Staff Profile:Chris Harty
- Professor Chris Harty
- Job Title:
- Professor of Technology and Organisation
BA (Hons) Sociology, History & English, Northumbria;
MA in Contemporary Sociology, Lancaster;
PhD in Sociology, Lancaster
- Areas of Interest:
Chris' research focuses on the interactions between organisations, people and technology that constitutes socio-technical systems, and on understanding the ways that new practices and ways of using and working emerge and are shaped through engagement with new technologies. At the centre of this approach is understanding current practice, as well as the potential of new technologies. His work draws on a range of sociological concepts and methodologies, especially the area of science and technology studies. He has conducted studies of technology implementation and use on major construction projects, including the fifth terminal at Heathrow airport, and the Barts and the London Hospitals in central London.Chris is keen to develop new ideas and collaborations, and to discuss potential PhD projects, around the areas of the effects and consequences of information technology on practices and organisational forms in construction, the role of information and knowledge management in the sector and, more generally, qualitative and sociologically oriented studies of engineering and construction practice.
- Research groups / Centres:
YNumber of items: 37.
- Young, B., Harty, C., Lu, S.-L. and Davies, R. (2015) Developing temporary manufacturing facilities for residential building: a case of the modern flying factory. In: the 31st ARCOM Conference, 7th – 9th September, Lincoln, England, UK, pp. 1033-1042.
- Shibeika, A. and Harty, C. (2015) Diffusion of digital innovation in construction: a case study of a UK engineering firm. Construction Management and Economics, 33 (5-6). pp. 453-466. ISSN 0144-6193 doi: 10.1080/01446193.2015.1077982
- Collinge, W. H. and Harty, C. F. (2014) Stakeholder interpretations of design: Semiotic insights into the briefing process. Construction Management and Economics, 32 (7-8). pp. 760-772. ISSN 0144-6193 doi: 10.1080/01446193.2014.894247
- Davies, R. and Harty, C. (2013) Implementing ‘Site BIM’: a case study of ICT innovation on a large hospital project. Automation in Construction, 30. pp. 15-24. ISSN 0926-5805 doi: 10.1016/j.autcon.2012.11.024
- Davies, R. and Harty, C. (2013) Measurement and exploration of individual beliefs about the consequences of building information modelling use. Construction Management and Economics, 31 (11). pp. 1110-1127. ISSN 0144-6193 doi: 10.1080/01446193.2013.848994
- Collinge, B. and Harty, C. (2012) Exploring the semiotic properties of design artefacts. In: 28th EGOS Colloquium, July 5 – 7, 2012, Helsinki, Finland.
- Whyte, J. and Harty, C. (2012) Socio-material practices of design coordination: objects as plastic and partisan. In: Leonardi, P., Nardi, B. and Kallinikos, Y. (eds.) Materiality and Organizing : Social Interaction in a Technological World. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 196-216. ISBN 9780199664054 doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664054.003.0010
- Davies, R. and Harty, C. (2011) Building Information Modelling as innovation journey: BIM experiences on a major UK healthcare infrastructure project. In: 6th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation – Shaping the Construction / Society Nexus, 13th - 15th April 2011, Copenhagen, pp. 233-245. (Proceedings volume 2)
- Harty, C. and Koch, C. (2011) Revisiting boundary objects: Enterprise Resource Planning and Building Information Modelling systems as multi-community artefacts. In: 6th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation - Shaping the Construction / Society Nexus, 13th - 15th April 2011, Copenhagen, pp. 283-294. (Proceedings volume 2)
- Harty, C. and Whyte, J. (2010) Emerging hybrid practices in construction design work: role of mixed media. Journal of Construction Management and Engineering, 136 (4). pp. 468-476. ISSN 1943-7862 doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000146
- Schweber, L. and Harty, C. (2010) Actors and objects: A socio-technical networks approach for construction management research. Construction Management and Economics, 28 (6). pp. 657-674. ISSN 0144-6193 doi: 10.1080/01446191003702468
- Collinge, W. H., Harty, C. F., Liu, K. and Tang, Y. (2010) Assessing organizational semiotics for IT systems design: improving information exchange processes across construction project stakeholders. In: 26th International Conference on IT in Construction & 1st International Conference on Managing Construction for Tomorrow, 1-3 Oct 2009, Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 239-247.
- Bresnen, M. and Harty, C. (2010) Editorial: Objects, knowledge sharing and knowledge transformation in projects. Construction Management and Economics, 28 (6). pp. 549-555. ISSN 0144-6193 doi: 10.1080/01446193.2010.495850
- Harty, C., Throssell, D., Jeffrey, H. and Stagg, M. (2010) Implementing Building Information Modelling: a case study of the Barts and the London hospitals. In: Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, Proceedings of the International Conference, 30th June - 2nd July 2010, Nottingham, UK. (Paper 93)
- Harty, C. (2010) Implementing innovation: designers, users and actor-networks. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 22 (3). pp. 297-315. ISSN 1465-3990 doi: 10.1080/09537321003647339
- Liu, K., Nakata, K. and Harty, C. F. (2010) Pervasive informatics: theory practice and future directions. Intelligent Buildings International, 2 (1). pp. 5-19. ISSN 1750-8975 doi: 10.3763/inbi.2009.0041
- Harty, C. and Koch, C. (2010) The surprisingly orderly world of multi-community artefacts. In: EASST, 25th - 29th August 2010, Tokyo, Japan.
- Harty, C. and Araujo, L. (2009) Aligning user practices in innovation: The case of Heathrow's Terminal 5 project. In: Hakansson, H., Waluszewski, A., Prenkert, F. and Baraldi, E. (eds.) Use of science and technology in business: Exploring the impact of using activity for systems, organizations and people. Emerald, Bingley UK, pp. 271-290. ISBN 9781848554740
- Harty, C. (2009) Foucault, surveillance and the ‘dark side’ of BIM. In: 25th Annual ARCOM Conference, Nottingham, UK.
- Harty, C. and Collinge, W. (2009) Improving information sharing across construction stakeholders: an organizational semiotics approach. In: Joint International Symposium of CIB Working Commissions: W65 and W55, 27 Sep - 01 Oct 2009, Dubrovnik, Croatia, pp. 348-357.
- Larsen, G.D. and Harty, C. (2009) Regulations and innovations across the UK construction sector: Social shaping in action. In: 5th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation, Reykjavik, Iceland, pp. 3-12.
- Harty, C. and Collinge, W. (2009) Using organizational semiotics theory and analysis for IT systems design: improving information exchange processes amongst construction project stakeholders. In: CIB W78, Istanbul, Turkey.
- Harty, C.F. and Leiringer, R. (2008) Construction management researchers as agents of change: balancing academic priorities and industry impact. In: Proc CIB W55/65 Joint International Symposium, Dubai.
- Harty, C. F. (2008) Enacting digital coordination: Developing and implementing data management practices in construction work. In: Proc. CIB Joint International Symposium, Dubai.
- Harty, C. F. (2008) Implementing innovation in construction: Contexts, relative boundedness and actor-network theory. Construction Management and Economics, 26 (10). pp. 1029-1041. ISSN 0144-6193 doi: 10.1080/01446190802298413
- Green, S. D., Harty, C., Elmualim, A. A., Larsen, G. D. and Kao, C. C. (2008) On the discourse of construction competitiveness. Building Research and Information, 36 (5). pp. 426-435. ISSN 0961-3218 doi: 10.1080/09613210802076666
- Harty, C. (2008) Sociology and construction management research: Issues, approaches and implication. In: Proc. 24th Annual ARCOM Conference, Cardiff, UK.
- Green, S. D. and Harty, C. F. (2008) Towards a co-production research agenda for construction competitiveness. In: Proc CIB Joint International Symposium, Dubai.
- Whyte, J. and Harty, C. (2008) What is the object? Coordinating design work across a large construction project. In: Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA.
- Harty, C. and Whyte, J. (2008) The role of media in construction design work and ecologies of practice. In: LEAD Leadership in Construction, Lake Tahoe, California, USA.
- Harty, C. (2007) Implementing innovation: Transforming practices and technologies in construction work. In: CIB World Congress, Cape Town, South Africa.
- Harty, C. (2007) Objects and subjects: The role of technology in the production of construction practice. In: Managing the construction of buildings, Copenhagen Business School.
- Harty, C. and Leiringer, R. (2007) Social science research and construction: Balancing rigour and relevance. In: Construction Management and Economics 25th Anniversary Conference, Reading.
- Harty, C., Goodier, C., Soetanto, R., Austin, S., Dainty, A. and Price, A.D.F. (2007) The futures of construction: A critical review of construction future studies. Construction Management and Economics, 25 (5). pp. 477-493. ISSN 0144-6193 doi: 10.1080/01446190600879117
- Harty, C., Goodier, C., Soetanto, R., Austin, S., Dainty, A., Price, A. and Thorpe, T. (2006) Scenario development: a methodology for aligning contemporary practices with the potential futures of UK construction. In: 22nd Annual ARCOM Conference, Birmingham, UK, pp. 601-610.
- Harty, C. (2006) The role of users and contexts in innovation. In: Construction in the XXI Century: Local and global challenges, Rome, Italy.
- Harty, C. (2005) Innovation in construction: a sociology of technology approach. Building Research and Information, 33 (6). pp. 512-522. ISSN 1466-4321 doi: 10.1080/09613210500288605