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2017 News Items
Friday, 15 December 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Semigration, not real growth, may be driving W Cape economy - expert »
SA's latest statistics on the value of recorded building plans passed for the private sector may indicate an economic shif...
Monday, 11 December 2017
Best Practice Project Assessment Scheme - comments close soon »
Members will remember that in August and September last year we informed you of the Best Practice Project Assessment Schem...
Saturday, 09 December 2017
Confidence at a low... but there is hope »
The following appears in the January/February 2018 issue of Walls and Roofs: Reports* of construction sector confid...
Friday, 08 December 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Message from the Executive Director »
Dear ASAQS member, In a membership organisation as large as the ASAQS, with our thousands of members globally involve...
Friday, 01 December 2017
Amended Construction Sector Code Finally Gazetted »
Please see the attached notification received from the Minister of Trade and Industry, Minister Rob Davies regarding the...
Friday, 01 December 2017
Board meeting postponed to next year »
The ASAQS Board meeting that was scheduled for the 15th November 2017 has been postponed to the first quarter next year....
Friday, 01 December 2017
ASAQS Salary Survey 2017 »
The salary survey was conducted in March 2017. Results were extracted from approximately 158 participating firms (some of...
Friday, 01 December 2017
Latest RICS journals now available »
Latest RICS journals now available The latest Building Surveying Journal December 2017 – January 2018is av...
Friday, 01 December 2017
In Memoriam »
The ASAQS WC Chapter committee was sad to learn of the passing of Tony Collins. The memorial service was held on Friday 17...
Friday, 17 November 2017
KZN Chapter Outreach Golf Day »
The ASAQS KZN Chapter Annual Outreach Golf Day was held on the 24th October 2017, at Royal Durban Golf Club. Despite the t...
Thursday, 09 November 2017
Want to experience what it will be like to push a button and get a flight with uberAIR? Keep watchin »
Want to experience what it will be like to push a button and get a flight with uberAIR? Keep watching. pic.twitter.com/rR...
Thursday, 09 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Adapt or Die: Future of construction will require contractors to embrace technology »
by Tom Jackson A global leading provider of software solutions for project-driven companies is available in South...
Thursday, 09 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Version 2.01 of Cash Flow Simulator now available »
One of our members in the Eastern Cape, Matthew Hofart, tried to use the simulator on a project that started in 2016 and...
Thursday, 09 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Condolences »
The ASAQS wish to convey our condolences to Prof. Basie Verster and his wife Hilda (both quantity surveyors) who lost thei...
Saturday, 28 October 2017
Building plans passed for private sector may indicate an economic shift to the South »
Past president of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS), Bert van den Heever says that the latest...
Friday, 27 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sassda announces R125 000 Lifecycle Costing competition winner »
Johannesburg, 23 October 2017 - The success and real-time value of the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Asso...
Thursday, 19 October 2017
Beware of these scam tenders »
It seems that scamsters have found a new get rich quick scheme and are milking it for all it's worth for I have received n...
Thursday, 19 October 2017
Update on the Construction Sector Council »
Thabo Masombuka, CEO of the Construction Sector Charter Council recently wrote an urgent request to the Minister of Public...
Thursday, 19 October 2017
Get your Excel-based Cash Flow Simulator now »
Get your Excel-based Cash Flow Simulator now Enhance your cost-reporting with our new cash flow simulator. It co...
Saturday, 14 October 2017
Early intervention: the alternative to handling disputes »
Competing interests and conflicting priorities make for complex relationships between contractors and employers, which oft...
Saturday, 14 October 2017
Information required to do accurate estimates »
What information do you need to do an accurate estimate of construction cost? Do you wish you had a check list that ena...
Friday, 13 October 2017
And the winner of the Excel Fundi Competition is.... »
On the 14th September 2000, your webmaster spent a rainy day on the South Coast playing with Excel and ended up creating t...
Friday, 13 October 2017
Focus on learning the skills that impact performance on construction sites »
Focus on learning the skills that impact performance on construction sites, says Alusani® Course Leader At the...
Saturday, 07 October 2017
Stainless steel has crucial role to play in solving SA’s water woes »
Johannesburg, 5 October 2017 - Globally, as much as 35% of all treated water is lost to leaking piping systems with Sou...
Friday, 06 October 2017
Curb construction project costs through value management »
     This article also appeared in African Mining Brief...
Friday, 22 September 2017
How carefully must a trustee step when it comes to buying trust property? »
“I’m a trustee on the family trust of a deceased friend where I’ve helped look after the family assets in the trust for hi...
Friday, 22 September 2017
Do Uber drivers qualify as employees? »
“I’ve been thinking about becoming an Uber driver. It seems to be a good model and they provide the platform for me to use...
Saturday, 16 September 2017
Are you an Excel fundi? »
The original s-curve cash flow calculator that has been available for ages from the sundry resources section within the Me...
Friday, 08 September 2017
Border Chapter in the news »
Challenges and developments faced by the built environment profession and business sector will be tabled at a gala dinner...
Friday, 01 September 2017
Free resources »
Readers are invited to explore our ever-growing collection of free resources. These can be found by visiting the Free...
Friday, 01 September 2017
Information sheet on the classification of soil compaction »
The objective of this information sheet is to provide clarity regarding soil compaction classification and to broaden the...
Thursday, 24 August 2017
DDoS attack the cause of intermittent problems »
During Friday, 18 August 2017, visitors to the ASAQS website may have experienced problems in either accessing the website...
Friday, 18 August 2017
Does POPI apply only to electronic records? »
“I’m an accountant and work from home. I don’t have a computer and have been doing all my work for years only on paper. My...
Friday, 18 August 2017
Exploring the adjudication process »
In South Africa the adjudication process has not been legislated, however each of the standard form contracts prescribed b...
Friday, 11 August 2017
The changing role of quantity surveyors »
Quantity surveyors need to embrace change and the technology it brings with it This was the message at the Associatio...

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