NORA Construction Sector Strategic Goals
What is this site?
This site provides a list of the Strategic Goals that make up the NORA National Construction Agenda. The status buttons tell you if there are projects underway related to that goal. A green circle indicates that there is at least one project addressing an intermediate goal. A red triangle indicates that there is no work underway on that goal. You can drill down by clicking on each goal. Clicking on the Strategic Goal brings you to the underlying Intermediate Goals, and clicking on the Intermediate Goals brings you to the underlying Research and Research-to-Practice Goals. Clicking on each project provides you with contact information for the researcher and a short description of the project. A listing of current non-goal related construction projects is also attached.
How complete is it?
This November 08 version is being launched with internal intramural NIOSH projects listed. Some of the projects included predate the NORA Construction goals but are considered relevant to the goals at the intermediate goal level. Additional external extramural projects will be added at a later date. Additional descriptions of Research-to-Practice efforts being led by various construction stakeholders will also be added at a later date. We will update the site as new projects come on line.
How can construction practitioners use it?
The site provides a way for interested construction organizations to identify the researchers working on a goal-related topic. Construction organizations may want to participate in research or they may want to develop research-to-practice products from research results. This can facilitate their participation in NORA-related activities.
How can researchers use it?
The site provides a way for interested researchers to identify "gap" topics for development of new research proposals. Also, it provides a way for researchers to identify other researchers who are working on another topic related to a particular intermediate or strategic goal to facilitate collaboration. It also provides a way for interested construction organizations to contact researchers and vice versa.