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Mr. Mike Thomas

United Kingdom

Mike Thomas facilitates Integrated Construction Team Workshops leading to the delivery of Better Value (higher functionality and / or lower cost) for the customer whilst meeting the stated business objectives of Team Members.

From 1990 to 1997 Mike was responsible for introducing Value Management and Partnering to Whitbread plc. Since 1998 Mike Thomas Ltd has managed the successful introduction and implementation of Value-based Project and Strategic Partnering arrangements for contractors, consultants and clients in both public and private sectors – approaches that have led to quantified value enhancements in excess of 40%.

In addition to his role as facilitator, Mike regularly leads CPD seminars on Effective Procurement, Partnering, Value & Risk Management and Sustainable and Lean Processes. He has contributed to many Construction Industry bodies and their publications including…

  • "Partnering in the Team" (1996/7)
  • "The Seven Pillars of Partnering" (1997/8)
  • "Enemies of Promise" (2002)

COLA - The Cross Organisational Learning Approach for Managing Knowledge in Partnering Teams


Mr. Derek Thurnell

New Zealand

Derek Thurnell is a full time quantity surveying lecturer in the School of Construction at UNITEC Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Between 1990 and 1999, he worked as a full time quantity surveying consultant in several practices, both in the UK, and in New Zealand. He lectures Bachelor of Construction undergraduates on Value Management in the construction industry, as well as measurement, estimating, urban economics, and other related topics.

Derek completed the Australian Centre for Value Management course "Value Management Facilitation" in 2003, and has assisted at several VM workshops in New Zealand.

Value Management Facilitation and Emotional Intelligence


Dr. Patrick S.W. Fong

Hong Kong

Patrick Fong is an associate professor in the Department of Building and Real Estate at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He received both his BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics and masters degree by research in the area of value management from the University of Salford, UK. He obtained his PhD degree from the Warwick Business School, UK in the discipline of Industrial Relations and Organisational Behaviour. He worked extensively in consulting, contracting and property development companies in the UK and HK prior to joining academia. His expertise includes team building, partnering and value management facilitation for capital projects and knowledge management. Patrick speaks fluent Cantonese and English. He is a registered Value Management Facilitator in Hong Kong and has conducted many VM and partnering studies and training sessions for property developers, government departments, consulting firms and contracting companies.
Personal Website: http://home.bre.polyu.edu.hk/~bspafong/

Knowledge Acquisition, Sharing and Integration inside a Value Management Team - Reflections on An Experience


Mr. Martyn Phillips


Martyn Phillips is the Owner/Director of the Canadian arm of an international management consultancy, the Team Focus Group. He provides advice on strategic planning, project management, value and risk management for high profile projects in different parts of the world. Martyn began work in the UK construction industry 39 years ago. He teaches advanced project management methods as well as the Module I & Module II Value methodology certification courses, as approved by the SAVE International Certification Board. He also provides an internet value management foundation learning system for self-paced study.. Martyn is formally qualified as a Certified Value Specialist (US), Certificated Value Manager (UK), Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (UK), Professional Engineer (Canada) and Professional in Value Management (Europe).

Sharpening The Performance Edge: Project Delivery Enhancement through Value Assurance


Prof. John Kelly

United Kingdom

Professor John Kelly holds the AWG chair of Construction Innovation at Glasgow Caledonian University. John is a Chartered Surveyor with industrial and academic experience. His academic career began at University of Reading as a research fellow, moving to Heriot-Watt University as lecturer and later senior lecturer, and joining Glasgow Caledonian University in 2000. His research work in value management has been highly rated and his books widely sold internationally. “The Value Management Benchmark” was published by Thomas Telford in 1998, the latest textbook “Value Management of Construction Projects” is due for publication by Blackwell in February 2004.

He is a member of the UK Value Management Certification Board, a registered trainer under the rules of the Value for Europe Certification Board and has undertaken value management training for a number of public and private sector organisations. He is tutor for the value management modules of the MSc in Project Management and also the MSc in Healthcare Property and Facilities Management.

He is a firm believer of putting research into practice and has organised and facilitated in excess of 60 value management studies on a variety of projects including:

  • Wembley Stadium
  • Thameslink 2000
  • The Refurbishment of the Rugby Cement Works
  • Staines retail park for MEPC
  • Brindley Place office development – Building 4
  • Early childhood services, West Dunbartonshire Council
  • West of Scotland Water – Coastal Communities Scheme
  • Sandwell Hospital Accident and Emergency Unit
  • Withington Community Hospital

A Framework for Using Value Management in the Briefing Process to Create Better Project Briefs


Ms. Kirsty Hunter

United Kingdom

Having completed my undergraduate course in Building Design Engineering, I engaged in a career in research in the filed of value management for Professor John Kelly at Glasgow Caledonian University. This involves assisting Professor Kelly in a variety of workshops in predominantly construction-related projects. I am currently in my third year of my PhD which involves an investigation of the application of value management in the public service sector, an area where value management is infrequently used in the UK. In addition to this, I have also completed the IVM certified advanced courses towards a professional qualification in value management. My work as a researcher and a PhD student has given me a valuable insight into what value management is all about and the value it can add to projects regardless of their industry sector.

A Framework for Using Value Management in the Briefing Process to Create Better Project Briefs


Ms. Lindsay Pickles

Hong Kong

Lindsay Pickles is a professionally qualified civil engineer with twenty years experience. She has been working in Hong Kong for the past seven years, primarily in the management of multi-disciplinary projects.

Lindsay Pickles is the Vice-President of the Hong Kong Institute of Value Management and is on the Government List of Trained and Experienced Facilitators. She has successfully organised and facilitated a number of group decision-making workshops bringing participants together to resolve a range of issues from strategic and specific points of view. She gained her Graduate Certificate in Value Management Facilitation from the University of Canberra in April 1997.

She is a chartered civil engineer and, as a member of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management, has a strong interest in the environment and in sustainable development. Currently working as an independent consultant, she promotes the use of value management to improve business applications and create competitive advantage. She especially views the use of value management techniques as part of the quality assurance approach to work practices.

Integer Hong Kong


Mr. Kin-pun Sung


Mr Sung Kin Pun, a research student in School of Architecture and building, Deakin University, obtained his Master of Information Technology degree in Deakin University. He is undertaking research projects in information technology development and applications in construction management, in particular, the demolition project management. Under the development of building technology for demolition such as deconstruction, the demolition management has numerous issues related to value management, environmental protection, safety control and regulation and so on. Demolition project management has its very distinct characteristics from construction project management. Mr pun's research is focusing on building and assembling the body of knowledge for demolition project management and information technology application.

Value Analysis of Just-In-Time Demolition Approach


Prof. Geoffrey Q.P. Shen

Hong Kong

Geoffrey is an active researcher in value management and related fields. He has managed a large number of research projects with total funding over HK$10 million, and has published more than 150 journal and conference papers, books, and reports. He also teaches extensively in these fields at both postgraduate and degree levels, and has successfully supervised a large number of PhD, MPhil, MSc and BSc students. Professionally, he is a member of the Institute of Value Management in the UK and a founding council member of the Hong Kong Institute of Value Management (HKIVM). He has been serving the HKIVM as the Secretary, Councillor, Editor, and Member of the Executive Committee since its formation in 1995. As a certified Value Management Facilitator (List A) recognised by the Hong Kong SAR Government, he has professionally facilitated a large number of value management and partnering workshops for a variety of large client organisations in both the public and private sectors in Hong Kong. He is elected as the Vice-Chairman of China Value Engineering Association and Vice President of the Value Engineering Institute of China Association for Tertiary Education.

Systemic Identification and Explicit Representation of Client Requirements


Mr. Shuan Sadre Ghazi


Shuan Sadre Ghazi is an Industrial Engineer experienced at quality improvement planning for IT companies. Areas of specialty include strategic planning and implementing quality management systems based on international quality management standards such as ISO 9000 and TickIT.

Shuan is a graduate of Isfahan University of Technology (IUT) with a BS degree in Industrial Engineering. His IT studies started while he was a member of IUT entrepreneurship center and then continued by conducting consultancy services for system improvement in major IT companies in Iran. He has recently completed a short-term IT course in Germany at University of Wuppertal.

He is now responsible for quality improvement system at A.D.A software solutions co., a subsidiary of Four Stars Company.

A Framework for Applying Value Engineering in Virtual Enterprises


Dr. Carolyn Halyes

United Kingdom

Dr Carolyn Hayles is currently Project Manager at the Centre for the Built Environment which provides a central point of contact for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) operating within the West of Scotland Construction Industry, and links these organisations to the resources, expertise and facilities available within Strathclyde University and Glasgow Caledonian University. Prior to this Carolyn worked for BRE Scotland for eight years where she developed and managed BRE's work in the area of value management. Carolyn was involved in a number of research projects for the UK Government, publishing guidance documents on workshops, function analysis and specific guidance for SMEs and social registered landlords. Carolyn was also actively involved in developing consultancy in this area and gained her PVM in 2001.

Between 2001–2003 Carolyn was seconded to the Scottish Executive where she managed 'Pulling Together' a website promoting best practice and business improvement tools including value management, for Scotland's construction industry.

The Role of Value Management in The Construction of Sustainable Communities


Dr. Srinath Perera

Sri Lanka

Dr Perera first obtained his graduate qualifications BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka before completing his masters and doctoral studies at University of Salford, UK. He subsequently worked as a senior lecture at the Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka until he took over a lectureship in Construction Value Management at the University of Ulster, UK. Before that he was the Honarary Secretary of the Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka and pioneered the introduction of Value Management to the construction industry of Sri Lanka. He is also a corporate of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and the Institute of Project Managers Sri Lanka. He is presently carrying out research in the area of applying value management for the procurement of IT for the construction industry.

Application of Value Management In the Construction Industry of Sri Lanka



Mr. Michael Dallas

United Kingdom

Michael Fraser Dallas, MA(Cantab), MICE, FIVM, is the Partner in Property and Construction Consultancy Davis Langdon & Everest responsible for Value and Risk Management, Partnering and Whole Life Costing. Services cover total time and cost management on all types of construction projects worldwide, including buildings, bridges, airports, oil and gas facilities, railways and chemical process facilities as well as urban regeneration projects and business parks. Michael has conducted hundreds of successful Value and Risk Management studies over a wide range of project types at all stages of development. He was instrumental in developing the British Standard in Value Management (BS EN 12973) and the European Value Management Training and Certification System. He is a qualified Trainer in Value Management (TVM). He will be delivering the first part of this course in Hong Kong at the same time as this Conference.

Value Or Cost

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