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EPSRC Reference: GR/N33263/01
Title: TEAMWORKING & CULTURAL CHANGE CONSTRUCTION - DEVELOPING A SERVICE DELIVERY APPROACH
Principal Investigator: Tranfield, Professor D
Other Investigators:
Levene, Dr R Rogerson, Professor J Deasley, Professor PJ
Smart, Dr P
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Project Partners:
Bovis Construction Ltd Brown & Root Limited Engineering Construction
LG London Underground Ltd Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Department: Sch of Management
Organisation: Cranfield University
Scheme: LINK
Starts: 01 January 2001 Ends: 31 December 2001 Value (£): 290,296
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Construction Ops & Management
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Construction Transport Systems and Vehicles
Technical Consultancy
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Recent changes in the construction industry towards 'service contracts (eg PFI type contracts) emphasising service rather than asset delivery, are initiating fundamental changes to the 'project' culture. Traditional project priorities of least cost and compressed schedules have to be reassessed in the light of long term cost considerations and the need for low maintenance. Design for operability becomes of paramount importance when reasonability continues after asset delivery. This research will investigate the changes in team based construction organisation requisite upon the above changes in business environment. It will provide a set of field tested guidelines for assembling and deploying such team based organisations. A learning network of collaborating companies will be established to implement and develop the guidlines
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