Integrated project emerging within the daily project life through active participation

Anne Kokkonen*

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Abstract

Construction projects have confronted challenges like fragmentation with integrated project methods that enhance collaboration. These integrated projects follow a collection of features such as alignment of interests, open communication, team working, early involvement of key participants and multi-party agreement. These features are often discussed at the project level while the practices of collaboration remain less clear. Further, collaboration as a phenomenon is multidimensional, and therefore research has vaguely applied the concept. To understand more precisely how collaboration is performed in integrated projects, we conducted a qualitative case study of a hospital project. We analysed collaboration with the framework of participation. We found project and meeting features that facilitate participation. We also found three practices of participation where individuals actively performed collaboration. These participation practices included actively questioning common understanding, actively overcoming the organizational boundaries and actively offering knowledge. Our findings contribute to construction management research by exploring the project practices of collaboration in integrated construction projects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAssociation of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM - 33rd Annual Conference 2017, Proceeding
Pages115-123
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780995546318
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventAnnual ARCOM Conference - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Sep 20176 Sep 2017
Conference number: 33

Conference

ConferenceAnnual ARCOM Conference
Abbreviated titleARCOM
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period04/09/201706/09/2017

Keywords

  • Activeness
  • Collaboration
  • Integrated Project Delivery
  • Knowledge creation

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    Kokkonen, A. (2017). Integrated project emerging within the daily project life through active participation. In Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM - 33rd Annual Conference 2017, Proceeding (pp. 115-123)