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BI Centre for Construction Industry

The 10th Megaproject ‘Theory Meets Practice’ Workshop

5-6 September 2024, BI Norwegian Business School

The programme will be updated along with the details being settled.

Thursday 5 September 09:00-18:00

The first day will be a mix of panel debates, presentations, and discussions including both industry people and academics where megaprojects (in a broad sense), collaborative mindsets, ‘the Nordic model,’ and grand challenges are on the agenda. We are happy to have Harald V. Nikolaisen, CEO of Statsbygg, the Norwegian government’s building commissioner, property manager and developer, as the keynote speaker in the morning. He will talk about Statsbygg’s approach to governing value in major projects. Later that day, we will learn about their ongoing project for building the new governmental building, which was destroyed in the devastating terror attack in 2011. 

Friday 6 September 09:00-14:00

The second day will be dedicated to an academic panel discussion focusing on megaprojects in the realm of grand societal challenges and a paper development workshop, where we offer the participants the opportunity to discuss papers they are working on. This might include papers being submitted to the International Journal of Project Management’s special collection: Program management of major infrastructure projects.