The 12th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation will be hosted by NTNU in Trondheim 30-31 May 2024
Performance under complex conditions
Construction economics and organization are challenged to bring sustainability and increased value creation into projects. This will require performance on a higher level in a time when the situation in society seems to offer more challenges, complexity, and uncertainty than ever. It challenges the decision makers on projects, professional planners and designers, contractors, and suppliers – and even the researchers. These challenges will be the theme of next year’s conference.
Examples of themes and cases we will involve with during the conference:
World Ski Championship in Trondheim 2025. This example illustrates performance on all levels; individual, team, project – and even on a societal level through engaging people in a fabulous event.
Campus development – the conference will be held in the midst of a huge upgrade program for developing NTNU campus in Trondheim, a program that has met all the challenges we could think of and a few more. In a wide sense, the term ‘campus’ does not need to indicate university or even educational functions. Even single building projects are embedded in a neighbourhood, transport system, energy system etc. Even more so is the urban city development.
Infrastructure projects are becoming more and more complex – not necessarily due to the increasing size in monetary terms, but both technical through integration of systems, organizational through involvement of more stakeholders, and with moving goals that are constantly renegotiated.
We will welcome papers and presentations on all the aspects mentioned above and more. The discussions will be engaging and fun like previous conferences. It becomes what we make it – together!
On Thursday 18 May, we will have an informal reception in Malmö in continuation of the PhD workshop.
The theme for informal reception is CURIOSITY
As children investigate the world they ask questions. Straightforward questions such as why, what, what does it mean, and why did you do that? We, as researchers do pretty much the same and call it interviews and questionnaires.
We have colleagues… children have friends and children’s stories have characters to join them. So, we shall meet them too, the children’s colleagues.
The informal pre-reception will take place at Funnys in Malmö, May 18th at 18.00. Interested to come along? Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know so that we have the right number of toys available.
We do not
provide transport for the informal reception, but it is quite easy to take the
train from Copenhagen Central Station to Triangeln station. The train ride
takes app. 40 minutes, and tickets can be bought using ticket vending machines
found at all stations. From Triangeln there is a 20 minutes’ walk to reach the
venue. Just remember your passport or other ID when you cross the border, even
though control is very relaxed.
What A seminar based on
a discussion on how we present ourselves as researchers. In times of true and
fake facts, the roles we take on when presenting and representing research and
the research community is important. Sometimes we know what we are addressing and
sometimes we are expected to, as researchers, shed light on issues, we have
little or very little knowledge about. So, how do we take on this role of
representing research. And, what challenges does this pose for PhD candidates.
to Goffman’s own texts (recommended) an interesting read is:
& Robyn Jones (2013) Changing personas and
evolving identities: the contestation and renegotiation of researcher roles in
fieldwork, Sport, Education and Society, 18:3, 292-310, DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2011.586688
& where The seminar takes
place at Nöjesteatern in Malmö on May 18th between 12.00-17.00
The seminar will be followed by an evening activity, an informal welcome
reception of the conference.
Practical There is no fee for
the seminar, food and drinks will be provided.
To participate register by sending an e-mail to email@example.com, register
not later than May 9th.
info The seminar is
co-organized with CREON and the 11th Nordic conference on
construction economics and organization.
The target group for the seminar are PhD students, other researchers interested in the topic are also welcome to contribute.
The seminar is coordinated by Göran Lindahl, professor, Chalmers University of Technology, any questions regarding the seminar should be addressed to him For Swedish PhD students the seminar contributes with a travel cost support of 3000SEK.
The program for the 11th Nordic conference on
Construction Economics and Organisation is now available. We are excited to
present a program that will hopefully balance academic conversations with a lot
of social and informal dialogue and opportunity for catching up after a few
long years of COVID-19 restrictions.
Day 1: PhD workshop
We kick-off the conference with a PhD workshop
on the 18 May. This will take place in Malmö, where we also will have an
informal welcome reception and self-organized dinner for PhD students, supervisors
and other interested. Take notice that we will not have any transport arranged
for this part of the program.
Day 2: Socializing and study visit in Malmö
On 19 May, we have chosen to focus on ‘socializing
and inspiration’ as our theme. We will start with a study visit at Malmö New
Hospital where Christer Hallgren, who is in charge of the construction
activities, will host the session and give a tour and talk about the ambitious project
that does not only include the construction of a new hospital building — it
also includes a new service building and logistics center that includes a
state-of-the-art laboratory. After the site visit, we will have a workshop to discuss
different perspectives on construction production, economics and organization. In the afternoon we transfer to Copenhagen for
the conference dinner and some more socializing.
We have provided transfer by bus between Copenhagen
and Malmö. The bus will depart at 08.00 from Aalborg University’s campus in Copenhagen
and return at 17.00 in time for the conference dinner. So if you stay in Copenhagen,
you will not have to worry about the transport.
Day 3: Paper presentations and academic discussions
On 20 May, we have the paper presentations and
discussions at Aalborg university’s conference venue in Copenhagen. We have approximately
30 papers accepted for the conference and aim at having four parallel sessions
in two rounds, which should give time to discuss the papers in-depth. We also
have a keynote speech by Head of Sustainability in the Danish contracting firm
Enemærke og Petersen (E&P). E&P is known as one of the most innovative
contracting firms in Denmark with a strong profile in social and environmental
sustainability and has recent years been involved in numerous research and development
projects to improve productivity, working conditions and reduce environmental
The tentative program can be seen below. We look forward to seeing you all!
We are pleased to announce that we now have
opened for registration for the 11th Nordic Conference on
Construction Economics and Organisation to be held in Malmö and Copenhagen on 19-20May 2022. In addition, a PhD workshop will be held in Malmö on the 18 of May.
For more information on this PhD workshop, please contact Göran Lindahl at
We accept only credit card payment. If you cannot
pay with a credit card, your participation can be registered manually. In this
case, please send an email to Haseeb Wahedi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
with your name, contact and payment information. You will then receive your
invoice when the registration is completed.
The fees for participation in the conference are
of CREON fee: €300
The fee for participating in the conference dinner
is €75. We have to charge this fee individually for VAT reasons, so please remember
to tick the necessary box when registering.
Due to system constraints, all fees are shown
in the local Danish currency (DKK) in the registration module. We apologize for
any inconveniences this may give rise to.
We have provided free of charge bus transfer
from Aalborg University Copenhagen to the venue in Malmö on the 19 May in the morning
– and back again in the afternoon for the conference dinner. We you want to
make use of this offer, remember to select this option in the registration form.
Due to many requests, we have decided to keep the deadline for submission of full papers open until 15 February.
Papers that have been received prior to the original deadline will be reviewed before 28 February as planned. New papers received between 15 January and 15 February will be reviewed as soon as possible.
We are pleased to announce that the 11th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation is back on track following the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference will take place 19-20 May with venues and activities in both Malmö and Copenhagen. In addition, we host a PhD workshop in Malmö on the 18 May for interested students and supervisors alike.
Due to continued uncertainties in relation to the COVID-19 situation, together with ongoing negotiations with potential publishers of the proceedings, we have decided to postpone the conference to April/May 2022.
We want to make sure that all formalities are in place before making any promises and raising expectations that we might not be able to live up to.
We hope that this decision will provide the best basis possible for the conference, and hope for your understanding and continued support.
A revised schedule and call for papers will be released shortly.