Acceptance and Use of LCC as a Decision Support Tool for Renovation Investments
Paper in proceeding, 2015

This paper seek to explain why LCC is used or not for renovation projects. The study is based on a theoretical explanation model called the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). The model assumes that a number of factors determine whether and when individuals will use a particular technology. Two main components of the model are (1) Perceived usefulness, and (2) Perceived ease of use. The response rate was 32,3%. The results show that the climate in terms of the extent to which LCC is advocated and used by colleagues affects how the individual experience both usefulness and ease of use. Our study also demonstrates that the perceived usefulness, i.e. how well you feel that LCC can be used in your daily work, lays the foundation for if it is perceived as positive to use, and thus also a prerequisite for creating an intention to use and subsequently applying LCC in actual renovation projects. The study shows that the ease of use does not have the same effect.


Pernilla Gluch

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Service Management and Logistics

Mathias Petter Gustafsson

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Construction Management

ICCREM 2015 (International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management), August 11–12, 2015, Luleå, Sweden

978-0-7844-7937-7 (ISBN)

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Subject Categories

Civil Engineering

Construction Management





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