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

Keneilwe Ntshwene, Jacob Kashiwagi, Dean Kashiwagi

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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 - Dec 1 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

Publication series

NameCOBRA 2009 - Construction and Building Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Other

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

Keywords

  • New paradigm for construction management
  • New quantity surveyor role

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction

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    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). (COBRA 2009 - Construction and Building Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors).