Developing an Interactive VM-web for evaluating ideas in VM course

Principal Investigator

  • Dr. Mei-yung LEUNG

Abstract

Value Management (VM) is a systematic logical team decision making process (Leung 2001). Hong Kong government encourages a wider adoption of VM techniques for construction projects (WTBC16/1998, Tang2001, WTBC35/2002, Leung et al. 2002a) in order to achieving an excellence in the quality of construction products, while most of the practitioners in the HK construction industry misunderstood and had false perceptions of VM (Fong and Shen 2000). To enhance the innovative management techniques for our architecture and civil engineering students (who will become professionals in the industry), VM course has been added at the CityU since 2002. The proposed project aims to develop an interactive VM web for evaluating ideas (e.g. championing, rating and matrix evaluation with attributes) based on the previous study (TDG no. 6000114 and no. 6000168) in the universities in order to allow students to practice the VM acquainted with the rules at a place suited to their level of proficiency. The centre seeks to enhance the teaching method and improve/enrich teamwork with free of time limitations. The focus of the centre is toward proactive learning and development of critical thinking skills in teamwork, including screening and evaluating ideas for specific issues, out of the teacher-student contact hours.