The new role of the construction manager/client engineer/quantity surveyor

Keneilwe Ntshwene, Jacob Kashiwagi, Dean Kashiwagi

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Abstract

    The traditional contracting/delivery system in Botswana, introduced by the US, UK, and European educators, consultants, and practitioners, has not been working well in Botswana. The poor project delivery system results have forced the organization of a new group, the Government Implementation Coordination Group (GICO) to attempt to solve the problems. In the fall of 2008, the University of Botswana (UB), through the US State Department sponsored Fulbright program, brought professor Kashiwagi, and the best value Performance Information Procurement System (PIPS) technology, the Information Measurement Theory (IMT), and the Industry Structure Analysis to the UB project management section. This paper proposes that the client's professional representative requires a new, more effective role. The role includes using performance information, transforming the client's expectations into a design/construction intent by using expert vendors, ensuring the vendors manage and minimize the risk that they do not control, outsourcing the technical responsibilities, and doing quality assurance instead of quality control. This paradigm will minimize project risk, maximize project value, and increase the professionalism of project management, construction management, and quantity surveyors. These concepts will be tested on three test projects in Botswana.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationCOBRA 2009 - Construction and Building Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
    Pages763-774
    Number of pages12
    StatePublished - 2009
    EventConstruction and Building Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, COBRA 2009 - Cape Town, South Africa
    Duration: Sep 10 2009Sep 11 2009

    Other

    OtherConstruction and Building Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, COBRA 2009
    CountrySouth Africa
    CityCape Town
    Period9/10/099/11/09

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    Project management
    Managers
    Measurement theory
    Engineers
    Outsourcing
    Quality assurance
    Quality control
    Information systems
    Industry

    Keywords

    • New paradigm for construction management
    • New quantity surveyor role

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Building and Construction

    Cite this

    Ntshwene, K., Kashiwagi, J., & Kashiwagi, D. (2009). The new role of the construction manager/client engineer/quantity surveyor. In COBRA 2009 - Construction and Building Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (pp. 763-774)

    The new role of the construction manager/client engineer/quantity surveyor. / Ntshwene, Keneilwe; Kashiwagi, Jacob; Kashiwagi, Dean.

    COBRA 2009 - Construction and Building Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. 2009. p. 763-774.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Ntshwene, K, Kashiwagi, J & Kashiwagi, D 2009, The new role of the construction manager/client engineer/quantity surveyor. in COBRA 2009 - Construction and Building Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. pp. 763-774, Construction and Building Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, COBRA 2009, Cape Town, South Africa, 9/10/09.
    Ntshwene K, Kashiwagi J, Kashiwagi D. The new role of the construction manager/client engineer/quantity surveyor. In COBRA 2009 - Construction and Building Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. 2009. p. 763-774
    Ntshwene, Keneilwe ; Kashiwagi, Jacob ; Kashiwagi, Dean. / The new role of the construction manager/client engineer/quantity surveyor. COBRA 2009 - Construction and Building Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. 2009. pp. 763-774
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