SPEAKERS AND PAPERS
T Ong is a well-qualified multidisciplinary consultant, experienced
quantity surveying and specialises in commercial and contracts
management and alternative dispute resolution gained from
18 years of diverse working experience in the construction
actively promotes VM and its related processes in Malaysia,
where he later founded Pro-Value Management (PVM) in 1999.
He has since been involved in accredited VM training programmes
together with international VM facilitators and later pioneered
Value-Managed Quality System (VMQS). He has conducted many
public and in-house seminars/talks/workshops for various
institutions and companies on areas such as construction
contracts management and value management. Currently, he
lectures part-time for a masters degree on contracts, procurement,
value and risk management, while a pursuing his doctorate
by research on value management.
mediator and panel arbitrator, he is also a Regional Convenor
for the Institution of Value Management Australia (IVMA),
the Honorary Treasurer of the Institution of Surveyors Malaysia
and Deputy President of the Chartered Institute Of Building
is also the Managing Director of Entrusty Group of Companies,
a multidisciplinary group providing consultancy, management,
advisory and support services in projects, commercial, ontractual,
quality and value management and personnel recruitment services.
Quality System (VMQS) - Towards A Value-Added Quality Management
Ms. Shamsi Baghbannejad
| Shamsi Baghannejad Shishevan MA,
(International Studies) from University of Connecticut (UCONN)
and holder of AVS is with Bahrevarz System Company Tehran, Iran
since 1998, she is responsible for the value management program
within her company and for client applications. Shamsi recently
organized the value methodology training for over 90 person in
Tehran. Her continuous endeavor for better introducing the value
management captured interests from various business arenas in
Value Methodology Training and Applications in Iran
Dr. Guiwen Liu
Dr. Guiwen Liu is a lectuer in the Facluty
of Construction Management and Real Estate, Chongqing University,
China. I obtained his PhD degree in the Department of Building
and Real Estate of the
Hong Kong Polytechnic University. At present, he is undertaking
two research projects on the application of value management
in the construction and real estate industry in China. His
interests cover the areas of value management, project management,
and construction and real estate economics. He has published
more than 20 papers related to VM in journals and conference
Key Issues to Be Considered for Implementing Value
Management in China's Construction Industry
Mrs. Emma Major
Emma is an experienced civil engineer and project manager
with extensive experience delivering value management, risk
management, partnering, business review, strategy development
and stakeholder consultations. She currently owns and operates
her own Value and Risk Management Consultancy.
Emma now specialises in facilitating, consulting and training
in value and risk management and to date she has facilitated
over two hundred workshop based studies. She has also implemented
robust management processes, achieving best value and procedure
efficiencies for projects and major client businesses including
the UK Highways Agency, Network Rail, London Underground and
engineering professional organisations. Additionally she has
trained over four hundred project managers in the application
of value and risk management on projects.
previously presented papers on the application of value management;
introducing the idea of
combining value and
risk management. Subsequently, this paper is being published
in the UK "Value" magazine and presented to a number
of associations and groups.
Value Management and Its Application for Stakeholder
Dr. Mei-yung Leung
Dr. Leung has more than ten years of practical/teaching
experience in the construction industry/education and has participated
in a number of prestigious construction projects in Hong Kong.
Since January 1999, she has been teaching at the City University
of Hong Kong, involving broad quantity surveying subjects such
as measurement, construction economic, quantity surveying practices,
building studies, etc. Before joining the University, she was
a quantity surveyor within a consulting practice undertaking
a variety of construction projects. Dr. Leung is a Chartered
Quantity Surveyor in the RICS in UK and the HKIS in HK. She
received a BSc (Hons) with first class in Quantity Surveying
at the University of Wolverhampton in United Kingdom, a Degree
in Religions Science (Theology) at the Pontifical Urban University
in Rome, and a PhD degree at the University of Hong Kong in
Hong Kong. Her current interesting researches cover project
management, value management, construction education and the
cost estimation in the construction industry. She has attracted
more than HK$ 1million in research grants in these two years.
All current research projects are being investigated on the
basis of a human behavioral paradigm and construction professional
knowledge, which will assist and support the construction professionals
in the both design and construction stages. Parts of the research
were published in the referee international Journals and proceedings.
Antecedents of Affective Commitment in Construction
Mr. Eric Spain
Eric Spain's first career was in broadcasting
in the UK and Ireland. He lived in Uganda and Singapore for
a time and, eventually, settled in Hong Kong in 1973 when he
joined the Telecommunications Division of the Post Office.
He then spent the next 17 years in various government departments
on project design and implementation work. His last post was
head of Police Communications. In 1992, started his own consultancy
a wide range of interests including music, jazz, art, cinema,
traditional Chinese medicine, broadcasting
man in his environment and processes of creative thinking – and
is an expert in none of them.
recent interest is in Sustainable Development for the islands
of Hong Kong – evoked by Government's
mad intention to build a super prison in the middle of everything!
He is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and
of the Institution of Electrical Engineers. He is also a member
of Project Chambers.
TRIZ: Uncovering Hidden Treasures
Pretorius is currently an Associate Professor in the Department
of Real Estate and Construction at The University of Hong
Kong, where he lectures real estate finance. He has worked
in Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa as
academic, professional, in the corporate sector and as consultant,
in various activities and industries including building,
mining and process engineering, real estate development and
regional economic development. He has also participated in
the conduct of several value management studies of building
and infrastructure projects. Before joining the Department
of Real Estate and Construction at the University of Hong
Kong, he lectured at the University of Canberra in Australia,
and previously at the University of the Witwatersrand in
Johannesburg, South Africa. Dr. Pretorius has a Ph.D. from
the University of Hong Kong and MBA and BSc (QS) degrees
from the University of the Witwatersrand.
Values: Challenge for Public Projects in Hong Kong
Prof. David Stevens
| Prof Stevens is generally regarded
as one of the world's leading facilitators.
He has carried out over 1000 workshops worldwide and has worked
on major projects including hospitals, airports, railways,
highways, retail and commercial buildings. Other clients include
Department of Defence, Australian State and Local Government
Departments, and most divisions of the Hong Kong Government.
His academic qualifications include two Masters degrees and
a PhD, (Psychology) as well as a second PhD (Engineering) in
progress. Prof Stevens was the Chairman of an Australian Standards
Committee for the ANZ standard for value management. He has
authored 5 books, one of which was a major text on value management
and value engineering.
Prof Stevens has been cited in Barons and also Marquis International
Who's Who on numerous occasions, in IBC of Cambridge's Outstanding
Scientists of the 20th Century, and a listing in the International
Directory of Distinguished Leadership (10th edition 2002).
Mutating F.A.S.T. Diagrams in Decision Making
Damien C. C. Ku
Mr. Damien Ku is an Assistant Director of
the Water Supplies Department of Hong Kong. He has been serving
in the department for over 35 years and has a wide range of
experience in water supply engineering and management, covering
from water resources planning to customer services. He is one
of the forerunners in the department to use Value Management,
and has actively participated in a number of Value Management
workshops for the study on alternative water resources, design
and construction of water treatment works, rehabilitation of
old water mains, etc. He is also the International Vice President
of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management
and has been very active in the water professional field.
Managing Value Management Workshops to Ensure Value
for Money for Water Supply Projects
Mr. Axel Peter Ried
Axel Peter Ried studied in Germany, Switzerland
and the U.S.A. He obtained a Masters Degree in Business Administration
and Applied Psychology. He also holds a Masters Degree of Machine
During his early career, he worked as a Director of the Berlitz
School of Chicago and as an Assistant VP of the Singer Corporation
N.Y. In 1962, he started his technical consulting company,
RMM-Ried Management Methods. In 1989, he founded a design and
engineering company, Berner + Ried GmbH.
Mr. Ried has introduced Value Management, Value Analysis and
Engineering in Europe starting in 1961. Ever since 1976 he
has been a certified Value Specialist and Instructor in Germany.
He has applied VM/VA/VE in over thousand companies of all branches
of industry. Recently Mr. Ried has received a Presidential
Award of the SJVE in recognition of his dedicated contribution
to the advancement of Value Engineering.
During the past 40 years, RMM has trained about 380.000 managers
in VM/VA/VE, and co-ordinated about 8.000 project teams. Besides
VM/VA/VE, Mr. Ried also is an expert in TQM and PM.
Mr. Ried has written 15 books on various subjects and has
presented numerous papers at international Value Management
Conventions in Europe, the US, Japan, India, Malaysia, Singapore
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