Contemporary Issues in Mega Construction Projects

Erol, Hacı Hüseyin
Dikmen Toker, İrem
Atasoy, Güzide
Birgönül, Mustafa Talat
Mega construction projects have been receiving increased attention of construction management researchers in recent years. Management of mega construction projects has special challenges when compared with other types of projects not only because of their large size, long duration, and high societal and environmental impacts, but also due to their vulnerabilities stemming from high number of stakeholders involved, contractual and technical complexity, and exposure to changes in macro environmental conditions. When the performance problems associated with majority of mega construction projects are concerned, their low success rates manifest that traditional project management practices are incapable of dealing with the complexities and risks of these projects. In this paper, a comprehensive literature survey has been carried out to identify the controversial issues in mega construction projects. Besides, future state of the megaproject research has been discussed from the perspective of visualization of the interactions between the complexity factors and risks. The aim of the study is to compile the contemporary issues in megaproject management, and contribute to megaproject research studies in Turkey.
International Project and Construction Management Conference (5th) (IPCMC 2018)


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H. H. Erol, İ. Dikmen Toker, G. Atasoy, and M. T. Birgönül, “Contemporary Issues in Mega Construction Projects,” presented at the International Project and Construction Management Conference (5th) (IPCMC 2018), Cyprus, 2018, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: