The primary role of the Education Committee is to organize, implement and facilitate educational policies that will provide prospective members with the opportunity to achieve the level of knowledge and skill necessary to obtain a CIQS professional designation.

The Education Committee is advisory only, and reports to the Board. Its responsibilities include:

  • review, update and management of the Education Policy Guidance Notes;
  • management of reciprocity agreements;
  • ongoing review of the current syllabus and recommendation of revisions to the Board as applicable, including development of a new heavy civil syllabus;
  • liaison with associated colleges and universities to ensure their levels of education reflect CIQS needs;
  • maintenance and upkeep of CIQS education and membership standards;
  • accreditation of current and new college/university programs nationally; and
  • review of member issues regarding TPE requirements to obtain designation and provision of recommendations for resolution.

Composition of the Education Committee:

Members of the Education Committee shall be appointed by the Board. The Education Committee shall be composed of at least three (3) individuals, at least one of whom shall be a director of the Corporation (Education Director).


  • Committee member must be a PQS member in good standing
  • Experience with professional designation education policies and programs
  • Effective communicator
  • Highly developed organizational skills

Individual candidates are requested to provide the following information to Sheila Lennon, Executive Director, CIQS at

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume outlining related experience and qualifications
Deadline for submission: October 31, 2018

ICEC–PAQS Conference 2018 | 18–20 November | Sydney, Australia

Construction projects start and end with cost.

ICEC-PAQS 2018 Conference brings together construction cost professionals from around the globe for seminars and workshops with industry experts.

A world class line-up of speakers will take to the stage at this year’s Conference in Sydney. The Conference opens on 18th November at ICC Sydney and runs through until 20th November.

“The Conference is designed to educate professionals towards a global construction industry that powers from precision. Construction cost professionals are critical thinkers who strive to provide their clients with accurate costings and funds management from pre-design to design to construction to operation to obsolescence.” says Anthony Mills, President, AIQS.

Weaving through the Conference are themes that highlight clear pathways for construction cost professionals who want to stay on top of their game. The themes include new directions for Quantity Surveyors and Cost Estimators, cost management, innovation in construction, BIM, infrastructure, international law and standards, costs in sustainability, construction technology and innovation, industry relationships, global cost management, and project management.

The keynote speaker for the Conference is Professor Genevieve Bell who will deliver a presentation on human interaction with technology and its impact on the management of projects. Professor Bell is the Director of the 3A Institute, Florence Violet McKenzie Chair, and a Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University (ANU) as well as a Vice President and Senior Fellow at Intel Corporation. Professor Bell is a cultural anthropologist, technologist and futurist best known for her work at the intersection of cultural practice and technology development.

Integrated into the Conference is the 3rd International QS BIM Conference. Speakers will deliver high point content across ten sessions.

The Future of Industry plenary brings to stage left a collective of Quantity Surveyors (under age 35) and, to stage right, a history of Quantity Surveyors (over the age of 35) – a generational debate sure to raise eyebrows. Other Conference highlights include treetop life in the concrete jungle, international construction measurement standards, launch of the ANZIQS BIM Best Practice Guidelines.

Early bird tickets are still available →

If you have any questions, please contact the AIQS events team on +61 2 8234 4000 or

Your Summer 2018 Digital Edition of The Construction Economist is now ready!


  • Leadership Interview – Will van Niekerk
  • Exploring international Quantity Surveying strategies
  • Regulation vs Association of CIQS
  • Estimating process in infrastructure projects
  • Whoever tells the best story wins – CIQS marketing
  • Limited liability only limits liability
  • Embracing change
  • Estate planning series – part 3
  • PQS – Expertise, professionalism & independence
  • Construction Delay Analysis – art or science?
  • Property Conditions Assessments


  • Legal Corner
  • Professional Sustainability Corner


  • Chair/Executive Director’s Message
  • Editor’s Message
Summer 2018 Digital Edition of Construction Economist

Your Spring 2018 Digital Edition of The Construction Economist is now ready!


  • Leadership & Development Interview – Rowan O’Grady
  • ICMS Interview – Alan Muse
  • Leaders in Action Interview – Michael Gabert
  • How I Became a PQS
  • A Final Farewell to Mrs. Ishrat Alidina
  • Explaining the Carillion Group Liquidation in the UK
  • The Power of Visual Documentation
  • Estate Planning Series – Part 2
  • Design and Construction Trends Analysis Committee
  • Life Cycle Costing Revealed


  • Professional Sustainability Corner
  • Education Corner
  • Legal Corner


  • Chair’s Message
  • Executive Director’s Message
  • Editor’s Message
Spring 2018 Digital Edition of Construction Economist

In this issue: Results of proposed CIQS Restructuring Survey, 2018 CIQS Congress, 5th Annual CIQS/RICS Seminar Summary, and so much more!

Winter 2017 Digital Edition of Construction Economist

In this issue: PAQS 2017 recap, Passive House, Strategic Leadership, Young Quantity Surveyors, and so much more!

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