Implementation Strategies in Large Infrastructure Projects

Hanne Opsahl1, Olav Torp2, Ola Lædre3, Bjørn Andersen4 & Nils Olsson5

1M.Sc. Student, Department of Civil and Transport Engineering, NTNU
2Assoc. Prof., Department of Civil and Transport Engineering, NTNU
3Assoc. Prof., dr. Eng., Department of Civil and Transport Engineering, NTNU
4 Prof., dr. Eng., Department of Production and Quality Engineering, NTNU
5Prof., dr. Eng., Department of Production and Quality Engineering, NTNU

Abstract

Clients want to improve the innovation and efficiency in infrastructure projects, and thereby reduce time and money spent on construction and maintenance. The purpose of this paper is to present and compare experiences with new implementation strategies in infrastructure projects, and to identify how the different strategies contribute to innovation and efficiency. As the complexity of infrastructure projects are increasing along with their magnitude, there is a need to gather international and national experiences with untraditional implementation strategies. This will result in a recommendation to which strategies that best fit a complex, large-scale project. The results are based on a literature review and case studies, hereunder document studies and interviews with key personnel from the cases. Investigated implementation strategies and types of contract involve use of competitive dialogue, public private partnership-arrangements, design and build with maintenance responsibility and partnering. Strengths and weaknesses of the investigated implementation strategies have been charted based on experiences from large-scale projects. The paper concludes that the investigated strategies fall short of providing the desired focus on innovation.

Keywords

Implementation strategies, complexity, waste, infrastructure, value

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Opsahl, H. , Torp, O. , Lædre, O. , Andersen, B. & Olsson, N. 2015, 'Implementation Strategies in Large Infrastructure Projects' In:, Seppänen, O., González, V.A. & Arroyo, P., 23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Perth, Australia, 29-31 Jul 2015. pp 319-328

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