The article ’Project Performance - a constellation of multiple institutions’ presents a new understanding of the concept project performance supporting integrated VDC collaboration. Project performance has previously been conceptualized as measured time, cost and errors and deficiencies at project hand-off.
However, based on two completed design-build projects, the article highlights how project performance emerges as a shared understanding among project participants and stakeholders during design, construction and occupancy. Furthermore, the article shows how a project’s performance reflects potential power struggles that unfolds during design and construction. A high performance project is therefore not defined as per the classic time, cost and quality triangle, but rather as a project that, as the aftermath of the project settles, successfully integrates the institutions represented in the project around the time of hand-off and occupancy.