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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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The New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS) has welcomed the long-awaited Construction Contracts Amendment Act, which was passed recently in Parliament. The Act, which was introduced in April 2003, has transformed payment behaviours in the New Zealand building industry, and will affec...

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Dr Jasper Mbachu gave this presentation at an NZIQS Auckland Branch seminar on Thursday 17th September. This copy of the presentation slides is available for download for those who attended the seminar.   Please note all copyright is held by Dr Jasper Mbachu.
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The NZIOB and the NZIQS are pleased to announce that the two Institutes have agreed to share office space and have taken the lease of half a floor at 108 The Terrace, Wellington. The building has a good construction pedigree, having initially been constructed for the Cable Price Downer Group. Th...

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