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Advancement of Platform Development in Industrialised Building
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Structural and Construction Engineering.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Structural and Construction Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2261-6298
2015 (English)In: Procedia Economics and Finance, E-ISSN 2212-5671, Vol. 21, 461–468- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Demand for productivity in house-building is today causing changes of work methods in the building industry, for example bythe utilization of house-building platforms. This requires development processes separated from those of individual house products. The aim of this study is to examine how platform development processes in the building industry are carried out and how product development theories fit to the studied context. A qualitative case studyanalysis shows how a house-building platform can be developed in a sequential manner with product development theories that could capture values fromthe construction company, property owner and from end user.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 21, 461–468- p.
National Category
Construction Management
Research subject
Construction Engineering and Management
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-35153Local ID: 9920b878-24c3-41cf-bba9-582a9c603d0dOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-35153DiVA: diva2:1008405
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: 2017-04-13Bibliographically approved
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1. Design approaches in industrialized house building: A creativity perspective
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Design approaches in industrialized house building: A creativity perspective
2017 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Alternative title[sv]
Projektering för industriellt byggande : Ett kreativitetsperspektiv
Abstract [en]

Industrialized house building has shown to enable benefits such as increased output, quality and profit. In order to reach these benefits, industrialized house builders strive towards structure and control of their processes, including design. Such structure is seldom sought for in architectural design practice, where individuality and autonomy is considered essential. How these differences in design approaches are likely to influence designers’ creativity is explored in this licentiate thesis, recognizing the importance of creativity when it comes to business performance, productivity and employee satisfaction. The analytical framework builds on a theoretical conceptualization of design approach features, including design task, design process, design organization and knowledge integration. These features are analyzed from a creativity perspective using heuristic or algorithmic design tasks, divergent or convergent design processes, autonomy or imposed structure from the design organization, and sole designer or teamwork as basis for knowledge integration. Four distinctive design approaches are empirically explored, two focusing on platform development and two focusing on project specific design. Three of these are explored using a case study approach, while the fourth is explored through interviews with multiple architects. The four design approaches displayed differences regarding creativity influencing factors. These differences were shown possible to relate to the expectation of creative outcome when initiating the design task. Imposed structure and a converging process can be regarded as suitable in engineering design with rather algorithmic design tasks, not aiming for high creativity. However, such an approach can also facilitate knowledge integration, which can enhance the creative potential of the design process participants. Autonomy and divergence on the other hand can be regarded as suitable when aiming at creative outcomes from heuristic tasks. What design approach to use should thus be decided based on the level of creativity that is sought for. If the aim is to arrive at highly creative solutions, the design approach chosen by the interviewed architects can enable such potential. Structure and well-defined problem definitions on the other hand, provide good support to synthesize and converge towards design solutions that fulfil the intended requirements but might not result in high creativity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå University of Technology, 2017
Series
Licentiate thesis / Luleå University of Technology, ISSN 1402-1757
Keyword
Architecture, architectural design, creativity, design approach, design context, design process, engineering design, industrialized house building, platform
National Category
Construction Management Building Technologies
Research subject
Construction Engineering and Management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-63034 (URN)978-91-7583-888-5 (ISBN)978-91-7583-889-2 (ISBN)
Presentation
2017-06-09, F231, Luleå tekniska universitet, Luleå, 09:00 (English)
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Available from: 2017-04-21 Created: 2017-04-13 Last updated: 2017-04-21Bibliographically approved

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