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Inventing the House

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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Abstract
  5. Contents
  6. List of Figures
  7. List of Tables
  8. Preface
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. About the Contributors
  11. About the Book
  12. 1: CASE-SPECIFIC STUDIES ON HOUSING INNOVATION
    1. 1.1 Introduction
    2. References
  13. 2: THE ADOPTION AND DIFFUSION OF INNOVATION IN HOUSING AND HOME BUILDING
    1. 2.1 Introduction
    2. 2.2 Brief Literature Summary
    3. 2.3 The Adoption Decision
    4. 2.4 Attributes of the Adopter
    5. 2.5 Attributes of the Product, Supply Chain, and Communication Networks
    6. 2.6 Attributes of the Market
    7. 2.7 Time
    8. 2.8 Koebel’s Diffusion Model
    9. 2.9 Measuring the Adoption Decision
    10. 2.10 Dependent Variable and Potential Statistical Modeling Techniques
    11. 2.11 Independent Variables
    12. 2.12 Regression Modeling
    13. 2.13 Discussion
    14. References
  14. 3: DEMONSTRATING A DIFFUSION OF INNOVATION MODEL: PATTERNS OF U.S. HOMEBUILDERS’ HIGH PERFORMANCE PRODUCT ADOPTION
    1. 3.1 From Conceptual to Empirical Model
    2. 3.2 Data
    3. 3.3 Empirical Model
    4. 3.4 Results and Discussion
    5. 3.5 Conclusions
    6. References
  15. 4: ESTABLISHING BUILDER CONFIDENCE FOR THE RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
    1. 4.1 Introduction
    2. 4.2 Index Background
    3. 4.3 Methods
    4. 4.4 Findings
    5. 4.5 Conclusions and Future Work
    6. References
    7. Appendix
  16. 5: COMPUTATIONAL HOUSING RESEARCH: A MODELING PRIMER
    1. 5.1 Introduction
    2. 5.2 Social Science Modeling Theory
    3. 5.3 ABM Resources to Start Modeling
    4. 5.4 ABM and Housing
    5. 5.5 Summary: Models, Housing, and Research Boundaries
    6. References
  17. 6: UNDERSTANDING THE POTENTIAL OF 4D GEOSPATIAL MODELING TO ENHANCE FLOOD MITIGATION PLANNING IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS
    1. 6.1 Introduction
    2. 6.2 Understanding the Impact of Natural Disasters on the Built Environment
    3. 6.3 Flood Mitigation Planning in the Context of United States National Policy
    4. 6.4 Improving upon “Business as Usual” Development Practices Through Strategic Planning
    5. 6.5 Developing a 4D Data and Geospatial Modeling Methodology
    6. 6.6 How Is This Approach Different to What Cities Currently Use for Impact Assessment?
    7. 6.7 Applying the Model as Part of a Flood Mitigation Strategy for Residential Areas
    8. References
  18. Index
  19. Adpage
  20. Backcover