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The Quantity Surveyor Role in Value Analysis

Our next dinner meeting is a joint presentation with Value Analysis Canada (VAC). The topic at this dinner meeting is Quantity Surveying Role in Value Analysis. It is hoped that this overview will be constructive and will provide a forum for some interesting discussion.

Norm Lux, PQS(F)Guest Speaker: Norm Lux, PQS(F)

Norm Lux is a Professional Quantity Surveyor with 38 years plus experience in Contracting, Government, and in Consulting (Engineering and Cost Consulting). For the last 10 years he has been the Principle Quantity Surveyor for LCVM Consultants in Edmonton.

As a native Albertan, after attending NAIT in 1974 Norm started his professional career with W2 Consultants providing led to specification writing expertise. Working with different medium sized companies he developed cost estimating experience by contracting & managing procurement government for a few years, then three years of project management with a local design builder. In 1988 he worked two years as the construction contract administrator with Giffels Engineering in Edmonton. This all led to a rewarding 25 year career in Quantity Surveying at different management positions with the Alberta government. All through this time frame Norm was actively involved in the Alberta, and Canadian QS associations. In the 1990’s leading the department in developing Life Cycle Cost development in business case studies he came across a group of professionals using this technique as a part of a structured process titled “Value Engineering”. Mr. Lux joined SAVE and started using Function Analysis, developing internal process and procedures to take advantage of this process. His group at Alberta Infrastructure, the Cost Management Division, started using Value Engineering on large and special projects.

Over several years, Norm, along with his professional associates in the CIQS, supported Value Engineering for western Canada delivering Mod 1 and Mod 2 courses in Edmonton. Along the way, CIQS and VAC (previously CSVA) had co-sponsored a number of venues together, predominantly in Ontario. He has been a member of SAVE since 1994. In Norm’s final years at the department, as Co-director of the Calgary 78-court facility development in 2002-2007, he was responsible to promote a value-driven approach initiating a business case, obtaining development & design, locating the final site and controlling scope/cost on the project. It was only through these efforts that this project managed to be the successful highlight it was for both the departments of Public Works and Justice.

He has been a member of SAVE since 1994. In Norm’s final years at the department, as Co-director of the Calgary 78-court facility development in 2002-2007, he worked with Martyn Phillips to promote a value-driven approach initiating a business case, obtaining development & design, locating the final site and controlling scope/cost on the project. It was only through these efforts that this project managed to be the successful highlight it was for both the departments of Public Works and Justice.

The topic for value professionals at this dinner meeting is Quantity Surveying roles in Value Analysis. It is hoped this overview will be constructive and provide a forum for some interesting discussion.

Date:
Location: Edmonton, AB
Fantasyland Hotel West — Edmonton Mall
17700 87 Avenue Northwest
Edmonton, AB T5T 4V4
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Time: 6:00 PM — 9:00 PM
Cost: Student: $20.00
CIQS & VAC Member: $35.00
Non Member: $45.00
RSVP: Please register online by Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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  • Dress code – Business casual
  • Parking available
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RICS & CIQS Prairies Chapter Construction & Project Management Seminar

RICS & CIQS Prairies Chapter Construction & Project Management Seminar

There are a number of major construction and engineering projects underway in Calgary with an ever increasing expectation for these projects to be designed and constructed within record timelines. This year's 4th Annual Prairies Chapter Construction and Project Management Seminar: Infrastructure Spending in Calgary will highlight the complexities of two large infrastructure projects (SW Calgary Ring Road and Calgary International Airport- International Terminal) with a focus around their execution and behind the scenes insights.

Moderators:

Jerry Crawford, PQS, PMP, GSC, KGC Consulting Services Ltd.

Jerry Crawford is a Claims & Expert Report Professional/Commercial Management Expertise/Professional Quantity Surveyor/Project Manager with 35 years of accumulated experience in the building and civil construction industry. He works predominantly in Canada on transportation, energy, commercial, industrial, multi-family residential, civil & building infrastructure projects during the procurement, pre-contract, execution and post contract phases. He aslo has international experience working in USA, South Africa and Bermuda.

Thomas Burr, MRICS, CAIA, Vice President, Multi-Family Development at ONE Properties

Tom Burr has 20 years of experience leading complex urban projects in London (UK), Toronto and Western Canada. His focus is on high rise, mixed use, Calgary’s Transit Oriented Development and master plans. At ONE Properties Tom leads a number of high profile projects in Calgary and Edmonton.

Panelists:

Nick Brons, Survey Manager at KGL Constructors

Nick Brons is the Survey Manager at KGL Constructors for the South West Calgary Ring Road project. Nick holds a diploma in Geomatics Technology Engineering from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. He has worked for Kiewit Corporation for the last 13 years on some of the largest recent transportation infrastructure projects in Canada, including the Sea to Sky Highway Improvement project from Squamish to Whistler, British Columbia, the Port Mann Bridge and Highway 1 improvement project from Vancouver to Langley, and the South West Anthony Henday Ring Road project in Edmonton. Nick regularly addresses the spatial challenges and requirements which arise on these large infrastructure projects.

Doug Cinnamon, Principal at DIALOG Design

Doug Cinnamon is passionate about design and is a strong supporter of a collaborative approach to problem solving. Doug has been with DIALOG for over 20 years, and is currently the Calgary Studio Managing Principal. Doug is a creative design Architect and has been the design leader behind some of the firm’s most significant projects including the Calgary’s new International Trans-border Terminal known as the International Facilities Project (IFP). Doug was part of a large integrated design team that designed the airport project which began in 2007 and opened in 2016. On the project, Doug was responsible for the architectural design vision for the terminal as DIALOG’s lead design Architect.

Event Details & Online Registration

Date:
Location: Calgary, AB
Sandman Hotel Calgary City Centre
888 7 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 3J3
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Time: 5:30pm – Registration
6:00pm – Buffet dinner with a cash bar
6:30pm – Presentations and Q&A
8:00pm – Networking
Cost: Student: $25.00
RICS & CIQS Members & Candidate: $75.00
Non-Member: $90.00
RSVP: Please register online by Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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CPD Points:

CIQS CPD Points

Sponsorship opportunity: $500

• 1 free registration
• Logo inclusion on event promotion
• Acknowledgement at the event

Event Sponsors:

Appraisal Institute of Canada

For more information or sponsorship opportunities please contact Silvana Curlo (scurlo@rics.org)

Value Methodology — The Power of “Thinking by Function”

Guest Speaker: Martyn Phillips, FICE, FCIWEM, FHKIVM, FSAVE, CVS-Life, P.Eng., PVM

Martyn has lived in Alberta for 35 years and has run his international consultancy from St. Albert for 25 years. He specializes in assisting organizations to identify balanced solutions and options for improvement of a variety of programs, projects, systems & services. This includes major cost reduction & cost avoidance, functionality improvement and schedule compression.

Has worked in over 20 countries worldwide and has written 8 books including an E-book.

He is a Fellow of 4 different professional organizations: Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), Chartered Institution of Water & Environmental Management (UK), SAVE International (US), Hong Kong Institute of Value Management.

After almost half a century of engineering and business management, he continues to consult as an Independent Reviewer and Advisor for value and performance improvement for programs, projects, systems & services. His company is Value Assurance Resources 360 Inc.

Value Methodology

The Value Methodology is the process by which Value Analysis, Value Engineering and Value Management are conducted. There is a tendency for these terms to be used interchangeably. However, some jurisdictions have specifically defined focus and scope for the individual terms, depending on the stage of application.

Value Analysis started in 1947 in General Electric (GE) in the United States. After the second World War, there were shortages of skilled labour, raw materials, and component parts. It was observed by GE’s purchasing department that some substitute materials and methods performed better, in terms of cost and functionality, than those that had been previously specified. Mr. Lawrence Miles of GE developed a systematic, 5-step process to take advantage of this. The term Value Analysis changed to Value Engineering in the 1950’s and then, in some places, to Value Management. The key to realizing substantial project performance gains in the use of today’s 6-step Value Methodology centred around function analysis. There are now several value focused societies around the world. Examples are SAVE International (formerly the Society of American Value Engineers) formed in the United States in 1959, the Institute of Value Management formed in the United Kingdom in 1971, Value Analysis Canada (formerly the Canadian Society of Value Analysis), the Society of Japanese Value Engineers and the Institute of Value Management, Australia.

Martyn Phillips discovered the power of thinking by function when charged with negotiating a design-build contract award for 35% less than the allocated budget. The success of “thinking by function” and thereby substantially reducing project costs, improving functionality, accelerating the implementation schedule and lessening environmental impacts spurred him to seek formal training in the Value Methodology. Use of the Value Methodology and his background as a civil engineer and program/project manager has led to Martyn working, as a Value Engineering Team Leader, on a variety of projects worldwide, serving: the areas of commercial & institutional, education, environmental, energy & offshore, healthcare, flood protection, industrial & process, mining, pipelines, sports stadiums & recreation, transportation, water & waste, etc.

Date:
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites
1800 Wellington Avenue,
Winnipeg, MB R3H 1B2
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Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: Student: $20.00
CIQS Member: $30.00
Non-member: $40.00
RSVP: Please register online by Tuesday, March 13, 2018

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  • Parking available
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Embracing Change – Leading Yourself and Others Through It

RICS & CIQS Ontario
 
Leadership Development Series
Continuing Professional Development Seminar
Project Management & Construction
 
TOPIC
We will explore how our egos, beliefs and behaviors dictate whether a change, big or small, will ultimately succeed or fail. The learning outcomes will be an increased level of self-awareness, improved communication skills and an ability to recognize and recover from failure.
 
ATTENDEES
Professionals including Academics, Quantity Surveyors, Estimators, Project Managers, Commercial Managers, Project Controls Personnel, Project Coordinators, Construction Managers, Construction Supervisors, Dispute Resolution, Students and other Aspiring Leaders.
 

EVENT DETAILS & REGISTRATION

Date:
Location: Humber College (North Campus)
Guelph Humber Building – Room GH121

205 Humber College Blvd
Toronto, ON M9W 5L7
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Time: 6:00 pm – Registration/Networking Commences
6:30 pm – Finger Foods and Light Refreshments
7:00 pm – Presentations Starts
8:00 pm – Close out
8:00 pm – Networking
Cost: $30 – Non-Members
$25 – Members
$10 – Students
Finger Foods and Light Refreshments
RSVP: This event is accessible through pre-registration only. Therefore, to register for this event, please register via Eventbrite.

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There is limited seating, so please REGISTER EARLY to avoid disappointment.

Please note that tickets will not be sold at the door.

 
AGENDA
Introduction: CIQS or RICS Representative
Presentation: Craig Woodall, Principal, Byng Leadership
Close Out: CIQS or RICS Representative.
 
 
HUMBER COLLEGE
Founded in 1967, Humber has 28,000 full-time students, 56,000 continuing education registrants and students from over 100 countries.
 
 
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Craig Woodall is the principal of Byng Leadership, a Toronto based consultancy. Craig brings over 25 years of extensive experience leading teams, projects, organizations and individuals.

With a background in engineering, project management, construction management and operations management he brings a wealth of knowledge to any organization. His passion is Leadership Development, helping people and organizations grow by maximizing their leadership potential.

Craig has chaired RICS and CIQS events and published on organizational excellence in the Construction Economist. He has supported teams as they grow into forward thinking, innovative and dynamic groups who are hungry for change and driven for success.
 
 
CPD HOURS & POINTS
This event counts towards RICS CPD Hours & CIQS CPD Points.
 
 
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
There is one level of sponsorship for $250 – this includes logo placement on pre-event promotions and on-site event materials, logo and link to your corporate website on the event registration page, banner space (inside conference room only) providing on-site presence at the event, plus 4 complimentary tickets.
If you are interested in sponsoring this event, then please contact Geraldine Cash (gcash@rics.org) or Vanessa Stol (admin@ciqs.org) for further information/details.
 
 
The Joint Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors & Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Continuous Professional Development Seminar is sponsored by:
 
 
 
 
PROUDLY PRESENTED BY:
 
 
There is limited seating, so please REGISTER EARLY to avoid disappointment.
Please note that tickets will not be sold at the door.
 
 

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Winter Social and Information Session regarding CIQS Restructuring

Winter Social and Information Session regarding CIQS Restructuring

Join CIQS – Maritimes at Patrons Bar & Grill on February 28, 2018 for a Social Night and Information Session regarding CIQS Restructuring.

Date:
Location: Patrons Bar & Grill
27 Dellridge Lane # 105
Bedford, Nova Scotia
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Time: 6:30pm – 10:00pm
Cost: Open to all members and friends.
No cost to attend.

INCLUDES:

  • Use of two golf simulators for those that enjoy golfing
  • Adjacent to the simulators is seating in the Lounge for socializing
  • Information Session to begin at 7:00pm
  • Pub style snacks will be offered, while they last!

Hope to see you all there!

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