Seven Well Known Fundamental Flaws against Innovations in Construction Chemistry
Construction chemistry is underdeveloped compared to other chemical branches. Innovation is realized by new products, improved pro¬cesses or / and more efficient organization. Innovation becomes evident when a noticeable progress is achieved by implementing changes. There are seven fundamental hindrances or flaws possible which are briefly considered. The state-of-the-art must be known. Innovation is measured in comparison to this state-of-the-art. If this level is not yet attained, progress is easily realized by introducing the actual knowledge. The realization is measured according to qualitative or preferably quantitative bench¬marks. Unfortunately, this is not currently done in the field of construction chemistry. Before benchmarking starts, communication based on truth and trust must be effective. The available scientific me¬tho¬dology must be known. Benchmarking will possibly show deficiencies in education and training. This will stress the need for adequate trans¬parency to improve efficiency. Hope¬ful¬ly, a self-regulating process improving pro-ducts and processes will be created in this way.
José Aguiar and Lech Czarnecki
P. Seidler "Seven Well Known Fundamental Flaws against Innovations in Construction Chemistry", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 466, pp. 15-19, 2011