NETLIPSE Research news

New NETLIPSE Research Ambassador

We are pleased to announce that the group of NETLIPSE Research Ambassadors has welcomed a new member: Leentje Volker. Leentje is Professor of Integrated Project Delivery at the Faculty of Engineering Technology of the University of Twente, the Netherlands. Congratulations!

During the Utrecht Network Meeting Leentje participated in the Research Café with a discussion on collaborative contracting, innovation and efficiency. Interested?

[Download the article on Collaborative procurement strategies for infrastructure projects here]

TU Delft Research: Learnings from IPAT Assessments

On November 25th TU Delft student Sahana R. Reddy graduated on her research into the IPAT Assessments and what lessons we can learn for future project management. During the Utrecht Network Meeting she presented her preliminary findings. Congratulations Sahana!

The research dives into the learnings from the evaluations of diverse infrastructure projects using the Infrastructure Project Assessment Tool (IPAT). The thesis presents the best practices found after assessing 31 large infrastructure projects all over Europe and also identifies the trends that evolved in best practices over the years and in various project phases. The main learnings from the IPAT Assessments, the applicability and value of the assessment in projects are discussed in the final section of the thesis. The research concludes with one main finding: continuous learning from projects facilitates better execution of future projects.

[read the full thesis report here]
[click here for the master thesis presentation]

The research was supervised by Professor Marcel Hertogh (TU Delft), NETLIPSE Research Ambassadors Marian Bosch-Rekveldt (TU Delft) and Ivana Burcar Dunović (University of Zagreb) and Geertje van Engen (NETLIPSE – AT Osborne).