Presentation on theme: "1 Would the European Construction Economist Benefit from a Consolidated Competency Model? CEEC Education Graduate Award 2010/11 Presented by: Nick Murphy."— Presentation transcript:
1 Would the European Construction Economist Benefit from a Consolidated Competency Model? CEEC Education Graduate Award 2010/11 Presented by: Nick Murphy BSc. (Hons); MSc; MSCSI; MRICS
2 Contents Dissertation Overview –Aims –Objectives Study Synopsis European Construction Economist Review –Information Retrieval & Assimilation Competency Comparison Spreadsheet Construction Economist Comparison Profiles –Findings Conclusion
3 Dissertation Overview Aim: Determine the feasibility of a universal assessment and qualification procedure for the Construction Economist (CE) in Europe. Objectives: Promote CE profession within Europe Strategise the CE function Professional Alignment Increased IT Involvement Resolve associated benefits Dissertation Mantra
4 Study Synopsis Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) Swiss Professional Association for Construction Economists Rationale for Thesis: Swiss AEC self assessment profile (Benchmark) Union Nationale des Economists de la Construction et Coordonnateurs (UNTEC) Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Association of Czech Construction Economists (ARS) Nederlandse Vereniging Van Bouwkostende skundigen (NVBK) The Association of Construction Economists in Finland (ACEF) Research Methodology: Phenomenological Study European Competency Assessment (Based on the seven countries assessed)
5 European CE Review Competency Comparison Profile Subjective Weighting Criteria European CE Profiles Project Management & Specialist Areas Note: Graph Represents Notional Values Cost Control / Analysis / Planning European CE Competency (Training) Profiles Heavily geared towards cost / financial issues – as expected Lower focus on Project Management & Specialist Areas – generally Dutch (NVBK) contrasting profile Profile Comparisons (AEC) Economic Efficiency Life Cycle Costing Architecture & Construction Technology Basic (CE) Knowledge Cost Planning Revenue Planning Project Management Specialist Competencies
Foundation On Which to Build 6 It Wont be easy! What does this all mean?
8 How Can we Proceed? Three possible options assessed 1.Harmonisation 2.Mutual Recognition Transferable qualifications IT Involvement 3.Reciprocal Agreements
9 Conclusion PROACTIVE CHANGE PROACTIVE CHANGE CE? CE? MUTUAL RECOGNITION MUTUAL RECOGNITION EU GOVERNANCE (CEEC?) EU GOVERNANCE (CEEC?) CONSOLIDATED PROCESS? Would the European Construction Economist Benefit from a Consolidated Competency Model…..? YES!