Steel vs Timber as a construction material
Steel and Timber, as construction materials are used throughout a variety of projects, each offering different considerations in their characteristics for applications when installed in floor and roof structures. Both materials can impact cost and time through various circumstances.
The Future of Quantity Surveying
Staff retention in QS firms has always been a challenge. Tough competition between QS firms, the allure of moving to the development side and concerns in the future of the QS profession have contributed to the volatility of maintaining staff. Furthermore, economic pressures and the Covid-19 pandemic have also made QS staff reconsider their profession entirely when fees are getting more competitive putting pressure on salaries.
Risk Management of Supply Chain Issues in the Built Environment
Over the past two years we have experienced extreme volatility including shutdowns due to COVID, cost escalation of labour and materials, lack of supply, and issues with contracts and rapidly fluctuating costs, which have led to both challenges and opportunities in executing construction projects.
How is our industry, handling this currently and into the future?
Embodied Carbon 101 for the Quantity Surveyor
Embodied carbon is the newest hot topic in the construction industry and Quantity Surveyors are a key piece of the puzzle in helping to measure it. Top professionals will soon not only be repositories of knowledge on all things price; they will also be required to have excellent insight on material and design considerations that can slash emissions.
Safeguarding Mental Health in the Building and Construction Industry
Statistics show an alarming rate of suicide in the Australian construction industry, with male construction workers more likely to suicide than their counterparts in other industries.
We have invited speakers in the industry to discuss the ways that businesses can better support their workers and how we can all make a difference to our industry’s mental health narrative.
How to Manage a Construction Claim - International Chapter - Region 1
This talk will lead you to understand the preparation work that is required to protect your contractual rights, and the information to provide to the Claims Consultant in case Extension of Time (EOT) and Prolongation Cost Claims need to be submitted.
Fair Work Act reforms: key changes you need to know
This webinar, presented by employment law expert Adrian Barwick from WilliamsonBarwick, will cover the key changes you need to know about the recently amended Fair Work Act, which has brought about the most significant legal reforms in industrial relations in the last 12 years.
Right Here, Right Now! Women Driving the Quantity Surveying Profession
To celebrate International Women's Day 2023, AIQS has gathered five leading quantity surveying professionals to explore and discuss how innovation and technology is paving the way for greater gender equality in our profession.
Update on Building Confidence: Regulatory Change and Confidence in the Industry
During this webinar, attendees will gain insights into recent and proposed updates to building regulations by Australian Governments.
The presentation will also cover the progress made by the Governments in implementing the recommendations from the Building Confidence Report five years after its release and explore the driving and hindering factors in its implementation.
Managing Rising Costs During the Construction Phase
During this webinar, we will talk about managing rising costs during the construction phase, including a brief introduction to what these costs are. We will review each of the causes that have created these issues facing the industry. Furthermore, we will assess the impact rising costs have had on construction companies.
Also to be looked at are some of the options available to reduce the pressure being felt by people working in the construction industry. Finally, we will examine some of the tools in RIB CostX that can help manage these rising costs.
Product Demonstration Webinar: Autodesk Takeoff
This Autodesk Takeoff software demonstration is an essential showcase for anyone interested in taking their construction estimating and project management to the next level.
The software is designed to accurately calculate the quantities required for a project, making it an indispensable tool for contractors, architects, and engineers.
APQS Introduction (Singapore)
The Accredited Professional Quantity Surveyor (APQS) is a designation of Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV) to ensure that Quantity Surveyors practicing in Singapore are competent; dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of professional service excellence; and seek continuous improvement and development.
The Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV) has facilitated this webinar, and warmly welcomes all AIQS Members in Singapore to join the webinar to understand the programme and learn how to apply for the APQS designation.
Protecting the Empire
This webinar will explore the range of strategies which the law provides to ensure that business owners and principals are appropriately protected each time a new contract is signed.
The construction industry has few certainties and many financial risks. While accountants and financial advisors are adept at minimising tax and managing GST, potential liabilities can be under-appreciated in designing and operating trading and asset holding structures. The purpose of this webinar is to raise awareness around these holding structures.
Contract Management from the Perspective of the Employer, Contractor and Consultant
Throughout this webinar, Mr Clarence Quismundo will explore contract management from the perspective of the employer, contractor and consultant.
Minimising Workplace Risk: Removing Unconscious Bias
This webinar delves into the sources of unconscious bias in the construction, engineering, mining and energy industries. This bias at times prevents us from achieving the diversity, equity and inclusion necessary for our success.
Due to a predicted shortfall of construction workers in the coming years, our ability to attract and retain the most talented individuals to our industries is critical.
The Use of 5D BIM in Pre-Contract and Post-Contract
During this webinar, Mr Phillip Tan will examine the use of 5D BIM from the positions of Pre-Contract and Post-Contract.
Panel Discussion - The Importance of QS in Projects in terms of Contract Management and 5D BIM
This webinar features an expert panel who discuss the importance of the quantity surveyor in projects in terms of contract management and 5D BIM.
ACIF Economic Forecast
During this webinar, Dr Daniel Bunting will present the key findings of the May 2023 ACIF Economic Forecast.
ACIF Forecasts are a primary source of market information for the building and construction industry in Australia, providing decision makers with a reliable and accurate compass for business planning.
Importance of Embodied Carbon
As the focus on carbon neutrality increases, sustainably designed buildings hold long-standing value in today's market.
This webinar explores the impact and trends of embodied carbon - an important, yet often overlooked part of development.
Model-Based Quantification and Estimation in Preconstruction
In this session, be guided through the transformative potential of model-based practices.
Discover how these innovative techniques are revolutionising cost estimation, improving risk analysis, and enhancing the overall accuracy of project planning in the construction industry.
Digital Transformation through PowerBI and Machine Learning
Machine learning has been a topic of discussion for some time now and PowerBI is not clear to many people. What exactly does it do and why is it important?
Q&A Session and Discussion on APC Related Competencies Part 1 (Region 2)
Are you attending an APC Interview in the UAE, Qatar, Sri Lanka, India or Oman between September and October 2023?
Q&A Session and Discussion on APC Related Competencies Part 2 (Region 2)
Are you attending an APC interview in the UAE, Qatar, Sri Lanka, India or Oman between September and October 2023?
Q&A Session and Discussion on APC Related Competencies Part 3 (Region 2)
Are you attending an APC Interview in the UAE, Qatar, Sri Lanka, India, Bahrain or Oman between September to October 2023?
Launching the new Residential Tax Depreciation information paper
This webinar runs through the newly released (August 2023) AIQS Residential Tax Depreciation Information Paper that provides AIQS members with details on how to minimise risk and informs clients as to what to expect when dealing with an AIQS member in the provision of tax depreciation services.
Impact of the latest Fair Work updates
The most recent updates to the Fair Work Legislation restructure the parental leave provisions within the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). Join Adrian Barwick of WilliamsonBarwick to learn how these changes, and more, will impact your business as of July 1 2023.
Legislation Changes: Tax and Super for Employers
Perfect for Directors, Business Managers and HR teams; Adrian Barwick of WilliamsonBarwick will walk us through the relevant legislation updates to key tax and threshold changes, superannuation and employee authorised deductions.
Tax and threshold adjustments necessitate proactive tax planning for individuals and businesses. Staying informed and seeking professional guidance are crucial for compliance and achieving optimal outcomes.
Should I sign that contract? Tips and advice on reviewing consultancy contracts
Join Laurence Gottlieb, Manager Professional Risks at Austbrokers Countrywide to discuss tips and advice on reviewing consultancy contracts.
During this webinar we will consider what to look out for in agreements and some lessons to be learned from the mistakes of others.
Updates to SOPA, in conversation with John Murray AM
Hear a presentation on the latest Security of Payment updates across Australia from John Murray AM.
Advancing Carbon Emission Measurement in Construction
Quantity Surveying has a pivotal role to play in the measurement of construction-related carbon emissions.
Join Simon Squire as he runs through accurately measuring and managing carbon emissions in construction projects - a crucial initiative to drive change and create a more sustainable future.
Calculating Embodied Carbon in Construction Estimating and Take-Offs
Join our speakers, Sumit Oberoi and Michael Orr from Autodesk to learn about:
After watching this webinar, you will be have a greater ability to make decisions based on environmental impact and to start meeting sustainability goals.
Avoiding Cyber Claims: Case studies against consulting firms
Join Greg Hansen, Director - Professional Risks at Austbrokers Countrywide, to hear him provide tips and advice on avoiding cyber claims.
During this webinar we will discuss the ASD Essential 8 pillars of security to consider, and learn directly from case studies of consulting firms that did not have the right protections in place.
Demystifying the role of the Expert Witness
Join us for the online launch of the Expert Witness Information Paper which aims to demystify the complex world of the Quantum Expert Witness, and to inspire the next generation of quantity surveyors to explore the potential career opportunities.
Featuring an overview of the AIQS Information Paper as well as a summary of the journey to becoming an Expert Witness by Stephen Bolt of WT Partnership, as well as real-lived case studies from distinguished Barrister Derek Hand of Greenway Chambers.
Liquidated Damages - Essential Concepts
Liquidated Damages are one of the core elements of fixed-price contracts in the construction industry in Australia, and the fundamental enforcement mechanism for most principals, owners or developers.
Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) in Hong Kong - the QS Perspective
Hong Kong Government Policy Agenda 2017 called for the adoption of Modular integrated Construction (MiC) in Hong Kong (PPVC equivalent in Singapore). Since then, with the support of the Hong Kong Government, many MiC projects have been completed, many are ongoing, and many more are being planned.
The procurement approach in MiC development has matured. However, problems faced during the post-contract administration in various MiC projects have highlighted the need for improvements at the pre-contract stage of future developments.
This webinar will focus on the challenges that quantity surveyors face with tender procurement, budget control, and review of improvement in contractual provisions in forthcoming MiC projects.
Procurement in Construction and APC Q&A Session
This webinar will cover the following areas including an AIQS APC related Q&A Session:
Effects of Disruption on Construction Procurement
This webinar will explore the impacts of construction materials shortage in Singapore’s construction industry caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The construction industry plays a crucial role in supporting Singapore’s economy. However, throughout 2020 this industry was crippled by the impact of COVID-19. From labour shortages to supply chain disruptions, the industry struggled to keep up with the changes caused by COVID-19, resulting in lengthy delays to existing projects and new developments being put on hold or scrapped.
The road to recovery for the industry remains a long and difficult one. Industry players will need to be adaptable if they are to prosper.
Retaining Young Talent in the QS Industry
While the QS industry strives to attract and retain young talent, we must first seek to understand these young people and respond to their excitement, as well as address any concerns they may have in joining us. Are we ignorant of their career goals? Are we are not flexible enough to accommodate their requests? Or perhaps our young talent are simply asking for too much?
The purpose of this webinar is to examine these questions, and to create a platform for understanding that bridges the gap among our QS generations.
ACIF Economic Forecasts Webinar - November 2023
Join us for a webinar in which Mr Peter Downes will present the key findings of the November 2023 ACIF Economic Forecasts.