News tagged Quantity-Surveying
  • Dundee acquisition for Hardies

    Hardies Property & Construction Consultants has acquired Dundee-based quantity surveying firm John Duguid Partnership.

  • RLB appoints chairman

    Quantity surveying practice Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) has named Andrew Reynolds as its new global chairman.

  • Turner & Townsend opens Plymouth office

    Quantity surveying and project management firm Turner & Townsend has opened an office in Plymouth.

  • Gracewood Construction appoints new Commercial Manager from Berkeley Homes

    Residential developer and contractor, Gracewood Construction, part of the Gracewood Group has appointed Jason Smith as its new Commercial Manager. Smith joins from Berkeley Homes and brings over 20 years’ experience in quantity surveying, management and commercial planning. He has worked with many of the national housebuilders including Bellway Homes, Continue Reading

  • Govt cuts hit ACT construction - but how much?

    Economic outlook for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is likely to be significantly impacted by the job cuts in the Australian public service. The Federal Government has flagged intentions to reduce the public service workforce by up to 14,000 people, with some reports suggesting that over 5,000 of this to come from the nation’s capital. Lower employment in the ACT would impact personal consumption levels and put additional downward pressure on housing demand, reversing previous strong growth.  ACIF presents the latest ACIF Forecasts at the upcoming ACIF Briefing in Canberra on 15 May 2014. Register online here or download a registration form here. Speakers for the Brisbane Briefing are listed below. Overall, the subdued economic outlook for the ACT is expected to adversely impact construction spending. ACIF projects marginal growth in Construction activity in the ACT over the projection period, at less than 0.5% per annum. The surge in residential building spending observed between 2008-09 and 2011-12 has come to an end, and demand for new houses as well as apartments and townhouses is anticipated to dip. That said, the Territory Government has been active in seeking residential development opportunities in recent years, and a long list of approved residential and mixed-use projects in both green and brown field sites exists. The fall in residential building activity may be quicker than what is projected by our forecast model, if planned projects are placed on hold as the economy slips into sluggish growth. Non residential activity has been strong in recent years, but a sharp drop was observed between 2011-12 and 2012-13. Although there is some potential for a flurry of activity to take place in this sector further down the track, the projection is of a modest growth to 2022-23. Speakers for ACIF Briefing in Canberra Robert Hunt, CEO, Australian Institute of Building Robert has been CEO of the AIB since 2009. He is a Qualified Accountant (CPA), and  graduate of the University of Canberra. He has more than 20 years senior management in membership organisations including 5 years as Deputy CEO of the Federal Office of the Australian Medical Association and 7 years as Corporate Service Director of the National Heart Foundation. He is Canberra born and bred and out of business hours is a fine Merino wool farmer. Or should that be a farmer of fine Merino wool? Kerry Barwise, Director, ACIL Allen Consulting  Originally commencing with the Allen Consulting Group in 1997, Kerry is now a leader within the firm’s Built Environment and Energy Efficiency practice areas. He started his career in providing economic policy advice at the Commonwealth Government’s Department of the Treasury, where he was for 11 years.  Kerry has planning and built environment expertise, and is particularly interested in the intersection of policy development in areas including land use, transport, urban design, sustainability, greenhouse gas abatement, renewable energy, and community development. Andrew Balzanelli, Managing Director, Jones Lang Lasalle Andrew joined Jones Lang LaSalle in 1988, and was appointed Managing Director for the ACT in 2009. Andrew has been involved in the property industry for over thirty three years, successfully positioning commercial property for lease and sale in Sydney’s Southern and Northern suburbs and CBD from 1996 to 2009, and now in Canberra.  Andrew is a current member of the PCA’s planning and economic committees for the ACT and has presented commercial market overviews at PCA, API and Industry forums in Sydney and Canberra. Mark Chappe, Director, Rider Levett Bucknall Prior to joining Rider Levett Bucknall in Australia in 1998, Mark was a senior partner of a quantity surveying practice in Durban, South Africa. He was involved in various building and engineering construction sectors, and was also a part time lecturer in quantity surveying at Natal University.  In Australia, Mark has managed both pre-contract and post-contract quantity surveying services on projects varying from less than $1 million to over $2 billion.  He is a past president of the ACT Chapter of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveying.  Jim Service AO, Executive Chairman, JGS Property Jim's experience is extensive and unmatched. From 1959, he has held senior and executive roles in investment, finance, property, development and construction before founding the JGS Group in 1981. He is a Fellow of the Australian Society of CPAs, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries, an Honorary Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Building, a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a past President of the Property Council of Australia and a Doctor of the University of Canberra. Jim has been involved in all phases of the JGS Group since the company's establishment, and his focus on providing clients with unambiguous advice has rightly earned him, and JGS, an enviable reputation of experience, knowledge and integrity.

Resources tagged Quantity-Surveying
  • Metroun - Quantity Surveyor Vs. Cost Engineer

    Metroun take a look at some of the common reasons and explanations behind the 2 terms / job roles as well as some of the similarities and differences between them

  • Metroun - AQS, QS, SQS & MQS - Roles & Responsibilities Explained, 21122022

    As with most professions, there are different levels attainable which are broadly based on competency and experience. Quantity Surveying is no different. This video looks at what the roles and responsibilities are of an Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Quantity Surveyor, Senior Quantity Surveyor and Managing Quantity Surveyor

  • Metroun - Metroun Quantity Surveying Questions & Answers, 12102022

    Metroun answer 3 questions:- Q1. What are the legal requirements for a non-citizen to work as a Qs or any job in the UK? Q2. Can you name companies available in the UK who offer part-time jobs to master students? Q3. What's the difference between a CQS and a PQS?

  • Metroun - Valuations & Payments (Part 1 of 3) - What Are Interim Valuations, 06102021

    Valuations are a significant part of Quantity Surveying. This 3 part series looks at Valuations, what are they and why they are required (Part 1), the practical steps on how valuations are carried out (Part 2) and the interim payment process including terms, deadlines and UK law (Part 3). This video, Part 1, looks at what valuations are and why they are required

  • CIOB - An Introduction to Quantity Surveying,

    With guest speaker Keith Stott, Member of the CIOB and Associate at Currie & Brown. Keith works on Infrastructure projects across the UK, and in this pre-recorded webinar covers what is Quantity Surveying, the types of Quantity Surveyor, why choose Quantity Surveying, and why the need for encouraging more into the role due to skills shortages

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