Evaluating the impact of decision making during construction on transport project outcome

Eval Program Plann. 2009 Nov;32(4):369-80. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2009.06.016. Epub 2009 Jul 1.


Decisions made during the project construction phase may bear considerable impacts on the success of transport projects and undermine the ex-ante project evaluation. An innovative and holistic approach has been taken to assess and address this issue by (a) examining the decision process and procedure during project construction, through a field survey, (b) assessing the impact of decisions made during construction on respective transport project and, finally, (c) developing a quality monitoring framework model which links decisions made during the project implementation (construction) phase with the ex-ante and ex-post project evaluations. The framework model is proposed as a guiding and support tool for decision makers.

MeSH terms

  • Consumer Behavior
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Decision Making*
  • Greece
  • Humans
  • Program Evaluation*
  • Transportation / economics*
  • Transportation / standards*