Program for the 11th Nordic CREON conference

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 impact.

The tentative program can be seen below. We look forward to seeing you all!