Infrastructure development using alliances: Lessons and observations

Anthony Mills, Tayyab Maqsood, Malik Khalfan, Derek Walker

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    Abstract

    This research provides a deeper insight into the performance of Alliances for the construction of road, rail and water projects. The results review 18 public infrastructure projects across Australia that utilized the Alliance form of procurement. The results were based on interviews which addressed the most important management issues impacting on the performance of Alliances. The respondents were selected from a sample of members of the Alliance Leadership Teams (ALT) and the Alliance Management Teams (AMT) that had recently completed a range of 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. Further, the research identified several factors that are necessary preconditions for the Alliance to be successful. The study reported on the perceived performance of Alliances to deliver in the key areas that was identified by the client organizations prior to commencement of the project. There are an increasing number of international organizations contemplating construction projects using "Alliancing". The results of this paper will assist clients in making more informed decisions about the possibility that this form of procurement will be effective in meeting the needs of the project and its stakeholders.

    Original languageBritish English
    Title of host publicationAssociation of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2011 - Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference
    Pages911-920
    Number of pages10
    StatePublished - 2011
    Event27th Annual Conference of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2011 - Bristol, United Kingdom
    Duration: 5 Sep 20117 Sep 2011

    Publication series

    NameAssociation of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2011 - Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference
    Volume2

    Conference

    Conference27th Annual Conference of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2011
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    CityBristol
    Period5/09/117/09/11

    Keywords

    • Alliances
    • Australia
    • Infrastructure
    • Procurement

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