FIG Commission 10
As my term comes to an end, I am disappointed at the lack of
progress Commission 10 has made bearing in mind the objectives
we set ourselves at the Congress in Washington in 2002.
This has certainly been due in part to some unfortunate family
circumstances since early 2005 that have prevented me giving FIG
and Commission 10 the focus and drive it deserves. However, it
must also be said that
Mr. Philip Shearer
it could have been better prior to that time and more progress should
have been made in the initial years of my term of office.
Unfortunately the main underlying problem continues to be the almost
complete lack of involvement from the national member associations.
As can be seen in the report under Working Group 10.3 from the current
Chair-Elect of Commission 10, Mr Andrew Morley, his considerable efforts
to engender and stimulate interest from the members has proved futile and
it will be interesting to see what else can be done to achieve more
involvement and interest in the work of Commission 10. Several papers have
been submitted for presentation during the Munich Congress and it is hoped
that these may stimulate greater interest and involvement from the wider
FIG community. At the congress in Munich in October 2006 a joint paper for
Commission 1 and 10 will review cross country comparisons exploring change
management issues in large land management projects titled ‘Changing the
World We See Through Land and Building Project Management’.
I am sure that Commission 10 can make a worthwhile contribution to the
overall work of FIG particularly with joint initiatives with other
commissions. Particular relevant areas being Human Settlements and
May I take this opportunity to thank my Commission 10 colleagues and
the FIG Office for their support and hard work and particularly to Markku
Villikka for his consideration and understanding.
Working Group 10.1 - Human Settlements, Economics and
- Draw on international research through a network of national associations
within FIG and other related international groupings to obtain sustainable
models for construction procurement and management of Low-Cost Housing and
Infrastructure, urban regeneration and informal settlements.
- To expand on FIG Cooperation with UN Agencies and other activities such as
the Bathurst Declaration, Women gender issues, FIG Agenda 21 amongst other
things to include development of Construction management policies and models
of implementing housing, urban infrastructure and sustainability schemes and
- To develop global cost management models for low-income or affordable
infrastructure and sustainable development.
Murtala Oladapo (Nigeria)
Working Group 10.2 - Database for Quantity Surveying Education
and Cost Management Professionals Worldwide
- To compile a database of professional education for construction
- Co-ordinate with Commission 2 to add to the FIG database.
- Commence a comparative study of courses and training to develop the work
of mutual recognition of qualifications.
- To provide a basis for encouraging membership of FIG associations with
other relevant international groupings.
- To develop systems for dissemination of information to the membership of
members and associated groupings.
Working Group 10.3 - Construction Procurement
- To compare procurement methods worldwide
- To review development in procurement necessary to comply with UN Agencies
and World Bank guidelines and as well as those of other Regional development
- To ensure that procurement procedures are sustainable
Andrew Morley (United Kingdom)
Working Group 10.4 - Standard, research and development in Cost
management, Quantity Surveying, Cost Engineering and Project Management
- Map each Quantity Surveying, Cost Engineering and Project Management skill
and knowledge process.
- Issue professional Practice Guides containing the best of published
- Develop generic Recommended Practices and Standards with basic
terminology, methods, and data applicable to any enterprise or industry.
- Develop enterprise or industry specific Recommended Practices and
- To identify what research is being carried out in the fields of
- How best to disseminate the result of that research to practicing
Sara Wilkinson (United Kingdom)