BI Centre for Construction Industry

The 10th Megaproject ‘Theory Meets Practice’ Workshop

5-6 September 2024, BI Norwegian Business School

Thursday 5 September 09:00-18:00

Room: A2-Blue 3

On day 1, we gather people from the industry and academia to discuss the management and delivery of major and complex (mega) projects.

The day includes a key note presenation by the CEO of Statsbygg, the Norwegian government’s building commissioner, property manager and developer, a panel discussion with key actors in industry and academia, presentations of projects, including the new Government Quarter in Oslo, and commentaries by academics. 

The day ends with a guided tour in Nydalen where BI is located and dinner afterwards. The tour is given by the property developer, Avantor, who has been leading the transformation of the area over the past two decades.


  • Time
  • Title
  • Registration and Coffee

  • Welcome and Introduction

  • A Norwegian Perspective on Megaprojects

    • Keynote by the CEO of Statsbygg on governing for value creation in megaprojects
    • Insights from research on problems and cures in megaprojects 
  • Coffee Break

  • Panel Discussion with Representatives from the Industry and Academia

  • Lunch

  • Symposium with Presentation of Projects

    • The New Norwegian Government Quarter, by Statsbygg
    • The New Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm and IPD model in New Tønsberg hospital, by Skanska Sweden and Norway
  • Coffee Break

  • Symposium continues with Presentation of Projects

    • The New Water Supply to Oslo, by Oslo Municipality/Agency of Water and Wastewater Services 
  • Commentaries by Academia from the Norwegian, Scandinavian, and International Perspectives, and General Reflections

  • Conclusions

  • Guided Tour by Avantor and Dinner in Nydalen