In November 2015 a call was put out to Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) member countries for students, graduates, academics and practitioners to submit Abstracts for the PAQS annual congress Best Paper Awards.
The Abstracts were to acknowledge the congress theme "Building for the Future, a Global Dilemma"
These were judged and successful Abstracts submissions were asked to submit a full paper. Many of these were then presented during the PAQS / NZIQS Conference.
You can read the full submissions below
Adjudication and Arbitration and the Associated Barriers to Litigation
Vocational Education and Training (VET) of Quantity Surveying in Hong Kong
Research on Future of Chinese Construction Industry under the Global Financial Crisis
Space Management in Private Domestic Buildings: Comparing Elderly Age Groups in Hong Kong
Empowering AEC Professionals towards High Performance and Excellence via Communities of Practice and Knowledge Networks
Cost Premium and the Life Cycle of Green Building Implementation in Obtaining Green Star Rating in Australia
Metamorphosis of QS Profession: A Revolutionary Journey in Malaysia
Review of Quantity Surveying Designations Practiced in the Sri Lankan Construction Industry, their Qualifications and Respective Job Functions Performed
Stakeholder Management of the Impact of Design Changes of the Time, Cost and Quality Targets of Building Projects in Sri Lanka
The Expanded Role of Quantity Surveyor in Green Buildings
Research on the Application of BIM Technology in the Project Management of Hospital Construction
Identifying Cultures in Construction Project Alliances
Emerging Issues Related to Stakeholder Management in PPP Projects: An Australian Study
A Preliminary BIM Implementation Framework for Consultant Quantity Surveyor Firms in a Developing Country
Implication of Quantity Surveying Practice in a BIM-enabled Environment
Incorporation of Building Information Modelling into Quantity Surveying Programes Syllabus in Malaysia
Overtime Hours in Quantity Surveying Firms in Malaysia
Refurbishing the Old, Transforming it into Hipster
Aligning Levels of Development and Principles of Measurement for Cost Planning
Sustainable Performance and Strategies of Malaysian Property Developers