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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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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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