Advancement of the design of AEC-related business management concepts along the common good dimension

Pekka Huovinen*

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Abstract

The background involves the reviewing of AEC-related business management (BM) concepts since 1999. The aim of this focused review is to advance the design of AEC-related BM concepts along the common good dimension. A BM concept is herein defined as an abstraction representing a firm managing its business with contexts embedded within AEC sectors. The high, medium, low or no degrees of the design of 73 AEC-related BM concepts (published between 1990 and 2019) along the common good dimension were assessed. It turned out that the seven areas of common good have been designed as part of 17 AEC-related BM concepts, i.e., environmental sustainability, networked communities, community engagement, social capital, social responsibility, fair trading and use value. In the future, many areas of common good can be incorporated into extended offerings (e.g. diversity in planned communities, beneficent owners and signature outlooks) as part of architecture (A)-related BM concepts, into core offerings (e.g. eco-efficient life cycles, energy resilience and circular materials) as part of engineering (E)-related BM concepts and into business processes (e.g. multi-year sub-city phasing, community roles of buildings and nonharmful uses) as part of construction (C)-related BM concepts. Indeed, ARCOM-related experts, business managers and other actors are invited to join the advancement of AEC-related BM knowledge, concepts and practices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationARCOM 2020 - Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 36th Annual Conference 2020 - Proceedings
EditorsLloyd Scott, Christopher J. Neilson
Pages255-264
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780995546332
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventAnnual ARCOM Conference - Virtual, Online, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Sep 20208 Sep 2020
Conference number: 36

Publication series

NameARCOM 2020 - Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 36th Annual Conference 2020 - Proceedings

Conference

ConferenceAnnual ARCOM Conference
Abbreviated titleARCOM
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityVirtual, Online
Period07/09/202008/09/2020

Keywords

  • AEC
  • Business management
  • Common good
  • Environment
  • Sustainability

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