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2019 News items
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:...
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...

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