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2019 News items
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:...
Saturday, 08 June 2019
Here is your chance to name a planetary system! »
Wouldn't it be cool if a QS or someone from the South African built environment is chosen to name an exoplanet and the sta...
Saturday, 01 June 2019
Tax incentives for employing youth in your business »
“I have a young business that is developing well. But I need to appoint more staff. I’ve heard that there are tax incentiv...
Friday, 31 May 2019
Who are we? »
A commentary by Bert van den Heever Nowadays the simple answer to most questions is GOOGLE! Well, all but those rea...
Friday, 24 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
World-class projects in SA are being rolled out with the NEC4 contract. Are you up-to-speed? »
Described by the NEC as an ‘evolution, not a revolution’, the NEC4 builds on the success as well as the content of the NEC...
Friday, 19 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
What to do when a business opens next door to your house »
Understand the law “Our house is situated in what used to be a quiet residential suburb. Lately though, more and mo...
Monday, 15 April 2019
Dr Corné de Leeuw – A Tribute »
Prepared and read by Martin Smith On request by the ASAQS Western Cape Chapter At their 2019 AGM on 11 Ap...
Monday, 15 April 2019
Aurecon’s Collaboration and Trust Series »
Managing relationships to achieve the best project outcomes Australia’s infrastructure sector is riding a wave of ma...
Friday, 05 April 2019
CBE update on the Identification of Work (IDoW) »
04 APRIL2019 Adv. Pieter Fourie updated the ASAQS Board on the latest developments and progress on the ID of Work ...
Friday, 29 March 2019
Can I force my tenant to trade? »
“I own a small shopping complex. A key tenant, who must give six months’ notice if they don’t renew their lease, has just...
Friday, 29 March 2019
Major intervention is needed »
In the news Our story on the construction mafia that broke last Friday (22 March 2019) has grabbed media attention...
Tuesday, 26 March 2019
Major conference announced by ICEC »
We would like to inform you about a major International Cost Management & Project Controls Conference being held in De...
Friday, 22 March 2019
Construction mafia derailing projects, causing engineers to flee »
Widespread concern has spread like wildfire across the built environment due to the construction mafia and gang-related ac...
Friday, 22 March 2019
Turner & Townsend South Africa named Construction Sector Firm of the Year 2019 »
We are proud to announce that Turner & Townsend South Africa has been recognised as Construction Sector Firm of the Ye...
Saturday, 09 March 2019
ASAQS-Accredited Construction Estimating course »
ASAQS-Accredited Construction Estimating course by Alusani Skills & Training Network® taking place in Johannesburg soo...
Monday, 18 February 2019   (2 Comments - view/add)
Value management: when QS and designer are in sync »
Value management during a project’s design phase can help manage costs, provide value for money and avoid budget overruns...
Saturday, 16 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Surety and guarantee. Birds of the same feather, or not? »
“My wife and I are the shareholders of our family company. We need to buy a delivery truck for the business and have talke...
Saturday, 16 February 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
The Critical Path: Critical to Project Cost Control »
The old adage that “time is money” also holds true when it comes to the construction industry but QS’s as the “financial m...
Saturday, 09 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
SONA 2019: Government recognizes the role of quantity surveyors »
"It made me immensely proud to hear that the President believes that quantity surveyors are necessary to achieve the effec...
Thursday, 31 January 2019
In Memorium - Dr Corné de Leeuw »
A personal tribute by the Executive Director of the ASAQS A great cedar has fallen. It is with great personal...
Wednesday, 30 January 2019
Can private schools have a termination clause in their contracts with parents? »
“Family friends of ours have a child who has been kicked out of the private school he was attending. As I understand it, t...
Wednesday, 16 January 2019
Proposed amendments to the Companies Act »
09 November 2018   “Over the past few years I’ve come to understand what the Companies Act 71...
Saturday, 12 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New EduTech-GoLearning course »
Members who need to make up CPD-hours before the end of January may be interested to do our latest course: Proftable Con...
Saturday, 12 January 2019
Interview with ASAQS ED on Moneyweb Radio - 20 December 2018 »
Quantity surveyors in place could root out corruption on construction projects, says association. To listen to Larry Fe...