PASS Project – International Conference: Project Creation & Survival via Value Management – Session 3

Value Planning: Survival of the Fittest Projects – A Piece of Cake for Value Engineers

Mr. Hein B. A. de Jong conducted a talk on the value planning using flow chart and simple diagrams. The application of value engineering can determine the value of a project in comparison with other projects, and observe the most expensive projects. The presentation from Mr. Hein showed his ideas and also inspirited participants to think and discuss on the proper engineering decisions. The ‘no cure no pay’ parameters are able to find the projects those are likely to have over-budget. The value engineering can support the industry to plan a suitable project with a better management approach.


Mr. Hein B. A. de Jong, Netherlands      
BSc, MBA, Trainer Value Management PVM, CVS
Partner in Value FM Value Engineers


Hein has a broad interest in technology in general and in the interaction to deal with it in complex processes where stakeholders are involved with different views like architecture, maintenance engineers, design engineers, suppliers and contractors. He aims for good teamwork and proper integral design to achieve operational excellence and beauty, in phases of initiating, designing, execution and delivery.
Hein integrates Value Engineering in business- and project- management techniques and skills, System Engineering, Best Value Procurement, Business Engineering and Knowledge Management.
Since August 2012, Hein is working full time within Value FM, an independent Dutch Value Engineering Consultancy. Becoming and being a full time value manager is for Hein a logical consequence of his competences, experiences and interests.


Iranian VE experiences in the Last 20 years

Mr. Mahmoud Karimi shared the development and experiences of VE in Iran over these 20 years. In the past years, the VE studies started to apply in the industries and organizations after trainings and promotions in Iran. Mr. Mahmoud explained the establishment of the Association of Iranian Value Engineering (SIVE) from the initiation stage in the first 5 years. The presentation provided a clear message of the benefits of VE/VM, and detailed information about the Iranian VE society.


Mr. Mahmoud Karimi, Iran


Mr. Mahmoud Karimi has rich VM experience. He has participated in VE training sessions since 2004 and received his AVS in 2005. Mr. Karimi assisted most of invited CVS to Iran for training Modules and VE studies, and conducted numerous VE seminars and workshops in Iran. He is a leader / facilitator of many VE studies in different industries and sectors, and published an university VE reference book named: ‘Indisputable Improvement (Applied Training of VE)’ in Iran (First edition: 2005, 11th print: 2016). Moreover, Mr. Karimi is also a supervisor of Tehran Municipality VE Guideline & Instructions Project, a keynote speaker and paper author of VE conferences in Iran. He is a member and elected Board member of the SIVE (Society of Iran Value Engineering).

Summary of Contents      

  • Value Engineering in Iran
  • 20 years of VE in Iran
    • Conferences and Symposiums
    • Academic VM Courses & Researches
    • Journal in VE
    • VM in Different Major Organizations
    • Value Studies in Iran
  • Value Engineering Consultants
  • International VE Training in Iran
  • Deployment In Organizations

Unlocking Your Mind Power via Value Management

The presentation focused on generating creative and valuable ideas with the assistant of value management. The function analysis and creative phases were the highlights of value management in the presentation. Sr. Thomas Wong shared the experience in dealing with the respected people to analyze functions. The function analysis in VM can help to explore creativity, and hence to produce more innovative options and solutions. Suggestions about creative thinking techniques to unlock the mind power were also given.


Sr. Thomas Yu-on Wong, Hong Kong

Sr. Thomas Wong has over twenty-five (25) years of experience with consultant Q.S. firms and contractors handling all facets of pre- and post-contract quantity surveying duties for building, revitalization, fitting out, renovation and A&A works, power transmission projects in HK and Mainland China. Sr. Wong is a List B Facilitator of the Hong Kong Institute of Value Management.

Summary of Contents      

  • Value, Function and Cost
  • Functions in our daily life
  • Functions of a Library
  • Focus on People
  • Creative Thinking Techniques

Current Construction Practices in Brunei

Sr. Mohamed Humdhan introduced the current construction practices in Brunei Darussalam in the presentation. He shared valuable experience in implementing major projects, while case studies of major projects related to the procurement, project management, and value engineering/management were also reviewed and discussed practically in the presentation. Sr. Mohamed also shared experience in approach to VM implementation. The approaches and practices play key roles in planning and implementation, and directly affect the values of construction projects.


Sr. Mohamed Humdhan, Brunei
BSc(Hons)QS, PG. Cert. in Adjudication, FCIArb, FACostE, FAIADR, FPIArb, MRICS, MCIOB, CBIFM, MAPM, M. PUJA (Brunei)


Sr. Mohamed Humdhan is Deputy Director at Utamacon (B) Sendirian Berhad, and currently oversees the portfolio of Head of Project and Program Management at the firm. His previous experiences include an Associate Director of Langdon Seah / Arcadis Brunei, an international company specialized consultancy for the built environment as well as a Project Manager at IcFox Brunei, a business enabler for the Construction Industry. He is a BAPEQS Registered Quantity Surveyor, a RICS Chartered Surveyor, a CInstCES Chartered Civil Engineering Surveyor, a CIArb Accredited Arbitrator, an AIAC Certified Adjudicator (CIPAA Malaysia), a CIOB Chartered Construction Manager, and a BIFM Certified Facilities Manager.

Summary of Contents

  • About Brunei
  • Brunei Construction Industry
  • Procurement Approaches
  • Case Study
  • Approach for Implementation – Pre-contract – Governance
  • Approach for Implementation – Pre-contract – Stakeholders
  • Approach for Implementation – Pre-contract – Procurement Stage
  • Approach for Implementation – Value Engineering
  • Approach for Implementation – Dispute Resolution
  • Approach for Implementation – Environment
  • Approach for Implementation – Post-Contract


This material/event is funded by the Professional Services Advancement Support Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

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