The paper reports a case study on the co-creation of a digital facilities management service during the Mission Bay medical center construction project of the University of California, San Francisco. The sub-contractors and the FM team co-created a quick-response (QR) code system for valves on the project. This digital service is now used by the FM team for training purposes and in emergency situations when information on valves and their service areas is quickly needed. Researchers made on-site observations, conducted 84
interviews, and reviewed archival data in 2012, 2014, and 2016.
The findings show that a successful co-creation process consists of three elements: 1) A dialogue between the project parties, 2) The creation of shared context between the project parties, and 3) The creation of shared understanding about the FM’s needs and the service providers’ ways of satisfying those needs. The study describes ways to promote these elements.
Previous studies emphasize the need for digital FM but few explain how FM
teams can be involved in creating digital services for them. This paper describes how to co-create digital FM services with and for FM in the context of a construction project.
Rita Lavikka (Recipient), Teemu Lehtinen (Recipient) & Daniel Hall (Recipient), 3 heinäkuuta 2018
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