EVENT CALENDAR  Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

Upcoming Events:

  • PAQS Congress 2019 [Malaysia]  [ ]
  • Advancing Preconstruction & Estimating 2019  [ ]
  • 2019 Construction Adjudication Symposium  [ ]

PAQS Congress 2019 [Malaysia]

“Human Wisdom Amidst Emerging Technology”

The Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) is proud to organise and welcome delegates to the 23rd PAQS Congress 2019 with the theme “Human Wisdom Amidst Emerging Technology”.

PAQS 2019 will be a gathering of the best minds in Quantity Surveying and Cost Engineering. There will be many symposia, case sharing and research presentations on how to brave the current and imminent challenges facing the QS profession in particular, and the construction industry as a whole. The congress will be addressing each important topic to integrate contemporary and future technologies as well as concepts to elevate the profession and industry to greater heights.

We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting PAQS 2019 in Kuching, Sarawak.

23rd PAQS Congress 2019

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Jointly organised by: Supported by: Official Airline:
The Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) The Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia Sarawak Convention Bureau Malaysia Airlines

Advancing Preconstruction & Estimating 2019

Advancing Preconstruction & Estimating 2019

Maximizing Collaboration & Integration Across the Entire
Preconstruction Lifecycle | May 20-22 2019 | Dallas, Texas

Advancing Preconstruction & Estimating 2019 will bring together contractors, clients and designers to discover best practices and tools for the entire preconstruction life-cycle from initial project planning through operations handover.

You will benchmark your approach to estimating, design, technology or risk across multiple education tracks, and coordinate with project partners to learn how to forge more integrated preconstruction workflows.

We believe managing the design phase is the most critical part of every project. Let’s get it right!

In 2019, the event will focus on:

  • Accurate Conceptual Estimating & Fast Take-Off
  • Design Collaboration & Design Assist Processes
  • Making Bidding & Subcontractor Management Easier
  • Leveraging Data Analytics & Automation
  • And much more…

Get a taste of what the event will offer you and your team here:


2019 Construction Adjudication Symposium

2019 Construction Adjudication Symposium


Presentations • Panels • Reception • Dinner

"… an ideal opportunity for construction professionals and stakeholders across Canada to knowledge share on prompt payment, and the established ethos of adjudication as an internationally recognized method of dispute resolution."

The Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS) is pleased to be an Event Supporter for the 2019 Construction Adjudication Symposium and Reception/Dinner being held by CIArb and RICS at Vantage Venues (150 King Street West, Toronto) on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

Quantity Surveyors have continued to play a key role in the process of prompt payment internationally and are looking forward to supporting the fundamental reforms brought forward by the Construction Act in Ontario and other reforms that are gathering pace right across Canada.


Program Agenda


Time: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Venue: Vantage Venues
150 King Street West - 16th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5H 1J9 (Map)
Cost: Early Bird Non Member Rate $535
Early Bird Professional Rate $445
Professional Rate $495
Non Member Rate $595
Reception & Dinner $155
RSVP: Please register online latest by May 22, 2019. Early Bird Rate Ends March 15.

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The CIQS has continued its active participation in the process leading to the proposed federal prompt payment reforms by providing a Stakeholder Submission and following with verbal presentation at meeting in advance of a report prepared for Public Services and Procurement Canada titled “Building a Federal Framework for Prompt Payment and Adjudication” delivered on June 8, 2018 by R. Bruce Reynolds and Sharon C. Vogel with the Secretary of the Review being James K. Little.

Arif Ghaffur, PQS, FRICS, MCIArb, Editor of the Construction Economist, says “This is a relevant and current initiative that is bringing together key industry professional bodies, leaders and experts aimed at cross sharing information in a manner that benefits the Canadian construction industry - one that is sometimes fragmented, we are working hard to enable participants to make informed decisions.”

David Dooks, PQS(F), Chair of the CIQS, says “As an industry, Canadian construction is undergoing a number of fundamental reforms and we are pleased to partner with other professional bodies to ensure that we remain an important participant working alongside subject matter experts.”

As an Event Supporter at the Symposium, CIQS looks forward to participating with professional organizations in Canada that have experience as Authorized Nominating Bodies (ANB's) in the process of adjudication and expounding the ethos of Quantity Surveying at this landmark conference.


As an Event Supporter, CIQS members enjoy preferential rates and the benefits of early bird registration. Please register early at what is an excellent event to knowledge share, network and get up to speed on landmark reforms to the Canadian construction industry.

Advance registration is now open!
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Upcoming Events:

  • CIQS – British Columbia Dinner Event  [ ]

CIQS – British Columbia Dinner Event

CIQS – British Columbia Dinner Event

What the heck is virtual design and construction?
How BIM helps us (and can probably help you)

Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) have been buzzwords in the AEC industry for years, yet, the Canadian industry as a whole has been slow to adopt these processes. For Turner Construction Company, our use of VDC is driven by the specific needs of each individual project, and our use of BIM makes us better builders.

This presentation will outline the various processes and technologies we use to build digitally before building in reality, mitigating real world issues such as coordination complexities, rework and unforeseen circumstances that arise during the course of construction. From small tenant improvement projects through to complex multi-phased core and shell construction, this presentation will outline the tools we use to succeed.

Presenter: Kate Kirwan, CM-BIM
VDC Manager at Turner Construction Company

Kate Kirwan, CM-BIM - VDC Manager at Turner Construction CompanyKate Kirwan is the VDC Manager for Turner Construction Company in Canada. Her international work in the AEC industry began in Dublin, Ireland, where she worked as a conservation architect for the Irish government before moving to Canada in 2010. Her experience encompasses various construction types including complex new builds, renovations, and highly technical M&E builds. Kate works to promote BIM use throughout the AEC industry in Canada and she has collaborated with and presented to numerous consultant groups and organizations. Her previous speaking experience includes presentations at conferences such as Autodesk University, BuildEX Vancouver and the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) Canada.



Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Venue: Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver
645 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2Y9 (Map)
Cost: $75.00 for members
$85.00 for non-members
$25.00 for students
RSVP: Please register latest by Friday, March 1, 2019

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This event is eligible for 2 CPD points



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Upcoming Events:

  • 5th Annual Construction and Project Management Seminar  [ ]

5th Annual Construction and Project Management Seminar

5th Annual Construction and Project Management Seminar


5th Annual Construction and Project Management Seminar

Please join us for the 5th Annual Prairies Chapter Construction and Project Management Seminar at historic Fort Calgary. The event will provide an insightful procurement and features perspective on the delivery of the new Calgary Cancer Centre and some insightful history into the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) in Australia.

Featured Speaker

Toby Hendrie, Senior Construction Manager
Calgary Cancer Centre – PCL Construction Management Inc.

Moderators and Event Organizers

Doug Johannson, Principal
Avison Young Real Estate Alberta Inc.
Jerry Crawford, PQS, PMP, GSC, Principal Director
KGC Consulting Services Ltd.

Event Details & Registration

Time: 5:00PM – Registration
6:00PM – Dinner
6:30PM – CIQS, AIC and RICS intros
6:45PM – Presentations & Q&A
7:45PM – Networking
Location: Calgary, AB
Venue: Fort Calgary Officers’ Mess
750 – 9th Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta, T2G 5E1 (Map)
Cost: CIQS & RICS Members: $80.00
Non-members: $90.00
Students: $30.00

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Ticket includes buffet dinner. | Cash bar available till 8:45 pm.

This event is eligible for 3 CPD points


The Project

5th Annual Construction and Project Management SeminarGround has been broken and construction of Calgary’s long-awaited $1.4-billion cancer facility is now underway with completion expected sometime in 2023. The 127,000-square-metre facility will significantly increase the capacity for cancer care for southern Alberta, with 12 radiation vaults, 160 in-patient beds, more than 100 patient exam rooms and over 100 chemotherapy chairs. With the population living longer than ever before, the frequency of cancer is increasing, resulting in more individuals and their families being impacted. Like our client’s interdisciplinary approach to cancer care, PCL believes that the collaborative nature of design-build projects produces benefits to our clients and their patients.

5th Annual Construction and Project Management SeminarScheduled for completion in 2023, the Calgary Cancer Centre will be the leading healthcare facility and educational hub for cancer services in southern Alberta. PCL is proud to work on a facility that will support an interdisciplinary philosophy that accommodates research, education, and patient and family-based care, focused on improved patient outcomes.

Featured Speaker

Toby HendrieToby Hendrie is currently the Project Director for PCL’s $1.1 billion Calgary Cancer Centre project. Toby started his career as a contractor’s quantity surveyor in the United Kingdom 30 years ago, and joined PCL upon moving to Canada in 1998. Since, he has received his Gold Seal certification in construction, and travelled internationally to work on one of PCL’s largest projects – the $1 billion Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, in Melbourne, Australia. Toby spent four and a half years on the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre project as Construction Manager, leading his team from contract award to opening day. Toby’s tenacity for construction excellence and innovation is evident in all projects he manages, motivating his team to be the best they can be, while safely completing projects on time and on budget. Toby’s presentation will provide some insight into the Victorian Comprehensive Care Centre and the Calgary Cancer Centre projects, the challenges that were faced, and the opportunities the design-build model can offer.


Jerry CrawfordJerry Crawford, PQS, PMP, GSC, Consultant with 35 years of experience in the building and civil construction industry working on transportation, energy, commercial, industrial, multi-family residential, civil and building infrastructure projects during the procurement, pre-contract, execution and post-contract phases. Jerry is recognized as an expert in the field of Quantity Surveying and Project Management.

Doug JohanssonDoug Johansson, is a principal with Avison Young Real Estate Alberta Inc. and has over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate development and brokerage. Focused primarily on industrial properties, Doug has been the architect of hundreds of leasing and sale transactions across Canada as well as Eastern Europe, including a 6 million square foot logistics park in South Moscow, Russia. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and is a member of the Board of RICS Americas. He is also a member of the Knowledge Board, the Membership Working Group and is the Global Chair of the Education and Standards Board for the RICS in London, England.

Alberta Cancer Foundation

Sponsorship Levels
$2,000 and Above (Platinum) – 4 Complimentary Seats
$1,500 (Gold) – 3 Complimentary Seats
$1,000 (Silver) – 2 Complimentary Seats
$500 (Bronze) – 1 Complimentary Seat
Proceeds from this event will go to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, a Registered Charity – GST Number 11878 0477 RR0001
For more information, contact Silvana Curlo, scurlo@rics.org

Upcoming Events:

  • Special Meeting of Members  [ ]

Special Meeting of Members

Special Meeting of Members

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special meeting of the Members of CIQS – Ontario will be held at 90 Nolan Court, Unit 19, Markham, ON., on the 23rd day of March 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

  1. To consider and, if thought advisable, to pass, with or without amendment, a Special Resolution:
    • authorizing the amendment of the Articles of CIQS – Ontario to change the statement regarding the distribution of property remaining on liquidation;
      confirming By-law No. 2, as enacted by the directors;
    • authorizing CIQS – Ontario to terminate its Affiliation Agreement with Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors; and
    • authorizing and directing the officers and directors of CIQS – Ontario to take appropriate measures to wind up and dissolve CIQS – Ontario.
  2. To transact such further or other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment or adjournments thereof.

If you are unable to attend the meeting in person you may appoint, by proxy, a nominee to attend and vote in your stead, by completing and signing the Proxy Form and returning the signed Proxy Form to CIQS – Ontario by no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 22, 2019 in the following manner:

  • by personal delivery or mail to:
        CIQS – Ontario
        90 Nolan Court, Unit 19, Markham, ON. L3R 4L9
        Attention: Amir Kia/Samuel Jacob
  • by email to the following email address:
        Amirpqs@gmail.com and samuel@roofraisengg.com

DATED at the Township of Uxbridge, in the Province of Ontario, this 08th day of February 2019.

By order of the Board of Directors.

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