FIG Commission 10 - Construction Economics and Management

News from Commission 10

FIG Working (from home) Week 2020 - Proceedings

May 2020

During the conference days a range of articles highlighting the hot-topics, the ground breaking research, and the hidden gems in the proceedings was published.


FIG Working Week 2020 has been cancelled

March 2020

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of this year’s FIG Working Week in Amsterdam due 10-14 May.

This is not a decision we have taken lightly and there are two overriding concerns that have caused us to make this decision at this time. 

First, the Dutch Government announced new measurements to control the COVID-19 outbreak. In the Netherlands all gatherings are prohibited until 1 June.

Second, our primary concern is always the wellbeing of you, and we would not take on the responsibility, during these times, to bring so many surveyors from all over the world together.


Report to the General Assembly

March 2020

FIG Commission 10 has prepared a written report to the General assembly.

The full agenda is available

The General Assembly has been cancelled and postponed to 2021.


FIG Working Week 2020 and FIG Commission 10

February 2020

The theme Smart Surveyors for Land and Water Management is both relevant in a world where drinking water is a scarce resource, waste water needs to be recycled rather than seen as waste, where the sea needs to be better mapped and managed, where land resources need to be protected against sea-level rise, and where land-based fresh water habitats are threatened.

Commission 10 is planning the following sessions:

COBRAS EVENT

COBRA is the RICS research conference dedicated to construction, building and infrastructure. Since its first edition in 1995, COBRA has been held in different countries in partnership with local organisations to act as a key event for presenting and discussing the latest research across the world. ARES 2020 is the latest edition of the annual conference held by the American Real Estate Society since 1985. RICS also announces the RICS COBRA Award 2020.


Commission 10 at FIG Working Week 2019

The Working Week took place in Hanoi, Vietnam 22-26 April 2019. Commission 10 held its yearly meeting and was involved in several sessions covering the commission 10 areas.


Commission 10 grants to Young Surveyors - Geo PreVi 2018

Geo PreVi 2018 Symposium “Geodesy for Smart Cities” will take place in Bucharest, Romania 29-30 October. The technical program is mainly organized by help of FIG Commission 5, 6 and 10 dealing with Positioning and Measurement, Engineering Geodesy and Construction Economics and Management. Web site: https://geoprevi.xyz/

The organizing committee will support young surveyors from Romania and abroad.

  • Young surveyors from outside Romania that will submit an article and give a presentation can be granted by maximum 400 €  to support travelling, accommodation and registration fee. If you are interested please send your application including a CV, the title and the abstract of the presentation as well as a motivation letter to Volker Schwieger volker.schwieger@iigs.uni-stuttgart.de and Li Zhang li.zhang@iigs.uni-stuttgart.de . Additionally you have to register at the mentioned website. We will award minimum two grants.
  • Romanian young surveyors that will submit an article and give a presentation will be granted for the registration fee of 30 € on-site. Please apply by sending a CV, the title and the abstract of the presentation to Ana Cornelia Badea anacorneliabadea@gmail.com and Aurel Negrila negrilaa@yahoo.co.uk. We will award up to fifteen grants.

Launch of Construction Standard - 25 July 2017

See Lian Ong, Chair of FIG Commission 10 is chair of the International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS)  Coalition Standards Setting Committee. Their effort has resulted in a successful ICMS standard that was launched in July 2017. This new ICMS standard enables, for the first time, better comparison in order to improve investor confidence and attract more private sector funding.


Commisson 10 at the FIG Working Week 2017 in Helsinki, Finland 29 May - 2 June

Commission 10 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2017 in Helsinki, Finland 29 May - 2 June 2017

Commission chairs 2015-2018 at their meeting during the FIG Working Week, 29 May-2 June in Helsinki, Finland: Remy Boudon(comm. 6) Volker Schwieger (comm. 5), See Lian ONG (comm. 10), Angela Etuonovbe (comm. 4), Steven Nystrom (comm. 9), Kwame Tenadu (comm. 8), Enrico Rispoli (comm. 3), Gerda Schennach (comm. 7), Fahria Masum(comm. 2), Brian J. Coutts (comm. 1)


Commission 10 at the FIG Working Week 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand 2-6 May 2016

The Technical session on 3 May went extremely well with overflowing participants.  There was a great interest on BIM and the 4 papers on BIM were very well received.  One paper was on the Green Building presented by a professor from Indonesia.

 


FIG Commission 10 Chair See Lian Ong appointed FIG representative in ICMS

FIG is a member of the International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS) coalition. At the first meeting for the coalition members in June 2015, See Lian Ong represented FIG, and signed the Declaration on behalf of FIG Council. FIG Council has appointed Chair of FIG Commission 10 See Lian Ong to be the FIG representative to the Standard Setting Committee. FIG is following the development of the work of ICMS with great interest.

 


FIG Commission 10 at the FIG Working Week in Sofia, Bulgaria

FIG Commission 10 had one session during the Working Week: Current and Emerging Trends in Construction and Cost Management. The topic BIM attracted a lot of interest, and the session was active and the audience was captived throughout the session.


From left: Commission Chair See Lian Ong and Former Commission Chair Robert Sinkner

The 1st presentation was by Dr. Krishna Mochtar of Indonesia on the "Problems in Materials and Equipment Procurement of Indonesian Contractors.  He highlighted that due to the geographical spread of Indonesia, logistics pose major problems and therefore variables in cost between the more developed western part of Indonesia and the less developed part of Indonesia.
The 2nd presentation was by Dr. Yi-Hsin (Carrie) Lin from the South East University of Nanjing, China.  Her paper was on the Evaluation of Competitiveness of International and Chinese Contractors using the "Back Propagation Neural Network" technique. The presentation demonstrated in which particular area where competitiveness lies and clearly demonstrated that Chinese contractors are increasingly competitive compared to their competitors from more advanced countries particularly in infrastructure and transportation related projects. 

At the end of the session the FIG Commission 10 chair, SeeLian Ong took the opportunity to share his views on the development of BIM and provide insights on the global maturity in the adoption of BIM. Download presentation


Dr. Krishna Mochtar, Indonesia

Dr. Yi-Hsin (Carrie) Lin, China

Commission 10 at the FIG Working Week 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria 17-21 May 2015


Mr. See Lian ONG, Chair of commission 10 making his report to the General Assembly
Commission 10 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria, 17-21 May 2015.

Commission 10 at the FIG Working Week 2013 in Abuja, Nigeria, 6-10 May 2013


See Lian ONG

The General Assembly elected Mr. See Lian ONG from Malaysia as the Chair Elect of Commission 10 for 2013-2014.

FIG welcomes Mr. See Lian ONG.


Commission 10 at the FIG Working Week 2012 in Rome, Italy, 6-10 May 2012

Commission 10 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2012 in Rome, Italy, 6-10 May 2012.


Commission 10 annual report for 2011 and plans for 2012-14

Commission 10 at the FIG Working Week, May 2011 Marrakech Morocco


Commission 10 at the FIG Congress 2010 in Sydney, Australia, 11-16 April 2010


Robert Šinkner

Commission 10 had its meeting during the FIG Congress 2010 in Sydney, Australia, 11-16 April 2010. The General Assembly appointed Mr. Robert Šinkner from Czech Republic as the Chair of Commission 10 for 2011-2014.


FIG Commission 10 – Construction Economics and Management – An Explanation of the Present and an Agenda for the Future

Article and discussion paper from Andrew Morley, Chair of FIG Commission 10, 2007-2010

FIG Working Week 2008 in Stockholm, Sweden, 14-19 June 2008

Commission 10 Annual Meeting was held in Stockholm, Sweden during the FIG Working Week 2008, 14-19 June 2008, web site of the conference: www.fig.net/fig2008.
Proceedings, technical sessions and papers

Report of Commission 10 activities at the FIG Working Week 2008 in Stockholm, Sweden, 14-19 June 2008 as a .pdf file


FIG Congress in Munich, Germany, 8-13 October 2006

FIG Working Week in Cairo, Egypt, 16-21 April 2005

FIG Working Week in Athens, 22-27 May 2004

Mr. Andrew Morley from United Kingdom was appointed by the General Assembly in Athens as the Chair Elect of Commission 10 for 2004-2006. He will be the chair of the commission 2006-2010. Andrew is working at the CCM Associates Limited in Peterborough and is also Chair of Commission 10 WG 10.3.