The role of the professions in the practice of Value Engineering in the UK construction projects

1. Working title:

 The role of the professions in the practice of Value Engineering in the UK construction projects



2. Aim:

The aim of the research is to define the role of value engineering in the system of the construction industry, the scope of competences and responsibilities of various professionals, and to evaluate who and what can be the best practice in value engineering from project inception through to completion.



3. Objectives:

-To define and analyse the concept of value engineering in the system of the construction industry;

-To investigate effectiveness of value engineering in the current construction industry;

-To investigate the role of the professions in the project team, in terms of value engineering practice;

-Through the professionals such as a Quantity Surveyor, Project Manager, Construction Manager and Architect as main actors in value engineering to estimate their positions in the construction project team, study and point out their competences and responsibility, their functions and the team of their subordinates in the professions of construction project team;



4.Key questions:

-What impact value engineering has on the projects?

-What is the best practice in value engineering for construction projects?

-Which professions have a decisive role in value engineering practice?



5.Proposed contents:

-Chapter 1: Introduction

This chapter will explain about the purpose of the dissertation, aims, objectives and the research methodology, and give an overview of the structure of the dissertation to be followed.



-Chapter 2: Value engineering in construction project

This chapter will explain about the purpose of the dissertation, aims, objectives and the research methodology, and give an overview of the structure of the dissertation to be followed.



-Chapter 3: Project team s role and functions

This chapter will discuss Project team s role and functions through analysis on who is the best place of value engineering works in a project.



-Chapter 4: The best practice in value engineering

Based on previous chapter this chapter will be considered further about which professional has a decisive role in value engineering practice during the different stages of the project.