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He asserts that in order to generate motivation towards innovation, it should be ensured that contracting and management procedures enable the realization of economical and profitable results fi-omthe utilization of the innovation. Nam and Tatum (1992) divide the factors that induce construction innovation into two sides: demand side (owner and market) and supply side (available technology). They observed that in most successful processes of construction innovation, technology plays a critical role in inducing the owner's demand as well as in formulating problems, and the owner's mindset is one of the factors that enables or inhibits innovation in construction.

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It would therefore be logical to make one of the planning andlor executing companies accountable for the operation and maintenance of the constructed facility. But the clients still have a sceptical attitude towards contractual arrangements like this, because the companies in this case demand an extra payment for taking on the risks and the clients believe that it is still impossible today to sufficiently enough estimate the costs for the future operation and maintenance, so that they are not in a position to assess these additional costs.

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