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Systems of rationalization: New methods and changes of organization in Swedish building construction around 1970
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
2013 (English)In: Structures and Architecture: Concepts, Applications and Challenges - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Structures and Architecture, ICSA 2013, CRC Press, 2013, 1980-1986 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper is a study of the implementations of two new working methods, systems construction and incentive contracts, in Swedish State building construction around 1970 with an analysis of the implication of such implementations on the organization of the building industry. Specifically, the study is focusing on the role of the architect in the building process of the National Board of Public Building (KBS). The aim of the study is to look at how the implementation of two systems changed the process of construction, and what effect it had on the organization of a project, i.e. the working relationships between various actors in the construction process from viewpoint of the architect. This study situates the specific Swedish developments of the 1960's and 1970's in a historic perspective and attempts to find the significance of the implementation of systems construction and incentive contract for later developments in the field.

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CRC Press, 2013. 1980-1986 p.
Keyword [en]
Building construction, Building industry, Building process, Construction process, Incentive contracts, Public buildings, Working methods, Working relationships
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-139908ISI: 000350208600245ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84887895861ISBN: 978-041566195-9OAI: diva2:688270
2nd International Conference on Structures and Architecture, ICSA 2013; Guimaraes; Portugal; 24 July 2013 through 26 July 2013

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Available from: 2014-01-16 Created: 2014-01-15 Last updated: 2015-12-07Bibliographically approved

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