Carmel Margaret Lindkvist
Background and activities
I am a Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture and Planning at NTNU, and part of the Centre for Real Estate and Facilities Management. I teach Master level courses on Introductory to Facilities Management and Sustainable Facilities Management. One of my key areas of interest is knowledge transfer that occurs across disconnected practices across the life-cycle - planning, implementation and operation. My research builds on organisation management theories to understand the interplay of practices, clients, end users and particularly facility managers in the renovation of low energy emission neighbourhoods and districts. Projects include Near Zero Energy Neighbourhood and IEA/SHC Task 51 Solar Energy in Urban Planning.
In my previous role at University of Reading, I used case study research approach to examine the handover of digital data from design to operations in large projects such as London 2012 Olympics and other smaller projects. I have also considered the role of BIM as it progresses in projects into facilities management. In my PhD I examined innovation in facilities management through the introduction of RFID in one case study organization using social construction approach. I have an MSc in applied social research methods and a degree in history and sociology.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2021) Urban Facility Management. Facilities.
- (2021) Barriers and potential solutions to the diffusion of solar photovoltaics from the public-private-people partnership perspective – Case study of Norway. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. vol. 137.
- (2020) Exploring urban facilities management approaches to increase connectivity in smart cities. Facilities.
- (2020) An interactive tool for citizens’ involvement in the sustainable regeneration. Facilities. vol. 38 (11/12).
- (2019) Shaping Tomorrow's Facilities Management. Facilities. vol. 37 (7-8).
- (2019) Bridging the gap between sustainable FM and sustainable buildings an exploratory study of six public buildings in Norway. Facilities.
- (2019) Defining a niche for Facilities Management in Smart Cities. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (EES). vol. 352 (1).
- (2019) A cross-country perspective on solar energy in urban planning: Lessons learned from international case studies. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. vol. 108.
- (2018) Intermediaries for knowledge transfer in integrated energy planning of urban districts. Technology Forecasting and Social Change.
- (2018) Identifying and supporting exploratory and exploitative models of innovation in municipal urban planning; key challenges from seven Norwegian energy ambitious neighborhood pilots. Technology Forecasting and Social Change. vol. 142.
- (2016) Passing the baton? Handing over digital data from the project to operations. Engineering Project Organisation Journal.
- (2015) Contextualizing learning approaches which shape BIM for maintenance. Built Environment Project and Asset Management. vol. 5 (3).
- (2015) Ambivalence, designing users, and user imaginaries in the European smart grid: Insights from an interdisciplinary demonstration project. Energy Research & Social Science. vol. 9.
- (2015) Managing change in the delivery of complex projects: Configuration management, asset information and ‘big data’. International Journal of Project Management.
- (2014) Barriers and challenges in nZEB Projects in Sweden and Norway. Energy Procedia. vol. 58.
- (2013) Configuration management in complex engineering projects. Procedia CIRP. vol. 11.
- (2010) Innovation in facilities management: From trajectories to ownership. Facilities. vol. 28 (9/10).
- (2009) Pervasive technologies for workspace management. Journal of Facilities Management. vol. 7 (2).
- (2019) Urban Facilities Management in Smart Cities. 2019. ISBN 978-962-367-821-6.
- (2018) Utopia for whom? Project and operational perspectives of energy efficient buidings. EuroFM. 2018. ISBN 978-94-90694-09-8. Research Papers For the 17th EUROFM Research Symposium EFMC 2018, 5-8 June in Sofia Bulgaria, Tucker, M. (ed.) (17).