Flexible designing of a road infrastructure example

Maria Kośmieja,

Marcin Gajzler,

Jerzy Pasławski


The paper presents the idea of flexible design in the construction sector. Guidelines of the evaluation of a road infrastructure were discussed based on JASPERS Blue Book. An idea of how to proceed is presented through infrastructure projects concerned with economic efficiency analysis using a flexible approach. Moreover, the issue of flexibility is presented using the POZNAN BY-PASS A2 as the example of infrastructure, to which efficiency analysis was applied to variant solutions.

Słowa kluczowe: flexibility, infrastructure, design, net present value

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