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WEBINAR - The implications (including costing) of COVID-19 on CH&S - 7 July 2020

WEBINAR - The Cost and Trends of Green Building in South Africa - 16 July 2020

The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors

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  • Our technical documents are now available in both hardcopy and softcopy format.
  • Our hardcopy documents will remain at 2019 prices for the remainder of 2020.

Softcopy documents can be purchased directly from our website at the softcopy prices listed below.

Softcopy documents are generally about a third cheaper than their hard-copy equivalents and are watermarked for personal use.

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Quote of the week

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

Helen Keller


SACAP (The South African Coundil for the Architectural Profession) and SAIA (South African Institute of Architects) initiated this survey with support from the South African Institute of Architectural Technologists, South African Institute of Building Design, and the South African Institute of Draughting to collate actual data on the impact of Covid-19 pandemic.

The survey paints a grim picture. Architectural technologists appear to be the worst hit. They could retrench between 35% and 43% of their staff. The greatest number, in absolute terms, will however come from those in Architects practices. Of the 10 000 people currently employed by the 1057 Architects practices in the survey, a total of between 1500 and 2800 staff could be retrenched.

Click here to read the survey

Please assist with this research

Research topic:  Developing learning curve framework for the construction industry

Objective of the studyThe study main objective is to provide a learning curve framework for the construction built environment professionals to improve service delivery, performance and productivity on construction projects, including improved company performance

Target population: built environment construction professionals (Quantity surveyors, project managers, estimators, construction manager, architects, town planners, electrical and mechanical engineers, civil and structural engineers, health and safety professionals)

Survey link

Period of the survey: 31 July 2020

JBCC launches virtual seminars


This is a training course conducted online using zoom presented in three sessions starting from 14h00 and ends at 16h00
Virtual Seminar Dates:
* Session One: 30 June 2020
* Session Two: 07 July 2020
* Session Three: 14 July 2020

 CPD CREDITS: 9 hours/ 1.0 Credit

Summary about the course
The Joint Building Contracts Committee® NPC as the author of the JBCC® suite of building contracts invites you to attend an interactive virtual seminar under the direction of a construction law specialist and the acting Chief Executive Officer of JBCC on the appropriate application of the 2018 JBCC® Edition 6.2 Principal Building and N/S Subcontract Agreements, and its supporting documentation, with reference to the 2018 JBCC® Edition 5.2 Minor Works Agreement and the requirements applicable to Organs of State contracts. In addition, the two new 2020 JBCC® contracts, the Small and Simple Works Contract and the Direct Contractor’s Contract, will be introduced.

For more information click here to download the webinar flyer

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The ASAQS COVID-19 Resource Initiative

There was much relief around President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that Level 3 will see the return of the construction industry back to business. Many members opened there physical offices for the first time in months and were unsure of what was required. Other members attended site-meetings and were uncertain as to how the lockdown and post-lockdown requirements should be costed into the project.

The ASAQS COVID-19 Resource Hub contains all the latest regulations and some handy guides on how to proceed. This is supported by free webinars to it's members on legal-, and other requirements.

An upcoming webinar on the 10th June will look at Costing for COVID-19 from a health and safety perspective while on Monday, 15 June a panel of experts will further explore the Contractual Consequences of COVID-19.

All ASAQS webinars are not only offered for free to members this year but also earn them CPD hours!

The ASAQS COVID-19 Resource Hub - latest regulations, notices and handy guides

Free resources

Readers are invited to explore our ever-growing collection of free resources.

These can be found by visiting the Free resources section listed under Resources on our menu-bar and include several free publications.

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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

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:

On behalf of the Congress Organising Committee, we would like to announce that the call for paper abstracts is now open. There are 2 categories for submissions – Technical & Academic. Please find attached details. Paper abstract submissions should be emailed to:

The Abstract Submission Deadline is 31 March 2020

PAQS Congress 2020 - Disruption & Transformation
In the built environment

4-8 September 2020
Marina Bay Sands Singapore

Register before 31 March 2020 to enjoy the early bird discount
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