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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...
Wednesday, 23 November 2016
Software frees quantity surveyors to add (yet more) value »
Enthusiasts are seeing improvements in software as a sign that the days of the quantity surveyor are numbered. Nothing cou...
Wednesday, 23 November 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Global construction industry unites to enhance consistency »
Launch of public consultation for ICMS which will improve confidence and save money Against a backdrop of tightening...
Tuesday, 22 November 2016
Google Tips & Tricks »
Over the past months we were telling you about some nifty tools built into your favourite search engine and also some othe...
Friday, 18 November 2016
Rain is a blessing but not through the roof of my new house! »
“I recently bought a beach house at the coast and we had our first stay there this long weekend. Much to my dismay, we dis...
Tuesday, 15 November 2016
Lifetime award for Prof Gaye le Roux »
MyPE reported in August that: " Gaye le Roux, Professor Emeritus and former Head of the Department of Quantity Surveying a...
Friday, 28 October 2016
What must my attorney keep confidential? »
“I have an appointment with an attorney to obtain legal advice on my business and its structuring. I will  have to sh...
Friday, 28 October 2016
2016 Sassda Columbus Stainless Steel Awards’ world-class winners announced »
Johannesburg, 24 October 2016 - The 2016 Sassda Columbus Stainless Steel Awards are a clear indication that the local s...
Friday, 07 October 2016
Newer construction contracts promote better collaboration, says Alusani® Course Leader »
Where many construction contracts promote an adversarial relationship between the contractor and the client, the NEC3 ECC...
Friday, 07 October 2016
AECOM Africa Property and Construction Cost Guide 2016 »
AFRICA PROPERTY & CONSTRUCTION COST GUIDE 2016 Through their legacy practices, the AECOM AFRICA PROPERTY AND CON...
Thursday, 06 October 2016
Latest salary survey just released »
The results are based on an annual survey of salaried staff, conducted amongst quantity surveying practices in South Afric...
Friday, 30 September 2016
SACQPS Invitation: Assessment of Candidates’ Reports and Membership of APC Interview Panels »
The Council seeks the assistance of registered Professional Quantity Surveyors in good standing in the performance of its...
Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Official Notification to all ASAQS Members - Action Required. »
**IMPORTANT– YOUR ACTION IS REQUIRED ** The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors requires yo...
Friday, 16 September 2016
Landlords and tenants, take note of the Rental Housing Amendment Act »
“I am the owner of a number of properties which I let to tenants. I understand that the Rental Housing Act has been amende...
Friday, 16 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Co-ownership. Is it for life, or can I get out? »
“I am a co-owner of a property together with a friend. For a number of years I have been trying to convince him that we...
Thursday, 15 September 2016
Is an online sale agreement for a house valid? »
“I am in the process of purchasing a house. I recently bought my vehicle by merely signing some online documentation elect...
Thursday, 08 September 2016
Postponement - ASAQS Annual Student Conference »
Postponement - ASAQS Annual Student Conference Following the ongoing protests at WITS campus and considering the saf...
Thursday, 08 September 2016
Identification of Work (IDoW) and Publicatlon of Professional Fee Guidelines »
MEDIA STATEMENT   The Council for the Built Environment {CBE) and the six Built Environment Professional Councils...
Thursday, 08 September 2016
New App lifts the lid on stainless steel’s lower life cycle costs »
Johannesburg, 6 September 2016 - One of the biggest obstacles to the specification of stainless steel in certain applic...
Tuesday, 06 September 2016
cidb Best Practice Fee »
How many of you know about the proposed cidb - Best Practice Fee? In a recent communiqué with members, SAPOA says:...
Monday, 05 September 2016
Women in Construction High Tea »
Where are the Women? By: Mahlasela Ramodike and Ronnie Siphika In celebration of Women’s Month, on the 13th o...
Thursday, 25 August 2016
Construction sector needs to familiarise itself with the latest edition of the JBCC »
Construction sector needs to familiarise itself with the latest edition of the JBCC Suite of Contracts, says A...
Thursday, 18 August 2016
How to market the QS’ng Profession »
How to market the QS’ng Profession By Mahlasela Ramodike It is no secret that the QS Profession is a profession tha...
Wednesday, 10 August 2016
Pricing Building Work »
The SLP (Short Learning Programme) focus and aims to provide knowledge relating to construction financial matters. This fo...
Friday, 05 August 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CIDB - Best Practice Fee »
How many of you know about the proposed cidb - Best Practice Fee? In a recent communiqué with members, SAPOA says:...
Tuesday, 02 August 2016
The ASAQS Gauteng Chapter awards two bursaries for 2016 »
The ASAQS Gauteng Chapter was proud to award 2016 bursaries to the following two outstanding students, based on their prev...
Monday, 25 July 2016
National Treasury and ASAQS / SAICE Moderation of the Presidents Private Residence in Nkandla »
On the 21st July 2016, the following letter was sent to all members of the ASAQS:...
Thursday, 21 July 2016
SCM Treasury Circular - Organs of State to pay within 30 days of valid invoice »
OUTSTANDING PAYMENTS DUE TO SUPPLIERS/CREDITORS EXCEEDING 30 DAYS AFTER SUBMISSION OF A VALID INVOICE National T...
Thursday, 21 July 2016
The African Smart Buildings Summit 2016 »
11-12 August 2016 - Cape Town  The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors Partners & members SAVE...
Thursday, 21 July 2016
ENTRIES SOUGHT FOR: 2016 Kenneth K. Humphreys Young Student/Practitioner Paper Award competition »
The award was established in 2006 in recognition of Dr. Humphreys’ service as ICEC Secretary-General from 1976 until 2006....
Thursday, 21 July 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dealing with “functionality” and “quality” in the evaluation of tender offers »
What does the SIPDM say? Members who heard the past-president, Bert van den Heever, talk on "Working our way into obli...

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