Collaboration in Construction Projects: why and how?

Collaboration in construction

Attendance to the event is free of charge

Date: February 23, 2016
Venue: 3M Buckley Innovation Centre, Firth Street, Huddersfield, HD1 3BD
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Organizer: Innovative Design Lab, School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield
Endorsed by: LCI-UK

The need for collaborative working in construction projects has been a discussion topic in the industry at least since the Latham Report. After that, new calls for collaboration have been motivated by the sustainability agenda, by the needs of Building Information Modelling and by the needs of lean construction implementation.

However, there are several open questions regarding collaboration: How far has the industry advanced? Can collaborative working simultaneously fulfill the differing needs stemming from sustainability, BIM and lean? Which precisely are the reasons why collaborative working is needed? How best to enable and sustain collaboration? How to avoid failures of collaboration?

In view of such questions, this workshop will focus on the current best practice of collaboration in construction and civil engineering projects. The somewhat differing trajectories of collaborative working in the UK and in the US will both be discussed. After presentations on collaborative working as seen from different angles, a panel will discuss how best to advance collaboration.



Prof Mike Kagioglou
University of Huddersfield


Prof Patricia Tzortzopoulos
University of Huddersfield

Opening of the workshop

Dr Glenn Ballard
University of Berkeley

Collaboration in Integrated Project Delivery... (1.1MB)

Derek Drysdale
Chair of LCI-UK

Experiences in promoting collaboration in the highways sector
13.50 Coffee and tea 

Paul Greenwood
Greenwood Consultants Limited

Collaboration: The Construction Excellence model (1.9MB)

Prof Lauri Koskela
University of Huddersfield

What do we know about the needs for and enablers of collaboration?

Trina Ratcliffe-Pacheco
University of West of England

Promoting collaboration from the client side (785KB)
16.20 Panel discussion How to advance collaboration
17.00 Closure  


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