“Long-List” of Eight Methodologies

  • Peter G. RundleEmail author
  • Alireza Bahadori
  • Ken Doust


A background is provided as to how the eight options comprising the “long-list” were selected after a global literature review of various innovative engineering construction methodologies. Exactly what constituted innovative engineering construction was defined using the Slaughter model . A brief was prepared after a literature review of each of the eight “long-list” options which are: (i) Knowledge Management ; (ii) Lean Construction; (iii) Construction Contracts; (iv) Optimal Work Cycles ; (v) Construction Waste ; (vi) Construction Safety ; (vii) Construction Labour Force ; and (viii) Portfolio Development . A “long-list” decision analysis framework was developed, and the peer review panel of eminent industry practitioners has been outlined. A risk assessment is prepared for each of the eight options, to assist in “short-list” determination. The “long-list” scorecard proforma is established, and this scorecard is populated from peer review panel assessments. A “short-list” of four options for further research is created.


Slaughter model Decision analysis Risk assessment Option selection Peer review Lean Construction Construction Contracts Optimal work cycles Construction waste Construction safety Construction labour force Portfolio development 


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  1. 1.School of Environment, Science and EngineeringSouthern Cross UniversityEast LismoreAustralia

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