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Buildings are a significant contributor to carbon emissions in every country; no nation can meet their climate change targets without addressing their buildings’ operational energy efficiency. That’s according to Passive House Canada chief executive Rob Bernhardt, who says New Zealand i...

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Government must address risk transfer, according to construction industry experts The New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS) is calling for government to address the issue of risk transfer in construction industry contracts. The President of NZIQS, Barry Calvert, says that constru...

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“A new trans-Tasman ‘method of measurement’ will give contractors more certainty with pricing and allow them to work cohesively with our Australian counterparts,” says New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS) President, Barry Calvert. The new industry guideline ...

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NZIQS President, Barry Calvert, has been in the media this week discussing risk transfer following the recent announcement by Fletcher Building about the major losses in their Building and Interior division. Barry suggests that risk transfer is a significant issue and needs to be addressed, start...

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The New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors has signed up to an international standard that provides consistency in classifying, defining, measuring, analysing and presenting construction industry costs. The International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS) provides a global framework for...

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The International Construction Measurement Standards Coalition (ICMSC) is a growing group of more than 40 professional and not-for-profit organisations from around the world, working together to develop and implement international standards for benchmarking, measuring and reporting construction proj...

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Around the country quantity surveying is fast becoming a popular study option and career choice. Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) Associate Head of School Engineering Malcolm Fair, says there’s been a dramatic increase in student numbers studying quantity surveying.   &ld...

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Exactal is delighted to advise the recent success of the NZIQS BIM Roadshow, which ran over end March/early April through 5 cities in New Zealand.   The roadshow’s aim was to provide an update for NZIQS members on the NZIQS BIM Committee’s work regarding creating an industry stan...

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Building Performance, MBIE Update 7 March 2017 On 3 March 2017, Parliament’s Commerce Committee reported back on the Regulatory Systems (Commercial Matters) Amendment Bill (the RSB) that will clarify requirements for protecting retention money in construction contracts. New requirements for...

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The construction industry must design its own guidelines governing how payments to builders and subcontractors will be made, says the NZ Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS).   A new retention regime comes into force on 31 March under the Construction Contracts Amendment Act 2002. The regi...

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