Our experts from the Department of Construction Project Management are involved in many international and national scientific and research projects as well. Those are also nice opportunities for cooperation with other universities which inevitably leads to raising the quality of lectures at the Department.
- – 2016. BENEFIT
[Analysis of funding schemes for transport infrastructure]
BENEFIT takes an innovative approach by analysing funding schemes within an inter-related system. Funding schemes are successful (or not) depending on the Business Model that generates them. The performance of the Business Model is effected by the implementation and the transport mode context. It is matched successfully (or not) by a financing scheme. Relations between actors are described by a governance model (contracting arrangements). These are key elements in Transport Infrastructure Provision, Operation and Maintenance. Success is a measure of the appropriate matching of elements. Within BENEFIT funding and financing schemes are analysed in this respect. Describing these key elements through their characteristics and attributes and clustering each of them is the basis of, first, developing a generic framework. This allows for the transferability of findings with respect to “lessons learned”, “limitations” and “the impact of the financial and economic crisis”. Identifying best matches in their inter-relations and where to intervene, leads to move from a generic framework to a powerful decision policy tool, which can assess funding schemes for investments in modern infrastructure with smart pricing and funding in view of 2050 challenges and needs.
The BENEFIT partnership takes stock of over twenty years of EC funded, national and international research. It receives direct input, with respect to study cases, from the OMEGA Centre and COST Action TU1001. It is set-up to share and exchange knowledge and debate. Its high level international advisory group and its consultation group demonstrate its ability to reach out to all stakeholders to share its innovative approach. Namely:
- The notion of transport infrastructure business models and their project rating by which further value propositions may be included to lead to funding schemes with enhanced creditworthiness enabling viable financing
- – 2015. COST TU1003 – MEGAPROJECT
[The effective design and delivery of megaprojects in the European Union]
The main objective of this Action is to understand how megaprojects can be designed and delivered more effectively to ensure their effective commissioning within the European Union.
- To conduct a ‘meta’ cross-case analysis of groups of megaprojects delivered within Europe and to identify common thematic issues relating to megaproject design and delivery from across the disciplinary spectrum.
- To categorise those thematic issues into those issues for which sufficient evidence exists to make immediate policy and practice recommendations and those issues which require further research.
- To produce a ‘state of the art’ series of guidelines for key issues surrounding the effective design and delivery of megaprojects.
- To produce an accessible research agenda.
The main partner on this project was the University of Leeds, Great Britain.
- – 2014. NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC-TECHNOLOGICAL PROJECT TR 36038
[Development of the project and As-built documentation for MEP installations compatible with the BIM process and the relevant standards/regulations]
The main partner on this project was the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering from the Belgrade University, Serbia.