Professor Carl Abbott
I am Professor of Construction Innovation and Enterprise in the School of the Built Environment at the University of Salford and am Director of the Salford Centre for Research & Innovation (SCRI) in the built & human environment. Throughout my time at the university I have worked closely with industry in the region, helping to establish the Centre for Construction Innovation where I was General Manager. My research interests include innovation and the sustainable delivery of housing. In addition to SCRI, significant research projects in which I have been involved, include the ESRC Distributed Innovation Project ‘The impact of environmental regulation on innovation in the housing sector: the case of the Code for Sustainable Homes’, the EPSRC/EDF funded People Energy & Buildings project on the ‘Uptake of Micro-generation Technologies in Housing’ and a UK/Finland comparative study on retrofit of apartment buildings.
Project Management, Offsite Construction, Mathematics, Lean Integrated Design & Production, Lean Organisational Management.
Construction Innovation, Low Energy Housing, Offsite Construction, Lean Construction.
Qualifications and Memberships
Co-Director CIB Task Group 76 – Recognising Innovation
Forthcoming: ‘Perspectives on Construction Innovation’ (Wiley-Blacwell, Co-Editor with Prof Andy Dainty & Finn Orstavik
Selected Journal Publications
Erdogan, B; Abbott, C; Aouad, G; Construction in Year 2030, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Vol 368, pp 3551-3565
Aouad, G; Ozorhon, B; Abbott, C, Facilitating innovation in construction: Directions and implications for research and policy, Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management, Vol. 10 Iss: 4, pp.374 – 394
Erdogan, B; Abbott, C ; Aouad, G; Kazi, S Construction IT in 2030: A Scenario Planning Approach ITCON Vol 14 pp 540-555 (http://www.itcon.org/2009/35)
Barrett, PS, Abbott, C, Sexton, M, Ruddock, L Hidden Innovation in the Construction & Property Sectors RICS Research Paper Series Vol 7 No 20
Abbott, C ; Sexton, M ; Lu, SL; Jones, V; Action Learning as an Enabler for Successful Technology Transfer with Construction SMEs, RICS Research Paper Series Vol 7 No 16
Abbott, C; Allen, S; Jeong, K. The Economic Motivation for Innovation in Small Construction Companies Journal of Construction Innovation Vol 6 (3) pp 187-196
Abbott, C, Allen, S. Facilitating Innovation, The Role of the Centre for Construction Innovation International Journal of Strategic Property Management Vol 9(2) pp79-90