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.
Presidential Tour gets positive feedback
The Presidential Tour has now drawn to a close and judging from the letters of appreciation received this was one of the most relevant tours in recent years.
Click here to view some of the letters received and to add your comments.
The 4th SACQSP Council
The 2014 – 2017 SACQSP Council Members have been appointed by the Minister of Public Work, and at the Inaugural Council Meeting held Friday, 28th February 2014. The following are the office bearers;Kathy Michell (Prof) - President
Nazeem Khan - Vice-PresidentHoffie CruywagenDeen Letchmiah (Dr)Thembi MatundaGert MeyerIan MossJones NaidooNonku NtshonaBarry ProbertElmarie DeetlefsAkhona MajovaEdward MokoenaPhyllis Difeto (Adv) (Public Interest Representative)Lucien Pierce (Public Interest Representative)
A brief profile of all Council members can be viewed on the SACQSP website. The Minister is yet to appoint 2 additional Council members to replace 2 early resignations.
The Council has highlighted a number projects that they wish to tackle over the next 4-years including;
- New tier of registration to include non-consulting quantity surveyors
- Educate State departments to tender for professional appointments based on service and training instead of price
- Greater enforcement of the Code of Professional Conduct and the anticipated promulgation of the ID of Work
- Greater attention to the standards of QS education being offered
- Publicity and promotion of the profession to the public and government
- To entrench the QS profession as a vital player in the NDP and the SIPS projects
- To lead the drive for funding for Candidate training and transformation
Western Cape CPD Event
You are cordially invited to attend the next CPD event hosted by the Western Cape Chapter, entitled "Leveraging social media applications and getting the most out of the ASAQS Website"
Details of the event are:
Event Date: 13th March 2014 ***BOOKINGS CLOSE ON 11 MARCH 2013***
Venue: Belmont Square Conference Centre in Rondebosch
Presentation: 14h00 to 16h30
CPD Hours: 2,5 hours
Cost: ASAQS Members :- R427,50 (including vat) / Non-Members :- R570 (including vat) / Students :- R142,50 (including vat)
The guest speakers are:
Charlotte Kemp is a speaker, trainer and author and an avid social media user, and has presented numerous talks and training sessions on various elements of social media. She has presented to delegates in companies such as Old Mutual, Celestis, Telkom, CSIRand Nedbank. She owns Niche Training and in association with Social Media Solutions, has worked on numerous social media accounts for clients in the fields of finance, retail, B2B, marketing, non-profit and small owner-operated businesses and solo-preneurs.
Michael Steenkamp is the CEO of One Zone, and comes with over 20 years' experience in Europe, Canada, South Africa and the US. He has worked at senior levels of major corporations such as IBM, Oracle, SAP, KPMG, Barclays Bank, and Standard Bank. Micheal brings a unique blend of strategic marketing, business consulting, industry insight and technology skills into the business. One Zone Digital developed the ASAQS website and event management system.
In order to book for this event, please copy paste the link below and log onto your ASAQS membership profile - http://www.asaqs.co.za/events/event_details.asp?id=411790.
Please do not hesitate to contact either Karen Le Jeune on firstname.lastname@example.org, Delana Finlayson on email@example.com or Elizabeth Pitse on firstname.lastname@example.org should have any queries regarding this event.
Tender No. 03/01/2014 Database
Invitation to Suppliers and Service Providers seeking registration on the Special Investigation Unit's Database.
All suppliers / service providers seeking registration on the SIU supplier / service provider database are invited to submit their proposals and register on the database. The purpose of the registration is to:
• Afford potential suppliers / service providers an equal opportunity to submit quotations to the SIU;
• Contribute to efficient administration and compliance with the Public Finance Management Act and Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act;
• Ensure competitive procurement processes and procedures.
Management, financial, auditing, quantity surveying, forensic investigation, legal and data analysis are some of the consulting services required in the following Centres:
- Cape Town;
- Durban; - Pretoria; - East London; - Mthatha; - Nelspruit; - Bloemfontein; - Polokwane; - Mafikeng.
Click here to download the official application form
Applications close 14 March 2014
Thank you to the member in the Western Cape who brought this advert to our attention.
The 7th SACQSP Research Conference.
The 2014 SACQSP Annual Research Conference is taking shape and will be a joint event with the ASAQS and hosted by Tshwane University of Technology at the CSIR in Pretoria. The African Association of Quantity Survey and the International Cost Engineering Council have requested to be associated with this conference which is developing a reputation for quantity surveying information excellence. The theme of this year’s conference is “Quantity Surveying – Mapping the Future”.
The Conference is organised at a time when the profession is confronted with numerous challenges arising from the ever changing socioeconomic, technological & environmental spheres. Clients are demanding better services than ever before and Quantity Surveyors are under pressure to deliver the desired expectations and to ethical standards. Professionalism as we know it has to be seen in different perspectives.
The conference brings together academics, researchers, postgraduate students and industry practitioners, to brainstorm on how the profession can influence the dynamic socio-economic environment now and in the future.
Diarise 22nd – 23rd September 2014. More details about the conference and bookings that are open can be found on the SACQSP website. The 2013 conference held in Cape Town was sold-out a week before the event – don’t lose out and face being turned away.
RICS CPD opportunities
The RICS has announced CPD opportunities in Durban on the 12th March and Johannesburg and Cape Town on the 19th March. Topics include "The Professional Surveyor and his role as a Land / Legal expert with regards to property", "Capitalisation and discount rates" and "Prescriptive advice for commercial real estate investors in a chaotic system"
Click here to find out more
The 5-year CPD cycle for persons registered after 2008 expired 31st January 2014.
The Council has been auditing the inputs and have found that 44 PrQS are totally non-complaint and are in jeopardy of being deregistered. A further 89 registered persons are partially compliant and need a few more hours to become compliant. Please do not ignore this warning, 183 PrQS’s were deregistered in 2013 for being CPD non-compliant.
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 beginning of January.
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 :
MultiCAD Annual BIM Conference
12-14 March 2014 - Ruslemere Conference Centre - Cape Town
It's all about implementing the best BIM
ICEC 2014 IX World Congress - Re-Engineering Total Cost Management
Milan, Italy, 20, 21, 22 October 2014
Call for Papers - Second Announcement
The 18th Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Congress, PAQS 2014
The 18th Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Congress, PAQS 2014, will be held in the vibrant city of Hong Kong, PRC from Saturday 7 to Tuesday 10 June 2014. The theme of PAQS 2014 is:
"Think Outside the Box; Meet New Challenges”
It gives us great pleasure to announce that the international call for paper submission is now open. The timetable is as follows:
8 November 2013 : Call for Abstracts
13 December 2013 : Submission of Abstracts Closes
10 January 2014 : Acceptance of Abstracts
14 March 2014 : Full Papers Submission
14 April 2014 : Completion of Paper Reviews
16 May 2014 : Final Papers Submission
For further information about the Congress and the excitements that await you in Hong Kong, please visit our website: www.paqs2014.com. Submission of abstracts and papers will be handled on-line in the website through designated users accounts.
Any enquiries may be addressed to:
email@example.com (general enquiry)
firstname.lastname@example.org (registration / paper submission / hotel accommodation)
Looking forward to welcoming you in Hong Kong in June 2014.
Members are encouraged to plan ahead and to support these conferences/congresses !!
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