Enhancing value creation at the front-end of a collaborative hospital construction project.

Thesis event information

Date and time of the thesis defence

Place of the thesis defence

Leena Palotie auditorium (101A). Aapistie 5A

Topic of the dissertation

Enhancing value creation at the front-end of a collaborative hospital construction project.

Doctoral candidate

Master of Economic Sciences Kari-Pekka Tampio

Faculty and unit

University of Oulu Graduate School, Faculty of Technology, Industrial Engineering and Management research unit

Subject of study

Industrial Engineering and Management

Opponent

Docent Jukka Pekkanen, Industry Professor Tampere University Civil Engineering

Second opponent

Doctor Matti Sivunen, Doctor of Science in Technology Boost Brothers Oy

Custos

Professor Harri Haapasalo, University of Oulu

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Enhancing value creation at the front-end of a collaborative hospital construction project.

Hospital construction projects are characterized by a complex operating environment, the associated uncertainty is caused by a large number of different stakeholders, whose interests and goals can often conflict with each other. In addition, the continuous development of medical and nursing science and health technology at an ever-increasing pace makes it difficult to set goals and requirements for hospital projects. Healthcare development - as part of nationally and locally important strategic goals - often consists of large public construction projects, and these involve large investments and significant changes and impacts on established welfare systems. The main purpose of the dissertation is to generate new information for the value generation of collaborative hospital construction projects, especially for the front-end phases of the project.

This work applies a qualitative approach and a case study methodology. The research identifies that there is a lack of systematic processes for planning and managing the front-end phase of hospital construction projects. A more systematic and comprehensive process could help project owners and project stakeholders to define their goals and requirements more precisely, so that value expectations and implementation concepts, as well as the resources and skills necessary for the success of value creation, can be defined at an early stage of projects.

The dissertation research shows that the front-end phase of the project is the most important phase in hospital construction projects.
Last updated: 9.11.2022