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Effektivisering av ventilationsprojekt: Bravida Filial Uppsala
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Industrial Engineering & Management.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In recent years the construction industry has been exposed to increased time pressure which has resulted in a higher amount of wastage. Today 35 % of all construction projects in Sweden is "wasted". Time pressure has risen due to increased competition on the market, with more actors entering the construction business, therefore profit margins decreased which has led to a more pressing need for decreasing the amount of wastage.

Bravida is Scandinavia's largest supplier of installations and provides specialist services in electrical installations (heating and sanitation), and ventilation. Mahdi Bawaqneh's task was to investigate where, how and why wastage occurs in the company's projects and how to prevent such wastage. The thesis covers the subjects of lean production, communication in projects and planning of projects. Mahdi Bawaqneh has chosen to use interviews and participant observations to understand Bravida's

organization. For the best purposes of the thesis, Mahdi decided to focus on examining two projects in detail, namely Brf in Märsta and Skandionkliniken in Uppsala.

The conclusion of the thesis presents that problems may always arise, however it is possible to prevent them. The main difficulties discovered in the thesis are the lack of information in some parts of the process, drawing and communication problems, and finally the lack of cohesion and thematic sense among employees. In order for Bravida to develop and remain competitive on the marketplace a higher level of commitment and willingness to improve is required from the entire company, as well as patience, when it comes to the implementation of the proposed solutions.

The thesis project resulted in a number of improvement proposals for the identified problems. These suggestions for development are intended to prevent future wastage in prospective and upcoming projects.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 47 p.
TVE, 13 042
Keyword [en]
Project management, Bravida, Uppsala, Improvement, Lean Production, waste.
Keyword [sv]
Projektledning, Bravida, Uppsala, Förbättring, Lean Production, Slöseri.
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Other Engineering and Technologies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-217938OAI: diva2:694249
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Masterprogrammet i industriell ledning och innovation
Available from: 2014-02-12 Created: 2014-02-06 Last updated: 2014-02-12Bibliographically approved

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