Projektsamtalets intersubjektivitet. Språkbruk och handlingsmöjligheter i byggprojekt
Doktorsavhandling, 2008

Against a background of projects carried out, the aim of this thesis is to investigate what it is that regulates the project dialogue and how this can be described when applied to facts and value assessments in the management of construction projects and the endusers’ physical and perceived environments. This problem has partly involved testing a structure for describing concrete situations and partly investigating certain theoretical prerequisites that can be assumed to exist in such a description. The project dialogue is identified with a point of departure from the rational dialogue and with the concept of inter-subjectivity the project dialogue is related to a language determined theory of knowledge. Planning, construction and managerial activities have come to be expressed in a construction-related professional language jargon as a means of communication and with a perspective that has a dominating role in the project dialogue. This is a form of hybrid dialogue with a jargon for program studies and detail-design with a large exchange of different professional knowledge, experience and interests. The prerequisites for the users are regulated in the briefing activity that the developer, the representatives for the users of the premises and the staff are capable of constituting and organizing. The regulation of the project dialogue has been assumed to stem from relationships between fundamental concepts, which are both necessary for the description of concrete situations and that imply the expressions to the regulation of the rational dialogue. It is mutual relationships between fundamental concepts and expressions that make it possible to carry out descriptions in everyday language that have a general validity. If there were not any possibilities for objective descriptions in everyday language, according to knowledge theory it would at the same time be meaningless to claim that science and other professional languages utilize worlds and concepts more precise than as is the case with everyday language.This challenges the notion that to develop the regulation of project dialogues to ones own specialized activity language as project dialogues often encompass different activity languages and professional jargon, which is undergoing continual and in certain cases extreme development. Therefore it is suggested here that an understandable regulation of project dialogues should find its expression in everyday language in fundamental concepts as a general language fellowship.

the rational dialogue

regulation of project dialogues

fundamen-tal concepts

learning projects



problem-oriented projects

possibilities of action

construction project

language usage

Sal VF, Chalmers, Sven Hultins gata 6, Göteborg
Opponent: Örjan Wikforss, professor och avdelningschef vid INDEK Projektkommunikation, KTH, Stockholm


Lars Göran Bergqvist

Chalmers, Arkitektur





Publikation - Chalmers tekniska högskola, Sektionen för arkitektur: 7

Doktorsavhandlingar vid Chalmers tekniska högskola. Ny serie: 2833

Sal VF, Chalmers, Sven Hultins gata 6, Göteborg

Opponent: Örjan Wikforss, professor och avdelningschef vid INDEK Projektkommunikation, KTH, Stockholm

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