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Svetoft, I., Jonasson, M., Wictor, I., Falk, M., Jeppsson, K., Boström, I., . . . Nilsson, F. (2014). Rapport 2014 – den goda och hållbara plan- och byggprocessen.
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2014 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Det finns flera olika anledningar till att förstudien “Den goda och hållbara plan-och byggprocessen” startades upp under våren 2014. Ett flertal aktiviter arrangerade av det halländska företagsnätverket Energi-och Miljöcentrum (EMC) i Varberg har sammanfört ett antal olika aktörer som annars inte vanligtvis möts. I dessa möten har idéer och inspirerande samtal förts som lett till en gemensam vilja att samverka i olika frågor. I denna rapport beskrivs bakgrund och genomförande av förstudien samt några sammanfattande resultat. Ett antal reflektioner om framtida möjligheter presenteras i slutet av rapporten. Alexandersoninstitutet har med sitt uppdrag gett möjligheten till oss på Högskolan i Halmstad att samordna ett antal möten och problemformulera processer och dialoger med koppling planering och byggande. Uppdraget har finansierats av Europeiska Regionalfonden via projektet Efterfrågad Utveckling. Resultatet har blivit ett antal temaformuleringar och case som nu kan användas för fortsatt arbete med forskningsansökningar och spridning av erfarenheter.

Publisher
p. 59
Keywords
plan- och byggprocess, samverkan, kunskapsöverföring
National Category
Civil Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-30141 (URN)
Note

På uppdrag av Alexandersoninstitutet – i samverkan med Energi- och MiljöCentrum Varberg

Available from: 2016-01-10 Created: 2016-01-10 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Svetoft, I. & Johnsson, M. (2013). Managing Resources in a Sustainable Building Process. In: Proceedings of SB13 – Oulu, Finland: Sustainable procurement in urban regeneration and renovation Northern Europe and North-West Russia, 21–25 May 2013. Paper presented at SB13 OULU 2013, Sustainable procurement in urban regeneration and renovation, Northern Europe and North-West Russia, Oulu, Finland, May 22-24, 2013. Helsinki: RIL - Finnish Association of Civil Engineers
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2013 (English)In: Proceedings of SB13 – Oulu, Finland: Sustainable procurement in urban regeneration and renovation Northern Europe and North-West Russia, 21–25 May 2013, Helsinki: RIL - Finnish Association of Civil Engineers, 2013Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Introduction

Managing resources efficiently in a building process is of great importance in a sustainable development. The framework in a building process contains legislations and rules from a societal perspective combined with demands of a more efficient way of working within the companies involved. The knowledge of all actors involved must be used in order to solve this complex task. The quality of new buildings does not always match the expectations from the clients today so efforts must be done to improve the process. Another urgent issue is to deal with existing buildings. Participatory governance can describe the citizens’ democratic right to participate in decision-making concerning building or renovation processes. The public sector in Sweden discusses the possibilities of working more systematically with the ambition to use all the resources in a better way and with an end-user perspective. Today different processes seem to be parallel and do not always support one another. How can we achieve the best quality in the integrated process and in the end-product? Can a genuine dialogue and integrated processes be one way to achieve a better result? The case study evidence suggests that the primary focus of the logistics concept in construction is to improve coordination and communication between project participants during the design and construction phases, particularly in the materials flow control process.

Problem

The Building Industry faces challenges both in new building projects as well as when dealing with existing housing areas. The economical resources are limited and the regulations and restrictions are many. Examples from the Swedish building industry show severe problems with quality and how to manage the financing of the damages. The knowledge and awareness ought to be within all actors involved in the process but the question is if there are obstacles for using it? Where and when shall the resources be adopted to the process and which are the effect of a more integrated way of working? A gap can often be indentified between different processes and actors involved in this complex industry dealing with governing the built environment:

Theoretical framework

In the planning- and building process several kinds of flows are managed simultaneously. The flows are governed within and between the companies involved, the residents and the governmental framework of regulations and laws. If using a combination of theories from transport logistics, design methods and quality management maybe some of the existing gaps in the process could be avoided. The challenge is to see the possibilities in new demands in services and products. New skills, competences and attitudes are required when working with processes. It is also of great importance to create an understanding and acceptance for the changes. Starting with defining and focusing on the end-user in the process can be an important unifying force. Customer driven processes and a modern perspective on quality puts the end-users needs, expectations and requirements in focus. Using theories from the design area one could start with looking into Architectural design where decisions influence the artificial environment in our every day life. The act of designing is a complex activity undertaken a close cooperation with many other actors. There is a growing recognition of the importance to think more creative and dynamic by adding values and culture into the process If implementing the lean thinking philosophy and tools into construction industry one must include lean ideals and tools into the participating organisations. Eliminating waste and maximising value must be applied into the processes within the organisations as well as on site-based construction. Logistics activities commonly involve movement and storage for the purpose of having the desired object of at the right place at the right time. Transport, storage and distribution are cornerstones of logistics and its most visible manifestations. For the construction industry, logistics comprise planning, organization, coordination, and control ofthe materials flow from the extraction of raw materials to the incorporation into the finished building Several Swedish laws emphasize the importance of the involvement of residents and end-users in the planning- and building process. Communication and knowledge transfer can be used as a tool for combining parallel processes. Digital communication networks offer the possibility of better links between clients, designers, construction organizations and suppliers

Case study results

Three case studies are used to exemplify different levels of collaboration and integration between parallel processes. Case I and II was part of a doctoral thesis and the third case is an ongoing research project not yet documented.

Case study analysis

Case studies on large scale projects in Sweden shows that working with the end-users needs and requirements in focus can support the complex building process. Working in a more integrated way can support the complex mix of technology, people and decisions involved. Recourse logistics models and customer driven process methods can support the integration of parallel levels and phases in the process. The dialogue between the actors involved where experiences are shared can also give new and useful knowledge if it can be developed in a generous atmosphere.

Conclusions

Some experiences from three different case studies in Sweden shows that it could be possible to use more of logistic models and “Considerate Lean” models in the building and planning process. There is an opportunity to get long term sustainable housing by involving the residents and end-users and by using their knowledge in the process. Logistics require that all involved processes are communicating with each other. If not, the lean model will be hard to apply. Lean is about taking away all waste that is not used in the value added process. It concerns time, products, costs, etc. If this is done in a proper way it is possible to make a shift to a more value added process i.e. storing activities can be used for more productive and value adding work.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Helsinki: RIL - Finnish Association of Civil Engineers, 2013
Series
[RIL], ISSN 0356-9403
Keywords
integrated processes, logistics, service logistics, lean renovation, sustainable process, communication, co-operation
National Category
Other Civil Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-24349 (URN)978-951-758-562-0 (ISBN)
Conference
SB13 OULU 2013, Sustainable procurement in urban regeneration and renovation, Northern Europe and North-West Russia, Oulu, Finland, May 22-24, 2013
Available from: 2014-01-10 Created: 2014-01-10 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Persson, M., Larsson, B. & Svetoft, I. (2012). Decision making for sustainable rebuilding: a theoretical approach. In: : . Paper presented at Retrofit 2012, Salford Quays, Salford, United Kingdom, 24-26 Jan, 2012.
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2012 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In facilities management, decisions regarding how and when maintenance and rebuilding are to be carried out are made on a regular basis. Typically, there is a compromise regarding cost, usability and the possibility of exploring new options. Many case studies indicate that a large number of these decisions are based on simple models and that they are not adequately investigated. This is a problem, especially in cases of public procurement, where a high level of transparency in decision making is desired. There is a need for a proper decision basis in order to build a society that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. A working method is proposed as a tool for the integration of costs and benefits in decision making on investments in sustainable re-building. The guideline gives an overview as to why, when and how impact assessments and project appraisals can be conducted on different levels on a scale from tactical decisions to strategic decisions. The proposed method can be used to prioritise actions that need attention and to decide which preventive measures are the most efficient from an economic point of view. This paper explores the practical application of the guideline and presents an economic analysis and valuation in sustainable rebuilding management. Finally, the prerequisites for impact assessment and project appraisal and how they can be used and accepted by the users and decision-makers are discussed.

Keywords
Cost benefit analysis, Decision making, Project assessment, Retrofit, Transparency
National Category
Civil Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-17194 (URN)
Conference
Retrofit 2012, Salford Quays, Salford, United Kingdom, 24-26 Jan, 2012
Available from: 2012-02-13 Created: 2012-02-13 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Svetoft, I. (2011). Communication vs Information in the Building Process. In: Ad den Otter, Stephen Emmitt & Christoph Achammer (Ed.), Proceedings of the CIB-W096 conference Vienna 2011: Architectural Management in the Digital Arena. Paper presented at CIB-W096, Architectural Management, Vienna University of Technology, Austria, 13 - 14 October 2011 (pp. 232-240). Eindhoven: University Press, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Communication vs Information in the Building Process
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the CIB-W096 conference Vienna 2011: Architectural Management in the Digital Arena / [ed] Ad den Otter, Stephen Emmitt & Christoph Achammer, Eindhoven: University Press, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) , 2011, p. 232-240Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Eindhoven: University Press, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), 2011
National Category
Civil Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-17193 (URN)978-90-386-2810-3 (ISBN)
Conference
CIB-W096, Architectural Management, Vienna University of Technology, Austria, 13 - 14 October 2011
Available from: 2012-02-13 Created: 2012-02-13 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Svetoft, I. (2009). Designing quality with a sustainable process. In: Proceeding from the international conference Changing Roles; New Roles, New Challenges. Noordwijk an Zee, The Netherlands, 5-9 October 2009: . Paper presented at Changing Roles; New Roles, New Challenges. Noordwijk an Zee, The Netherlands, 5-9 October, 2009.
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2009 (English)In: Proceeding from the international conference Changing Roles; New Roles, New Challenges. Noordwijk an Zee, The Netherlands, 5-9 October 2009, 2009Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

With the necessity to build a sustainable society the process and the interaction between the actors involved must also be sustainable. The actors involved need to work together with a joint ambition. How can the actors involved communicate and collaborate in a better way to achieve a good product?The objective of this paper is the question of how the actors involved can achieve better results if the right orders and resources are given by the Construction Client. A discussion about how the architectural education in Sweden supports the architects to take a leading role in the development of a sustainable society will also be a part of this paper.The method of performance of this research contains literature reviews and a summary from performed questionnaires and interviews. The result is an overview of how different factors can support a better communication and collaboration between the actors involved in a sustainable building process. The contribution of this research is a proposal of how architectural knowledge and collaborative work can be used designing a sustainable built environment.

Keywords
Collaboration, communication, design process, knowledge management, sustainable process
National Category
Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-14120 (URN)978-90-9024541-3 (ISBN)
Conference
Changing Roles; New Roles, New Challenges. Noordwijk an Zee, The Netherlands, 5-9 October, 2009
Available from: 2011-01-13 Created: 2011-01-13 Last updated: 2018-03-23Bibliographically approved
Pemsel, S., Widén, K., Svetoft, I. & Hansson, B. (2009). Managing End User Requirements in Construction Projects. In: Proceedings of 5th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation, Vol. 1: . Paper presented at 5th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation, Reykjavík University, Reykjavík, Iceland, 10-12 June, 2009 (pp. 44-55).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Managing End User Requirements in Construction Projects
2009 (English)In: Proceedings of 5th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation, Vol. 1, 2009, p. 44-55Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Purpose

The research presented is the initial part of a project with the aim of increasing the use of end-user requirement through out the construction process. This initial part maps how Swedish real estate companies manage end-user requirements and evaluate the outcome.

Methodological approach

The focus of the study was on methods for capturing and managing end-user requirements and for measuring their satisfaction with the outcome. The study was conducted as a desktop study using literature databases and through interviews with key personnel from 12 different companies; from housing, office and school real estate management to health care facilities management.

Results

The literature review showed that there are a number of different methods that could be used for parts, but that there exist no method that cover the whole process. There are different ways to combine methods for achieving an end-user focus throughout the project. The Swedish real estate companies did, in most cases, measure end-user satisfaction; not in relation to construction projects, but on a general level. Feeding back the knowledge, gained from the evaluations, into construction projects were found difficult and thereby not done. The companies were all interested in new ways of working and thought that it would improve there business.

Status

The paper is based on work made in the spring of 2008 this initial part of the study is almost finished and will be completely finished by the time of full paper submission.

Contribution

The work identifies the problems of keeping an end-user approach through the whole building cycle; from briefing to evaluating the building in use. The paper gives a collection of different methods and indicators and how these could be combined to create greater value for the end-users as well as the state of the art of work methods in practice in Sweden.

Keywords
capturing needs, end-user, methods, project process, indicators
National Category
Construction Management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-30645 (URN)
Conference
5th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation, Reykjavík University, Reykjavík, Iceland, 10-12 June, 2009
Available from: 2016-04-01 Created: 2016-04-01 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Svetoft, I. (2009). The Architect's role. In: Stephen Emmitt, Matthijs Prins, Ad den Otter (Ed.), Architectural management: International research and practice (pp. 284-296). Chichester, U.K.: Wiley-Blackwell
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2009 (English)In: Architectural management: International research and practice / [ed] Stephen Emmitt, Matthijs Prins, Ad den Otter, Chichester, U.K.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009, p. 284-296Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction
  • The architect as enabler
  • Learning
  • Architectural education in Sweden
  • Conclusion
  • References
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Chichester, U.K.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009
Keywords
architect's role, architectural design, creative problem seeking process ‐ aiming to shape and design spaces and materials surrounding human lives, architect as enabler – involving building user in architectural design process for achieving appropriate outcomes, expression ‘democratic design’ embracing requirements for good design ‐ taking into account design generators, customer‐focused planning and design, learning as process of social participation, architectural education in Sweden ‐ developing students to express own ideas of ‘good architecture’ but who do not have the communication skills to involve users in design process, Case Study F ‐ incorporating management into undergraduate architectural design programme, stand‐alone module for architecture students, Standing Conference of Heads of School of Architecture (SCHOSA) ‐ promoting redesign of ARB/RIBA criteria
National Category
Architectural Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-14114 (URN)10.1002/9781444312195.ch12 (DOI)2-s2.0-84889325329 (Scopus ID)9781444312195 (ISBN)9781405177863 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-01-13 Created: 2011-01-13 Last updated: 2018-07-12Bibliographically approved
Svetoft, I. (2008). Arkitekten och brukarmedverkan. (Doctoral dissertation). Lund: Byggvetenskaper Lunds Universitet
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2008 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Working conditions and regulations encourage everyone to participate actively in shaping the surrounding environment in order to increase the social durability. End-users’ participation during the construction process will contribute to building better products that fulfil their needs and requirements. Meanwhile the real estate administrators will achieve a long term economic success if all renters are satisfied and prolonged their contracts. Contrary, for the individuals, both the social value and health aspects are possible to influence in shaping the living environment and working places. The aim of this study is to analyse how architects can transform and manage end-users’ demands, needs and requirements during the construction process where the construction documentation are formulated and followed-up. Emphasis will also be on how the architects’ education supports the profession’s role as facilitators in the process of involving end-users. Two case studies had been performed in order to highlight the architects’ role and involvement of end-user in the process. In order to gain an understanding on how the architect students and the professional architects view the research problems, questionnaires were used. A big asset in the construction industry is the individual knowledge gained and the mutual competence that are acquired during the construction project. For that knowledge to be useful, it requires the right working conditions, suitable organisation and above all time. Time and dialogue combined with the right tools will depict the right picture of what is to be built. Clients that work with the developed forms of cooperation provide resources at the early stage of the project which form a good condition for construction process. Both the students and the professional architects consider that it is necessary to be more participative as a society builder in the development of a durable society. A problem in the professional role is the experience feedback from end-users which results in knowledge gap about the end-users needs. A stronger cooperation between the architect and the engineer during the education period will lead to a better teamwork in the construction process. The development of a durable society requires a durable process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Byggvetenskaper Lunds Universitet, 2008. p. 250
Series
Construction management publications, ISSN 1651-0380
Keywords
arkitektens roll, arkitektens utbildning, brukarmedverkan, byggprocess, designprocess, kommunikation, samspel
National Category
Construction Management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-14113 (URN)978-91-85257-89-8 (ISBN)
Public defence
2008-11-14, Stora Hörsalen, Ingvar Kamprad Designcentrum, Sölvegatan 26, Lund University Faculty of Engineering, Lund, 10:15 (Swedish)
Opponent
Supervisors
Note

Med sammanfattning på engelska

Available from: 2011-01-13 Created: 2011-01-13 Last updated: 2018-03-23Bibliographically approved
Svetoft, I. (2008). Working in a process with a joint ambition- Maria Sofia a case study from Helsingborg. In: Proceedings of joint CIB Conference: Performance and Knowledge Management. Paper presented at CIB Conference (pp. 53-54). Helsinki: Finnish association of Civil Engeneering RIL
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Working in a process with a joint ambition- Maria Sofia a case study from Helsingborg
2008 (English)In: Proceedings of joint CIB Conference: Performance and Knowledge Management, Helsinki: Finnish association of Civil Engeneering RIL , 2008, p. 53-54Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This case study will give an example of how to work together in the building process with a joint ambition. The role of the architect will be in focus and will be described in the perspective of developing the future role. In this project a housing area with 200 apartments was planned to be built near Helsingborg in the south of Sweden by Helsingborgshem, the municipal housing firm. The actors involved started up the process with several meetings and with a precise goal concerning the costs of producing each square meter. The involved actors such as: The local authorities, the architects, the caretaker, the construction firm and representatives for the future tenants worked together in the early stages at workshops and meetings. In these early discussions the knowledge and experience from each part were used in favour for the planning process. The role of the architect in this process is interesting because of the possibilities to develop the future role. When involving the user in the building process several skills are required. The pedagogical role as well as good communication skills can be useful. Interpretation is also needed when the experts are using all the difficult terms when formulating the plans for the product. To be more responsible of the economical frames as well as keeping up the collaborative work is a challenge. More time and efforts in the early stages can be an investment with good results. Using the knowledge from the group in a safe atmosphere may also have a positive effect on the final product. The chance to create the "right product" with a higher constructability can also give good economical effects. The winners are the actors involved, the end-users and future tenants because of the possibilities to lower the rent. This case study will describe the actors involved, their common goal and their way of working together. It will also discuss the role of the architect and the possibilities to learn from this case study. The attitudes towards the different roles are shaped during the time of education. In which direction is the Swedish architectural education going? Does it support the collaborative process found in this case study?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Helsinki: Finnish association of Civil Engeneering RIL, 2008
Keywords
Revaluing Construction, working process, joint ambition, collaborative learning, architects role, W096, W102
National Category
Civil Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-14119 (URN)978-951-758-492-0 (ISBN)
Conference
CIB Conference
Available from: 2011-01-13 Created: 2011-01-13 Last updated: 2018-03-23Bibliographically approved
Svetoft, I. (2006). The architect's role in the dynamic design process-possibilities and obstacles. In: Frits Scheublin, Jan Westra & Arno Pronk (Ed.), Adaptables'06 "Adaptability in Design and Construction" on July 2006 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Paper presented at Adaptables2006, TU/e, International Conference On Adaptable Building Structures, Eindhoven (Netherlands), 03. Jul. 2006 - 05. Jul. 2006 (pp. 12-95-12-102). Rotterdam: Eindhoven university of technology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The architect's role in the dynamic design process-possibilities and obstacles
2006 (English)In: Adaptables'06 "Adaptability in Design and Construction" on July 2006 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands / [ed] Frits Scheublin, Jan Westra & Arno Pronk, Rotterdam: Eindhoven university of technology , 2006, p. 12-95-12-102Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The building process involves both dynamic processes and professional teamwork, a combination that confers on all the actors great economic and technical responsibilities. There are arguments for involving the user in the design process, so as to achieve appropriate outcomes. It is important to maintain a creative and generous working climate early on in a building-project, especially if users are involved: users may not be used to the aim of the process or the language used in the dialogue between the actors involved. It can be difficult to keep a dynamic process "alive" when a host of regulations and laws is directing and controlling both the actors' roles and their responsibilities to society and the project. There are also cultural factors and traditional working methods that can restrict the innovative design process. The architect can be the actor who guides the users through this dynamic process, keeping it alive. To achieve good results the architect needs certain skills and experience and need to draw on various models and methods to support the process. Which are the possibilities for and obstacles to steer the dynamic process? And what are the qualifications and working models needed to ensure success in this task?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Rotterdam: Eindhoven university of technology, 2006
Keywords
Revaluing Construction, architects' role, design process, users' involvement, design dynamic
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-14117 (URN)90-72152-03-04 (ISBN)
Conference
Adaptables2006, TU/e, International Conference On Adaptable Building Structures, Eindhoven (Netherlands), 03. Jul. 2006 - 05. Jul. 2006
Available from: 2011-01-13 Created: 2011-01-13 Last updated: 2018-03-23Bibliographically approved
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