Sustainable Development, Disaster Resilience, and the Changing Roles of a Quantity Surveyor: The Nexus

Onaopepo Adeniyi*, Lekan Damilola Ojo, Feyisetan Leo-Olagbaye

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Abstract

Recently, a series of emerging critical issues have gained centre stage in the policy, practice and research quarters. Among these issues are sustainable development and disaster resilience. Similarly, professions have been evolving, some are being redefined, roles are expanding and new ones are emerging. Based on these dynamics, the need for Quantity Surveying Practice that spans beyond traditional services becomes topical like never before. It is therefore important to critically examine some emerging issues, synthesize literature and identify how the services of a Quantity Surveyor can be redefined to cover the relevant areas of the emerging issues. This paper presents a literature synthesis on targets of Sendai framework, Paris Climate Change Agreement (COP21), sustainable development, and nexus with the changing roles of a quantity surveyor. The literature materials used were gathered from reputable sources using carefully selected keywords and focusing on the purpose of this paper. This paper accentuates the need for a thorough review of societal/market needs and its subsequent alignment with the training and practice of Quantity Surveying among other built environment professions. Sustainable development and disaster resilience are two key directions where the knowledge and understanding of Quantity Surveyors need to be strengthened so as to effectively match-up with the present societal demands.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEDMIC 2021: Environmental Design and Management International Conference
Subtitle of host publicationConfluence of Theory and Practice in the Built Environment: Beyond Theory into Practice 
EditorsOlubola Babalola, Paul Paul OlomaLaiye, Jessica Lamond, Babatunde Jaiyeoba, Olugbenga Akinade, Eyitayo Ijisakin, Buki Adisa
Place of PublicationIle-Ife, Nigeria
PublisherObafemi Awolowo University
Pages274-291
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783711997
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2021
EventEnvironmental Design and Management International Conference 2021: Confluence of Theory and Practice in the Built Environment: Beyond Theory into Practice - University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Jul 20218 Jul 2022

Conference

ConferenceEnvironmental Design and Management International Conference 2021
Abbreviated titleEDMIC 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityBristol
Period6/07/218/07/22

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