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Martin Rudberg

Professor, Head of Unit

Holder of the L E Lundberg's Donation Professorship in Construction Logistics and Head of the Construction Logistics Unit. Conducts research, teaches, and supervises PhD students. Responsible for the Master's programme in Digitalized Construction.


Martin Rudberg assumed the newly established L E Lundberg's Chair in Construction Logistics in 2009 and has since developed LiU's activities within construction logistics. Today, LiU's construction logistics research is leading in Sweden and Europe, but is also one of the prominent research entities in the field from a global perspective.

After completing a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management at LiU in 1996, Martin chose to continue his studies at LiU and earned his doctoral degree in Production Economics in 2002. Following his doctoral degree, his academic career began as a lecturer at the School of Engineering in Jönköping, before proceeding with various lecturer positions within LiU in both Norrköping and Linköping, finally assuming the current professorship in June 2009.

Both in research and teaching, Martin's focus has consistently been on resource efficiency, planning, strategy, and logistics for both production units and supply chains. In these areas, Martin has worked closely with industries in various sectors, including mobile telecommunications, manufacturing, retail, process industries, and most recently, the construction industry. 

Martin has always collaborated closely with the business sector, other academic institutions, and research organizations, both nationally and internationally. He has been a visiting researcher in Canada (McMaster University, Ontario) and Australia (University of Sydney), among others. He is frequently engaged as a lecturer and advisor in the business world, and as a guest lecturer at other universities and research institutions, both nationally and internationally. 

In recent years, Martin's research has centered around the digitalization and digital transformation in the construction sector. He has led projects such as Connected Construction Site, one of the largest digitalization projects in the Swedish construction sector, funded by Vinnova as part of the Smart Built Environment strategic innovation program. In addition to his research in digitalization of construction, Martin also led the development of LiU's Master's programme in Digital Construction Management, which commenced in 2023.

Martin Rudberg was born and raised in Borås before moving to Linköping in 1992 to start his studies at Linköping University. Since then, Martin has continued to reside in Linköping.  Photo credit Anna Nilsen

Recent publications


Petter Haglund, Joakim Wikner, Martin Rudberg (2023) Investigating On-Site Production in Construction Using Decoupling Thinking Advances in Production Management Systems: Production Management Systems for Responsible Manufacturing, Service, and Logistics Futures, Part III, p. 126-139 Continue to DOI
Wolfgang Grenzfurtner, Martin Rudberg, Kristina Loike, Richard Mayrhofer, Manfred Gronalt (2023) Industrialized housebuilding business strategies and the design of performance management systems Production planning & control (Print), Vol. 34, p. 1178-1191 Continue to DOI
Petter Haglund, Martin Rudberg (2023) A longitudinal study on logistics strategy: The case of a building contractor The International Journal of Logistics Management, Vol. 34, p. 1-23 Continue to DOI
Robert Larsson, Martin Rudberg (2023) Effects of weather conditions on concrete work task productivity - a questionnaire survey Construction Innovation, Vol. 23, p. 306-321 Continue to DOI


Martin Rudberg, Ahemt Anil Sezer (2022) Digital tools to increase construction site safety Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) PROCEEDINGS OF THE 38TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE


The research within the Construction Logistics Unit is conducted in two areas: Construction Logistics and supply Chain Management, and Urban Development and Logistics. In addition to being the head of the unit, Martin is also responsible for the research area of Construction Logistics and supply Chain Management. Currently, we are engaged in research projects related to construction digitalization, logistics strategies for construction contractors, efficiency improvements in construction sites and supply chains, industrial construction, as well as planning and management of logistics activities within the construction supply chain.