CPD Topic Spotlight:




DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCESSES

This topic takes a look at the perspective of a Quantity Surveyor working as a consultant or employee of the Client to a construction contract (sometimes known as the “Principal”, “Owner” or the “Employer”). However, it is equally likely that a Quantity Surveyor could be engaged by the Contractor. The principles outlined in this topic should enable a Quantity Surveyor to undertake either role.

The topic is divided into seven sections that cover the following areas: 

1. Appreciate the importance of the contract provisions to the manner in which disputes are resolved

2. Describe the different process of dispute resolution

3. Make recommendations as to appropriate dispute resolution procedures for a particular dispute

4. Provide appropriate support in dispute resolution

 

 

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VALUE ENGINEERING & VALUE MANAGEMENT


 This topic takes a look at the purposes of both Value Engineering and Value Management in the context of the project, when the techniques should be used, who should be involved and at what stages of the project using the Project Continuum.

The topic is divided into seven sections that cover the following areas: 

1. History of Value Engineering and Value Management

2. Concept of value

3. The difference between Value Engineering and Value Management

4.When to use Value Management and when to use Value Engineering

5. The format of a Value Engineering / Value Management study/ who should attend

6.Tools and Techniques used in Value Engineering and Value Management

7.The Quantity Surveyors Role in Value Engineering and Value Management

 

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