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2019 News items
Friday, 06 December 2019
Presidential Message »
December 2019 Dear Member, As the year draws to a close, I’ve been compelled to reflect on all the highs and...
Friday, 06 December 2019
An update from the ASAQS Board Meeting held on 6 November 2019 »
By Christelle Bown - President 2019/20 The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) held its annual B...
Monday, 02 December 2019
Congratulations! »
A/Prof Kathy Michell has been elected to represent Africa on the RICS Governing Council. We wish to congratulate Ka...
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
How should formwork to columns projecting beyond the perimeter of the building be measured? »
We received the following query from one of our members: I refer to clause 12 in the Standard System under the s...
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
ERWIC awards »
Construction has traditionally been thought of as a male-dominated industry and if you were asked to name a female role mo...

2018 News Items
Thursday, 20 December 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
JBCC CEO »
  JBCC CEO The Joint Building Contracts Committee® (JBCC) is a registered NPC. The JBCC Board is repres...
Monday, 17 December 2018
In memoriam Johan Liebetrau »
It is with great sadness we inform you of the heartbreaking news of the death of NEA (Nabih Elias Azzam & Partners) Du...
Monday, 17 December 2018
ASAQS in the news »
Some of the articles that appeared in the press during 2018 were: 2018 Trends from a Quantity Surveyor's perspective...
Monday, 17 December 2018
ASAQS on Air »
Many of our members do not always have the opportunity to listen to the radio interviews or read all the articles that app...
Tuesday, 11 December 2018
ASAQS granted Associate Membership status at recent PAQS Board Meeting »
10 th December 2018 Dear ASAQS Members, The Executive Director, along with other senior staff members recently...

2017 News Items
Friday, 15 December 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Semigration, not real growth, may be driving W Cape economy - expert »
SA's latest statistics on the value of recorded building plans passed for the private sector may indicate an economic shif...
Monday, 11 December 2017
Best Practice Project Assessment Scheme - comments close soon »
Members will remember that in August and September last year we informed you of the Best Practice Project Assessment Schem...
Saturday, 09 December 2017
Confidence at a low... but there is hope »
The following appears in the January/February 2018 issue of Walls and Roofs: Reports* of construction sector confid...
Friday, 08 December 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Message from the Executive Director »
Dear ASAQS member, In a membership organisation as large as the ASAQS, with our thousands of members globally involve...
Friday, 01 December 2017
Amended Construction Sector Code Finally Gazetted »
Please see the attached notification received from the Minister of Trade and Industry, Minister Rob Davies regarding the...

2016 News Items
Friday, 09 December 2016
Winning over our loyal Members »
Dear Valued ASAQS Member, It was an exciting year for the  ASAQS and we’ve undoubtedly made great headway in stre...
Tuesday, 29 November 2016
The benefits of “Green” building »
Taking a look at the value a Quantity Surveyor brings to a “green” building project Climate change is no longer a s...
Tuesday, 29 November 2016
Launch of public consultation for ICMS which will improve confidence and save money »
Against a backdrop of tightening public purse strings and growing investment demand, construction industry leaders have jo...
Wednesday, 23 November 2016
New Book on Quantity Surveying »
New Book: Quantity Surveying - Pre-contract Administration Worked Examples: Estimates, Feasibility Studies, Bills of Qua...
Wednesday, 23 November 2016
NMMU Quantity Surveying students did it again! »
The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Department of Quantity Surveying hosted the 9th Annual South African Council f...

2015 News Items
Thursday, 10 December 2015
ASAQS End of Year Message from the Executive Director »
9 th December 2015 Dear Members, Another year is coming to an end, and I am sure that like me, you too are wond...
Tuesday, 08 December 2015
Presidential tour and SSM7 training kicks-off »
The president of the ASAQS, Mr Bert van den Heever, visited the chapters in North-West and the Free State this week to tal...
Tuesday, 08 December 2015
Access restricted to new documents »
The ASAQS announced that the Standard System for Measuring Builders Work (Seventh Edition) as well as the 2015 Model Bills...
Thursday, 03 December 2015
President's Christmas Message »
Fellow ASAQS members, As 2015 draws to a close we can look back at a particularly challenging and eventful 2015. T...
Friday, 27 November 2015
Raiding Setas not welcome- industry : Business Report »
Larry Feinberg, the executive director of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors, was quoted in Business...

2014 News Items
Friday, 12 December 2014
2014 YEAR END MESSAGE: PRESIDENT OF THE ASAQS »
The end of the year is indeed a milestone, a time to take stock of objectives and resolutions set at the onset of the New...
Monday, 01 December 2014
​Executive Directors' end of year message 2014 »
Dear members,  May I start this “end of year” message by asking you a number of important questions to consider...
Monday, 03 November 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
New Everyman's Building Contract »
Everyman’s Building Contract (2 nd Edition) In 1988, five Port Elizabethans agreed that as a much-needed, voluntary...
Friday, 24 October 2014
Contract Comparisons: JBCC: NEC: FIDIC: GCC »
The ASAQS Gauteng Chapter hereby invites you to a CPD Event. Event Name :    &...
Friday, 12 September 2014
ASAQS Position Paper - Sector Code Alignment »
11 September 2014 As you may be aware the Construction Sector Charter Council (CSCC) has embarked upon the alignment...

2013 News Items
Thursday, 21 November 2013
Young QS represents SA at International Women's Entrepreneurial Challenge »
International Women's Entrepreneurial Challenge (IWEC) 2013 Nov. 10-13, 2013 Three enterprising women, under the...
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
JBCC 6th Edition - Breaking News »
The wait is over – from Monday 07 October 2013 you may order the 6.0 Edition Principal Building Agreement and Contract Dat...
Monday, 14 October 2013   (2 Comments - view/add)
Netspot : The quality of the future PrQS »
The e-letter by Steve Lyons on the quality of the future PrQS and our subsequent article on the matter sparked a lively de...
Monday, 14 October 2013
The RICS New Rules of Measurement - NRM2 What's new plus Professional Negligence issues for QS's »
Trevor Drury, Managing Director of  Estia Consulting  writes: "The RICS has produced a suite of documents cal...
Monday, 14 October 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
In Memoriam : Stanley Bloch »
STANLEY BLOCH, Quantity Surveyor , passed away on 29 September 2013 at age 82. The Western Cape Chapter of the Associati...

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