The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction


Dr Juliano Denicol appointed Global Head of the IPMA Megaprojects SIG

27 May 2020

The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management's Dr Juliano Denicol, has been appointed by the International Project Management Association (IPMA) as their Global Head of Megaprojects Special Interest Group (SIG).

Megaproject, The SR 99 tunnel in Seattle

The IPMA SIGs are designed to connect global members, promote collaboration with industry leaders, and advance our understanding to address some of society’s most challenging problems.

The IPMA Megaprojects SIG is a global platform for knowledge sharing and the emergence of innovative solutions to improve the management of megaprojects. The SIG will establish an exciting portfolio of activities to foster learning, disseminate best practices being enacted across the world, and enable global networking of megaproject enthusiasts.

The SIG will engage and coordinate efforts with more than 73 IPMA’s member associations to share, debate, and evolve the understanding of megaproject management. The effort of integration and dissemination of knowledge will shape the recognition of different contexts across national boundaries, facilitating access to all nations developing the most complex and challenging projects of our times. 

Dr Juliano Denicol said: “I’m absolutely delighted and honoured to accept the challenge of leading the IPMA Megaprojects SIG. I’m looking forward to creating a global hub that will bring together megaproject experts from industry and academia. We will share insights based on case-studies and best practices to improve the delivery of megaprojects across the world.” 

The hub will break the silos by facilitating the collaboration and cross-fertilisation of ideas from individuals with diverse backgrounds, such as: leading scholars that are producing cutting-edge research and advancing the frontiers of our thinking about megaprojects, senior megaproject practitioners delivering solutions in a variety of sectors and roles (e.g. owners, sponsors, clients, delivery partners), and inter-governmental organisations (e.g. United Nations, European Commission) that are developing international frameworks to foster standardisation, collaboration, and improve megaproject delivery.” 

Dr Denicol invites: “As all megaprojects, the successful development of this global platform is an inter-organisational team effort. Get in touch and let’s build it together!” 

Dr Juliano Denicol
Dr Juliano Denicol

Dr Juliano Denicol is Assistant Professor in Project Management at The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management. His research explores the management of megaprojects through several lenses, emphasising the design of client organisations and inter-organisational structures.

Previous research included several iconic UK megaprojects: High Speed 1, Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, London 2012 Olympics, Crossrail, Thames Tideway Tunnel, and High Speed 2. Dr. Denicol has worked as a supply chain management consultant at High Speed 2, the largest infrastructure project in Europe, and as an advisor to the European Commission on public procurement policies. 

Photo credit: "What Bertha leaves behind" by Washington State Dept of Transportation is licensed under CC BY 2.0