PhD fellows - Centre for Real Estate and Facilities Management (Metamorphosis)
Dissertations, PhD students
Collins, Dave Green leasing.
The title for his project is ‘Green Leases: Theoretical Approach and Practical Implementations with a Focus on Norway’. The research focuses primarily on user’s impact on the sustainability of non-residential buildings, with further focus on how this impacts on facilities managers, landlords and tenants.
Pettersson, Fredrik. Architect’s Role in new practices.
The project examines how architects respond to new challenges and demands in the design and construction industry; How architects develope architect roles, methods and tools to strengthen architectural perspectives in the design build process.
Knotten, Vegard. Design Management.
Integrated methodology for Design Management. His PhD research is part of a larger NFR project dealing the same. The aim is to gain a better understanding of the unpredictable processes in engineering, how they act and how they can best be managed. The project is a collaboration project between Veidekke (Contractor), Cowi (Adviser), Ulstein (Shipbuilding) and Nymo (Offshore).
Roberto Valle, Sustainable Facilities Management.
Klungseth Nora. The Municipal Cleaning Service
Her project is titled 'The Municipal Cleaning Service', and is part externally financed. The project investigates, both quantitatively and qualitatively, how cleaning operates in municipalities in Norway (for an initial contribution see Klungseth, 2012). Experiences about property management in the public sector are also collected outside Norway (see Klungseth & Blakstad, 2012). One of the first works in the project was the establishment of a list (and categorisation) of the research that exists on cleaning in Norway from 1800 and forward to 2009 (see Klungseth & Olsson, 2013).
Stendebakken, Oline. Conservation and Sustainable Use.
Ekstrand, Mari. Workplace Design
The project 'Workplace Concepts as a Tool for Strategic Management' is part of an externally funded User-driven Research based Innovation (BIA) project named K2 – Workplace Futures. The purpose of the doctoral project is to study how implementation of new workplace concept, can be used as a strategic management tool to create organizational change. This is examined through a qualitative case study in three major Norwegian companies. The study focuses on how changing physical workplace concept, along with other incetives and activities connected to the change process, can be used to achieve the desired organizational change.
Hopland, Arnt Ove (2012). Facility management, student achievements and fiscal adjustment. Faculty Social Sciences and Technology.