IPAT news update
Wednesday 12 December 2018
Are you interested in becoming an IPAT Assessor?
NETLIPSE is continuously searching for new (Lead) Assessors to join our IPAT-teams! IPAT assessors are part of the international peer-to-peer IPAT assessments applied in large infrastructure projects in Europe. Our assessors are experienced in the delivery of transport infrastructure projects and able to assess projects in a very effective and efficient way, applying the IPAT framework.
The qualifications of an IPAT Assessor are:
- Significant practical experience and responsibility in a large infrastructure project;
- Good working and written knowledge of the English language;
- Independent from the project to be assessed;
- Successful participation in the IPAT Assessor Training.
IPAT Assessor training
The next IPAT Assessor training will take place on Friday January 18th 2019 from 09:00 until approximately 16:00. The training will take place in Stockholm and is hosted by Trafikverket – the Swedish Transport Administration.
Would you like to become part of the IPAT-assessor pool? Apply for the training on January 18th by sending us an e-mail with a short motivation to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject 'IPAT-training application'. The assessor training is free of charge for employees from NETLIPSE partner organisations and costs € 600,- ex. VAT for non-partner organisations representatives. The NETLIPSE partner organisations are Trafikverket, Rijkswaterstaat, Liikennevirasto and Vejdirektoratet.
IPAT assessments in Sweden and Finland completed!
In November and December two IPAT assessments were completed successfully:
- Skuru bridge project in Sweden;
- Lahti Southern Ring Road in Finland.
Below you can find a short summary of the IPAT assessment in Finland.
IPAT Lahti Southern Ring Road
Five NETLIPSE assessors visited Lahti (Finland) to assess the project Lathi Southern Ring Road project. The project scope consists of the execution of three different contracts including the construction of two tunnels. After three days of interviews and a site visit the assessors elaborated their findings and recommendations in all IPAT project management themes. We hope that this assessment was very informative for both the project delivery organisation as the assessment team!
This IPAT assessment would not have been possible without the cooperation of Liikennevirasto (Finnish Transport Agency) representatives. We would like to thank them for organising this IPAT assessment and of course we would also like to thank all persons interviewed for taking the time to share their opinions and insights on the project. Also the open atmosphere in which all discussions took place was greatly appreciated by the assessors.
We would like to thank our hosts for their hospitality and for the interesting insights provided into Finnish project management practice. We learned significantly from the assessment and trust that the Lathi Project Delivery Organisation (PDO) will - strengthened by the results of this assessment - prove to be successful in reaching its project results!
Ľuboš Ďurič (Slovak republic)
Tony Potter (United Kingdom)
Ingeborg Ligtenberg (The Netherlands)
Terhi Honkarinta (Finland)
Tom Kremers (The Netherlands