Infrastructure construction in change

What is the sensible path forward?

E. Nippala, Terttu Vainio

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Abstract

Infrastructure construction is changing. The formerly closed domestic markets have opened up and become international in Finland like in many other countries. The transformation of a closed public sector into an open market has proven a challenge both to the public sector and enterprises. Infrastructures themselves are also changing. They can be made to include technology that gives extra value to clients. Infrastructure is never complete, but despite its static nature must be modified along with changes in regional structure, society and structural changes of industry. The importance of competitive intelligence has increased in market-based operation. It is needed by the clients of infrastructure construction and the service providers, both in shortterm planning of operations and long-term strategic planning. This paper focusses on research delving into the long-term changes and challenges of infrastructure construction. The research assessed the future changes in infrastructure construction and their impacts on the basis of LoNGPESTEL analysis. The research was done in co-operation between the state, local government and the university and research organisations. Asset management, financing of infrastructure maintenance, structural changes in the public sector, labour availability and competence, EU directives and environmental legislation, soil materials and recycling of materials, as well as urbanisation have been put forward as the greatest challenges to infrastructure construction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th CIB World Building Congress
Subtitle of host publicationConstruction and Society
PublisherQueensland University of Technology
Pages26-36
ISBN (Print)978-0-9875542-0-8
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event19th CIB World Building Congress, WBC13: Construction and Society - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 5 May 20139 May 2013
Conference number: 19

Publication series

NameCIB Publication
Number383

Conference

Conference19th CIB World Building Congress, WBC13
Abbreviated titleWBC13
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period5/05/139/05/13

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infrastructure
public sector
structural change
university organization
public enterprise
regional structure
research organization
domestic market
market
strategic planning
recycling
Finland
service provider
urbanization
assets
EU
legislation
labor
planning
industry

Keywords

  • civil engineering
  • local impacts of trends
  • future challenges

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Nippala, E., & Vainio, T. (2013). Infrastructure construction in change: What is the sensible path forward? In Proceedings of the 19th CIB World Building Congress: Construction and Society (pp. 26-36). Queensland University of Technology. CIB Publication, No. 383
Nippala, E. ; Vainio, Terttu. / Infrastructure construction in change : What is the sensible path forward?. Proceedings of the 19th CIB World Building Congress: Construction and Society. Queensland University of Technology, 2013. pp. 26-36 (CIB Publication; No. 383).
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Nippala, E & Vainio, T 2013, Infrastructure construction in change: What is the sensible path forward? in Proceedings of the 19th CIB World Building Congress: Construction and Society. Queensland University of Technology, CIB Publication, no. 383, pp. 26-36, 19th CIB World Building Congress, WBC13, Brisbane, Australia, 5/05/13.

Infrastructure construction in change : What is the sensible path forward? / Nippala, E.; Vainio, Terttu.

Proceedings of the 19th CIB World Building Congress: Construction and Society. Queensland University of Technology, 2013. p. 26-36 (CIB Publication; No. 383).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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