The concept of project space: Studying construction project teams from a spatial perspective
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2017

Within this article the concept of space as a social phenomenon is discussed in relation to collaboration and knowledge sharing within construction design projects. Space has been neglected in project literature and we argue for the relevance to introduce a spatial focus in project literature. Through a qualitative study of three construction design project teams, we collected observations and interview data. In order to support collaboration and knowledge sharing in a project design team we found that (a) spatial awareness within a project space becomes relevant, (b) the possibility for all team members to influence the design, the physical presence of the client and a facilitating leadership style creates a trusting working environment, (c) and different perceptions of project space have implications for engaging in the space. A spatial perspective gives new insights in project teams and how space can support collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Construction design projects


Project space

Knowledge sharing


Petra Bosch-Sijtsema

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Construction Management

Janni Tjell

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Construction Management

International Journal of Project Management

0263-7863 (ISSN)

Vol. 35 7 1312-1321


Building Futures (2010-2018)



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