The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors
Quantity Surveyors, project managers, cost engineers or anybody interested in the construction industry and built environment should find really useful information on this large web site dedicated to the quantity surveying profession in South Africa. Our Events Calendar lists seminars and events for quantity surveyors, cost engineers, project managers and other role players in the construction industry. Visit our online store to purchase contracts, documents, apparel and software or take time out to catch up on the latest "News". Browse around... we hope you enjoy your stay! Welcome. We're glad you're here.
Mapping the future..
On Monday and Tuesday hundreds of quantity surveyors from all over Africa converged on the International Conference Centre at the CSIR in Pretoria to participate in this year's QS Conference.
Prof Matthew Lester delivered the keynote address on the extent of change in personal financial planning in the new South Africa. Prof Kathy Michell chaired what turned out to be both a humorous and eye-opening delivery on what is required for retirement today.
A wide variety of papers were delivered during the two day conference and most quantity surveyors will agree that this year's conference set the bar at a high level for those to follow.
Forum of QS Practices Meeting 9 October 2014
Members are cordially invited to the next "Forum of QS Practices" Meeting which is scheduled for the 9th October 2014 as follows:
Date: 09th October 2014
Place: The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors Boardroom (directions attached)
• Standard Documents
• AAQS news
• CBE / CIDB
• ASAQS Matters
• Gauteng Chapter
For your perusal, please find attached the Minutes of the previous Forum meeting
which took place on the 24th June 2014.
If you wish to attend this meeting, please RSVP directly to Lauren Drysdale (firstname.lastname@example.org) by no later than Monday, 06th October 2014.
Gauteng Golf Day
Once again it’s time for our annual Gauteng Chapter Golf Day!!
Your loyal and valuable support will ensure that the Chapter is able to continue to sponsor a needy student as all proceeds made on the day go towards the Gauteng Chapters ASAQS Bursary Fund.
There are a few 4 Ball slots still available which are filling up fast, so don’t delay in confirming your place at this annual fun filled event.
Date: 30 September 2014
Place: Irene Country Club
Click here for the invitation and registration form
Please do not hesitate to contact Marcell Ferreira on email@example.com, should you require any further information or wish to participate in this event.
Don’t miss out!
Chris de Wet
Gauteng Chapter Chair
Association of South African Quantity Surveyors
The Western Cape Chapter invites you to join them at their end of year function... and that includes QS's from other provinces too! The event will support Go for Gold (www.goforgold.org.za) and celebrates Cape Town as World Design Capital 2014. Please add the date to your diary - booking will open in October.
New page added to the CUG
We have added a new page that will only be available to signed in members such as PMAQS's, MAQS's and Firms. The purpose of this page is to provide targeted members with leads that could lead to new business.
This week we publish a call by National Treasury for QS's to become involved in the Cities PPF. Expressions of Interest need to be submitted by 22 September 2014.
To gain access to the page you need to be logged in before clicking on the link in our menu to "Leads to business". You will find it under Resources\Members only CUG.
Research inputs required
Students studying Quantity Surveying sometimes have to complete research projects that require surveys to be completed.
The ASAQS has formulated a policy on how students can be assisted and the SACQSP has also determined that registered quantity surveyors undertaking these surveys may claim 30 minutes in CPD category 2 for each survey completed.
Due to the number of these requests we receive all current surveys and questionnaires will in future be published under "Student Research" below the EduTech Tab in our menu.
To view the current batch please click here We are sure there will be more than one survey that will be of interest to you and with which you can quickly earn some CPD 2 hours!
Netspot : Ratio-nal problems
Marke Corke of Suitegum writes on his blog that some call it the art of business. Others refer to it as business science. Most are confused by it. Not that anybody ever admits to being confused.
It is something that exists in any business, whether we like it or not. If a business owner uses the information, it can be a very handy tool to gain profitability and therefore, greater value. What is he referring to?
Click here to find out what he is talking about.
New courses added to GoLearning
In order to assist you we have added numerous new courses to GoLearning and will continue to add new courseware during the year.
Efficient - available 24/7 - do CPD when it suits you
Affordable - at a fraction of the cost of a seminar
Targeted - do courses according to your needs
Eat into your CPD requirements with GoLearning by clicking here.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF FORTHCOMING CONGRESSES / CONFERENCES
In order to assist members to plan their diaries this year in terms of forthcoming congresses and conferences they may wish to attend, we publish the preliminary dates of some of these congresses for your attention :
ICEC 2014 IX World Congress - Re-Engineering Total Cost Management
Milan, Italy, 20, 21, 22 October 2014
Call for Papers - Second Announcement
What you get: :Banner adverts on the ASAQS website (over 1,000,000 hits/month on average!) A Mini-ad on the ASAQS website and on the Weekend Property and Construction News (over 5,300 subscribers) Preferential exposure of your products and services Targeted marketing at only R484.50 (inclusive) per month
Don't wait, we only have a limited number of slots left.
Contact Bert van den Heever the ASAQS Webmaster