Major projects

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Conference paper

Lean construction quality assurance opportunities in highway construction

Quality management is a significant component of any construction project and the cost of quality can constitute a sizable part of total construction cost. US state highway agencies are in constant pressure to do more with less, so applying Lean construction management principles can be...
Report

Infrastructure beyond COVID-19: a national study on the impacts of the pandemic on Australia

This report assesses the causes and lasting consequences of COVID-related trends on Australian infrastructure development.
Conference paper

Application of the Last Planner System in a sports infrastructure project in Peru

This paper sums up the application of the Last Planner on a large sports infrastructure project in Peru for the Pan-American Games, focusing on MEP phase and finishing works. It offers an overview of the implementation of LPS and its impact on the indicators of...
Briefing paper

Changing the game: a critical analysis of large-scale corruption in mega-sport event infrastructure projects

This paper highlights the ramifications of corruption in Mega-Sport Event (MSE) infrastructure, a reoccurring issue in MSE history resulting in poor quality and inflated constructions. Issues are assessed across major events, finding concerns in project planning and ineffective channels to report wrongdoing.
Report

Fairer funding and financing of faster rail

This report highlights the importance of faster rail investment in Australia’s economic recovery, and proposes a fairer and more sustainable funding approach.
Conference paper

Does your decision-making process protect customer value?

This paper explores how Choosing by Advantages (CBA) supports the making of deliberate decisions based on values and thereby helps to deliver value for a project.
Report

The rise of megaprojects: counting the costs

Australian governments are fast-tracking their transport projects, hoping for an infrastructure-led recovery from the pandemic-induced recession. This report argues that governments need to rethink major projects that have been promised or are under construction, particularly those announced without a business case.
Journal article

Developing a neighbourhood: Exploring construction projects from a project ecology perspective

As a consequence of ongoing urbanisation, construction projects are likely to be performed in multi-project contexts. Zooming out from the single project and focussing on the context in which construction projects are performed is suggested as a way to broaden our understanding and develop new...
Conference paper

Developing a systems approach for managing ethics in construction project environments

Ethics management, business ethics and corporate social responsibility are ethics related emerging issues for all businesses in the world. There is little evidence that the same level of attention is being paid to ethics management in the construction industry and construction projects.
Article

The new Royal Adelaide Hospital: a case study in blow-outs, red tape and union influence

Did you know that the seventh most expensive building in the world is being built right here in Australia? It’s the new Royal Adelaide Hospital (nRAH)—a project that is 18 months behind schedule and $640 million over budget.