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The New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors

Quantity surveyors are the construction cost professionals who measure and estimate the cost of resources for construction projects. They aim to keep projects on budget, among many other roles.

Services to our members include networking, industry advocacy, professional development, registration, and accreditation of education for quantity surveyors.



Upcoming Events

Rob Bernhardt-Global Shift towards High Performance Buildings






5:30 PM


Rob Bernhardt, CEO Passive House Canada,is the 2018 Conference International Speaker. If you are not attending the conference this is an opportunity to hear Rob's presentation.


Global Shift in Building Policy towards High Performance Buildings

Register for the Auckland presentation here

Rob Bernhardt, CEO Passive House Canada,will discuss the global shift in building policy towards high performance buildings and outcome-based codes, describing the role that the QS and others can have in assisting government, public and clients to understand the opportunities represented by these buildings. A key focus of the presentation will be on factors affecting design, construction and life cycle costs with the principle that high performance should also be the most affordable options for any owner.

Rob will also be speaking on this topic as the Keynote International Speaker at the NZIQS 2018 Conference in Dunedin from 13 - 15 June

As CEO of Passive House Canada, Rob works to advance building energy efficiency. He has assisted with the development of the UN Framework Guidelines for Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Canada’s building strategy and provincial and municipal programs, providing valuable insight into the elements of successful market transformation.

Through Rob’s leadership, Passive House Canada has become a leading provider of education, events and outreach, and plays a key role in the development and delivery of such programs within Canada and internationally, helping regulators improve building standards to meet climate-change objectives.

Rob is a certified Passive House consultant, has developed and sold certified Passive House projects, and has extensive knowledge on the economic and social advantages of high-performance buildings. He works with Passive House Canada’s members, all levels of government, and industry to make high-performance buildings the norm.

Passive House Canada is Canada’s non-profit professional association and community of experts in the Passive House (Passivhaus) high-performance building standard, recognized internationally as the proven best way to efficiently and affordably build for comfort and energy performance of residential and commercial buildings through all stages of design, construction and livability.




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