Corporate Partners

We value our Corporate Partners as they provide a pivotal role in helping us to provide programs and services to the quantity surveying profession.

Exactal is a leading construction software company committed to innovation, service delivery and technological advances in estimating. The company was first established in Brisbane in October 2003 to develop estimating software that integrated CAD drawing files. More than fifteen years later, Exactal has exceeded 15,000 licence sales in over 80 countries worldwide, with dedicated offices open in Brisbane, Sydney, London, Auckland, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Dubai and Austin.  

The company’s flagship CostX® platform, developed from their Brisbane office, hit the market in July of 2004. CostX® stood above other software in the field due to support for bi-directional links between the estimate and the sections of the drawing represented. The CostX® range of products is in a state of constant development and is now widely used to improve accuracy and efficiency in quantity surveying, construction, subcontracting and estimating.

Exactal also provide a range of other practical construction products for users. CostX® Benchmark, a fully web-based solution for benchmarking and conceptual estimating, was released in April 2019. The platform allows users to analyse their previous project data to create accurate conceptual estimates and project benchmarks. 

As an RIB Software company, Exactal can count upon the support of a noted global enterprise as they work to develop innovative software for construction.

Member Advantage Insurance Broking has established professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance facility specifically tailored for AIQS members.

A panel of Insurers have been appointed to meet the wide variety of member needs.

The revamped facility includes the following features specific to the core Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance requirements of members:

> Highly competitive pricing
> Broader cover:

Claims Mitigation Expenses
Statutory Fines and Penalties
Includes cover for members working overseas, anywhere in the world.
Exclusive contract review service for AIQS members

By adopting a proactive approach to cost management, Rawlinsons has made significant contributions to the Australian built environment since 1953. As the creators and editors of the extensively circulated Rawlinsons Australian Construction Handbook and Rawlinsons Construction Cost Guide, we maintain the most comprehensive and current library of construction pricing information and data sources in Australia.

Rawlhouse, our publishing company was formed with the express purpose of producing an annual book of technical building and construction costs which would include detailed information for all Australian states. The first edition of Rawlinsons Australian Construction Handbook was released in 1983 and has become the leading reference book within the construction industry in Australia. It is directed mainly at medium/large projects.

It later became obvious that there was a need to introduce a compact volume which would specifically meet the demands of those involved in the light industrial, small commercial and housing sections of the industry. In 1993 Rawlinsons Construction Cost Guide was launched and became an instant success. This is an essential reference book for the small builder, architect/consultant and many others in the construction industry.

Buildsoft is an Australian company who has pioneered estimating and takeoff software for more than 30 years, and is driven by a passion to make estimating easier for the construction industry. In this time, Buildsoft has developed a strong and reputable brand within the industry. 

Our software solutions are a result of the serious investment we make in research and development, coupled with the feedback we get from the industry, to uncover new methodologies to maintain our position at the forefront of the industry.

As market leaders, we have a proven track record of innovation, setting new industry standards, then taking them even further. Backed by Berkshire Hathaway, we have the stability of a Fortune 500 Company, with the agility of a tech startup.

Both Cubit - our natural estimating solution, and Bartender - our innovative online cost comparison solution, are developed for industry-leading, innovative and large construction companies and Quantity Surveyors, offering an ideal solution for fast and accurate estimating.