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Value creation in development and construction of public buildings: the case of houses of culture
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Structural and Construction Engineering.
2010 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

A public building should create an added value to clients, construction professionals and users resulting in an efficient construction project as well as an economically and socially sustainable building over its whole lifetime. In the meantime it is difficult to describe the social benefits of public buildings in general, but even more difficult to describe public buildings with a cultural content, e.g. concert halls and theatres, which supposed to create emotional and knowledge-based experiences. Likewise economic benefits of an investment in a public building are difficult to describe in terms of sustainable development in the region. The overall purpose of this thesis is to increase understanding of value creation in development and construction of public buildings. The focus is on evaluations needed to ensure that public construction projects are planned, designed and produced to fit the particular needs they are meant to meet. Ideas and end-user needs are transformed into the client's requirements in a written brief, also termed the building programme. These early phases of the building process are discussed and analysed in the thesis from the following perspectives: 1) development of ideas, 2) relation between clients and construction professionals when developing functional and technical specifications and 3) management of multicultural activities in the building. The research is based on a case study of the effects when building houses of culture, i.e. buildings for multiple cultural activities. The case study consists of one comprehensive single case where the building process and the effects of building a house of culture were studied. Interviews with different stakeholders, observations and a survey of visitors were conducted. Empirical data analysis resulted in a value based briefing model for analysis of stakeholder and end-user value as well as effects on the built environment. The model was applied in a study of four other houses of culture using interviews with clients and end-users as well as secondary data describing end-users' evaluation of the building. The main result is a deeper understanding of how public clients identify, develop and transform end-user needs into a strategic written brief, creating added value in the built environment over time. When developing ideas the public clients would benefit from developing a strategic brief, where end-user needs are related to the building's activities and overall goals. Developing functional and technical specifications, clients and construction professionals should benefit from including value based briefing as a method for identification and evaluation of effective and sustainable functional and technical specifications. The value based model is built on construction project parameters: time, cost and quality and developed with a time-geographical theoretical perspective where the building's quality includes design parameters describing end-user value in terms of activities, form & shape and place & space. The time-geographical perspective gives an understanding of how end-user needs and stakeholder values develop over time.

Abstract [sv]

En offentlig byggnad bör skapa ett mervärde för byggherren, dess entreprenörer, dess medborgare för att byggprojektet ska bli lönsamt och samhällsekonomiskt hållbart. Det är emellertid svårt att beskriva värdet av en offentlig byggnad i allmänhet och byggnader som syftar till att skapa känslomässig eller kunskapsutvecklande upplevelser för dess brukare, i synnerhet. Likaså är de ekonomiska effekterna av en investering i ett kulturellt byggprojekt svåra att värdera i termer om hållbar utveckling i regionen. Denna avhandling handlar om att studera byggprocessen från idé till förvaltning av offentliga byggnader för kulturell verksamhet genom en fallstudie av kulturhus och en fördjupad studie av Kulturens hus i Luleå. Här diskuteras tre faser i programarbetet avseende byggherrens (kommunens) önskemål och krav och aktörernas upplevda nytta i 1) idéarbetet, 2) relationen mellan byggherre/beställare och byggprojektets professionella aktörer i samband med utveckling av funktionella och tekniska programbeskrivningar samt 3) organisationen av förvaltningen av byggnaden avseende att skapa brukarvärden.Fallstudien har resulterat i en värdeteoretisk analysmetod som bygger på analyser där aktörer (byggherre/beställare, konsulter, entreprenörer och brukare) har beskrivit sina nyttor med ett kulturhus och hur de upplever att de satta kraven och önskemålen på byggnaden motsvarar det färdiga resultatet. Resultaten i denna avhandling syftar till att utveckla programarbetet i byggprocessens tidiga skede avseende att identifiera, värdera och följa upp effektiva och hållbara funktionella och tekniska byggnadskrav avseende brukarvärden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2010. , 88 p.
Doctoral thesis / Luleå University of Technology 1 jan 1997 → …, ISSN 1402-1544
Research subject
Construction Engineering and Management
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-26083Local ID: c8e37ef0-af49-11df-a707-000ea68e967bISBN: 978-91-7439-129-9OAI: diva2:999242
Samhällsnyttan av att bygga kulturhus/Value Creation in Cultural Construction
Godkänd; 2010; 20100824 (krilau); DISPUTATION Ämnesområde: Byggproduktion/Construction Engineering Opponent: Professor Will Hughes, University of Reading, UK Ordförande: Professor Thomas Olofsson, Luleå tekniska universitet Tid: Tisdag den 28 september 2010, kl 10.00 Plats: C305, Luleå tekniska universitetAvailable from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30Bibliographically approved

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