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Academic Research Requests

Academics, or students studying Quantity Surveying sometimes have to complete research projects that require surveys or questionnaires to be completed.

The ASAQS has formulated a policy on how academics or students can be assisted and the SACQSP has also determined that registered quantity surveyors undertaking these surveys may claim 30 minutes in CPD category 2 for each survey completed.

In  order for surveys to be placed the following requirements should be adhered to:

Undergraduate students in quantity surveying have to post any surveys online if they wish the ASAQS to publish it on their website and newsletter. Online surveys may be done on Survey Monkey, Google Forms or on survey-platforms provided by the universities.

Students doing masters- or doctorate degrees in quantity surveying can, after posting their surveys online and not obtaining the results they need, send a written request to the Executive Director of the ASAQS requesting his consideration to send out an e-mail to the specific target group requesting participation in the survey.

In all instances ASAQS requires the following:
a.    Research title
b.    Objective or purpose of the research – in not more than 35 words – this information is optional
c.    Target population
d.    Survey link
e.    How long the survey will run i.e. date that the survey closes
f.     Ethics clearance certificate from their institution

All requests to have surveys published should be sent to EduTech who will then forward approved requests to the ASAQS Webmaster for publication.


Current surveys

The research topics below use Quantity Surveyors as the target population. We therefore kindly ask for your participation in at least one of these questionnaires. Each of these questionnaires should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. In return for your participation you can claim 30 CPD minutes in Category 2.

Students busy with research need your help to collect data for their thesis. Please assist by participating in these questionnaires (you can claim a half-hour of CPD2 for each completed survey)

2019

Students from NMMU request your help to answer their online questionnaires:

  • Research title: Continuous professional development in the quantity surveying profession
    Purpose of the research: The objective of this study is to determine whether registered quantity surveyors are struggling to comply with their CPD requirements and to establish the effectiveness of the current CPD system
    Target population: All professionally registered quantity surveyors with the SACQSP
    Survey link: https://www.questionpro.com/t/APT54ZekyC
    Survey closing date:
    2 August 2019
  • Research title: The Work-Readiness of Candidate Quantity Surveyors
    Purpose of the research: The purpose of this study is to strategically evaluate the overall work performance and readiness levels of candidate quantity surveyors in South Africa. Work readiness is the extent to which individuals are perceived to possess the attitudes and attributes that make them prepared or ready for success in the work environment.
    Target population: Only Candidate Quantity Surveyors will be requested to participate in the survey.
    Survey link: https://www.questionpro.com/t/APVe6ZeqsU
  • Research title: A review of the involvement of Quantity Surveyors in improving the cost management of mechanical and electrical services
    Purpose of the research: This research is aimed at analysing the factors affecting the involvement of the Quantity surveyors in measuring and managing the M&E services costs and how they can create better value for the client during the construction life-cycle.
    Target population: Only registered Quantity Surveyors practicing in South Africa, as well as Mechanical and Electrical engineers who provide their services for construction projects.
    Survey link: https://www.questionpro.com/t/APTfFZejmO
    Survey closing date: 16 August 2019
  • Research title: Identifying the major factors influencing cost overruns and effective cost control measures in construction projects
    Purpose of the research: Is to investigate the major causes of cost overruns on South African construction projects, the effects of cost overruns and effective cost mitigation measures that can be employed by quantity surveyors to avert cost overruns.
    Target population: Registered professional quantity surveyors
    Survey link: https://www.questionpro.com/t/APVDEZerPI
    Survey closing date: 15 August 2019
  • Research title: The effect of ethical leadership behaviour on the ethical climate and employee's commitment within quantity surveying firms.
    Purpose of the research:
    The research aims to highlight the impact that ethical leadership behaviour has on ethical climate and employee’s commitment within Quantity Surveying firms in South Africa.
    Target population: Candidate and professional quantity surveyors
    Survey link:
    https://www.questionpro.com/t/AMVn7ZemUa
    Survey closing date: 31 July 2019
  • Research title: Challenges faced by candidate quantity surveyors towards professional registration
    Purpose of the research:
    It is evident that the pass rate of the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) is substantially low. The objective of the research is to highlight the challenges candidate quantity surveyors are facing in registering as a professional quantity surveyor.
    Target population:  Only professional quantity surveyors that have passed their APC in the last 5 years, will be requested to participate in the survey.
    Survey link: https://www.questionpro.com/t/APTfAZejl1
    Survey closing date:
    20 July 2019
  • Research title: The implementation of Building Information Modelling in the quantity surveying profession.
    Purpose of the research:
    The purpose of my research is to investigate the various components of BIM in the construction industry, more specifically within the quantity surveying profession. There are numerous barriers relating to the implementation of BIM which prohibit the successful adoption and subsequent utilisation of the new technology that is revolutionising how work is approached and executed within the industry. This research will specifically focus on the factors influencing the quantity surveying profession and their adoption of BIM.
    Target population:  Only professional quantity surveyors that have passed their APC in the last 5 years, will be requested to participate in the survey.
    Survey link: https://www.questionpro.com/t/APTgtZejqz
    Survey closing date:
    19 July 2019

You can claim 1 hour of CPD 2 activity for every two questionnaires completed.

  • Research title: Competence level of quantity surveying graduates: Employers' perspectives
    Purpose of the research: Excellent services from quantity surveyors is expected in the current construction industry. However, it is perceived that quantity surveying graduates are incompetent to meet the ever demand services required by employers. The objective of the research is to determine which competencies are lacking from candidate quantity surveyors.
    Target population: Only directors and office managers to complete the questionnaire
    Survey link: https://www.questionpro.com/t/AOjm1Zem5S
    Survey closing date: 02 August 2019.
  • Research title: A review of the involvement of Quantity Surveyors in improving the cost management of mechanical and electrical services
    Purpose of the research: This research is aimed at analysing the factors affecting the involvement of the Quantity surveyors in measuring and managing the M&E services costs and how they can create better value for the client during the construction life-cycle.
    Target population: Only registered Quantity Surveyors practicing in South Africa, as well as Mechanical and Electrical engineers who provide their services for construction projects.
    Survey link: https://www.questionpro.com/t/APTfFZejmO
    Survey closing date: 16 August 2019
  • Research title: The effect of ethical leadership behaviour on the ethical climate and employee's commitment within quantity surveying firms.
    Purpose of the research:
    The research aims to highlight the impact that ethical leadership behaviour has on ethical climate and employee’s commitment within Quantity Surveying firms in South Africa.
    Target population: Candidate and professional quantity surveyors
    Survey link:
    https://www.questionpro.com/t/AMVn7ZemUa
    Survey closing date: 31 July 2019
  • Research title: Challenges faced by candidate quantity surveyors towards professional registration
    Purpose of the research:
    It is evident that the pass rate of the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) is substantially low. The objective of the research is to highlight the challenges candidate quantity surveyors are facing in registering as a professional quantity surveyor.
    Target population:  Only professional quantity surveyors that have passed their APC in the last 5 years, will be requested to participate in the survey.
    Survey link: https://www.questionpro.com/t/APTfAZejl1
    Survey closing date:
    20 July 2019
  • Research title: The implementation of Building Information Modelling in the quantity surveying profession.
    Purpose of the research:
    The purpose of my research is to investigate the various components of BIM in the construction industry, more specifically within the quantity surveying profession. There are numerous barriers relating to the implementation of BIM which prohibit the successful adoption and subsequent utilisation of the new technology that is revolutionising how work is approached and executed within the industry. This research will specifically focus on the factors influencing the quantity surveying profession and their adoption of BIM.
    Target population:  Only professional quantity surveyors that have passed their APC in the last 5 years, will be requested to participate in the survey.
    Survey link: https://www.questionpro.com/t/APTgtZejqz
    Survey closing date:
    19 July 2019
  • Research title: WORKPLACE STRESS STRAIN ON PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING ENGAGEMENT AND TEAM COHESION
    Purpose of the research:
    The aim is to investigate work-life balance, work relationships, work overload, job control, job satisfaction, commitment to the organisation, commitment of the organisation, team cohesion potential, resilience, physical and psychological health and psychological well-being - as perceived and experienced by registered quantity surveyors in the construction industry
    Target population:  registered quantity surveyors
    Survey link: https://asset.robertsoncooper.com/cp2018/
    Survey closing date:
    20 May 2019


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