Principal, Davis Langdon/AECOM
Peter Morris, a Principal with Davis Langdon, has 35 years of experience in construction economics, cost planning and management, with expertise in building surveying, construction cost planning and estimating, auditing, scheduling and life-cycle costing. Peter heads the company’s research and consultancy group, with a particular focus on construction economics and sustainability, and has authored papers on escalation, construction risk analysis, life cycle costing and sustainable design. He served as a member of the USGBC Research Advisory Committee from its establishment in 2006 to 2012, and chaired that committee from 2009 to 2012.
Peter has recently been involved in several projects developing parametric and qualitative life cycle cost modeling to support early stage decisions with high quality cost data derived from concept or preliminary performance based design selections. In addition, Peter has been in forefront of the analysis of the economics of sustainable construction, and has published two major studies on the topic: The Cost of Green (2004) and The Cost of Green Revisited (2007). Recent research work has focused on the fundamentals of Decision and Value Management, examining how business case decisions are made from economic models, in particular, the role of uncertainty and risk in economic modeling and decision processes.