An Investigation Into The Role Of The Quantity Surveyor In The Value Management Workshop Process

Spellacy, Jack and Edwards, D.J. and Roberts, Chris J. and Hayhow, S. and Shelbourn, M. (2020) An Investigation Into The Role Of The Quantity Surveyor In The Value Management Workshop Process. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology. ISSN 1726-0531

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Abstract

Purpose: This research investigates the value management workshop process and specifically identifies the roles and responsibilities of the Quantity Surveyor within this. Information accrued is then used to develop a novel template value management workshop that provides a platform for educating future Quantity Surveying and other construction professionals.
Research Approach: This research adopts a mixed philosophical epistemological design that utilises interpretivism with elements of postpositivism. Specifically, a cross sectional study of extant literature informs the development of a structured questionnaire that is posed to focus group participants (consisting of experienced industrial practitioners) to secure qualitative feedback and validate the template.
Findings: Research findings reveal that the roles and responsibilities of the Quantity Surveyor in the value management workshop process has hitherto received scant academic attention. Additionally, literature has revealed that available information on workshop content is limited leading to ineffective studies. There has also been a miscommunication among construction practitioners in relation to the Quantity Surveyor’s role in the workshop process. Following extensive research, a novel template has been created which identifies the content of each workshop session alongside the roles and responsibilities of the Quantity Surveyor (and other construction professionals) which can be used for educational purposes.
Originality: Literature revealed that scant academic and professional governing body(ies) attention has been paid to the education and training of future generations of Quantity Surveyors involved in value management. Specifically, there is limited applied case study evidence to investigate this phenomena and hence, the workshop curricular presented advances knowledge in this respect and provides a practical template solution.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1108/JEDT-07-2020-0289
Date: 12 August 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: Value, value management, Quantity Surveyor, workshop
Subjects: K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Depositing User: Tonks
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2020 12:41
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2020 10:59
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9605

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