Patrik Groth, Skanska

Patrik Groth, Skanska Teknik.

At the board meeting in May, Mistra InfraMaint’s board was expanded with a new member: Patrik Groth from Skanska Technology.

He started his career at Luleå University of Technology and is a PhD, but for the past 20 years he has worked in leadership roles in the borderland between development and production at large construction companies, first at NCC and then since 2008 at Skanska.

Patrik Groth is currently  Manager of the Department of Civil Engineering at Skanska Teknik, an internal support function within Skanska Sverige AB.

His focus has often been on projecting roads and paving issues. Another relevant area is automation in the construction industry, an area that could crate better decision support and reduced work environment problems.

Get the right effect

“I had not paid special attention to Mistra InfraMaint was to before, but of course I knew Mistra. I know that what Mistra does can have a real impact. That was one reason why I accepted yes when I got the question”, he says.

He thinks the programme has a very competent board.

“What I can add is mainly the entrepreneurial perspective. In that group I am, after all, the only one who currently works in a contracting company”, says Patrik Groth.

Competence is important

He think it is important that research activities can connect to actual business,  and that scientists do not miss the more pragmatic parts of the assignment.

“That is necessary  to achieve results. I have sat in competent steering groups that still did not succeed because they couldn’t bridge that distance”, he says.

He sees Mistra InfraMaint’s focus area Competence building as extra exciting.

“Developing competence is as difficult as developing technology. It may be easier to create interest in technological innovations, but competence just as important and is also needed for the industry to be able to attract employees to our operations, says Patrik Groth.

Sustainable decision support based on relevant data

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Challenge

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Expected results

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News about the project

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Timeplan

2019 –  2023

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Partners

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Expected impacts:

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Improved sustainable efficiency by 20 percent
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Competence deficiencies will decrease by 50 percent
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Over 50 municipalities are role models for sustainable asset management
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The state-owned authorities practice sustainable asset management on a daily basis
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At least ten companies have adopted the results from the programme and export service / products, competence and practice
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More than five SME’s have been established due to results from the programme

Publikationer

Roadmap Kompetensutveckling - summering

Rapport 2019:04

En framgångsfaktor för Mistra InfraMaint är att intressenterna utvecklar en långsiktig förmåga att ta till sig och tillämpa ny kunskap.

Roadmapen är programmets plan för att utveckla och stärka behovsägarnas kompetens.

Tillgångshantering i offentlig sektor

Rapport 2019:05

Utmaningarna i att överbrygga gapet mellan nuvarande metoder och best practice.

En fallstudie i utmaningarna inför implementering av en tillgångshanteringsmodell – ett examensarbete inom ramen för projekt 2.1. 

 

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