Developing infrastructure projects using alliances

Mills, Anthony, Walker, Derek and Lloyd-Walker, Beverley 2012, Developing infrastructure projects using alliances, in AACE 2012 : A fiesta for total cost management : Proceedings of the 2012 AACE International Annual Meeting, AACE International, Morgantown, WV., pp. 1-17.

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Title Developing infrastructure projects using alliances
Author(s) Mills, Anthony
Walker, Derek
Lloyd-Walker, Beverley
Conference name AACE International Transactions. Meeting (56th : 2012 : San Antonio, Texas)
Conference location San Antonio, Texas
Conference dates 8-11 Jul. 2012
Title of proceedings AACE 2012 : A fiesta for total cost management : Proceedings of the 2012 AACE International Annual Meeting
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2012
Conference series AACE International annual meeting
Start page 1
End page 17
Total pages 17
Publisher AACE International
Place of publication Morgantown, WV.
Summary This research provides a deeper insight into the performance of alliances for the construction of road, rail and water projects. The principle objective of alliances is to align team member expectations so that they work together for the benefit of the project. To date, this has been a challenge, and as such this makes alliances an innovative approach to procurement of infrastructure. The paper reports on a survey of 18 public infrastructure projects across Australia that utilized the alliance form of procurement. The results were based on alliance team interviews, which addressed the most critical management issues impacting on the performance of process. The research identified a sample of stakeholders form alliance leadership teams (ALT) and the alliance management teams (AMT) that had recently completed a major infrastructure projects. Results revealed that communication and trust between the ALT and AMT teams was a major issue that impacted on the effectiveness of the alliance. Furthermore, the research identifies several key factors that were necessary preconditions for successful alliances.
Language eng
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio Economic Objective 870402 Commercial Construction Processes
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30049232

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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