Site Practice: The Role of Design Drawings within Social Communities

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The role of drawings within design in the construction projects and production has
long been in focus, though only limited studies have been conducted which focused
on the role of design drawings in construction phase. The purpose of this study was
to elucidate the role of design drawings within different practices in the construction
phase. The research is based on an ethnographic study of a case in Denmark. The
empirical data were collected through direct observations and semi-structured
interviews with site managers, contract managers, foremen and craftsmen. Findings
revealed that the construction phase comprises several communities and practices,
leading to various uses of the drawings. The results indicated that the craftsmen used
drawings to position themselves in the correct location, and that the site managers and
contract managers used them as management tools and legal documents. It is
concluded that the drawings and the physical building play a vital role in relation to
coordination within and across the various communities that are in play within the
construction phas
TitelProceedings of the 32nd Annual ARCOM Conference
RedaktørerPaul Chan, Chris Neilson
Antal sider10
UdgivelsesstedManchester, UK
ForlagARCOM - Association of Researchers in Construction Management
Publikationsdato6 sep. 2016
ISBN (Trykt)978-0-9955463-0-1
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-0-9955463-0-1
StatusUdgivet - 6 sep. 2016
Begivenhed32nd Annual ARCOM Conference - Manchester City Hall, Manchester, Storbritannien
Varighed: 5 sep. 20167 sep. 2016
Konferencens nummer: 32


Konference32nd Annual ARCOM Conference
LokationManchester City Hall


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