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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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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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