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Lidelöw, S., Örn, T., Luciani, A. & Rizzo, A. (2019). Energy-efficiency measures for heritage buildings: a literature review. Sustainable cities and society, 45, 231-242
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2019 (English)In: Sustainable cities and society, ISSN 2210-6707, Vol. 45, p. 231-242Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The energy performance of heritage buildings is attracting growing interest in research and practice. Accordingly, as shown by our literature review, increasing numbers of articles on energy-efficiency measures for heritage buildings are being published in peer-reviewed journals. However, there is no overview of how energy efficiency and heritage conservation have been approached in the studies. To address this gap we categorized and assessed the identified studies in terms of two key elements of such investigations: energy analysis and analysis of cultural heritage values. Most of the studies evaluate and propose measures to reduce the operational energy use of single heritage buildings, and fewer have applied a broader system perspective. Moreover, the underlying notion of the buildings’ cultural heritage values seems to have been derived mainly from international conventions and agreements, while potentially significant architectural, cultural and historical factors have been rarely discussed. Our findings highlight that, when considering energy improvements, cultural heritage values should be more explicitly articulated and analysed in relation to established conservation principles or methodologies. Besides further scientific study, this point to the need of designing best-practice approaches that allow transparency and knowledge sharing about the complex relationships between energy efficiency and heritage conservation of buildings.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
Keywords
Energy analysis, energy performance, energy use, conservation, historic preservation, cultural heritage
National Category
Architectural Engineering Construction Management
Research subject
Architecture; Construction Management and Building Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-71085 (URN)10.1016/j.scs.2018.09.029 (DOI)000455274500021 ()2-s2.0-85057621729 (Scopus ID)
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Validerad;2019;Nivå 2;2019-01-25 (inah)

Available from: 2018-10-03 Created: 2018-10-03 Last updated: 2019-01-25Bibliographically approved
Luciani, A., Lidelöw, S., Bhattacharjee, S. & Örn, T. (2019). The Challenge of Energy Efficiency in Kiruna’s Heritage Buildings. In: Johansson D., Bagge H., Wahlström Å. (Ed.), Johansson D., Bagge H., Wahlström Å. (Ed.), Cold Climate HVAC 2018: Sustainable Buildings in Cold Climates. Paper presented at Cold Climate HVAC 2018. Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Challenge of Energy Efficiency in Kiruna’s Heritage Buildings
2019 (English)In: Cold Climate HVAC 2018: Sustainable Buildings in Cold Climates / [ed] Johansson D., Bagge H., Wahlström Å., Cham: Springer, 2019Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The town of Kiruna, founded in 1900 in the northernmost part of Sweden, is nowadays in the middle of an impressive urban transformation: due to the impacts of mining activities a large part of the city center has to be moved or rebuilt. Among the buildings to be moved and kept in use are some of the so-called ‘Bläckhorn’ timber houses, designed by Gustaf Wickman in the early 20th century as residential units for the workers of the mining company LKAB and part of the original core of Kiruna. This has raised several questions on the sustainability of renovating historic buildings in a sub-arctic climate. In order to explore the challenge of increasing the energy efficiency of the Bläckhorn houses, data on their constructional and historical features as well as their thermal and energy performance have been collected. The paper addresses the following issues. Historic buildings are often blamed for their poor energy efficiency without considering their usually high constructional quality. What do we know about the real performances of these buildings? Energy retrofits in non-monumental and inhabited historic buildings are often guided by practical and operational needs rather than by their heritage significance. Can a value-based approach affect the improvement of energy efficiency? In a subarctic climate, even simple interventions can help to save a considerable amount of energy in historic buildings. To which extent the energy performances of the Bläckhorn houses could be increased without affecting their heritage values?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2019
Series
Springer Proceedings in Energy
Keywords
Energy efficiency Historic buildings Cultural heritage values
National Category
Civil Engineering
Research subject
Architecture; Energy Engineering; Construction Management and Building Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-72040 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-00662-4_24 (DOI)978-3-030-00661-7 (ISBN)978-3-030-00662-4 (ISBN)
Conference
Cold Climate HVAC 2018
Available from: 2018-12-14 Created: 2018-12-14 Last updated: 2019-01-29
Luciani, A., Nilsson, K. L., Lidelöw, S., Bhattacharjee, S. & Örn, T. (2018). Improving the energy efficiency of built heritage in cold regions: Issues and opportunities. In: Tor Broström, Lisa Nilsen and Susanna Carlsten (Ed.), Conference Report. The 3rd International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings (EEHB2018), Visby, Sweden, September 26th to 27th, 2018.: . Paper presented at The 3rd International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings (EEHB2018), Visby, Sweden, September 26th to 27th, 2018. (pp. 182-190).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Improving the energy efficiency of built heritage in cold regions: Issues and opportunities
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2018 (English)In: Conference Report. The 3rd International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings (EEHB2018), Visby, Sweden, September 26th to 27th, 2018. / [ed] Tor Broström, Lisa Nilsen and Susanna Carlsten, 2018, p. 182-190Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Architectural Engineering
Research subject
Architecture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-73535 (URN)
Conference
The 3rd International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings (EEHB2018), Visby, Sweden, September 26th to 27th, 2018.
Available from: 2019-04-09 Created: 2019-04-09 Last updated: 2019-09-06
Bhattacharjee, S., Lidelöw, S. & Schade, J. (2018). Performance evaluation of a passive house in sub-arctic climate. In: 9th International Cold Climate Conference, Kiruna, Sweden. March 12-15, 2018: Sustainable New and Renovated Buildings in Cold Climate. Paper presented at 9th International Cold Climate Conference, Kiruna, Sweden. March 12-15, 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Performance evaluation of a passive house in sub-arctic climate
2018 (English)In: 9th International Cold Climate Conference, Kiruna, Sweden. March 12-15, 2018: Sustainable New and Renovated Buildings in Cold Climate, 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

As the operational energy use in buildings contributes highly to the total energy used and greenhouse gases emitted in the cold climate regions of Europe, buildings which are more energy-efficient and less carbon-intensive during operation are key to meet sustainability objectives in these regions. Yet, research shows that the practice of passive or low-energy buildings in the sub-arctic climate of northern Sweden is comparatively less than in the southern region. Moreover, previous studies did not explicitly examine the performance of low energy buildings in sub-arctic climate in relation to established building energy efficiency standards. Consequently, knowledge regarding the energy performance of low-energy buildings in such climate is limited. Therefore, the aim is to evaluate the performance, in terms of indoor temperature and energy use for heating, domestic hot water and electricity of a new-built passive house titled “Sjunde Huset” in the sub-arctic town of Kiruna. It is Sweden’s northernmost house designed to fulfil the Swedish passive-house criteria of a maximum heat loss factor of 17 W/m2 and a maximum annual energy use of 63 kWh/m2. The implemented passive design strategies include a highly insulated, compact and airtight building envelope with a vestibule, mechanical ventilation with heat recovery and renewable energy production through photovoltaic solar cells. The house is connected to district heating and is equipped with energy-efficient appliances to allow low occupant energy use. Ongoing performance evaluation is based on building simulation and measurements of energy and temperature in different zones of the building. Energy performance deviations between occupied and non-occupied zones are explored through internal heat gain evaluations. The indoor temperature is also evaluated to assess the temperature variations throughout the year. The ongoing research further evaluate a comparative simulated and measured energy analysis of heating, hot water and electricity based on both the international passive house standard and the Swedish passive house criteria “Feby 12”.

Keywords
Passive house, sub-arctic climate, performance evaluation, energy efficiency, indoor temperature
National Category
Building Technologies
Research subject
Construction Management and Building Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-70222 (URN)
Conference
9th International Cold Climate Conference, Kiruna, Sweden. March 12-15, 2018
Available from: 2018-08-06 Created: 2018-08-06 Last updated: 2018-08-13Bibliographically approved
Lidelöw, S., Macsik, J., Carabante, I. & Kumpiene, J. (2017). Leaching behaviour of copper slag, construction and demolition waste and crushed rock used in a full-scale road construction. Journal of Environmental Management, 204(1), 695-703
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Leaching behaviour of copper slag, construction and demolition waste and crushed rock used in a full-scale road construction
2017 (English)In: Journal of Environmental Management, ISSN 0301-4797, E-ISSN 1095-8630, Vol. 204, no 1, p. 695-703Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The leaching behaviour of a road construction with fayalitic copper slag, recycled concrete and crushed rock as sub-base materials was monitored over ten years. All studied materials used in the road construction, including crushed rock, contained concentrations of several elements exceeding the guideline values recommended by the Swedish EPA for total element concentrations for waste materials used in constructions. Despite that, leaching from the road construction under field conditions in general was relatively low. The leachates from the recycled materials contained higher concentrations of several constituents than the leachates from the reference section with crushed rock. The leaching of the elements of interest (Cr, Mo, Ni, Zn) reached peak concentrations during the second and fourth (Cu) years and decreased over the observation period to levels below the Swedish recommended values. Carbonation of the concrete aggregates caused a substantial but short-term increase in the leaching of oxyanions such as chromate. The environmental risks related to element leaching are highest at the beginning of the road life. Ageing of materials or pre-treatment through leaching is needed prior to their use in construction to avoid peak concentrations. Also, the design of road constructions should be adjusted so that recycled materials are covered with low-permeability covers, which would minimize the exposure to atmospheric precipitation and weathering.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017
National Category
Building Technologies Other Environmental Engineering
Research subject
Timber Structures; Waste Science and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-65880 (URN)10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.09.032 (DOI)000413878300071 ()28963970 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85030104861 (Scopus ID)
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Validerad;2017;Nivå 2;2017-09-29 (andbra)

Available from: 2017-09-29 Created: 2017-09-29 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved
Lidelöw, S. & Munck, K. F. (2015). Byggentreprenörens energisignatur (ed.). Paper presented at . Stockholm: Svenska byggbranschens utvecklingsfond
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Byggentreprenörens energisignatur
2015 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Det gängse måttet på en byggnads energiprestanda, kWh/m²,år för uppvärmning, tappvarm-vatten och fastighetsel, beskriver en del av byggnadens totala energianvändning som ofta bestäms utifrån schablonmässiga antaganden om t.ex. inom- och utomhustemperaturer och brukarnas energianvändning. Måttets storlek påverkas inte bara av byggnadens förmåga att hushålla med energi utan även av i hög grad av brukar- och driftbeteenden. Det blir med detta mått också svårt att dra gränsen mellan bygg- och installationsentreprenörernas ansvars-områden och brukarnas inverkan. Detta arbete handlar om en annan, kompletterande metod att uppskatta en byggnads energiprestanda som fokuserar på byggentreprenörens ansvarsområde, dvs. prestandan hos själva byggnaden och dess klimatskal oberoende av temperaturvariationer och byggnadens användning. Metoden innebär att byggnadens energisignatur analyseras, där energisignaturen bestäms utifrån mätningar av använd värmeffekt för uppvärmning som funktion av temperaturskillnaden över klimatskalet under den mörka, kalla vinterperioden. Det är teoretiskt möjligt att med metoden ta fram både ett mått på byggnadens totala värmeförlust-faktor, dvs. värmeförluster via klimatskal och ventilation, och ett separat värmeförlustmått för klimatskalet i form av transmissionsförluster (inklusive luftläckage). Projektets mål var att bidra till en vidareutveckling av energisignaturmetoden genom att:• Ta fram en detaljerad beskrivning av de mätningar och analyser som metoden kräver så att en byggentreprenör har möjlighet använda metoden och ta fram avsett resultat. • Testa metodens tillämpbarhet på lågenergihus genom att identifiera och analysera energisignaturen för tre utformningsmässigt identiska passivhusvillor med FTX och ett flerbostadshus med FVP. En förutsättning för projektet var att inga nya mätningar skulle utföras utan undersökningarna utgick från befintliga mätdata för byggnaderna.Separat bestämning av ett värmeförlustmått för klimatskalet kräver tillgång till mätdata för tilluftsflöde och -temperaturer, vilket fanns för villorna. För flerbostadshuset kunde endast total värmeförlustfaktor bestämmas. Metoden gav robusta uppskattningar av värmeförlust-måtten för båda lågenergihustyper med medelfel ner till 3%. Robustheten i uppskattningarna påverkades av val av mätperiod och metod för förbehandling samt tillgången till data.För att erhålla robusta uppskattningar användes mätdata från den mörkaste vinterperioden (1,5 till max. 4 månader i anslutning till vintersolståndet) för att eliminera solens bidrag och mätdata förbehandlades för att reducera inverkan från värmelagring. Jämförelser av olika förbehandlingsmetoder visade att glidande medelvärdesbildning gav en betydligt säkrare bestämning av värmeförlustmåtten än traditionell medelvärdesbildning. En metod för parning av data befanns vara ett effektivt alternativ för längre mätperioder (3-4 månader runt vintersolståndet) där solens bidrag inte helt kunde försummas.Metodens tillämpning på lågenergihus kräver hög tidsupplösning på mätdata. Resultaten indikerar t.ex. att det inte är tillräckligt med månadsvärden för hushållsel eftersom det introducerar osäkerheter i uppskattade värmeförlustmått. Detta blev uppenbart för passivhusvillorna där spillvärme från hushållsel tillgodoser en relativt sett stor andel av värmebehovet. Tillgång till relevanta och spårbara mätdata, särskilt mätdata som kräver brukarnas medgivande, begränsar därmed möjligheterna att använda metoden på byggnader som endast följts upp enligt Svebys rekommendationer.Behov av fortsatta studier har identifierats avseende huruvida uttorkning av byggfukt kan förändra energisignaturen, och därmed värmeförlustmåtten, för en ny byggnad över tid. Eftersom resultaten indikerar att både brukar- och driftbeteenden kan ha en indirekt påverkan på de från energisignaturen uppskattade värmeförlustmåtten för lågenergihus föreslås fördjupade studier avseende hur mycket detaljeringsgraden på data för brukar- och drift-beteenden kan påverka resultaten. Med tillgång till relevanta mätdata kan metoden användas för att uppskatta klimatskalets effektiva U-värde (inkluderande transmissionsförluster och okontrollerat luftläckage mot uteluft). På så sätt är det möjligt att särskilja byggentreprenörens ansvarsområde från installationsentreprenörens när det gäller en byggnads energiprestanda. Den har därmed potential att utgöra ett komplement till gängse uppföljningar enligt Sveby som är tillämpligt för både äldre, mindre energieffektiva hus och lågenergihus. Vidare studier rekommenderas för att bygga erfarenhet av metodens praktiska tillämpning för olika typer av hus och brukare. Föreliggande rapport kan där användas som stöd vid insamling och analys av mätdata.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Svenska byggbranschens utvecklingsfond, 2015. p. 43
National Category
Building Technologies
Research subject
Timber Structures; Attractive built environment (AERI)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-22750 (URN)42426b01-71f1-4cb9-83e7-763a840859f9 (Local ID)42426b01-71f1-4cb9-83e7-763a840859f9 (Archive number)42426b01-71f1-4cb9-83e7-763a840859f9 (OAI)
Note
Godkänd; 2015; Bibliografisk uppgift: Slutrapport SBUF projekt 12864; 20151004 (soli)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved
Viking, A. & Lidelöw, S. (2015). Exploring industrialised housebuilders' interpretations of local requirement setting using institutional logics (ed.). Construction Management and Economics, 33(5-6), 484-494
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring industrialised housebuilders' interpretations of local requirement setting using institutional logics
2015 (English)In: Construction Management and Economics, ISSN 0144-6193, E-ISSN 1466-433X, Vol. 33, no 5-6, p. 484-494Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Industrialized housebuilding contractors use standardized processes and building systems to improve time and cost efficiency. Recent governmental investigations argue that Swedish local planning authorities’ requirement setting practices stifle the potential for increased industrialization. Yet, no previous research has accounted for the industrialized housebuilders’ perspective. We aim to explore industrialized housebuilders’ interpretationsof local requirement setting, using institutional logics to increase the understanding of how structure and human agency influence the emergence of local requirements. Interviews were conducted with representatives of fiveindustrialized housebuilders who together span the Swedish multi-family housing market. Findings indicate that industrialized housebuilders do not perceive intentional local requirement setting as problematic, yet struggle tocope with interpretive local requirement setting. Findings also necessitate distinguishing local requirement setting in the exercise of public authority from local requirement setting in public procurement. The agency structure dualism contributes an understanding of interpretive local requirement setting in the exercise of public authority as an expression of agency and of local requirement setting in public procurement as one of structure. Furthermore, using an institutional logics approach is found to provide an accentuation of human agency and the individual level of analysis that is often absent from construction management research.

National Category
Building Technologies
Research subject
Timber Structures; Attractive built environment (AERI)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-27715 (URN)10.1080/01446193.2015.1050966 (DOI)000361189600013 ()2-s2.0-84941805590 (Scopus ID)13f5646c-252c-437e-a289-6192170617d8 (Local ID)13f5646c-252c-437e-a289-6192170617d8 (Archive number)13f5646c-252c-437e-a289-6192170617d8 (OAI)
Note

Validerad; 2015; Nivå 1; 20150511 (vindak); Konferensartikel i tidskrift

Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2018-08-16Bibliographically approved
Engström, S. & Lidelöw, S. (2015). From the Pilot Project to the Mainstream Practice: Learning Explored in Planning and Design of a Low-Energy Quarter (ed.). Paper presented at Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization : 28/05/2015 - 29/05/2015. Procedia Economics and Finance, 21, 288-296
Open this publication in new window or tab >>From the Pilot Project to the Mainstream Practice: Learning Explored in Planning and Design of a Low-Energy Quarter
2015 (English)In: Procedia Economics and Finance, E-ISSN 2212-5671, Vol. 21, p. 288-296Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Pilot projects are common platforms for developing/testing construction methods or solutions for e.g. low-energy house-building. Whereas studies report on their technical/engineering outcomes, little is known from a learning perspective. In our study of pilot-project learning, the planning for and assessment of learning from a “low-energy quarter” pilot was explored. In step one, the initiators and the local authority participantswere addressed. The findings of the interviews indicatedthe changed understandings during the pilot of e.g. the planning and design criteria for sustainable building. Although stressed at the pilot outset, it seems that the learning among the stakeholders was not so well documented or systematically evaluated and shared so that the mainstream practice could have been informed or changed

National Category
Building Technologies
Research subject
Timber Structures
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-27441 (URN)0e3f96bd-3dda-430e-ade4-ee92fd1d1328 (Local ID)0e3f96bd-3dda-430e-ade4-ee92fd1d1328 (Archive number)0e3f96bd-3dda-430e-ade4-ee92fd1d1328 (OAI)
Conference
Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization : 28/05/2015 - 29/05/2015
Note
Godkänd; 2015; 20150519 (andbra); Konferensartikel i tidskriftAvailable from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Lidelöw, S. & Engström, S. (2015). Furthering sustainable building or not?: Discussing contractors' reflections on a sustainable building pilot project (ed.). In: (Ed.), Ani Raiden; Emmanuel Aboagye-Nimo (Ed.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual ARCOM Conference: 7-9 September 2015, Lincoln, UK. Paper presented at Annual ARCOM Conference : 07/09/2015 - 09/09/2015 (pp. 447-456). Lincoln: Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 1
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Furthering sustainable building or not?: Discussing contractors' reflections on a sustainable building pilot project
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of the 31st Annual ARCOM Conference: 7-9 September 2015, Lincoln, UK / [ed] Ani Raiden; Emmanuel Aboagye-Nimo, Lincoln: Association of Researchers in Construction Management , 2015, Vol. 1, p. 447-456Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Governmental initiatives in Sweden that aim to support the shift towards a more sustainable building stock are frequently organized as pilot (or demonstration) projects. Pilot projects have been suggested to provide platforms for learning, where for example communication can be enhanced across actors and domains, and changes in practices can be supported. However, they have also been associated with a limited diffusion of project outcomes to mainstream practice as well as difficulties fulfilling project intentions and demands regarding sustainability. In an on-going study of a pilot project for the planning and design of a housing area in a sub-arctic environment, the advancement in the understanding and use of sustainable building practices in a sustainable building pilot project is explored. Interviews were conducted with representatives of the five local contractors that participated in the pilot project, addressing their retrospective descriptions and reflections from a personal and an organizational viewpoint. In keeping with earlier sustainable building research, the project initiators' intention was to develop a shared and holistic understanding of sustainable building. Multiple stakeholders were invited to participate and during interviews the cooperation among contractors was generally put forth as a positive pilot project experience. However, our findings expose tensions between sustainable building intentions and sustainable building as operationalized in the pilot project. Three types of barriers to the advancement of the understanding and use of sustainable building practices are recognised: a skewed balance of sustainability domains; neglect of local context; and a skewed balance of stakeholder perspectives. While intangible pilot project outcomes such as these are commonly neglected, their further study could provide valuable insights into the advancement of sustainable building. Acknowledging the complexity of defining and applying sustainable building, we also propose that more attention should be paid to managing stakeholders' multiple and conflicting views in sustainable building projects.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lincoln: Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 2015
National Category
Building Technologies
Research subject
Timber Structures; Attractive built environment (AERI)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-40332 (URN)2-s2.0-84985918665 (Scopus ID)f6b4047d-08a4-46db-8b52-94f01efe6080 (Local ID)978-0-9552390-9-0 (ISBN)f6b4047d-08a4-46db-8b52-94f01efe6080 (Archive number)f6b4047d-08a4-46db-8b52-94f01efe6080 (OAI)
Conference
Annual ARCOM Conference : 07/09/2015 - 09/09/2015
Note

Godkänd; 2015; 20150826 (soli)

Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03 Last updated: 2017-11-25Bibliographically approved
Viking, A. & Lidelöw, S. (2014). Exploring industrialised house-builders' perceptions of local requirement setting: An institutional logics perspective (ed.). In: (Ed.), Ani Raiden; Emmanuel Aboagye-Nimo (Ed.), Procs 30th Annual ARCOM Conference: 1-3 September 2014, Portsmouth, UK. Paper presented at Annual ARCOM Conference : 01/09/2014 - 03/09/2014 (pp. 1133-1142). Reading: Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 2
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring industrialised house-builders' perceptions of local requirement setting: An institutional logics perspective
2014 (English)In: Procs 30th Annual ARCOM Conference: 1-3 September 2014, Portsmouth, UK / [ed] Ani Raiden; Emmanuel Aboagye-Nimo, Reading: Association of Researchers in Construction Management , 2014, Vol. 2, p. 1133-1142Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Industrialised house-builders (IHBs) are housing contractors who use standardised processes and building systems as a means to time and cost efficiently address the current housing shortage in Sweden. Recent governmental investigations argue that the mandate for local planning authorities (LPAs) to intentionally set stricter requirements than those prescribed in the national building code can stifle the potential for increased industrialisation. The aim of this paper is to explore IHBs’ perceptions of local requirement setting (LRS). It seeks to use the concept of institutional logic to advance the understanding of how LRS affects IHBs. Data was collected through in-depth interviews with representatives of five IHBs encompassing a mix of building systems spanning the Swedish multi-family housing market. From the data we identify three distinct categories of LRS: intentional, interpretive and public procurement-related. The respondents' perceived issues with LRS are found to relate more closely to the process of setting requirements than to the requirements themselves. The political debate about LRS has entirely neglected interpretive LRS, LRS in public procurement as well as the entire process perspective. Institutional logics is shown to offer new and interesting perspectives on the agency/structure dominated cognitive and intra-organisational processes that shape the emergence of local requirements in interpretative LRS and LRS in public procurement respectively. Since LRS is affected both by individual planning officers (agency) and the LPA organisation (structure) further studies will explore their perceptions of LRS.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Reading: Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 2014
National Category
Building Technologies
Research subject
Timber Structures
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-39809 (URN)84911399631 (Scopus ID)eb21adf7-e51b-48a6-a0c4-8e488da5b105 (Local ID)978-0-9552390-8-3 (ISBN)eb21adf7-e51b-48a6-a0c4-8e488da5b105 (Archive number)eb21adf7-e51b-48a6-a0c4-8e488da5b105 (OAI)
Conference
Annual ARCOM Conference : 01/09/2014 - 03/09/2014
Note
Godkänd; 2014; Bibliografisk uppgift: CIOB Innovation and Sustainability Award; 20140912 (vindak)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03 Last updated: 2017-11-25Bibliographically approved
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