Bjørn Andersen

Bjørn Andersen
Norwegian University of Science and Technology | NTNU · Department of Production and Quality Engineering

PhD

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May 2012 - December 2012
January 2000 - December 2013
SINTEF
Position
  • Project Manager
Education
December 1992 - October 1995
Norwegian Institute of Technology
Field of study
  • Benchmarking
August 1987 - December 1991
Norwegian Institute of Technology
Field of study
  • Industrial Engineering

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Great job, Rasha! Your article reached 400 reads Achieved on July 30, 2022 Article: Causes of Problems in Post-Disaster Emergency Re-Construction Projects- Iraq as a Case Study
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This study discusses risk management strategies caused by pandemic-related (Covid-19) suspensions in thirty-six engineering projects of different types and sizes selected from countries in the middle east and especially Iraq. The primary data collection method was a survey and questionnaire completed by selected project crew and laborers. Data were...
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Impact of Pandemic SARS COVID-19 on Different Construction Project Management: Problems and Solutions
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This study discusses risk management strategies caused by pandemic-related (Covid-19) suspensions in thirty-six engineering projects of different types and sizes selected from countries in the middle east and especially Iraq. The primary data collection method was a survey and questionnaire completed by selected project crew and laborers. Data were...
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This study discusses risk management strategies caused by pandemic-related (Covid-19) suspensions in thirty-six engineering projects of different types and sizes selected from countries in the middle east and especially Iraq. The primary data collection method was a survey and questionnaire completed by selected project crew and laborers. Data were...
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https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Razan-Alqassabi/publication/356260139_Iraq_conflict_Security_issues/links/6193b22607be5f31b78a1443/Iraq-conflict-Security-issues.pdf
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This study examines the causes of time delays and cost overruns in a selection of thirty post-disaster reconstruction projects in Iraq. Although delay factors have been studied in many countries and contexts, little data exists from countries under the conditions characterizing Iraq during the last 10-15 years. A case study approach was used, with...
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well done
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Purpose The front-end phase plays an important role in achieving project success, and establishment of performance measurement systems considering project challenges or pitfalls is a way of keeping track of this phase. Early warning signs, a type of proactive performance indicators, may serve as means for improving decision-making and project proce...
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The purpose of this study is to avoid delays and cost changes that occur in emergency reconstruction projects especially in post disaster circumstances. This study is aimed to identify the factors that affect the real construction period and the real cost of a project against the estimated period of construction and the estimated cost of the projec...
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https://hammer.purdue.edu/articles/thesis/DEVELOPING_A_DECISION_SUPPORT_SYSTEM_FOR_CREATING_POST_DISASTER_TEMPORARY_HOUSING/14417132
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Lean construction has inspired the AEC industry globally over the last decades, and this manifests within a wide array of contexts. The purpose of this paper is to provide a narrative-based qualitative analysis of the emergence and impact of Lean construction on a national level, notably in the Norwegian AEC industry. The analysis is based on the c...
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The aim of this study is to diagnose the problems of delays in post-disaster projects, whether man-made or natural, and according to their national and humanitarian importance. Theoretical and practical concepts of project management have been introduced into engineering projects that deal with a range of global and local pathways.
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Using ANN in Emergency Reconstruction Projects Post Disaster Purpose The purpose of this study is to avoid delays that occur in emergency reconstruction projects especially in post-disaster circumstances whether if they were natural or man-made due to their particular national and humanitarian importance. We presented a theoretical and practical co...
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Purpose The purpose of this study is to avoid delays that occur in emergency reconstruction projects especially in post-disaster circumstances whether if they were natural or man-made due to their particular national and humanitarian importance. We presented a theoretical and practical concept for projects management in the field of the constructio...
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Societal development is increasingly undertaken as major public projects in different sectors. Project governance is important for strategically successful outcomes; thus, a broad societal perspective should be kept throughout the governance process. State ownership exists in many forms, and major public projects’ governance arrangements differ. Qu...
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Hospital projects, like other major projects, start with the front-end phase, which considerably affects projects’ strategic success. There is an expressed need for more knowledge of the front-end to improve and thus strengthen the odds for strategic success. Hospital projects are complex and challenging to run much due to multiple stakeholders and...
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The total cost of a construction project involves both the cost of production and the transaction costs associated with managing the project. However, we know surprisingly little about the magnitude of transaction costs in construction projects. The purpose of this paper is to provide more empirical data as we study what proportion of the total cos...
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In this article we present findings from an investigation into the influence of partnering success factors on multi-partner projects’ abilities to meet time schedule, budget, and technical specifications. Our findings are based on the analysis of nation-wide surveys within the engineering consultancy industry in Denmark and Norway, and the research...
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This study examines the causes of time delays and cost overruns in a selection of thirty post-disaster reconstruction projects in Iraq. Although delay factors have been studied in many countries and contexts, little data exists from countries under the conditions characterizing Iraq during the last 10-15 years. A case study approach was used, with...
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In many countries, there is increasing interest in promoting relational PDMs to avoid the adverse objectives and conflicts that have characterized the industry due to the use of traditional forms. For countries that are new to this concept, deciding on and shifting from a traditional environment to a collaborative one is not easy while the set-up c...
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In this paper we look at four Norwegian manufacturers’ Information System and stages of Information Technology adaptation, explaining how practice of technology and actions/workarounds to IT systems, that enables, hinders, and drives change in wanted or unwanted directions. Four stages of technology and organizational integration is described: Plan...
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Denne artikkelen diskuterer hvordan ulike virkemidler kan benyttes for å bedre samfunnsøkonomisk lønnsomhet i store prosjekter. Dette gjøres gjennom å drøfte resultater fra følgeforskning på veiprosjektet E18 Dørdal – Grimstad hvor selskapet Nye Veier har benyttet såkalt prestasjonskjøp, eller Best Value Procurement (BVP), til å kontrahere en rådgi...
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The purpose of this study is to avoid delays and cost changes that occur in emergency reconstruction projects especially in post disaster circumstances. This study is aimed to identify the factors that affect the real construction period and the real cost of a project against the estimated period of construction and the estimated cost of the projec...
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The purpose of the study on which this paper is based was to conduct a performance evaluation of student learning for an introductory course in project management in a higher educational institution in Norway. This was done by utilizing performance measurement philosophy to evaluate perceived student learning after a project-based assignment was ap...
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Despite an abundance of research on the topic, firms continue to struggle with integrating their value chains in order to create and deliver more value to customers. Silo-thinking (rather than systems-thinking) is a typical symptom of poorly integrated value chains. In this paper, we explore the enablers of better value chain integration, before de...
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In 2018, the Construction giant Carillion went into compulsory liquidation costing the UK taxpayers an estimated £148m. According to our analysis performed on the case, the demise of Carillion was the result of accumulation of failures and normalisation of deviations from good practice. The purpose of this study is to better understand how deviance...
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Existing research suggests a positive relationship between the level of collaboration in projects and project performance in terms of cost, time and quality. However, empirical data to support this are scant and this paper responds to the calls for more empirical research on this specific relationship. In this paper, we conducted bivariate analysis...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine people’s understanding and evaluation of uncertainty intervals produced by experts as part of a quality assurance procedure of large public projects. Design/methodology/approach Three samples of educated participants (employees in a large construction company, students attending courses in project ma...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore scenario development (SD) as a method for engaging known challenges in collaborative research projects, i.e. SD is the construct under investigation. Design/methodology/approach Criticism of the dominant, rational approach to project management (PM) and its underlying hypotheses highlights a consider...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the concept of stakeholder dynamics and to show how stakeholders demonstrate their dynamic nature in the power/interest matrix. This, in turn, should assist project management and stakeholder management practitioners predict the behavior of different stakeholder groups in their projects, and strategiz...
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Link to full article - https://www.emeraldinsight.com/eprint/ASHH3VDRXSIQBHURDFB7/full Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to identify and complete the existing lack of quantitative data at the crossroads between organizational support (OS) practices and project management success in global projects (GPs) and discuss implication of the results...
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Purpose Transaction costs in projects can be reduced through improved collaboration between contractors and clients. The purpose of this paper is to respond to the call for further research on the framework suggested by Li et al. (2015) who presented 26 factors that determine project transaction costs. The objective is to empirically test the frame...
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The paper presents a method for the development of safety indicators for a process industry application based on a system engineering perspective. Traditional approaches use probabilistic risk assessment or linear accident models which assume that accidents are linear chains of events and do not consider complex systemic factors and interactions. A...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to empirically investigate an effective project management practice focusing on planning and control. By doing so, it contributes to the debate on rethinking traditional project management practices and accentuates the need for adjustments based on the project context. Design/methodology/approach This paper ext...
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Purpose – Projects often face delays and unnecessary use of time due to various factors and reasons, and hence suffer from unfavourable consequences. The purpose of this paper is to identify the universal delay factors from an intensive literature review, complemented by delay factors in major Norwegian construction projects based on empirical data...
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Purpose – With the aim of furthering the understanding of project speed and how to manage the urgent project, the purpose of this paper is to investigate the management challenges involved in delivering a telecommunications infrastructure project in a period of much shorter duration than a similar project. The authors wanted to understand the reaso...
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Construction is one of the largest sectors that drive the global economy, yet it has failed to receive the necessary attention from the policymakers and investors. The existing construction statistics report the declining state of labour productivity. However, existing statistics often fail to reflect the true scope and economic impact of construct...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to study public project governance frameworks in various ministries and agencies in Norway, following the introduction of such a framework on the topmost level (i.e. the cabinet) which applies to the very largest projects. Design/methodology/approach The study is methodologically designed as a qualitative asses...
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Several projects encounter delays and unnecessary use of time as a result of to various factors and hence suffer unfavorable consequences. The Norwegian construction industry is no exception. There are factors causing delays in Norwegian construction projects which have many negative effects on all parties, including the projects' outputs and outco...
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Clarification of what partnering is and its practical implications may help the construction industry to achieve the full benefits of this concept. The purpose of this study is to shed more light on how the partnering concept as practiced in real-life projects compares with the way partnering is described in the literature by exploring the hard (fo...
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While there are many mathematical approaches to order acceptance (OA), the performance of OA in practice is overlooked. This paper assesses current OA methods and performance measures that could measure OA. The outcome is a conceptual performance measurement system for OA that measures performance through utilization of resources, output and flexib...
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Purpose The construction industry is a labor-intensive industry, hence, the presence of labor with high productivity at each stage of the project plays a significant role in achieving project success. The purpose of this paper is to provide real-life empirical data about the current level of construction productivity, in this case electrical insta...
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Purpose Due to observed problems in real-life projects stemming from the lack of a unified definition, the purpose of this paper is to formulate a new definition of project partnering (PP) through documenting the specific characteristics researchers attribute to this approach. Design/methodology/approach PP definition phrases extracted from a lite...
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Purpose Many leisure boat manufacturers have thrived on designing and building highly customized boats based on longstanding traditions of craftsmanship. To achieve efficient value chains, it is not enough to optimize each process step, but also important to achieve a smooth flow through the dependencies between each process steps. The purpose of t...
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Logistics processes in hospitals are vital in the provision of patient care. Improving healthcare logistics processes provides an opportunity for reduced healthcare costs and better support of clinical processes. Hospitals are faced with increasing healthcare costs around the world and improvement initiatives prevalent in manufacturing industries s...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to evaluate to which extent partnering practices observed in earlier research focussing on the construction industry are applied in offshore development drilling projects. Design/methodology/approach The paper reviews earlier research on project partnering and the relationship-based procurement (RBP) taxonomy...
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Starting from a large case project in Norway, a research gap was identified concerning analyses of experiences in the use of different relational contract models. This study explores the experiences with relational contracts in large infrastructure projects in selected countries. We looked at what types of contracts were applied, why these, what we...
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Because research focusing on sustainability in a project context is still nascent and fragmented, we carried out a systematic literature review covering all research published in five leading journals in the fields of project management and sustainable production prior to 2016. Our analysis revealed two distinct perspectives in the project sustaina...
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There is a clear link between the building design and the value creation by the businesses and users of the buildings. Measuring project success is a complex task and has traditionally been associated with criteria like time, cost and quality in the project society. However, modern project management literature has revealed that other objectives sh...
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Although partnering is one of the preferred methods of project delivery to address adversarial behavior, there is still a lack of a thorough and descriptive definition over this concept. Certain requirements must be met if we want to classify a project in the partnering cluster. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to break down partnering into...
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The paper focuses on the development of the ex-post conceptual holistic framework for Project Evaluation on Strategic, Tactical and Operational Levels, the PESTOL model, by reviewing different definitions of project success and/or failure and combining the findings with the logic framework. The model reflects the project life cycle by considering a...
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Although partnering is one of the preferred methods of project delivery to address adversarial behavior, there is still a lack of a thorough and descriptive definition over this concept. Certain requirements must be met if we want to classify a project in the partnering cluster. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to break down partnering into...
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Concurrent engineering and performance measurement are both manufacturing industry concepts that have coexisted and complemented each other for the manufacturing industry success. Construction industry has integrated manufacturing philosophies but still waits for the success manufacturing industry enjoyed. With the help from the literature, the pap...
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A “Black Swan” is produced when the gap between what we know and what we think we know becomes dangerously wide (Taleb, 2007). This concept is closely related to uncertainty and learning. A Black Swan event is usually a surprise, at least to the observer. However the Black Swan event very much depends on the observer. What may be a Black Swan surpr...
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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...