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Etappsamordning: En studie för att effektivisera kommunikationen och samordningen vid stadsutvecklingsprojekt
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Applied Mechanics, Byggteknik. (21)
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In Sweden, there are currently many ongoing city development projects that aim to improve the housing and work office situation. Due to the scope of these projects, they are generally divided into smaller stages. Within these stages there are many different entrepreneurs working on their own projects, but still share common ground for construction-related deliveries. However, there is currently a lack of incentive for the involved entrepreneurs to improve communication and coordination between themselves. The result of this leads to an increased difficulty to handle the logistics planning. As of late, some projects have an assigned work role, a stage coordinator, whose purpose is to communicate and coordinate with the involved entrepreneurs. However, the concept of this role hasn’t been sufficiently established within the construction sector yet. The concept is relatively new and because of this there hasn’t surfaced a proper working model yet.

The purpose of this study is to examine and acquire knowledge about the underlying problems that reside between the entrepreneurs within the subject construction stage-coordination. The methodology of gathering information for the study was mainly carried out through interviews with professionals of the construction sector directly affiliated with the subject. Furthermore, the remaining information was gathered through literature about Lean, logistics and visual planning. Lastly, the remaining information were self-conducted study visits of affiliated stages.

The results showed that there currently is very limited communication and coordination between the entrepreneurs. The respondents from the interviews claimed that there is a reluctance towards cooperating between the parties. The respondents explained that the reasoning behind this was that they wanted to conduct their own operations without having to involve other entrepreneurs. This usually leads to additional maintenance costs which they do not wish to be held accountable for, which they instead want the common client to be responsible over. However, they were positive towards utilisation of a visual planning software that could help them organize planning in-between themselves to help reduce unnecessary workload.

When the conclusions for the above-mentioned information were made, the authors presented their own suggestions of how the visual planning software could be designed to alleviate communication and coordination in-between the entrepreneurs.

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2017.
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Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-329765ISRN: UTH-INGUTB-EX-B-2017/19-SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-329765DiVA, id: diva2:1143189
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WSP
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Construction Engineering
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2017-05-31, Ånströmslabboratoriet, Uppsala, 17:24 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2017-09-25 Created: 2017-09-20 Last updated: 2017-09-25Bibliographically approved

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