Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Spring 2006


Dundar Kocaoglu

Course Title

Project Management in Engineering and Technology

Course Number

EMGT 545/645


Viaducts -- France -- Design and construction, Project management, Technology -- Management


Using the factors identified by Chua et al in ”Critical Success Factors for Different Project Objectives” the authors analyze the recent construction of the Millau Bridge in France. Following a brief discussion of Chua’s work and the nature of success factors for a construction project, the authors present their research into the Millau project. Factors were broken down in a matrix format matching the model presented by Chua. Critical Success Factors are broken down into four categories: Project Characteristics, Contractual Arrangements, Project Participants and Interactive Processes, and are analyzed considering their contributions to Budget, Schedule and Quality for the project. The analysis presented here considers overall project success, giving equal consideration to budget, schedule and quality. Additionally the authors present corroborating information gained from interviews with a small number of project managers experienced in bridge construction. The authors conclude that despite a large number of unique factors involved in the Millau project, the critical success factors are met almost completely without exception. Further, the authors identify several elements of the Millau project that were critical to the overall success of the project; specifically relating to the contractual arrangements of the project.

Note: The presentation associated with this report is included here as a supplemental file.


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Persistent Identifier

2006-S-545-02-1.pdf (652 kB)
Millau Presentatiom