Integrating highway engineering and transformation project management

Maria Christina Liassides, Seyed Eslimy-Isfahany, Kassim Gidado

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The reduction in local government funding coupled with national requirements to ensure that maintenance regimes are efficiently and sustainably managed means that there is pressure on the UK highway sector to transform the way it delivers services. This research indicates that there is guidance from government and industry regarding various aspects of change but no comprehensive model for transformation programmes. The aim of this research is therefore to identify the theoretical ingredients for managing change, analyse where these ingredients have been practically applied within this engineering sector and to synthesise a model from the results to provide a project plan for successfully implementing a holistic transformation programme, based on an extensive literature review and on structured interviews and questionnaires within the UK highway sector to test whether these components are effective in practice. The findings from this research have been used to propose a process protocol route map which can be used by both private and public highway sector organisations as a guide to the essential steps required for transforming services. Proposals for future work include further investigation into the role of specialist or smaller suppliers, and further debate on ownership and funding of the highway network.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 6th international conference on engineering, project, and production management (EPPM2015)
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherGriffith School of Engineering, Griffith University
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781922216762
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sept 2015
EventProceeding of The 6th International Conference on Engineering, Project, and Production Management (EPPM2015) - Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 2-4 September 2015
Duration: 2 Sept 2015 → …


ConferenceProceeding of The 6th International Conference on Engineering, Project, and Production Management (EPPM2015)
Period2/09/15 → …


  • highways engineering
  • project management
  • transformation
  • process protocol route map


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