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Kommunikationsproblem mellan arkitekter och konstruktörer vid projektering av flervåningshus av trä- och betongstomme
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineering.
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineering.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Communication problems between architects and structural engineers when designing multi-storey wood- and concrete frame (English)
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The purpose of the study is to identify communication problems in the planning process between the architect and the structural engineers in building framework of wood and concrete structures in multi-storey buildnings and investigate the causes of these problems. Wooden frames in multi-storey buildings is on rising and challenges the dominant concrete frames. Difficulties in cooperation between disciplines can not be underresimated, especially in complex projects. Communication is a complex process and the key to project performace.

Method: The study consists of a qualitative approach. The used methods are interviews and literature studies. The interview method is based on people's experiences and opinions. The interviewed respondents are architects and structural engineers, all of whom have worked in planning process of both concrete and wooden frames. Literature studies have contributed to a deeper understanding of the subject as well as information about the current research front.

Findings: Misunderstandings in written communication and undocumented conversations are communication problems that most of the architects and structural engineers experienced. Communication problems are caused by lack of time and stress. Collaboration between the various disciplines can be adversely affected when there is no understanding of the other parties. The communication problems that have been experienced in the planning process are general and usually not affected by the choice of frame. Lack of knowledge, on the other hand, has been perceived as an additional communication problem regarding the planning process of wooden multi-storey buildings. Experience is a reason for this. Differences in communication are not affected by the choice of frame, however the communication frequency has increased.

Implications: To achieve effective communication in the planning process meetings with protocol are to prefer. The lack of knowledge in the construction of high-rise buildings in wooden frames are based on the difficulty of finding experience. An increased communication frequency has been a fact because the innovation of wood frames. Future recommendations are to investigate and propose solutions to the communication problems and implement solutions to the industry.

Limitations: The results of the study are limited to the architects and the structural engineers perspectives although the planning process in fact involves more parties. Collected data is based on the respondents personal opinions and experiences, therefore the results can not be determined as a general perception for all those with the same profession.

Keywords: Architect, constructor, communication, planning process, wooden frame, concrete frame, communication problem, multi-storey house.

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2017. , 52 p.
Keyword [sv]
Arkitekt, konstruktör, kommunikation, projekteringsprocess, trästomme, betongstomme, kommunikationsproblem, flervåningshus
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Building Technologies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-36617ISRN: JU-JTH-BTA-1-20170160OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-36617DiVA: diva2:1119784
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JTH, Civil Engineering; JTH, Civil Engineering
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Available from: 2017-08-16 Created: 2017-07-04 Last updated: 2017-08-16Bibliographically approved

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