region.
Note that the workshop is by no means limited to participants or topics related to the Nordic countries. All construction management researches are welcome. Note that supervisors and others are very welcome to participate in the work shop, in addition to PhD candidates.
PhD work shop in Construction Management Monday May 30, at 13:15.
Location: Tampere Hall.
Topic: What kind of research are you doing?
Availability: limited to 50 participants, based on time of registration.
Price: Free of charge
Award winners at 8th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation 2015
Winner of the best paper award:
Christoph Merschbrock and Alejandro Figueres-Munoz, Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway with the paper: Circumventing Obstacles in Digital Construction Design – A Workaround Theory Perspective.
Winners of best doctoral paper award:
Janni Tjell and Petra M. Bosch-Sijtsema, Chalmers University of Technology with the paper: Visual Management in Mid-sized Construction Design Projects
We congratulate the winners, pictured with Chairman of CREON, Kalle Kähkonen (right) and Brian Atkin (left).
The papers are published in Procedia Economics and Finance, 2015 (Vol. 21).
We are pleased to announce that the 8th Nordic conference on Construction Economics and Organization will host a PhD workshop free of charge on the 27th May. The theme of the workshop is “Scientific Thinking“ and it is to be facilitated by Dr. Stephen Fox.
More information is soon available on the conference website here.
8th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization
Leadership for targeted change and proven advancements 28-29 May 2015 Tampere, Finland http://www.ceo2015.org/
Nordic conferences on Construction Economics and Organization have been biennial events for academics and industry people. These events are bringing together experts globally and those particularly from Nordic countries for sharing and learning new knowledge, to meet colleagues, get new connection and to visit/see interesting construction case projects or companies. For academics these conferences are important publishing channels. The accepted double blind reviewed papers are published using recognised academic media.
Abstract submission deadline September 15, 2014
We welcome both academic and industry contributions to the 8th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization. A special program for doctoral students is provided within this conference. Abstracts and full papers shall be double-blind reviewed by leading experts. The accepted papers shall be published in the conference proceedings book. The best contributions shall be recognized via best paper awards and chances for getting their papers published via short track in a well-known scientific journal.
The 8th Nordic conference on Construction Economics and Organization has its focus on the business environment change described above and its consequences. With its general theme “Leadership for targeted change and proven advancements” this conference is bringing together leading experts from academia and industry for showing the way ahead based on the latest research based findings and industrial experiences. We welcome contributions from industry, research institutes and academics. Accordingly, a somewhat more specific themes of the conference include, but are not limited to:
- Innovations for improved construction quality and performance
- Paradigm changes – what is expected from real estate and construction sector and what is ahead of us?
- Understanding the value of spaces, buildings and built environment
- Different stakeholders in the real estate and construction sector – Solutions for their integration and management
- New procurement models and approaches
- Reshaping construction management for improved and resource efficiency
- Digitalised construction and real estate management practices
- Other research-based or business-based results having linkage to the overall conference theme
Please visit the website http://www.ceo2015.org/ to submit an abstract and to find more information about the event
The updated version of the Constitution of CREON as agreed at the General Assembly 13 June 2013 at NTNU in Trondheim is now available.
Constitution as agreed 13 June 2013
A new MSc programme in Construction in Emerging Economies is starting at the University of Reading, UK, headed by Prof Will Hughes. The MSc Construction in Emerging Economies is recruiting students now, for a programme that starts in October 2014. This course may well be of interest to final year undergraduates in all parts of the world. For more detailed information about the course please go to:
Building a new world
Award winners at 7th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation 2013
Winner of Statsbygg best paper award:
Hedley Smyth, University College London with the paper: “Green” or maturing? Environmental sustainability in marketing and business development amongst construction majors.
Winners of Statsbygg best young researcher award:
Therese Eriksson, Chalmers University of Technology with the paper: Learning in the early design phase of an infrastructure development project.
Selamawit M. Fufa, Norwegian University of Science and Technology with the paper: LCA of nano-coated wooden claddings utilizing accelerated ageing test results.
We congratulate the winners, here pictured with the representative of Statsbygg, Hilde Nordskogen to the left and Chairman of CREON, Ole Jonny Klakegg at the back.
The papers can be found at http://tapironline.no/tidsskrift/omtidsskrift/35 together with the other papers from the conference.
CREON will have its general assembly at the 7th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation in Trondheim on 13 June 2013. We welcome everyone. More information can be obtained by contacting the CREON chairman Ole Jonny Klakegg and by following this link: CREON General Assembly Meeting 2013 final