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WEBINAR - Economic Viability Studies - 30 September & 01 October 2020

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WEBINAR - Economic viability studies for commercial property investments and reinstatement valuations of fixed improvements for insurance purposes 

CPD Event: 2 x 2 Hour Webinar

Course Overview:
This Webinar will give an introduction to building and property economics and the compilation of economic viability studies and the reinstatement valuations for insurance purposes.
The programme will include time for questions and answers.

Course Presenter:
Martin Smith is a Registered Professional Quantity Surveyor and a member of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors. Having chaired the ASAQS Building and Property Economics Committee for a number of years, he brings a wealth of experience to construction economics.

Webinar

Day

Date

Time

Closing Date to Register


Wednesday

30/09/2020

15h00-17h00

28/09/2020

Thursday 01/10/2020 15h00-17h00 28/09/2020

Event registration fees:
ASAQS Members: Free
ASAQS Student Members: Free
Non-Members: R 960.00 (EXCLUDING VAT)

Registration closes: 28 September 2020

Click here to register


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Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967), (attributed)


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10 to 20 Minutes of your time can make a difference to the future of these students.

By choosing to do one or more of the surveys below you enable students to obtain the data they require to complete their studies.

  • The Research Title: The effects of late payments from clients on quantity surveying consulting firms
    The Purpose of the Research: The purpose of my research is to investigate the causes and effects on quantity surveying practising in the event of receiving late payments from clients
    The Target Population
    : Pofessional Registered Quantity Surveyors (Directors/Managers)

    Survey link
    https://www.questionpro.com/t/AQz63ZiHqG

    The closing date for completion of the questionnaire
    : 30 September 2020

  • The Research Title The Utilisation of Drone Technology in the South African Construction Industry
    The Purpose of the Research (in not more than 35 words)
    The aim of this dissertation is to determine how drones are being utilised by various professionals within the South African construction industry and to illustrate how they can improve their utilization of drone technology.
    The Target Population Project Managers, Architects, Civil Engineers, Land Surveyors and Structural Engineers all registered by their professional bodies within South Africa
    Survey Link https://droneutilisation.questionpro.com
    The closing date for completion of the questionnaire 30 September 2020


  • The Research Title: Assessing occupants comfort and indoor environmental qualities in green office buildings
    The Purpose of the Research (in not more than 35 words) This research aims to understand the effects of Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) of green office building spaces on the occupants' comfort and wellbeing.
    The Target Population Occupants of green certified office buildings in South Africa
    Survey Link https://witsscem.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b8fif5Z7cLNUsHH?Q_DL=KhOIVgwxAgQjMpi_b8fif5Z7cLNUsHH_MLRP_9yIFtNVZIq84NmZ&Q_CHL=email
    The closing date for completion of the questionnaire 30 September 2020
  • Research Title The relationship between personality and conflict-handling styles among quantity surveying professionals.
    The Purpose of the Research (in not more than 35 words) The purpose of my research is to investigate the conflict-handling styles used by the client’s quantity surveyors and to examine the effect of personality on their choice of conflict-handling style.
    The Target Population Registered candidate or professional quantity surveyors.

    Survey Link https://mandela.questionpro.com/t/AMVn7Zif3g

    The closing date for completion of the questionnaire 30 September 2020
  • Research title: How do South African quantity surveying firms’ price for their services when tendering competitively for work?
    Purpose of the research
    : To identify the specific methods professional quantity surveying firms use to price for their services, understand the extent quantity surveying firms are still using the scale of fees, why and challenges faced when pricing.

    Target population
    : Professional Quantity Surveyors, Candidate Quantity Surveyors and Estimators who are or have been involved with pricing for their firm’s professional fees

    Survey link
    : https://forms.gle/rQZJ2x9kP8YKAWG68

    Survey closing date
    : The survey will be available to the participants from the 1st of August to the 30th of September 2020.

  • The Research Title The Benefits and Barriers to the Implementation of BIM in SA QS Firms
    The Purpose of the Research (in not more than 35 words) The purpose of my research is to investigate the benefits and barriers to implementing BIM in South African QS firms; as well as looking at the most effective methods for implementing BIM.
    The Target Population South African Quantity Surveyors
    Survey Link https://mandela.questionpro.com/t/CiruTZhnEzB
    The closing date for completion of the questionnaire 03 October 2020

  • The Research Title Critical Factors Influencing the Adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the Construction Built Environment (CBE), from a Quantity Surveying Perspective
    The Purpose of the Research (in not more than 35 words) The main purpose of the study is to determine the critical factors influencing the adoption of BIM in the construction industry from a Quantity Surveyor’s perspective, in an endeavour to highlight critical factors that can be addressed or focused on by BIM users in the industry.
    The Target Population Quantity Surveyors in the South African Construction Built Environment
    Survey Link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeczpGT7jRNsVM40ZLAE2je-BLTRvYBXISNUjKaRpHEczV6BQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
    The closing date for completion of the questionnaire 7 October 2020

  • The Research Title The impact of inaccurate cost estimates during a project life cycle.
    The Purpose of the Research (in not more than 35 words) The study aims to determine the effects of inaccurate cost estimates on a project’s life cycle, identify major factors that influence accuracy of estimates and the effects inaccurate cost estimates have on key stakeholders involved
    The Target Population Quantity Surveyors and other professional in the built environment
    Survey Link
    https://forms.gle/23kEsaR5vsy7Yvr2A
    The closing date for completion of the questionnaire
    Survey closes on 10 October 2020

  • The Research Title The implementation of lean management as a tool to increase competitiveness
    The Purpose of the Research (in not more than 35 words) This study aims to investigate the most recurrent barriers to the implementation of lean management as a competitive tool in QS firms.
    The Target Population Professional quantity surveyors in a managerial position in a QS firms.
    Survey Link https://mandela.questionpro.com/t/AMVn7ZfYkC
    The closing date for completion of the questionnaire 20 October 2020


  • The Research Title Factors hindering the adoption of Building Information Modelling in the South African construction industry
    The Purpose of the Research
    (in not more than 35 words) This study will investigate the factors hindering and influencing the adoption of BIM in the SA construction industry, furthermore, establishing the protocols and standards on how BIM can be easily adopted in the industry
    The Target Population
    Quantity surveyors, project managers, architects and engineers
    Survey Link
    https://sprw.io/stt-85dea2
    The closing date for completion of the questionnaire
    18 November 2020


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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:


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: 
www.icecaaqs2020.com

PAQS Congress 2020 - Deferred to 2022
Was planned for:
4-8 September 2020
Marina Bay Sands Singapore
www.paqs2020.com


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