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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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The Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) Congress will take place in Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2016, where international delegates can witness the regeneration of the city post-earthquake. Marilyn Moffatt, Executive Director, New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors, says: "Me...

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The Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) established the PAQS - Iwata Foundation in 2008 for the purpose of promoting the QS profession and the professional development of young quantity surveyors in the PAQS region.  Therefore, the Foundation is now sponsoring an international essa...

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The New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS) has joined a new global movement established to create international standards in construction measurement.   The International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS) Coalition was formed earlier this year by non-profit organisations ...

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One of the Ministry's (Ministry for Women) priorities is to encourage women and girls to train and work in occupations where high-growth is projected and where women are currently under-represented.  This includes fields such as construction and trades, engineering and ICT. After the Canterbur...

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Homeowners who use online insurance calculators to set the insurance value of their property are taking a significant financial risk, says Julian Mace, the president of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors.  “Setting the insurance valuation on a property is a very complex busi...

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Skill shortage hampers rebuild - A shortage of qualified and experienced quantity surveyors is hampering urgent construction work, particularly in Christchurch and Auckland, says the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS)... click here to read full release    Our media r...

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PAQS-Iwata Foundation 2015 Travelling Scholarship Competition for Young QS The PACS-Iwata Foundation are sponsoring an international essay competition for young QS members from PAQS member countries. The winner will receive travel, accommodation and full registration for their attendance at the n...

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