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Limpopo Solar CPD Event: 10 September 2015

The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors

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Another EduTech CPD event you don't want to miss! 

Introduction to FIDIC

The ASAQS EduTech invites you to a CPD Event, presented in an exclusive board room setting. The event is limited to 15 delegates only, and registration will take place on a first come, first served basis. Reserved undercover basement parking will be provided to the first 7 registered and paid delegates

When: 15 September 2015
From 07:30 AM until 16:30 PM
Where: ASAQS Offices
Suite G6, Building 27, Thornhill Office Park
Bekker Road, Vorna Valley
South Africa
Lydia Carrol
Nicolle de Bruyn
Phone: 011 315 4140

In recent years the construction industry has become more exposed to the global arena. As a result, there is an increasing demand on professionals to make use of international forms of contract such as the FIDIC Suite of Contracts.

The course is presented by Lydia Carrol a registered professional Quantity Surveyor who has gained vast experience in mining related construction projects throughout Africa, for the Anglo American Group. In this role, Lydia has made extensive use of international forms of contract such as the FIDIC Suite of Contracts, of which she is an accredited and respected trainer.

CPD Hours: 7hrs, Category 1

Members:           R 1 850.00 (excluding VAT)
Non-Members:  R 2 150.00 (excluding VAT)
Payment cut-off date: 10 September 2015

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Limpopo Solar CPD Event: 10 September 2015 

When: 10 September 2015
From 08:30 AM until 16:30 PM
Where: Pietersburg Club
119 Suid Street
South Africa
Wally Weber
Nicolle de Bruyn
Phone: 011 315 4140

The event is limited and registration will take place on a first come, first served basis.

Course overview:
This unique 1 day course has been designed for REGISTERED PROFESIONALS who are involved with, or who have a keen interest in, Solar Thermal technology.
The course content is intended to expose candidates to the calculations, components, and design of large scale solar thermal systems. The course is broken down into the following modules:
1 Global trends & growth in solar technology
2 SA Success stories & case study review
3 Building integration, Thermal storage & System components
4 Optimal System Design
5 Solar System costing & modelling
Reference is made to locally installed & operational Large Scale Solar Thermal systems on a Technical level to facilitate understanding in terms of design, optimization, construction and costing. The training materials aim to provide a strong theoretical base with information extracted from the international curriculum from SOLTRAIN (AEE-INTEC) in Austria.
The outcome is a curriculum that provides a realistic and current view on the solar thermal market, capacity and potential of the solar energy environment in SA; giving attendees an introduction to components, system design and construction parameters and calculations pertaining to Solar Thermal systems. The course participant will be able to design a solar hot-water system of a size ranging from 500 Litres to 50,000 Litres using the RET-Screen software.

CPD Hours: 6hrs, Category 1

Event registration fees:
The ASAQS has secured this course at a considerable discount.  In addition the Limpopo Chapter is subsidising a portion of the registration fees for the first 21 ASAQS Members who register:
ASAQS Members: R 1 500.00 (including VAT) - for first 21 registrations
ASAQS Members: R 1 750.00 (including VAT) - thereafter
Non-Members: R 2 050.00 (including VAT)
Payment cut-off date: 03 September 2015

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We require the assistance of your practice 

An annual survey of salaried staff is conducted amongst ASAQS firms in order to determine the hourly rate for principals, partners, members of close corporations and directors.

As such principals are not necessarily allocated a salary, different categories of salaried personnel are used as a basis, with a factor added in order to arrive at an hourly rate.

Clearly the better the response from the firms, the more reliable and representative the results will become. 

A special appeal is therefore made to all member firms to please assist the Association with this important survey by setting aside a little time to complete the questionnaire and returning same (preferably in electronic format) to the offices of the Association by no later than the deadline date Friday, 11th September 2015.  Please note that every field on the survey is “active” and can be completed by you using your computer, directly on the pdf form.

Right-click and then select to save the survey form to your computer 

Please be assured that only the Executive Director of the ASAQS has access to the individual returns, thus absolute confidentiality is assured.  As soon as feedback is returned from the firms, this information is handed over to a firm of outsourced statistical analysts who are commissioned to capture the information and compute the results in order to finally arrive at an hourly rate.         

Due to technical issues, the survey will not be available for completion on our website.  Please would you either complete it electronically by typing directly in the document using your computer, and then click on the "Submit Form" in Acrobat Reader or e-mail it back to  It can also be printed and completed by hand in hard copy and then scanned and e-mailed back to

Are you finding CPD a challenge?

Assist this student researching the challenges of cost and time of CPD and earn a half hour CPD2 in the process!

A number of students require your assistance with their research topics. To reward you for your time you can claim 30 minutes of CPD category 2 for each questionnaire you complete!

Research topic  - An Investigation into the Challenges of Cost and Time of Continuing Professional Development experienced by Built Environment Professionals in South Africa.

It would be appreciated if you would please participate in the attached questionnaire designed to assess the sentiments of registered professionals with respect to CPD activities/opportunities and facilities available for continuing professional development for built environment professionals in South Africa.
Click here to do complete this questionnaire

There are a number of interesting topics that require your input; click here to see the questionnaires available.


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WC Chapter QS Cook off 2015 

QS Cookoff 2015The Western Cape Chapter Committee has been very busy planning their gala event for 2015.  It is going to be a real cracker!

This year they are doing things a little differently.  The event will be  a family day out in the beautiful Durbanville Hills area and will take the form of a potjiekos competition.  

Please diarise the 17th of October 2015.

All the information with regards to the event, is on the event webiste at

Under 40? Wish to win a free trip to NZ? Then read on...

The Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) established the PAQS - Iwata Foundation in 2008 for the purpose of promoting the QS profession and the professional development of young quantity surveyors in the PAQS region. Therefore, the Foundation is now sponsoring an international essay competition for young members from PAQS member countries.

The competition winner will receive travel fares, 3 nights’ accommodation and full registration for their attendance at the next PAQS Annual Congress which will be held from 20th – 24th May 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand.             

Entries for the competition are now being accepted and will close on Friday 19th February 2016. Properly completed essays should be emailed to the PAQS Secretariat at 

The topic for the essay competition for 2016 is: 


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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.

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Affordable - at a fraction of the cost of a seminar
Targeted - do courses according to your needs

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  Weekend Property & Construction News


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 :


15th – 16th October 2015

15th October 2015 (07:00 - 10:00)
Registration and welcome
15th October 2015 (10:00)
Keynote speakers • Parallel paper presentations • Conference dinner
16th October 2015 (08:00 - 17:00)
Keynote speakers • Parallel paper presentations • Awards and closure
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29 NOV. – 1 DEC. 2015
Authors are invited to submit abstracts in English of not more than 200 words for peer review by the scientific and technical committee by not later than 31 March 2015.
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