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Gerard de Valence

Gerard de Valence is a Senior Lecturer in the School of the Built Environment, in the Faculty of Design Architecture and Building at the University of Technology Sydney. He was Director of the Postgraduate Property Development course from 2006-13, and previously was Director of the Facilities Management course.

Prior to becoming an academic in 1992 he had ten years experience as an analyst and economist in the private sector doing research on the property, building and construction industries for the Australian Stock Exchange, the Property Council of Australia and the NSW Royal Commission into Productivity in the Building Industry.

He has a long-standing interest in industry performance and development, and worked on industry policy in the 1990s with both the Australian Construction Industry Development Agency and the NSW Department of Public Works and Services. For the Commonwealth Government he was a consultant for DIS, including the 1998 Building for Growth construction industry policy, and the 2002 Cole Royal Commission into the industry.

His research has broadly focused on issues around the structure, conduct and technological trajectory of the building and construction industry, with over a hundred refereed papers and book chapters published. He was co-editor with Rick Best of the three volume Building in Value series of books published between 1999 and 2003: Pre-design Issues; Design and Construction; and Workplace Strategies and Facilities Management. As Coordinator between 2003 and 2011 of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) Working Commission on Building Economics (W55) he was a leader of the largest research group in the field. In 2012 Taylor and Francis published a new book he edited called Modern Construction Economics: Theory and Application.

Gerard has a blog on Construction Industry Economics and Policy at http://gerard-de-valence.blogspot.com.au/

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