In pursuit of catalysts for new technology - A case for qualifications-based selection (QBS) of professional A/E services

Symeon Christodoulou, F. H. Griffis, Lisa Palmer Barrett, Max Okungbowa

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Abstract

This report puts forward a suggested approach to the ongoing discussions on technology adoption by the architectural-engineering-construction industry (AEC), presenting a case for qualifications-based selection (QBS) of professional architectural and engineering services. QBS is a federally mandated process for the procurement of professional architectural and engineering services, which is based on qualifications rather than low price. QBS can be the vehicle for the education of owners on the need for new technology and can serve as the catalyst for the introduction and financing of such technology in the industry. The report, which outlines the findings of a recent study performed on QBS, is based on two years of data on recently procured projects in New York City (about $900 million in contract values) as well as past literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBuilding Integration Solutions
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Architectural Engineering 2003 Conference
EditorsM. Lui, M. Lui, K.M. Parfitt
Pages196-199
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2003
EventBuilding Integration Solutions: Proceedings of the Architectural Engineering 2003 Conference - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: Sep 17 2003Sep 20 2003

Publication series

NameArchitectural Engineering, Building Integration Solutions

Other

OtherBuilding Integration Solutions: Proceedings of the Architectural Engineering 2003 Conference
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Period9/17/039/20/03

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture

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    Christodoulou, S., Griffis, F. H., Barrett, L. P., & Okungbowa, M. (2003). In pursuit of catalysts for new technology - A case for qualifications-based selection (QBS) of professional A/E services. In M. Lui, M. Lui, & K. M. Parfitt (Eds.), Building Integration Solutions: Proceedings of the Architectural Engineering 2003 Conference (pp. 196-199). (Architectural Engineering, Building Integration Solutions).