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2017 News Items
17 November 2017
KZN Chapter Outreach Golf Day »
The ASAQS KZN Chapter Annual Outreach Golf Day was held on the 24th October 2017, at Royal Durban Golf Club. Despite the t...
09 November 2017
Want to experience what it will be like to push a button and get a flight with uberAIR? Keep watchin »
Want to experience what it will be like to push a button and get a flight with uberAIR? Keep watching. pic.twitter.com/rR...
09 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Adapt or Die: Future of construction will require contractors to embrace technology »
by Tom Jackson A global leading provider of software solutions for project-driven companies is available in South...
09 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Version 2.01 of Cash Flow Simulator now available »
One of our members in the Eastern Cape, Matthew Hofart, tried to use the simulator on a project that started in 2016 and...
09 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Condolences »
The ASAQS wish to convey our condolences to Prof. Basie Verster and his wife Hilda (both quantity surveyors) who lost thei...
28 October 2017
Building plans passed for private sector may indicate an economic shift to the South »
Past president of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS), Bert van den Heever says that the latest...
27 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sassda announces R125 000 Lifecycle Costing competition winner »
Johannesburg, 23 October 2017 - The success and real-time value of the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Asso...
19 October 2017
Beware of these scam tenders »
It seems that scamsters have found a new get rich quick scheme and are milking it for all it's worth for I have received n...
19 October 2017
Update on the Construction Sector Council »
Thabo Masombuka, CEO of the Construction Sector Charter Council recently wrote an urgent request to the Minister of Public...
19 October 2017
Get your Excel-based Cash Flow Simulator now »
Get your Excel-based Cash Flow Simulator now Enhance your cost-reporting with our new cash flow simulator. It co...
14 October 2017
Early intervention: the alternative to handling disputes »
Competing interests and conflicting priorities make for complex relationships between contractors and employers, which oft...
14 October 2017
Information required to do accurate estimates »
What information do you need to do an accurate estimate of construction cost? Do you wish you had a check list that ena...
13 October 2017
And the winner of the Excel Fundi Competition is.... »
On the 14th September 2000, your webmaster spent a rainy day on the South Coast playing with Excel and ended up creating t...
13 October 2017
Focus on learning the skills that impact performance on construction sites »
Focus on learning the skills that impact performance on construction sites, says Alusani® Course Leader At the...
07 October 2017
Stainless steel has crucial role to play in solving SA’s water woes »
Johannesburg, 5 October 2017 - Globally, as much as 35% of all treated water is lost to leaking piping systems with Sou...
06 October 2017
Curb construction project costs through value management »
     This article also appeared in African Mining Brief...
22 September 2017
How carefully must a trustee step when it comes to buying trust property? »
“I’m a trustee on the family trust of a deceased friend where I’ve helped look after the family assets in the trust for hi...
22 September 2017
Do Uber drivers qualify as employees? »
“I’ve been thinking about becoming an Uber driver. It seems to be a good model and they provide the platform for me to use...
16 September 2017
Are you an Excel fundi? »
The original s-curve cash flow calculator that has been available for ages from the sundry resources section within the Me...
08 September 2017
Border Chapter in the news »
Challenges and developments faced by the built environment profession and business sector will be tabled at a gala dinner...
01 September 2017
Free resources »
Readers are invited to explore our ever-growing collection of free resources. These can be found by visiting the Free...
01 September 2017
Information sheet on the classification of soil compaction »
The objective of this information sheet is to provide clarity regarding soil compaction classification and to broaden the...
24 August 2017
DDoS attack the cause of intermittent problems »
During Friday, 18 August 2017, visitors to the ASAQS website may have experienced problems in either accessing the website...
18 August 2017
Does POPI apply only to electronic records? »
“I’m an accountant and work from home. I don’t have a computer and have been doing all my work for years only on paper. My...
18 August 2017
Exploring the adjudication process »
In South Africa the adjudication process has not been legislated, however each of the standard form contracts prescribed b...
11 August 2017
The changing role of quantity surveyors »
Quantity surveyors need to embrace change and the technology it brings with it This was the message at the Associatio...
10 August 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
International Construction Market Survey 2017 »
Turner & Townsend’s International Construction Market Survey 2017 , a major data-led study of construction cost...
10 August 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
SAFCEC’s State of the Industry Report »
As a member driven organisation, SAFCEC has a long history of monitoring economic issues and publishes the prestigious Sta...
09 August 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The third annual ASAQS Conference promotes agility and adaptability »
The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) Conference took place 2 August at Gallagher Convention Centre...
04 August 2017
ICMS: International Construction Measurement Standards »
The International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS) Coalition are pleased to publish the final version of the ICMS...
04 August 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ASAQS Gala Evening and Conference 2017 »
Thank you for your overwhelming support! The ASAQS wishes to thank its members for their overwhelming response to o...
01 August 2017
Why the 'cost per square metre rate' should be used with caution »
Clients and contractors involved in the cost comparison and cost planning process in expressing building cost should use t...
27 July 2017
Training opportunities »
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS PROGRAMME The Department of Public Works invites suitably qualified candidates to join the exciting...
20 July 2017
Can I be held ransom with a rates clearance certificate for future municipal debts? »
“I’m in the process of selling my house. When I requested a property rates clearance certificate from my municipality they...
19 July 2017
Notice to the profession: Draft BEP Law Amendment Bill 2017 »
On the 24th May 2014 a policy document on the proposed amendments of the statutory regulatory framework of the Built Envir...

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