"During our study, we involved practitioners who brought their knowledge and experience to test and verify the proposed framework. There was an excellent level of interaction at between the research team and the practitioners."
The guidebooks have been circulated widely within the construction industry, professional value management practitioners and facilitators, and among development companies.
"We have produced a structured process to identify project requirements. Stakeholders are brought together in a workshop environment and they follow a procedure that focuses on information gathering, functions identification, idea generation and evaluation. The end result – a clear and accurate project brief- can be achieved quickly in this environment."
Professor Shen noted that this framework can be applied worldwide. However he has cautioned that briefing mechanism should be constantly updated to meet the changing demands of the industry.
"While we have addressed many issues associated with project briefings, the area requires on going attention from the academic community."
A PhD student was successfully trained over the duration of this research project. The resultant thesis has received a number of accolades including the Innovation Award from CIB student chapter of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Distinction Award from the Tony Toy Memorial Award of the Hong Kong Institute of Value Management. Of the numerous referred journal papers and conference papers published from this research project, one received a Highly Commended Paper Award from the Emerald Literati Network.
Professor Shen Qi Ping
Faculty of Construction and Land Use
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University