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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...
Thursday, 21 November 2019
Impact Ahead! »
The latest (October/November 2019) edition of the Property Journal form RICS carries an article by Andrew Green which stat...
Tuesday, 29 October 2019
Consistent lack of QS's in government departments is the root of infrastructure budget misspending »
Late last year, the Auditor General reported that unauthorised expenditure in South Africa had increased by 38% to R2.1-...
Friday, 25 October 2019
A Critical Review of Cost Benefit Analysis In Use for Both Public & Private Projects »
Paper by Ellen Lau, Hong Kong, “A Critical Review of Cost Benefit Analysis In Use for Both Public & Private Projects”...
Friday, 25 October 2019
QS in the news »
From quantity surveyor to heading 2 firms: Sandi Mbutuma is engineering value As reported by Lesetja Malope in C...
Friday, 25 October 2019
Do the Engineers have a better code than us? »
The South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession is in the process of amending the Code of Professional Con...
Friday, 25 October 2019
How should pipes in trenches be described? »
There are two methods to measure service pipes in trenches: Method A - earthworks to be measured in the earthworks...
Thursday, 17 October 2019
Industry Update »
New Tender Value Ranges come into effect on 05 October 2019 following their publication in Government Gazette 42561,...
Saturday, 12 October 2019
Timeline: Countdown to disaster »
09 SEPTEMBER 2019 The ASAQS expresses concern regarding late- and non-payment by national, provincial and municipal...
Thursday, 03 October 2019
Fees for excessive variation »
A request for guidance on the application of the excessive variation clause 4.3 in the Tariff of Fees was received. It rea...
Saturday, 28 September 2019
Where in the world is this QS? »
Quantity Surveyors pop up (or down) in the strangest places! So we have decided to start a new feature which highlights t...
Friday, 20 September 2019
Guideline tariffs; fundamental to our fees or a farce? Have your say! »
The SACPCMP have just published new Recommended Guideline Tariffs of Fees for registered Construction Health and Safety-...
Friday, 20 September 2019
A view from the skyline: the Leonardo from a Quantity Surveying perspective »
The Sandton skyline-defining skyscraper, the Leonardo, is the tallest building in Africa. The R3-billion project, develope...
Thursday, 19 September 2019
The ASAQS addresses late- and non-payment by national, provincial and municipal government »
A recent survey by the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) shows that the majority of Quantity Surveyo...
Friday, 13 September 2019
Nthabiseng Motlatle, our lady at Wits »
Nthabiseng Motlatle is the Chairperson of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyor’s (ASAQs’) Wits Student Chapt...
Friday, 30 August 2019
How does one measure a step in the soffit of a slab? »
We received a query from a member who says: "Some Quantity Surveyors measure the steps in soffit of slabs under the item “...
Tuesday, 06 August 2019
ASAQS celebrates Women’s Month by appointing two exceptional ladies in top leadership roles »
T he Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) has appointment Ms. Christelle Bown as its new President...
Tuesday, 06 August 2019
The fifth annual ASAQS conference promotes shifting towards opportunity »
The fifth annual ASAQS conference promotes shifting towards opportunity The annual Association of South African Quan...
Tuesday, 06 August 2019
JBCC Training »
The Joint   Building   Contracts Committee® NPC as the author of   the   JBCC® suite   of &n...
Monday, 29 July 2019
AECOM Cost Property and Construction Guide for 2019/20 »
    Through their legacy practices, the AECOM AFRICA PROPERTY AND CONSTRUCTION COST GUIDE 2019/20 (30th Ed...
Monday, 29 July 2019
Property Forum Calls on Officials and Politicians to Commmit to Economic Growth »
    Without commitment countrywide from officials and politicians, economic growth will never happ...
Thursday, 25 July 2019
Construction companies at CCS Candy User Seminar look to technology to drive growth and innovation »
More than 400 representatives from South Africa’s major construction groups attended the first South African CCS Candy Use...
Thursday, 25 July 2019
Straight from the Horse’s Mouth ‘Back-to-Basics Insight’ »
Northcroft Middle East continues to deliver concise and pragmatic guidance through delivery of its ‘Contract Management –...
Tuesday, 23 July 2019
Major differences between JBCC Edition 4,1 and 6,2 »
JBCC published the Fourth Edition in March 2004. The primary purpose of this revised edition (that followed so soon after...
Wednesday, 17 July 2019
TENDER PROCESSES AMONG FACTORS CRIPPLING CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT IN CAPE TOWN »
Under severe economic strain, with a number of companies having closed doors over the past year, the local property develo...
Sunday, 14 July 2019
Best Legal Q&A - Edition 4 »
Those of you who read our "Understand the Law" articles will be familiar with their origin. PSN Incorporated has now taken...
Saturday, 06 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gauteng regains the lead »
The latetst P5041.1 has just been published and it shows that recorded building plans passed by larger municipalities at c...
Saturday, 06 July 2019
In Memoriam - Stan Foley »
It has just been brought to our notice that Mr Stan Foley passed away last Thursday the 30th June 2019. Stan will be f...
Saturday, 06 July 2019
The South African Construction Industry - Some things to think about and action! »
Gavin Taylor, COO at Grinaker-LTA, writes on LinkedIn: ..."Not unlike lemmings we have raced toward the precipice and with...
Friday, 21 June 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sona: all you need to know »
The president announced that government would take a new approach to infrastructure development. "It includes a specia...
Saturday, 15 June 2019
Ownership Lite. Is this the future of housing? »
On Thursday the latest Mindbullet from FutureWorld caught my eye. It was datelined 2 June 2024 and the headline read:...

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