Advice on contractors in the Fair Pay Agreements system
This document provides advice on the best way to ‘future proof’ the Fair Pay Agreements (FPA) system so contractors can be included later.
Can multiple contractors self-regulate their joint service delivery? A serious gaming experiment on road maintenance planning
It is currently unclear how performance-based payments in network tenders can effectively encourage network members to coordinate their own operations, so a serious game was performed that simulates road maintenance planning to study changes in decision making and the emergence of network coordination. The experiments...
Identification of potential uses of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for construction supply chain management: Preliminary studies
Supply chain construction continues to grow and becomes important in project management. This study aims to identify the potential use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in construction supply chain management.
Exploring interdisciplinary collaboration in the detailed design phase of construction projects
Theoretically, collaboration has been studied from a variety of perspectives grouped into normative and practice-based approaches that have enhanced the research field at the inter-organisational macro-level, but there is no consensus on a framework to measure collaboration empirically in the field. Therefore, the aim of...
Improving the learning of design management operations by exploiting production's feedback: design science approach
The results of this study indicate that while the relevancy of continuous learning is well recognised, construction organisations are incapable of effectively exploiting the best practices of knowledge management.
Best value procurement from a contractor point of view
Best Value Procurement (BVP) was introduced in Norway in 2016. BVP has contributed, to a certain extent, to Lean implementation. However, the practice should be improved to increase value and transparency and minimize conflict and waste.
The rise and nature of alternative work in the United States, 1995-2015
To monitor trends in alternative work arrangements, we conducted a version of the Contingent Worker Survey as part of the RAND American Life Panel in late 2015. The findings point to a significant rise in the incidence of alternative work arrangements in the U.S. economy...
Is California's gig economy growing? Exploring trends in independent contracting
Recent reports on the “gig economy” create an impression that a dizzying mix of technological and competitive forces is fundamentally reworking the landscape of employment in the United States. A central aspect of this change is the perceived rise of independent contracting as an alternative...
Scoring rules and abnormally low bids criteria in construction tenders: a taxonomic review
In the global construction context, the best value or most economically advantageous tender is becoming a widespread approach for contractor selection, as an alternative to other traditional awarding criteria such as the lowest price. However, economic scoring formula selection by auctioneers is invariably and paradoxically...
Labor standards and the reorganization of work: gaps in data and research
A common but understudied argument is that the reorganization of work has contributed to the deterioration of labor standards in the US over the past four decades. Yet an analysis of existing aggregate data does not show a strong, unambiguous increase in key measures of...