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2018 News Items
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...
Saturday, 08 December 2018
ASAQS President’s Message 2018 »
As we prepare for the industry-wide shut down in December, I wish to thank everyone for their invaluable contributions thr...
Friday, 07 December 2018
Turn 2018 traction into 2019 attraction »
The ASAQS membership fee collection rate for this year is at 91.5% – slightly below the previous year’s collections when c...
Thursday, 29 November 2018
2019 trends from a Quantity Surveyor perspective »
“During 2018 we lobbied for the regulated appointment of quantity surveyors to infrastructure projects,” says Larry Feinbe...
Saturday, 24 November 2018
Shopping Mall & Retail Design – A Powered by Specifile publication is now out »
The Specifile Shopping Mall & Retail Design online magazine is unique in that it is a combination of informative artic...
Thursday, 15 November 2018
Is the Small Claims Court a solution to get my money? »
“I’m currently self-employed and do handyman jobs to put bread on the table. I recently did some repair work for a client...
Saturday, 10 November 2018
JBCC PBA 6.2 and MWA 6.2 now available »
Notification regarding the new JBCC suite of documents dated May 2018 The following new JBCC documentation is availa...
Saturday, 03 November 2018
ASAQS Salary Survey 2018 »
The salary survey was conducted in March 2018. Results were extracted from approximately 102 participating firms (some o...
Thursday, 25 October 2018
Clarity on Corruption - What would you do? »
The latest edition of the RICS Construction Journal takes a look at corruption and ethics. How do you compete for work...
Thursday, 18 October 2018
Workplace stress of registered quantity surveyors - an international study »
WORKPLACE STRESS, STRAIN ON PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH, PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING, ENGAGEMENT AND TEAM COHESION OF R...
Thursday, 18 October 2018
ASAQS WSC Women’s Spring Breakfast 2018 »
The ASAQS Wits Student Chapter hosted their 3 rd annual Women’s Spring Breakfast (formerly known as the Women in Construc...
Thursday, 18 October 2018
The Future of Real Estate »
Neil Bullen, Global Head of Real Estate at Turner & Townsend flew in from the UK to give a presentation at a round tab...
Saturday, 13 October 2018
1st Annual ASAQS WSC Student Conference 2018 »
On Saturday October 6 th 2018, the ASAQS Wits Student Chapter hosted their first annual ASAQS WSC Student Conference. The...
Saturday, 13 October 2018
Local support for the International Construction Measurement Standards »
The International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS) is a new, high level international standard that aims to provi...
Friday, 05 October 2018
The 10 Steps Career Roadmap for Hardhat Professionals »
How to Build a Successful Career in the Construction and Built Environment Industry The HardHat Professional (...
Thursday, 04 October 2018
Alusani® Course Leader discusses how to get a handle on the implementation of GCC updates »
The second edition of the General Conditions of  Contract  for Construction Works, which is commonly referred to...
Friday, 28 September 2018
Consider more than initial costs when building »
New ASAQS Guide to Life Cycle Costing 2018 document to assist built environment professionals   There is a g...
Friday, 28 September 2018
In Memoriam - Mike Applewhite (Mr WinQS) »
I heard of Mike's sudden passing this afternoon and thought I'd immediately share this sad news with you. Mike was apparen...
Saturday, 22 September 2018
Wits students learn more about BIM »
The ASAQS Wits Student Chapter together with the School of Construction Economics and Management had the opportunity...
Saturday, 22 September 2018
10 ethical questions, answered »
We thought it might be a good idea to throw this week's spotlight on ethics, seeing that the SACQSP wants all registered q...
Saturday, 22 September 2018
Council comes down hard on ethics and CPD-compliance »
          At the Council Committee Meeting held on 5 September 2018, there were a...
Thursday, 13 September 2018
Delegation from the Kenyan NCA visits ASAQS »
  A delegation from the National Construction Authority (NCA) of Kenya, as well as other Kenyan Government Agenc...
Wednesday, 05 September 2018
Speed mentoring the Wits way »
On the 23 rd of August 2018, the ASAQS Wits Student Chapter hosted a speed mentoring event that featured up and coming pr...
Saturday, 01 September 2018
50% Discount on QSPlus and BuilderPlus »
One of our sponsors, QS Plus, is reaching out to all Quantity Surveyors and Building Contractors, New Dimension Techn...
Saturday, 01 September 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Global Construcion Costs Continue to Rise as Economies Boom »
Johannesburg experiences highest construction cost inflation in Africa The cost of global construction is set to ri...
Wednesday, 15 August 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Property sector returns still weak, but green shoots are emerging »
The property market performed slightly better in the second quarter of 2018, with rentals picking up for several property...
Wednesday, 15 August 2018
Second machine age technologies: Risks and opportunities »
The exponential growth of computing power, the Internet of Things (IoT), digitalized information (Big Data), user-gen...
Wednesday, 15 August 2018
When does my family trust terminate? »
“I have established a family trust for estate planning purposes to make sure my children are looked after when I pass away...
Tuesday, 14 August 2018
What if the Beatles chatted with each other on WhatsApp? »
"1968 is the most important year of the 20th century, which made the world the way we now know it,” says Mikhail Zygar, th...
Tuesday, 14 August 2018
Invention which can turn seawater into drinking water »
Here is the invention which can turn Sea Water into drinkable water by removing the Sea Salt from the water. The rest rem...
Wednesday, 08 August 2018
Women’s Day message from Larry Feinberg »
There is nothing that gives me more pride than walking into a University’s lecture hall to give a presentation on Quantity...
Friday, 27 July 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
BREAKING NEWS: ASAQS-accredited Construction Estimating course by Alusani Skills & Training Network® »
Alusani Skills & Training Network®, who are a leading Level 2 B-BBEE training provider to the quantity surveying, cons...
Friday, 20 July 2018
Directory scammers on the prowl »
Have you received a phone call or e-mail to renew your entry in the telephone directory? Then be careful or you may get sc...
Saturday, 14 July 2018
ASAQS members encouraged to vote for board members »
The Association of Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) is proud to announce that it has received far more General Board Member Nomi...
Saturday, 14 July 2018
Value-added tax rate increase: residential dwellings »
During May and June we received several queries regarding the VAT increase and the rate applicable to dwellings started...

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