Effective Winter Highway Maintenance through Applicationof Partnering Concept
2013 (English)In: International Journal of Economics and Management Engineering, Vol. 3, no 3, 112-125 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Inmany countries winter road maintenance is outsourced to private contractors. Selecting appropriate contract for performance of winter highway maintenance and implementing it in an efficient way is then very important for both results and costs. Writing contracts concerning winter road maintenance is however difficult as weather conditions are hard to describe in an exact way and as what is rational to do in a certain situation, depends on expected future conditions. Problems during recent harsh winters in Sweden have clearly illustrated this. The study argues, with reference both to theoretical and empirical studies, that a partnering concept can improve efficiency in outsourced winter road maintenance. A detailed model of how partnering can be implemented is presented for winter road maintenance contracts together with systems for information supply such as International Roughness Index –surface unevenness measurement and Road Weather Information System.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 3, no 3, 112-125 p.
Construction Contract, Partnering, Performance Contract, Strategic Alliance, Winter Maintenance Contract
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-141993DOI: 10.5963/IJEME0303003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-141993DiVA: diva2:699244
QC 201402272014-02-272014-02-272014-02-27Bibliographically approved