Managing large infrastructure projects

Research on Best Practices and Lessons Learnt in Large Infrastructure Projects in Europe, by Marcel Hertogh, Stuart Baker, Pau Lian Staal and Eddy Westerveld, 2008.

Europe has an ambitious infrastructure program. The European Commission has identified 30 transnational axes, across the whole of Europe. The total investment to complete the network in 2020 amounts € 600 billion (estimate 2005).

The realisation of infrastructural projects is however characterized by exceedances of costs and delays. How can we organise these projects? The Netlipse program researched 15 projects (rail, road and water) throughout Europe. Drawing on this research recommendations have been made, as well as ‘best practices’ and ‘lessons learnt’ clustered in eight essential themes.

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