Best paper awards at the 10th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation 2015

Award winners at 10th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation 2019

Winner of the best paper award:

Pernilla Gluch, Anna Kadefors, and Kamilla Kohn Rådberg, Chalmers University of Technology and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, for the paper: Orchestrating Multi-Actor Collaborative Innovation Across Organizational Boundaries (

Winners of best doctoral paper award:

Risto Kärkkäinen, Rita Lavikka, Olli Seppänen and Antti Peltokorpi, Aalto University, Finland, for the paper: Situation Picture Through Construction Information Management (

Download the conference app

We are pleased to announce that you will have the opportunity to access the conferennce programme through the Conference4me phone app.

Visit for more information on how to download the app for Android, IOS and Windows phones.

After installing the app, just select the 10th Nordic Conference of Construction Economics and Organization (CEO2019) from the list of conference, which will give you access to a customisable version of programme including:

  • Ongoing view with currently active sessions and presentations
  • Personalized My Agenda view with calendar sync
  • List of authors, speakers, session chairs etc.
  • Conference news 

Registration now open

We are pleased to announce that registration now is open for the 10th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation, May 7-10 2019 in Tallinn.

You can register by following the link on the conference website:

Further details on conference venue and recommended accommodation can also be found here. The conference will take place at the Nordic Hotel Forum, which is a four-star business and conference hotel in the heart of Tallinn. ce.

10th Nordic Conference Website Launched

We have now launched the website for the 10th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation. 

Here you will find all relevant information on important dates, submissions and registration, and contact details of the local organisers.

Please note that we have updated the abstract submission deadline to 30 April 2018 and the full paper submission deadline to 31 August 2018.

Call for Papers – 10th Nordic Conference in Tallinn

10th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization

7-8 May 2019, Tallinn, Estonia

Regional markets, networks and opportunities


We welcome both academic and industry contributions to the 10th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization. Abstract and full paper submissions are managed through the online conference management system. Authors are invited to submit abstracts of up to 300 words and 5 keywords. You will be asked to select a conference theme when submitting your abstract.

Submitted conference papers will be subject to a double-blind review by leading experts and accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. The best contributions will be recognized through best paper awards and opportunities to submit extended versions of papers for publication in a well-known scientific journal.

The conference programme includes a pre-conference workshop for doctoral students addressing research methods. Doctoral students are also welcome to contribute to the main program of this conference.

Conference theme

Against a backdrop of globalization, the free movement of people, goods, services and capital particularly within the European Single Market, suggest that it is increasingly relevant to consider the construction industry from a regional perspective. Regional integration brings with it both opportunities – to expand operations and smooth out the volatile construction cycles in smaller countries – and associated challenges such as greater competition and the conditions governing posted workers. The academic research community has historically embraced networking beyond national boundaries, but under these same drivers, regional and international research coallitions are increasingly becoming the norm.

The 10th Nordic conference on Construction Economics and Organization is focused on exploring these developments with its general theme “Regional markets, networks and opportunities”. This conference brings together leading experts from academia and industry to network and share the latest research findings and industrial experiences. We welcome contributions from industry, research institutes and academics. More specific themes of the conference include, but are not limited to:

The economics and business of construction

  • Economic modelling
  • Whole life costing
  • Business models and strategies
  • Value in construction and real estate
  • Supply chains

Construction and project management

  • Quality, time and cost management
  • Risk management
  • Procurement management
  • Performance measurement
  • Decision-making

Building information, data and digitalization

  • Building Information Modelling
  • Digital design
  • IT for construction
  • Construction data
  • Big data

Innovations in the construction process

  • Lean construction
  • Off-site construction
  • Industrial construction
  • Relational contracting
  • Early contractor involvement

Sustainability and resource efficiency

  • Social, environmental and economic sustainability
  • Zero energy buildings
  • Renewable energy
  • Energy efficiency
  • Climate change

Stakeholders of construction and real estate

  • Stakeholder roles
  • Gender and diversity
  • Health, safety and well-being
  • Organisations and institutions
  • Dispute resolution

Built environments

  • Architectural and urban planning issues
  • Value and meaning of spaces
  • Smart cities
  • Healthy cities
  • Disaster resilience

Construction education and research

  • Learning, training and education
  • Study / work interfaces
  • Research orientations and directions
  • Theories and frameworks
  • Research methods

Other topics linked to the overall conference theme

  • Regional, national, local contexts
  • Governance
  • Legislation and regulation
  • Ethics
  • Multidisciplinarity