Professor Andrew Davies Distinguished Lecture

13 December, 2016 - 17:00 to 19:30
UQ Business School Executive Venue, 345 Queen Street, Brisbane 4000

Presenter: Professor Andrew Davies
Panellists: Mair Brooks, EY and John Mason, Aurecon

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Event Overview:
UQ Business School invites you to attend a distinguished lecture on 'Innovation in Infrastructure Delivery Models: Lessons from London' presented by Professor Andrew Davies, from University College London on Tuesday, 13 December 2016.

Until recently, the UK had an unenviable track record in delivering megaprojects. Many were hugely over budget, delayed and failed to achieve their original specifications. These failures motivated sustained efforts at change and, in recent years, London has gained a reputation as one of the world's leading 'living laboratories' for innovation in megaproject delivery.

The history of failures is now being replaced by success, and in this lecture Professor Davies will draw on more than a decade of detailed research into London's megaprojects to explain:

  • How these new models of delivery were pioneered
  • Where and why these models have worked
  • How the management of innovation is becoming a feature in the design of delivery models for future projects¬†

Joining Professor Davies in the discussion will be distinguished panellists Mair Brooks, EY, and John Mason, Aurecon, who will provide their own reflections on the scope of change in the delivery models used in Australia.