Dynamics of Collaboration in Construction Projects to Set and Realize Circular Ambitions
Mart van Uden is a PhD researcher based at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, in the department of Management in the Built Environment (MBE), under the supervision of Prof.dr.ir Hans Wamelink, Prof.dr.ir Ellen van Bueren, and dr.ir Erwin Heurkens. He works as part of the TranCiBo research group, a collaboration between research from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and TU Delft. Together they research the transition towards a circular economy in the architecture, engineering, and construction sector with a focus on collaborative behavior and routinized practices. Mart’s work is routed in Sustainability Transitions Research and Social Practice Theory with additions from organizational sciences. TranCiBo uses a combination of interviews, observations, and action research for data gathering in case studies of construction projects and programs, and workshops with a wide range of actors working in and around construction projects with circular ambitions. This video focuses on the dynamics in construction projects that help set and realize circular ambitions.
- There are at least fourteen dynamics that help actors in construction projects to set and realize circular ambitions.
- These fourteen dynamics each fall under one of three categories: Prerequisites, Temporal Dynamics and Contextual Influences and play a key role in setting and realizing circular ambitions in construction projects.
- Under Prerequisites one finds: Top-down Support, Partnership Based on Increased Equality, Shared Circular Goals, and Intrinsically Motivated People.
- Under Temporal Dynamics one finds: Transparency and Trust, Flexibility, Reciprocal Relations, Project Team Identity, Struggle for New Roles, Pioneering Leadership, and Continuity in Staffing.
- Under Contextual Influences one finds: Sector and Organizational Cultures, Knowledge Flows, and Power and Tensions.
- Kooter, E., Uden, M. v., Marrewijk, A. v., Wamelink, H., Bueren, E. v., & Heurkens, E. (2021). Sustainability transition through dynamics of circular construction projects. Sustainability, 13(21), 12101.