Innovation typically refers to positive changes ― improving existing arrangements and developing new ones. Twelve BRITE innovation case studies have now been completed and show how innovations can be successfully implemented in a range of projects in the construction sector, and the benefits that can be gained. These case studies show successful innovations on Australian building and construction projects and include:
The BRITE National Innovation Survey
was conducted from March to June 2004 to find what makes high innovators so successful. The
survey was sent to more than 1300 businesses in the commercial building and road and bridge sectors across Australia, including main contractors, trade contractors, consultants, suppliers, and clients. The survey response rate of nearly 30%, considered high in comparison with similar surveys, provided confidence that the results are truly representative of the industry.
The survey collected information about the respondents perceptions of innovation determinants in the industry, comprising various aspects of business strategy and business environments.