Webinars


 


Capital Allowances - Depreciating Asset or Building Costs
AVAILABLE VIA RECORDING
CPD Points: 1.5
This webinar will guide you through the tax matters associated with expenditure on properties with Neil Jones (TaxBanter) providing insights into - What is a depreciating asset?, When is an item a separate unit of property?, When does the expenditure become construction expenditure and form part of building?, What are the rules for deducting depreciating assets?, and What are the rules for deducting the building allowance?

Learning Outcomes: At the end of the webinar,
- participants should have an understanding of the definition of depreciating asst and how the tax rules apply to determine the amount of deduction available.
- attendees should also gain an understanding of the rules for building allowances under Division 43 of the ITAA 1997.
- you will also gain an insight into the tax treatment of capital expenditure that is neither a depreciating asset or construction expenditure.

About the Presenter
Neil Jones, Director/Senior Tax Trainer, TaxBanter
Neil is a Director of TaxBanter with primary responsibility of tax training across the Australian market. Neil has an extensive background in the tax profession including 17 years at the Australian Taxation Office and over 20 years as a leading tax trainer and Webb Martin. Neil is well known as presenter of enjoyable and practical tax seminars in all areas of taxation.

Date
: Wednesday, 6 March 2019 or Via recording
Cost: $80 Members/ $100 Non Members
Register: Click here to register for this session
                 
Recording Expiry Date: 6 June 2019



 


Using Data to Offer Cost Advice rather than Cost Estimating
AVAILABLE VIA RECORDING
CPD Points: 1.0

Quantity Surveyors' bread and butter services are under threat from technological disruption. More and more property developers are using their own in-house benchmarks for early stage assessment. Equally, pre-tender eatimate, who to approach for RFTs, and what to expect in the next 6 months are cost consulting revenue goldfields that QS firms are missing out on.

This webinar will demonstrate how effective harvesting of both pre and post contract cost information can assist the QS beyond number crunching and compete with management consultants and in- house development managers to add value to the cost management game.

Thank you to Uniphi for sponsoring this webinar, which means that you receive a lower registration price!

 


Learning Outcomes

- What data is relevant for cost managers to add value to early stage feasibility
- Describe what benchmarks to use when and to whom
- Utilise cash flow of old projects to forecast new ones
- Identify how a QS can be involved more in procurement
- What's this thing called efficiency?

About the presenter

Mark is the managing director and founder of two organisations focused on project delivery; mbh training founded in 1999 and UniPhi (Aus) Pty Ltd founded in 2013. Both are focused on improving organisations capability in delivering investments. 
UniPhi achieves this through intuitive software applications to support all participants in the project environment. UniPhi's vision is software users want to use. mbh achieves its goals by delivering practical hands on project management training based on the latest academic thinking as applied to a variety of industries. 

Mark has a keen interest in building products that facilitate the adoption of theory being developed to assist in managing complex projects. He has researched the topic of managing complex projects for the past 20 years and uses theories in this field both in the development of software and training products as well as in the implementation of large UniPhi rollouts. 

Mark holds a Bachelor of Business, Accounting and Finance from the University of Technology, Sydney. Mark is a Fellow of CPA Australia member of the AICD and was an assessor for the AIPM RegPM program for 12 years.


Date
: Tuesday, 12 March 2019 or Via recording
Cost: $40 Members/ $50 Non Members
Register: Click here to register for this session
                 
Recording Expiry Date: 12 June 2019




 


Linking 2D with BIM
AVAILABLE VIA RECORDING
CPD Points: 1.0

This webinar aims to discuss the advantages of linking 2D with BIM.

The session will show a model, therefore allowing attendees to see and understand the model and the associated 2D views from a designer’s perspective. This perspective will also provide you with the knowledge - to better equip yourself for collaborating with designers by knowing what to ask for, and how it may benefit your practice by asking the right questions.

Thank you to Exactal for sponsoring this webinar, which means that you receive a lower registration price!

Who should attend this webinar?
Quantity Surveyors and Estimators who would like to understand how 2D drawings can be linked to BIM.

About the Presenter
Johnathan Mudrovcic, Product Specialist Exactal
Johnathan is a Product Specialist in the New Zealand office of Exactal, the makers of on-screen measuring and estimating software CostX. At Exactal, Johnathan provides frontline support for Australia and New Zealand-based clients and plays an important part in developing the product for the Oceanic market.

Johnathan received a Bachelor of Construction Economics with Honours in Quantity Surveying from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa and worked on several large projects in the region before emigrating to New Zealand. He has a wealth of experience in various areas, including developing various training materials for Exactal, and has travelled around the world giving CostX BIM training courses to some of Exactal’s largest clients.

 

Date: Thursday, 4 April 2019 or Via recording
Cost: $40 Members/ $50 Non Members
Register: Click here to register for this session
                 
Recording Expiry Date: 4 July 2019



 

 


Becoming a Powerful Communicator
AVAILABLE AS LIVE SESSION OR VIA RECORDING
CPD Points: 1.0

Join Danette Fenton- Menzies in this first session of 3 part series on Personal Development. Participants can register for one or more sessions. Bundle your Personal Development series purchases in one payment and also receive a discount! 

In this one-hour webinar we will discuss ways to build your communication confidence to influence others as a Quantity Surveyor leader. 

Key topics covered:
- How confident leaders communicate to influence others
- Why it is important to develop your confidence in communicating as a quantity surveyor leader
- How to communicate confidently as a quantity surveyor leader.

What You will learn
- Understand how confident quantity surveyor leaders communicate differently to others
- The importance of building your confidence in how you communicate as part of your quantity surveyor leadership growth
- Techniques and tools to communicate more effectively as a quantity surveyor leader
- Case study: From nervous to confident – the journey to becoming a confident public speaker as a quantity surveyor leader.

About the Presenter
Danette Fenton-Menzies is Director of Learning for Magical Learning.  She is a CPA and Chartered Accountant with over twenty-five years’ experience in both the private and public sectors. Danette career has included working for several of the ‘Big Four’ Accounting firms as well as the Department of Finance, AusAID and the National Transmission Agency.  Danette was also Financial Controller for ntl Australia Ltd and CFO at Safe Work Australia.

For the past nineteen years Danette, has designed and facilitated a variety of finance and leadership workshops and webinars that are customised for specific clients both in Australia and overseas. Danette’s strengths include being a lifelong learner, her passion to help others learn new things, making dry topics relevant and interesting and being able to explain technical concepts in plain English.

Danette is also an Executive Coach to CEOs who are based across the globe.

Date: Tuesday, 28 May 2019 or Via recording
Cost: Individual Session- $80 Members/ $100 Non Members
           Complete Series: $216 Members / $270 Non Members
Register: Click here to register for this session
                  Click here to register for complete series

Recording Expiry Date: 28 August 2019



 


Improving Your Emotional Intelligence to Drive Better Results
AVAILABLE AS LIVE SESSION OR VIA RECORDING
CPD Points: 1.0

In this webinar, Danette will address what Emotional Intelligence (EI) is and how, as a Quantity Surveyor professional, you can use it to influence yourself & others. This is the second session in Personal Development series. Register for all 3 sessions (part of Personal development series) to avail discount!

Key topics covered:
- What is emotional intelligence
- Why it is important for quantity surveyor leaders
- Strategies to grow emotional intelligence

What You will learn
- The key skills of an emotional intelligent quantity surveyor leader
- Understand the impact of low emotional intelligence on self and others
- Identify specific strategies to grow your emotional intelligence as a quantity surveyor leader to influence yourself and others
- Case study:  From Disengaged to High Performing: Developing emotional intelligence skills to drive higher performance in a team.

 

Date: Tuesday, 25 June 2019 or Via recording
Cost: Individual Session- $80 Members/ $100 Non Members
           Complete Series: $216 Members / $270 Non Members
Register: Click here to register for this session
                   Click here to register for complete series

Recording Expiry Date: 25 September 2019



 


Leading Multi-Generational Teams
AVAILABLE AS LIVE SESSION OR VIA RECORDING
CPD Points: 1.0

Join Danette in this third session of the series and learn ways to lead multi-generational Quantity Surveyor teams to get the most out of each team member

Key topics covered:
- What are the different generations and their characteristics in quantity surevor teams
- How to communicate and inspire the different generations in your team
Strategies and tools to promote greater respect and teamwork between the different generations in your team

Learning Objectives:
- Understanding the different generations and different characteristics in quantity surveyor teams
- Understand how to improve communications and how to motivate different generations in your team
- Develop ways to promote greater respect and teamwork between the different generations in your team
- Case Study: Fragmented to cohesive - the case of the multi-generational quantity surveyor team

 

Date: Tuesday, 27 August 2019 or Via recording
Cost: Individual Session- $80 Members/ $100 Non Members
           Complete Series: $216 Members / $270 Non Members
Register: Click here to register for this session
                 Click here to register for complete series

Recording Expiry Date: 27 November 2019