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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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Homeowners should use a Registered Quantity Surveyor (Reg QS) to help them make sure their property is fully insured, the NZ Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS) says. NZIQS president Jeremy Shearer says now, following the Kaikoura earthquake, is a good time for all residential and commercial bu...

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Calling all Quantity Surveyors; Strong Demand - No Slowing Down
THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IN NEW ZEALAND IS BOOMING, DRIVEN BY THE POST-QUAKE REBUILD IN CANTERBURY AND AUCKLAND’S RAPIDLY GROWING POPULATION.  Article by Sara Carbery Published in October 2016 "Leaving School" magazine Quantity surveyor 23-year-old Morgan Loughnan is loving being pa...

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NZIQS Welcomes Exactal as our first Platinum Partner
Construction estimating software company Exactal, the makers of CostX® - well known to NZ’s quantity surveyors, has become NZIQS’s first “Platinum Partner”. Exactal has long been a supporter of the NZIQS conference and as an E-Bulletin advertiser and this support has no...

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NZIQS Member Anna Grimaldi wins Gold!
Kiwi Anna Grimaldi dramatically won gold in the women's T47 long jump final as New Zealand made a promising start to the Paralympic Games. Grimaldi was third before her final jump, but she then leapt into first with a distance of 5.62m. The 19-year-old Dunedin athlete finished ...

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QV Costbuilder Data Shows Building Costs Jumped 20.0% During The Christchurch Rebuild
The latest QV costbuilder data shows the average cost of building a new home in New Zealand’s four largest cities has risen 21.09% since the previous peak of 2007, and 1.66% in the year to May 2016. QV costbuilder is an arm of Quotable Value (QV) and provides the latest construction cost da...

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The PAQS–Iwata Foundation 2017  - Travelling Scholarship Competition
The competition winner will receive travel fares, 3 nights’ accommodation and full registration for their attendance at the next PAQS Annual Congress which will be held from 23rd  – 25th  July 2017 in Vancouver, Canada.          ...

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Quantity Surveyors' Services in the Project Delivery Process Perceptions of Value, Strengths, Weaknesses and Areas for Improvement   NZIQS have established a Research Group and commissioned, from a team at Massey University, the first research project. We now need your support.  Plea...

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Kiwi takes out Aussie Construction Awards
For the first time ever, a Kiwi woman has won two high profile Australian construction industry awards.   Christchurch’s Lucy Eng, a Project and Cost Manager at Beca, has won the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors Infinite Value ‘Women in Construction’ and ‘Pro...

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