FIG Commission 10

Work Plan 2011-2014

Original work plan in .pdf-format

Title

Construction Economics and Management

Mr. Robert Sinkner, Chairperson of Commission 10.

Terms of reference

  • Construction economics including Quantity Surveying, Building Surveying, Cost Engineering and Management, Estimating and Tendering (Bidding)
  • Commercial management including Procurement, Risk Management and Contract Law for construction and non construction activity
  • Construction Law and Negotiation
  • Project and programme management including Planning / Scheduling

Mission statement

The mission of Commission 10 is:

  • To advance the professional practice of surveyors working in all disciplines of Construction Economics, Commercial Management and Project Management
  • To research and identify “best practice” of surveyors working in different cultures and economies
  • Broaden the activity from “British” part of the world to Middle and East Europe, Asia and Africa etc.
  • To bring greater focus to commercial and project management.

General

In the term of office 2011-2014 Commission 10 will focus on:

  • Construction technologies, methodologies and liveable cities
  • Improving conditions in informal settlement with innovative construction methodologies
  • Large size construction management support by surveyors
  • Green Management, Green Contracts and Procurement
  • Sustainable housing, “green building” programmes and indexes
  • Innovative house building and mass customisation in housing
  • Whole Life Cycle Assessment
  • Publicising and promoting the work of surveyors to the public, particularly young people, governments and non-governmental organisations, and enhance its perception of the value of surveyors and the services that they deliver

Working Group 10.1 - Construction Economics

Policy Issues

  • Map skills and knowledge process for both Quantity Surveyors and Building Surveyors
  • Research current practice in differing cultures and economies to develop and publish generic guidelines as to “best practice”
  • To monitor and, if possible, join and contribute to research projects being carried out by others.
  • Minority and gender issues and enhancing representation of under-represented groups.

Chair

Ms. Sara Wilkinson
University of Melbourne
AUSTRALIA
E-mail: Sara.Wilkinson[at]uts.edu.au

Specific projects

  • To work with other Commissions to support their work on the technical and cost issues of affordable housing and associated matters in developing and emerging economies
  • To support and monitor the Commission’s attention to all minority interest issues.

Publication(s)

  • Report at each FIG working week outlining activity and progress

Working Group 10.2 - Commercial Management

Policy Issues

  • To study, analyse and compare different procurement models and publish generic guidelines as to “best practice”.

Chair

  Ms. Tzena Y. C. Wong,
HONG KONG SAR, CHINA,
E-mail:

Specific projects

  • To work with other Commissions to support their work on the procurement of infrastructure and affordable housing in developing and emerging economies.

Publication(s)

  • Report at each FIG working week outlining activity and progress.

Working Group 10.3 - Project and Programme Management

Policy Issues

  • To describe and compare different Project Management methods and publish generic guidelines as to “best practice”
  • To describe and detail a “best practice” model for the successful management of multi-project programmes in both developed and developing economies.

Chair

  Mr. Michael Kwando Frimpong,
GHANA
E-mail:

Specific projects

  • A review of and comparison of construction procurement-Europe, and a different procurement policy
  • A comparison and analysis of the methods of design, procurement and construction of buildings and their engineering installation

Publication(s)

  • Report at each FIG working week outlining activity and progress. 

Working Group 10.4 - Green Management

Policy Issues

  • To describe and compare different Green Management methods and publish the green project worldwide

Chair

  Mr. Hock Hai Kwan,
Association of Authorised Land Surveyors Malaysia
2735 Jalan Permata Empat
Taman Permata, Ulu Kelang
53300 Kuala Lumpur
MALAYSIA
Fax: + 60 3 4107 1140
MALAYSIA
E-mail: kwanhh[at]gmail.com

Specific projects

  • A comparison and analysis of the classical and “green” methods of design, procurement and construction of buildings, building towns

Publications

  • Report at each FIG working week outlining activity and progress.
     

Co-operation with other Commissions and organizations

  • All FIG Commissions and their project from economic and management point of view.

Co-operation 7. Co-operation with United Nation Organisations, Sister Associations and other Partners

  • International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) - Memorandum of Understanding, to develop and increase effectiveness of mutual co-operation.
  • Council of European Construction Economists (CEEC)
  • African Associations of Quantity Surveyors (AAQS)
  • Pacific Associations of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS)

Calendar of Events

  • Full participation in FIG Working Weeks (see schedule): 2011 Morocco, 2012 Rome, 2013 Abuja, 2014 Kuala Lumpur
  • FIG Regional Conferences and strategic meetings.
  • Annual Meeting of Commission 10 – Prague, 2012 or 2013
  • Meetings of Sister Associations
  • 11th South East Asian Survey Congress and 13th International Surveyor’s Congress 22-24 June, 2011, Malaysia

Commission Officers

Commission Chair
Mr. Robert Šinkner
GEFOS a.s.
Plánská 6
370 07 Ceske Budejovice
CZECH REPUBLIC
Tel. + 420 602 461 655
Email: sinkner[at]gefos.cz  
Vice Chair of Administration and Communication
Mr. Tomas Beran, Ph.D.
Technical Manager at GEFOS a.s.
GEFOS a.s.
Plánská 6
370 07 Ceske Budejovice
CZECH REPUBLIC
Email: tomas.beran[at]gefos.cz
Vice Chair and Chair of WG 10.1 - Construction Economics
Ms. Sara J Wilkinson
University of Technology Sydney
Faculty of Design Architecture and Building
School of Built Environment
Sydney
AUSTRALIA
Tel. + 61 3 8344 8733
Fax + 61 3 8344 0328
E-mail: Sara.Wilkinson[at]uts.edu.au
Vice Chair and Chair of WG 10.2 - Commercial Management
  Ms. Tzena Y. C. Wong,
HONG KONG SAR, CHINA,
E-mail:
Vice Chair and Chair of WG 10.3 - Project and Programme Management
  Mr. Michael Kwando Frimpong,
GHANA
E-mail:
Vice Chair and Chair of WG 10.4 - Green Management
  Mr. Hock Hai Kwan,
Association of Authorised Land Surveyors Malaysia
2735 Jalan Permata Empat
Taman Permata, Ulu Kelang
53300 Kuala Lumpur
MALAYSIA
Fax: + 60 3 4107 1140
MALAYSIA
E-mail: kwanhh[at]gmail.com

16 August 2011


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