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Measuring Change in a Sector: CREDIT Case SE06
Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
Lund University, Lund, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7585-0718
2010 (English)Report (Other academic)
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Abstract [en]

This case describes an ongoing initiative in Sweden with the aim of measuring the development of the Swedish infrastructure sector. The reason this case was chose is that it is one, of only a very few, national initiatives with a clear aim of taking an holistic approach to assess the development of one large share of the Swedish construction sector. The purpose of this case is to investigate:– What measures are used– The underlying assumptions for the choice of measureThe case study mainly contributes to WP6 (report 4)National benchmarking (WP6) summaryIn Sweden, apart from the larger Utmärkt Samhällsbyggande a more focused program aimed at improving the competitiveness of the civil engineering part of construction, FIA (Renewal within the civil engineering sector), was launched in December 2003. FIA saw a need to monitor how the civil engineering sector develops, in order to effectively plan and implement development projects.

This survey will not directly measure the effect that FIA has on the civil engineering sector. What is measured is the direction of change for the Swedish civil engineering sector during the years that FIA is active. This knowledge could indirectly be used by FIA to initiate additional studies concerning specific subjects that could guide the civil engineering sector in a desired direction.

Two main issues are of importance in regard to the CREDIT objectives.

1. The difficulty of getting in the data – although this assessment has been initiated, approved and sponsored by the very top management of the two largest infrastructure clients and even though it is written in the procurement guidelines for both of these organisations that the survey hould be carried out jointly, between the client and the supplier consultant or contractor), it has been extremely difficult to get the survey sent in. Now, both of these two organisations have designated personnel to track down projects and make them fill it out, according to guidelines, and send it in.

2. The main performance the parties in the sector are interested to measure and to keep track of is efficiency and productivity. They are largely uninterested of measuring the performance of the product and/or how it affects the end-users. Similar tendencies have been seen in other national initiatives on housing in Sweden. This is to some extent in large contrast to the views and aim of the CREDIT project.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hørsholm: Statens Byggeforskningsinstitut / Danish Building Research Institute , 2010. , 15 p.
Series
SBi, 2010:43
Keyword [en]
enterprises, benchmarking, building, Measuring change
National Category
Construction Management
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-30635ISBN: 978-87-563-1456-5 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-30635DiVA: diva2:916480
Available from: 2016-04-03 Created: 2016-04-01 Last updated: 2016-12-16Bibliographically approved

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