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Value management of construction projects - John Kelly

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Title
Value management of construction projects
Author
John Kelly
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Wiley Blackwell
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20141031

Value Management is a philosophy, set of principles and a structured management methodology for improving organisational decision-making and value-for-money. The second edition builds on the success of the first edition by extending the integrated value philosophy, methodology and tool kit to describe the application of Value Management to the areas of service delivery, asset management, and, Programmes, in addition to Projects, products and processes. Value Management is a well-established methodology in the international construction industry, and in the UK has been endorsed as good practice in a range of government sponsored reports.

In this book the authors have addressed the practical opportunities and difficulties of Value Management by synthesising the background, international developments, benchmarking and their own extensive consultancy and action research experience in Value Management to provide a comprehensive package of theory and practice. The second edition retains the structure of the first edition, covering methods and practices, frameworks of value and the future of value management. It has been thoroughly updated, and a number of new chapters added to encapsulate further extensions to current theory and practice. In particular, the new edition responds to:

  • A range of recent UK industry and government publications; and most notably BS EN 16271:2012 - Value management: Functional expression of the need and functional performance specification; the imminent update of BS EN 12973:2000 Value Management; BS EN 1325 Value Management - Vocabulary, Terms and definitions; the changes to "Value for Europe" governing the training and certification of Value Management in European Union countries; the UK Government's Management of Value (MoV) initiative, together with other leading reports, international guidance and standards on Value Management.

  • Research in Value Management undertaken since publication of the first edition.

  • Changes in Value Management practice particularly in Programmes and Projects.

  • Developments in the theory of value, principally value for money measures, whole life value option appraisal, and benefits realisation.

  • Initiatives in asset management initiatives covering the management of physical infrastructure, for example the recent launch of a suite of three standards under the generic title of BS ISO 55000: 2014 Asset Management, and its predecessor BSI PAS55 2008 "Asset Management: Specification For The Optimized Management Of Physical Assets"

The second edition contains a dedicated chapter of exemplar case studies drawn from the authors' experience, selected to demonstrate the new areas of theory and practice. An Appendix includes an extensive set of tools and techniques of use in Value Management practice.

Construction clients, including those in both the public and private sectors, and professionals such as construction cost consultants, quantity surveyors, architects, asset managers, construction engineers, and construction managers will all find Value Management of Construction Projects to be essential reading. It will also be of interest to researchers and students on construction related courses in Higher Education - particularly those at final year undergraduate and at Masters level.

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John Kelly was until his recent retirement the principal of Axoss Ltd, a company promoting and undertaking consultancy, training and research in value management, value engineering, whole life costing and whole life value. Prior to forming Axoss he was Professor of Construction Innovation in the School of the Built and Natural Environment, Glasgow Caledonian University.

Steven Male is Director of Steven Male Associates Limited, a specialist company dealing with consultancy assigments, research, and training in value-for-money in property and physical infrastruture asset management. He is currently working on a series of transport-related assignments for the World Bank. Prior to this Steven was Professor in Property & Infrastructure Asset Management at the University of Leeds.

Drummond Graham is a Director at Thomson Bethune Property and Construction Consultants, Edinburgh. He has gained over forty years' experience in the construction industry with government and private sector clients, covering a broad spectrum of projects and procurement routes, including PPP/PFI. His experience includes over 200 Value and Risk Management studies mostly at the early stages of projects across the building and transportation sectors.

Type
BOOK
Edition
Second edition
Keyword Index
Value analysis (Cost control)|Construction industry - Management.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
xvii, 546

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