Angela Denice Lai
Angela Lai is described by her industry peers as a highly experienced construction professional with a commitment to excellence and a thoughtful approach to projects. She has established a stellar reputation as a leading professional quantity surveyor, who is a problem solver with a strong work ethic. Her diverse and broad experience in the construction consulting environment spans South Africa, the UK, and Canada. With over 18 years in the construction cost consulting industry, Angela has developed a broad skillset, encompassing cost management, management consulting, sustainability, and education. Today, as managing partner of Core Two Management Group in Vancouver, BC, she oversees the strategic direction of the company and their proficient team of professionals, providing consulting services for the construction and property industries. Core Two offers quantity surveying, loan monitoring, project and development management, and specialist services advisory. Angela’s team consists of construction professionals who have extensive experience covering a wide range of sectors, both globally and locally. They are committed to providing outstanding service and maintaining the company’s values of integrity, innovation and intelligence.
In addition to consulting, Angela is a well-recognized educator and academic. After graduating from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa with a Bachelor of Science degree in quantity surveying and a master’s degree in property development and management, she pursued a full-time career as a lecturer, working for prestigious universities in South Africa and the U.K. She is currently an instructor at British Columbia’s Institute of Technology (BCIT), the School of Construction and the Environment, and Passive House Canada. Angela is also a facilitator/instructor for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and the chair of assessors for the RICS’s professional exams. Angela has held many board director positions including the Canadian Institution of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and was most recently elected to the board of directors for the Canadian Association of Consulting Quantity Surveyors (CACQS). She is always open to new challenges and is committed to promoting her profession and mentoring young professionals in the construction industry. Among her many other attributes are Angela’s accomplishments as an author, having written numerous publications and papers. She is a frequent contributor to The Construction Economist Magazine, the official publication of the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors.
Angela Denice Lai, FRICS, PQS, P.GSC, LEED AP(O+M) | Managing Partner, Core Two Management Group
400-22 East Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 1G8 | www.coretwo.ca
LinkedIn: /angela-denice-lai-540aa42 | LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/core-two
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