DesignWork : a study of public works programmes in South African architectural projects

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Low, Iain en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Splaingard, Daniel en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-28T12:18:30Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-28T12:18:30Z
dc.date.issued 2016 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Splaingard, D. 2016. DesignWork : a study of public works programmes in South African architectural projects. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20954
dc.description.abstract Increasingly in South Africa, architects are requested to design buildings that meet the job-creation and training goals of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP), a government-led poverty relief initiative. In so doing, they have a mandate both to design buildings and to design work for the poorest of the poor. This unique context of architectural practice is herein termed DesignWork, and the links between these designs and their measurable work outcomes will be the focus of this Case Study Research. Architects can be key agents in shaping economic empowerment for participants and architectural quality within these projects. This thesis investigated how architects addressed three key goals of increasing wage transfer through labour-intensive construction, enabling skill development through relevant in-situ technical training, and creating quality assets. With the 2030 National Development Plan anticipating the growth of the EPWP in the coming decades, the development of effective architectural strategies within this context is of great significance. Evidence from semi-structured interviews, site visits, archival documents, direct observation, and data collection were used to interrogate the architectural design strategies and work outcomes within two select projects. What emerges is a focused view of the central challenges of achieving the EPWP programme goals, baseline data for future research, and an understanding of the foreseeable challenges for architects designing in this context. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Architecture en_ZA
dc.title DesignWork : a study of public works programmes in South African architectural projects en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MPhil en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Splaingard, D. (2016). <i>DesignWork : a study of public works programmes in South African architectural projects</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20954 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Splaingard, Daniel. <i>"DesignWork : a study of public works programmes in South African architectural projects."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20954 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Splaingard D. DesignWork : a study of public works programmes in South African architectural projects. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, 2016 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20954 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Splaingard, Daniel AB - Increasingly in South Africa, architects are requested to design buildings that meet the job-creation and training goals of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP), a government-led poverty relief initiative. In so doing, they have a mandate both to design buildings and to design work for the poorest of the poor. This unique context of architectural practice is herein termed DesignWork, and the links between these designs and their measurable work outcomes will be the focus of this Case Study Research. Architects can be key agents in shaping economic empowerment for participants and architectural quality within these projects. This thesis investigated how architects addressed three key goals of increasing wage transfer through labour-intensive construction, enabling skill development through relevant in-situ technical training, and creating quality assets. With the 2030 National Development Plan anticipating the growth of the EPWP in the coming decades, the development of effective architectural strategies within this context is of great significance. Evidence from semi-structured interviews, site visits, archival documents, direct observation, and data collection were used to interrogate the architectural design strategies and work outcomes within two select projects. What emerges is a focused view of the central challenges of achieving the EPWP programme goals, baseline data for future research, and an understanding of the foreseeable challenges for architects designing in this context. DA - 2016 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2016 T1 - DesignWork : a study of public works programmes in South African architectural projects TI - DesignWork : a study of public works programmes in South African architectural projects UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20954 ER - en_ZA


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