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Successful public policy in the Nordic countries

Through public policies, governments have enormous potential to shape the lives of their citizens. This publication contains a number of stories of iconic public policies that 'worked', that delivered public value, received broad political and public support, and have remained viable for decades.
Report

Democratic innovation and digital participation

This report sets out the need for democratic innovations and digital participation tools to move beyond one-off pilots toward more embedded and inclusive systems of decision-making.
Report

Homes for people: how Nordic policies can improve Australia’s housing affordability

Australia’s housing affordability crisis results from an over-reliance on just two options – private home ownership and private renting. To tackle it, a wider repertoire of policies is required. This report brings together three essays from writers with knowledge of Australian and Nordic social policy...
Report

The Fossil Fuelled 5: comparing rhetoric with reality on fossil fuels and climate change

This paper compares the climate commitments of the 'Fossil Fuelled 5' with their future fossil fuel production plans and finds that there is an alarming gap between what they are pledging to do to reduce their domestic emissions and their plans to expand fossil fuel...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Gina Rinehart says polar bear numbers have increased.

In a video made by Gina Rinehart to mark the 125th anniversary of her Perth alma mater, the mining magnate claimed polar bear numbers have increased. Verdict: Mrs Rinehart's claim doesn't check out.
Conference paper

Implementation of Last Planner System in an infrastructure project

Since the establishment of the Last Planner System (LPS) by Ballard and Howell, multiple studies have been conducted to evaluate the implementation of LPS in many construction projects. This study investigates the implementation of LPS in an infrastructure project (Minnevika Bridge project), to detect the...
Conference paper

Divergent beliefs about productivity despite concurrent engineering and pull planning: a case study

Increased productivity is one of the benefits expected when design work in construction is carried out as concurrent engineering using techniques as pull planning. The purpose of this paper is to discuss whether the collaborative work processes concurrent engineering and pull planning ensure a homogeneous...
Conference paper

The power of lean principles

This article wants to support and emphasise the importance of lean principles as rules of living but believes in taking the power of the lean principles one step further. If a lean organisation, project or leader explicitly confronts each other with the principles, this empowers...
Conference paper

Best value procurement: experiences from the execution phase

Best value procurement (BVP) is one of the approaches for early contractor involvement (ECI) in public construction projects. This study has developed important measures and improvements for how to practice BVP in the Norwegian construction industry, and is among the first to document experiences from...
Conference paper

Building and sustaining a culture with a mindset for disruptive performance

In this case study from the building industry we present a framework for, and experiences with building and sustaining an organizational culture to create teams with a collaborative mindset for disruptive performance driven by extraordinary ambitions.
Conference paper

Comparing lean construction with experiences from partnering and design-build construction projects in Norway

While the construction industry has long been known for conflicts and adversarial behavior, there are different delivery methods and approaches that have been developed to overcome these shortfalls. This paper aims to compare Design-Build (DB) and partnering through the lens of the lean construction approach.
Conference paper

Application of BIM design manuals: a case study

A problem often encountered by contractors is that the information provided is not always equal to the information needed in the Building Information Model (BIM). This applied research showed that design manuals should reflect new project delivery methods to support lean principles for all parties...
Conference paper

The introduction of AI in the construction industry and its impact on human behavior

The purpose of this paper is to illuminate how the construction industry can close the gap between the potential benefits and the harvested benefits of implementation of artificial intelligence (AI). The experiences established through this research indicate that it is possible to gain experience from...
Conference paper

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.
Conference paper

Planning the BIM process in AEC projects

The architectural, engineering and construction industry (AEC Industry) needs to focus on the early design phases. The use of Lean Design Management and Building Information Model (BIM) can be used together for reducing uncertainty and improve communication.
Conference paper

Questionable practice in the processing of building permits in Norway

Authorities claim the risk of corruption associated with the processing of building permits in Norway is more obvious than before. This study investigates the size of the opportunity space for questionable practice in the processing of building permits.
Discussion paper

Driving Norse: electric vehicle policies in Norway

In Norway, the number of new car registrations that are EVs is now over 50%. Norway’s success has been driven by government leadership, creating a policy environment to drive a large-scale and sustainable shift to EV use. There are lessons here for Australia.
Working paper

Flexible pensions and labor force withdrawal

This paper studies the effect on the labor supply decisions of senior workers of reducing the eligibility age of retirement combined with actuarial neutrality, based on one particular group of private sector workers.
Report

Skatt: treasure and tax in the Nordic countries

Tax is the price we pay to live in a civilised society. This paper explores the lessons Australia could learn from Nordic countries, such as Norway, in providing leadership for revenue raising options in Australia.
Report

Indigenous self-determination in Northern Canada and Norway

This paper argues that although the Inuit and the Sámi continue to face inertia and resistance to change from non-Indigenous governments at all levels, continuing the development of robust and effective institutions of self-rule and shared rule is critical to the success of Indigenous self-determination...