The day focused on disseminating results from 16 ongoing and completed research projects within the Swedish Transport Administration's research portfolio. The projects presented and discussed during the day contained various topics all from procurement of technical consultants to consideration of social requirements in investment projects and development-promoting project management. To facilitate the implementation of the research results, the researchers from a number of projects presented tangible recommendations to the Swedish Transport Administration.
'This workshop is an essential activity for disseminating and implementing research results linked to procurement and project management within the Swedish Transport Administration', says Johan Larsson, university lecturer in the Department of Industrialized and Sustainable Construction and assistant project manager for ProcSIBE.
There was great interest and the workshop attracted over 30 participants with a relatively even distribution between researchers and the Swedish Transport Administration. Strategic representatives from several of the Swedish Transport Administration's business areas were represented. Much of the results and recommendations presented will form the basis for the continued development of the Swedish Transport Administration's business strategies.
'It is incredibly inspiring that, we as researchers, get to see how our results engage and contribute to the development of the industry. The Swedish Transport Administration is the largest public client of infrastructure in Sweden, which means that they have a significant impact factor for the entire industry's development and direction of travel', says Johan Larsson.
Two themes that permeated the discussions during the day were collaboration and innovation. Innovation is a topic that the Swedish Transport Administration has raised in recent years as something vital to meeting its highly set goal of delivering a climate-neutral infrastructure by the year 2045.