Remedies for Managing Bottlenecks and Time Thieves in Norwegian Construction Projects – Public vs Private Sector

Journal article


Eik-Andresen, P, Landmark, AD, Hajikazemi, S, Johansen, A and Andersen, B (2016). Remedies for Managing Bottlenecks and Time Thieves in Norwegian Construction Projects – Public vs Private Sector. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 226, pp. 343-350.
AuthorsEik-Andresen, P, Landmark, AD, Hajikazemi, S, Johansen, A and Andersen, B
Abstract

Reducing project execution time is an important aspect in today's construction industry. In practice, most construction projects are delivered behind schedule. This creates an incentive to find methods, processes and techniques to deal with elements which steal time and bottlenecks which cause delays. This paper address the magnitude, frequency and type of time-thieves and bottlenecks in various phases of construction projects from different construction firms and organizations in the public sector in Norway. It also discusses remedies to mitigate time thieves and bottlenecks. The questionnaire used was designed and tested to give a broad and open data collection. The purpose was to collect opinions from senior project managers and project members in order to identify time-thieves, bottlenecks and remedies and analyse the data to assertain if there are common and/or different opinions or perspectives in public and in private sectors. This study will provide an insight into the problem, time-thieves and bottlenecks, itself. The firms in this study are part of a larger national programme called SpeedUp. The programme focuses on every aspect of speeding up projects. The SpeedUp programme is a 10 million USD research programme with 5 researchers and 7-8 PhD students. It is linked to Project Norway which is a research-based collaboration of Norwegian project-based organizations in the public and private sector.

Year2016
JournalProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Journal citation226, pp. 343-350
ISSN1877-0428
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2016.06.197
Publication dates
Print29 Jul 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited02 Jan 2019
Accepted29 Jul 2016
Publisher's version
License
CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Permalink -

https://openresearch.lsbu.ac.uk/item/87305

  • 1
    total views
  • 2
    total downloads
  • 1
    views this month
  • 2
    downloads this month

Related outputs

Normalization of deviance in the construction industry, a managerial perspective
Hajikazemi, S, Ahola, T, Aaltonen, K, Aarseth, W and Andersen, B (2019). Normalization of deviance in the construction industry, a managerial perspective. EURAM 2019: Exploring the future of management. Lisbon, Portugal 26 - 28 Jun 2019
Preliminary Investigation of Project Success Criteria in Norway
Hajikazemi, S, Hussein, B and Ramazany, S (2011). Preliminary Investigation of Project Success Criteria in Norway. The 6th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems: Technology and Applications. Prague 15 - 17 Sep 2011
A Conceptual Framework for Application of Performance Measurement as an Early Warning System in Projects, an Analysis on the Case of the London Ambulance Service Project
Hajikazemi, S, Andersen, B and Krane, HP (2012). A Conceptual Framework for Application of Performance Measurement as an Early Warning System in Projects, an Analysis on the Case of the London Ambulance Service Project. PMI® Research and Education Conference. Limerick, Ireland 15 - 18 Jul 2012
Identification of Early Warning Signs in Front-End Stage of Projects, an Aid to Effective Decision Making
Hajikazemi, S, Andersen, B and Krane, HP (2013). Identification of Early Warning Signs in Front-End Stage of Projects, an Aid to Effective Decision Making. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 74, pp. 212-222.
Application of performance measurement as an early warning system
Hajikazemi, S and Andersen, B (2013). Application of performance measurement as an early warning system. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business. 6 (4), pp. 714-738.
A Review on Possible Approaches for Detecting Early Warning Signs in Projects
Hajikazemi, S, Andersen, B and Krane, HP (2013). A Review on Possible Approaches for Detecting Early Warning Signs in Projects. Project Management Journal. 44 (5), pp. 55-69.
Barriers against effective responses to early warning signs in projects
Hajikazemi, S, Andersen, B and Klakegg, OJ (2015). Barriers against effective responses to early warning signs in projects. International Journal of Project Management. 33 (5), pp. 1068-1083.
The Early Warning Procedure in an International Context
Hajikazemi, S, Andersen, B, Eleftheriadis, R and Capellan, A (2015). The Early Warning Procedure in an International Context. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 194, pp. 85-95.
Detecting Early Warning Signs of Delays in Shipbuilding Projects
Hajikazemi, S, Arica, E, Semini, M, Andersen, B and Alfnes, E (2015). Detecting Early Warning Signs of Delays in Shipbuilding Projects. Advances in production management systems. Tokyo 07 - 09 Sep 2015
Downfall in the Oil Price; Challenges and Opportunities for the Construction Industry
Hajikazemi, S, Olsson, N, Ekambaram, A, Andersen, B and Langlo, JA (2017). Downfall in the Oil Price; Challenges and Opportunities for the Construction Industry. 9th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization. Goteborg, Sweden 12 - 14 Jun 2017
Value Co-creation through Early Warning Signs in a Project Setting
Hajikazemi, S, Razmdoost, K and Smyth, H (2017). Value Co-creation through Early Warning Signs in a Project Setting. European Academy of Management (EURAM). Glasgow, Scotland 21 - 24 Jun 2017
Efficiency of project health checks (PHCs) as an early warning system in practice: a case study in Norway telecommunication industry
Hajikazemi, S and Andersen, B (2014). Efficiency of project health checks (PHCs) as an early warning system in practice: a case study in Norway telecommunication industry. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business. 7 (4), pp. 678-700.
Analyzing electrical installation labor productivity through work sampling
Hajikazemi, S, Andersen, B and Langlo, JA (2017). Analyzing electrical installation labor productivity through work sampling. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management. 66 (4), pp. 539-553.
Overcoming barriers against interaction on innovation capabilities within and between smes
Hajikazemi, S, Ekambaram, A, Røstad, CC and Henriksen, B (2018). Overcoming barriers against interaction on innovation capabilities within and between smes. Moon, Ilkyeong, Lee, Gyu M, Park, Jinwoo, Kiritsis, Dimitris and Cieminski, Gregor von (ed.) IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference. Seoul, Korea 26 - 30 Aug 2018 Springer. doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99704-9_28
The Black Swan – Knowing the Unknown in Projects
Hajikazemi, S, Ekambaram, A, Andersen, B and Zidane, YJ-T (2016). The Black Swan – Knowing the Unknown in Projects. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 226, pp. 184-192.