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Project alliancing at National Museum of Australia : the collaborative process

Hauck, Allan J., Walker, Derek H.T., Hampson, Keith D., & Peters, Renaye (2004) Project alliancing at National Museum of Australia : the collaborative process. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 130(1), pp. 143-152.

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Abstract

Project alliancing is a new alternative to traditional project delivery systems, especially in the commercial building sector. The Collaborative Process is a theoretical model of people and systems characteristics that are required to reduce the adversarial nature of most construction projects. Although developed separately, both are responses to the same pressures. Project alliancing was just used successfully to complete the National Museum of Australia. This project was analyzed as a case study to determine the extent to which it could be classified as a “collaborative project”.

Five key elements of The Collaborative Process were reviewed and numerous examples from the management of this project were cited that support the theoretical recommendations of this model. In the case of this project, significant added value was delivered to the client and many innovations resulted from the collective work of the parties to the contract. It was concluded that project alliances for commercial buildings offer many advantages over traditional project delivery systems, which are related to increasing the levels of collaboration among a project management team.

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ID Code: 41061
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: project alliancing, relationship contracting, partnering, collaborative processes, procurement
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9364(2004)130:1(143)
ISSN: 0733-9364
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Research Centres > Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 American Society of Civil Engineers
Deposited On: 01 Apr 2011 09:19
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 21:56

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