Value Generation in Social Housing Projects: A Case Study on the City Entrance Integrated Program in Porto Alegre, Brazil

Luciana I.G. Miron1 & Carlos Torres Formoso2

1Professor, School of Architecture and Urbanism, Department of Architecture, Researcher at Building Innovation Research Unit (NORIE), Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Osvaldo Aranha, 99, 3o andar, Porto Alegre, RS, CEP: 90.035-190 Brazil. FAX:+ 55 51 3308 4054, e-mail: Luciana.miron@ufrgs.br
2Associate Professor, Building Innovation Research Unit (NORIE), Civil Engineering Post Graduation Program, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Osvaldo Aranha, 99, 3o andar, Porto Alegre, RS, CEP: 90.035-190 Brazil. FAX:+ 55 51 3308 4054, e-mail: formoso@ufrgs.br

Abstract

The City Entrance Integrated Program (PIEC) is a very large urban project that proposes the urban restructuring of an important area of Porto Alegre City, South of Brazil. This type of project is characterized by heavy investments and very high complexity, since it involves a large number of stakeholders and much uncertainty. They are often designated as integrated housing programs since they not only provide housing, but also infra-structure, environmental improvements, community services and development. In this type of project, understanding value from the perspective of final users is crucial for achieving project goals. The aim of this paper is to describe a way of modelling value generation by using a hierarchy of constructs in integrated housing programs. Case study was the research strategy adopted in this investigation, which was divided into two phases. Phase A had an exploratory-descriptive character aiming at understanding the context of the PIEC development process. In Phase B the study focused on the final users (dwellers) of the program. The main contribution of this article is concerned with hierarchy of values that establishes a connection between the perceived performance of project attributes by the final users and goals of the project from the point of view of different stakeholders.

Keywords

Value generation, requirements, perceived value, social housing projects.

Files

Reference

Miron, L.I. & Formoso, C.T. 2010, 'Value Generation in Social Housing Projects: A Case Study on the City Entrance Integrated Program in Porto Alegre, Brazil' In:, Walsh, K. & Alves, T., 18th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Haifa, Israel, 14-16 Jul 2010. pp 181-190

Download: BibTeX | RIS Format