Inventing the House: Case-Specific Studies on Housing Innovation

Inventing the House: Case-Specific Studies on Housing Innovation

Andrew R. Sanderford
Andrew P. McCoy
Dong Zhao
Charles T. Koebel

In Stock Date: 
02/17/2016
Print Price: 
$49.95
Print ISBN: 
9781606505663
E-book Price: 
$29.95
E-book ISBN: 
9781606505670
Pages: 
107
Binding Type: 
Softcover

Businesses, consumers, industry groups, and governments understand the importance of innovation for continued economic success and improvements in quality of life. However, innovation in the housing and residential construction industry remains a topic about which little is known while a small but growing literature is making positive progress.

Building on the first book in the Housing Innovation collection, the purpose of this book is to share new research paradigms that focus on innovation and are, in and of themselves, innovative. The first chapters focus on a newly created diffusion of innovation model and its application to the industry while later chapters showcase several innovative techniques that shed new light on housing, residential construction, and policy-making.

As the second book in the Housing Innovation collection, this book is designed to assist readers as they continue to peel back the complex layers of innovation in housing and residential construction.

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Andrew R. Sanderford

Andrew R. Sanderford

Drew Sanderford, PhD, is an assistant professor in the College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture. His research and teaching will focus on housing, the property development process, various aspects of real estate finance, and the diffusion of innovation within various real property markets. Previously, Drew was post-doctoral research fellow at the Virginia Center for Housing Research, a research center within the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech.

Andrew P. McCoy

Andrew P. McCoy

Andrew Patton McCoy, PhD, is the Preston and Catharine White Endowed Fellow and associate director of the Myers-Lawson School of Construction (MLSoC) and the director of the Virginia Center for Housing Research (VCHR) at Virginia Tech. He is associate professor of Building Construction in the Myers-Lawson School of Construction, a joint venture of the College of Engineering and the College of Architecture and Urban Studies which focuses on inter-disciplinary, multi-departmental outreach, research and education.

Dong Zhao

Dong Zhao

Dr. Dong Zhao is an Assistant Professor of Construction Management at Michigan State University. He is also a LEED Accredited Professional. Dr. Zhao's research focuses on human-environment systems and risk mitigation decision making, which requires integration of construction science, human factors, advanced informatics, civil engineering, data mining, and applied statistics.

Charles T. Koebel

Charles T. Koebel

Charles T. Koebel, PhD, is professor of Urban Planning and Building Construction, and senior associate of the Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech. His research has focused on affordable housing, innovation in housing, urban redevelopment and regional sustainability planning for housing. He developed a General Model for Construction Innovation Diffusion and has directed research testing various aspects of that model.

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