Comparing cost uplift in infrastructure delivery methods : a case based approach

Wood, Peter (2010) Comparing cost uplift in infrastructure delivery methods : a case based approach. In Proceedings of 24th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference : Managing for Unknowable Futures, ANZAM, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, SA.

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The alliance project delivery method is used for approximately one third of all Australian government infrastructure projects representing $8-$10 billion per annum. Despite its widespread use, little is known about the differences between estimated project cost and actual cost over the project lifecycle. This paper presents the findings of research into 14 Australian government alliance case studies investigating the observed cost uplift over each project’s lifecycle. I find that significant cost uplift is likely and that this uplift is greater than that afflicting traditional delivery methods. Furthermore, most of the cost uplift occurs at a different place in the project lifecycle, namely between Business Case and Contractual Commitment.

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ID Code: 40085
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Infrastructure, Cost Uplift
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > ACCOUNTING AUDITING AND ACCOUNTABILITY (150100) > Accounting Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified (150199)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 ANZAM
Deposited On: 15 Feb 2011 22:49
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2013 12:41

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