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WEBINAR - Construction Delays Analysis - 12 August 2020

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The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors

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Free webinar for everyone

The ASAQS wishes to give something back to industry and is making this very relevant webinar available for free to whoever wishes to join us on Wednesday.

Christelle Bown, President of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors, says “Across the globe, construction projects are impacted by the pandemic in a myriad of ways including reduced- or compromised availability of materials, slow-downs in production rates, non-availability of specialist resources, site closures where the number of infections is high, and a reduction in the availability of labour due to compromised health workers, among other challenges. I believe that Dr Prinsloo’s webinar and book will succeed in simplifying the many complexities associated with the delay claim-assessment process at a time when we need it most,”

There are only 500 seats available so book now!

If all the seats are taken or the date does not suit you, then don't despair, we are repeating the webinar on the 22nd September 2020

New book gives guidance on construction delay analysis and resolution

Construction Delays

Property developers, construction owners, Quantity Surveyors, and contractors face many challenges as they navigate through mostly uncharted territory with their projects experiencing mounting risks from the effects of COVID-19. Dr Hendrik Prinsloo, former Senior Lecturer at the Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology of the University of Pretoria, recently published his book entitled Construction Delay Analysis Simplified: A Step-by-Step Guide for the Analysis and Formulation of Delay Claims. Christelle Bown, President of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors, says the book provides the much-needed guidance the industry is looking for to make sure that delay claim-assessment processes are managed in a way that is fair and transparent to employers and contractors.

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ASAQS webinars a rewarding success, says EduTech director


EduTech, the educational arm of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS), has been offering free webinars since May and will continue to do so for the rest of the year. Karl Trusler, Director of EduTech, says the webinars are widely attended, and the value offering has challenged the perceived costs involved in obtaining Continuous Professional Development. The webinars have essentially created a platform for Quantity Surveyors to participate, contribute, and network in surprising and enterprising ways.

“We have been extremely encouraged by the response to the webinars, with an average of more than two hundred persons attending each event. Compared to the 15-25 persons who attended the pre-COVID workshops and webinars, this indicates a dramatic shift in our members’ sentiment towards their continuous professional development. The webinars have become a place where people are informed and engage in highly topical matters, where they can brainstorm with their peers, and become a part of the greater problem-solving community which the built environment needs right now,” says Trusler.

He says that the webinars have created a platform for the members to connect and engage with one another on a national level.

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JBCC Update


Important notice from JBCC:

Please be informed that JBCC, following a Board decision taken last year, intends to discontinue the availability of all its older version editions, including Edition 4.1 (2004) and Edition 5.0 (Reprint 1 – 2007). Both last mentioned editions are currently still widely used by Organs of State and the Private Sector respectively, and the use thereof on existing projects already procured will continue for some time until such projects have been closed out.

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There is an officially declared international pandemic. There have been consequences to contractors and subcontractors resulting from this pandemic. These consequences will probably continue and manifest in different ways at different times. In addition to local effects, for subcontractors that import goods or services, the effects of the pandemic on the source countries is not part of the local experience and great care must be taken to raise and give notice of a potential delay when such a possibility becomes known to the subcontractor.

Each specific event or circumstance must be recorded in a notice, rights reserved and thereafter any actual delay claimed in a claim for the revision of the date of interim completion.

By stipulation, these formalities do not apply to any delays that do not affect interim completion and they do not need to be recorded in this manner. Such delays, if they cause the contractor prejudice, must be specifically dealt with by notices from the contractor (see comments on mora and interpellatio hereunder). There is no specific provision in the subcontract for any dates other than the interim completion date/s so there cannot be mora ex re. It is, however, prudent to record them briefly to the contractor with a reservation of rights in the event they are found to affect interim completion. Such records invariably become useful later if there are any disputes as progress inevitably becomes an issue.

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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:

ICEC World Congress - POSTPONED Was planned for: 
15-21 October 2020
Accra, Ghana 
Presented as a joint conference with the Africa Association of Quantity Surveyors (AAQS). This will be hosted by the Ghana Institution of Surveyors (GhIS). Further details can be obtained from the Congress Website at:

PAQS Congress 2020 - Deferred to 2022
Was planned for:
4-8 September 2020
Marina Bay Sands Singapore


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