EVENT CALENDAR  Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

Upcoming Events:

  • ICEC-PAQS Conference 2018  [ ]

ICEC-PAQS Conference 2018

ICEC-PAQS Conference 2018

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.

Location: Sydney, Australia
Venue: International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney)
14 Darling Drive
Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia (Map)

Visit www.icecpaqs2018.com for more information →

If you have any questions, please contact the AIQS events team on +61 2 8234 4000 or events@aiqs.com.au

Upcoming Events:

2018 Wood Solutions Conference

2018 Wood Solutions Conference

The Wood Solutions Conference is dedicated to design and construction with wood products and building systems, including mass timber. This one-day educational event will showcase wood uses in commercial, institutional, industrial and multi-unit residential construction through specifically designed seminar streams, featuring new and current topics and an interactive trade show. A keynote lunchtime speaker and an evening networking reception provide exciting networking opportunities with industry leaders and peers.

Insights into wood - and ideas for you!

The Wood Solutions Conference is tailored for architects, engineers, builders, contractors, building officials, technologists, planners and developers. More than 800 design and building professionals will come together to listen and learn; connect and collaborate. This is a conference you won’t want to miss!

Why should you attend? New program. New information and inspiration!

  • Learn about the newest innovations and trends in architectural and structural wood design, wood construction and building science, including topics such as BC's updated Building Code, passive design, transformative building technologies, sustainability, fire and prefabrication
  • Connect and collaborate with other industry professionals and international experts
  • Visit the trade show/exhibit floor and meet face-to-face with knowledgeable industry suppliers
  • Join us for an evening networking event
  • Hear thought-leaders and innovators as speakers
  • Earn professional development education credits

Event Details

Time: 7:00am: Registration
7:45am - 3:45pm: Exhibit Hall Open
8:00am - 4:45pm: Seminars In Session
5:00pm - 7:00pm: Evening Reception
Location: Vancouver, BC
Venue: Vancouver Convention Centre West - Level 1
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC (Map)
Cost: $60. Early Bird; $75. Regular + Ticket Add-On: Evening Reception $20.
* Admission tickets include snacks and a hot sit-down lunch.
* Reception tickets include hors d'oeuvres and one-beverage ticket.
RSVP: Please register latest by Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018

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Introduction to Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and Target Value Design

Introduction to Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and Target Value Design

CIQS – British Columbia will partner up with AACEi to organize our second dinner event of 2018/19 featuring, Tim Coldwell, President of Chandos. The night will include a networking reception, dinner and a one hour presentation. Join us with your fellow colleagues as Tim shares his presentation on the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD). The talk will be tailored to an audience with a quantity surveyor and project management background. It will also focus on the role of the estimator on a IPD project.

“Integrated project delivery is designed for collaboration from the commencement of a project. The uniting of owner, architect, and contractor on a level playing field is conducive to quality delivery. This triad branches out even further when subcontractors and consultants are brought into the equation. The fundamentals of this process ensure maximum efficiency and successful project delivery from all parties involved.” Join with us on November 13, 2018 to learn more on IPD with Tim Coldwell, President of Chandos and Wayne Quanson, Director of Pre-Construction Services of Chandos.

Topic: Introduction to Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and Target Value Design
Speaker: Tim Coldwell, President of Chandos – See Tim's Bio below
Time: 5:00pm – Registration and Cash Bar
6:00pm – Dinner
7:00pm – Speaker
Location: Vancouver, BC
Venue: Metropolitan Hotel (Pacific Room)
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 Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018

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Presenter Bio

Roy Howes, PQS (F)

Tim Coldwell
President of Chandos

Tim Coldwell is a husband, dad and indigenous entrepreneur focused on leading by serving, culture, and the monetization of ideas. He serves as President of Chandos, an employee owned general contractor that is leading change in the Canadian construction industry. Chandos is proud to be the first/largest B-Corp certified commercial general contractor in North America. Tim believes that business can generate economic value in a way that also produces value for society by addressing its challenges.

An avid community supporter, Tim sits on the board of the Citadel Theatre and the Edmonton Construction Association. He is an advisor to San Francisco’s Center for Innovation in the Design & Construction Industry (CIDCI) and the past board chair of the Integrated Project Delivery Alliance (IPDA). Tim volunteers with the Boys/Girls Clubs Big Brothers/Sisters and is a past campaign co-chair with the United Way. He has been named a Top 40 Under 40 and is an alumnus of the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference.

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Annual Dinner Sponsorship Opportunities

CIQS BC is pleased to offer the opportunity to provide sponsorship to our regular dinner events. This is an ideal chance for consultants, contractors, developers and other related companies to not only support the organization in hosting these events but to gain exposure and promote their firm to the membership.

The sponsorship is $1000 per annum and will include these benefits:

  • Recognition at all dinner meetings (a minimum of four events each year)
  • 2 dinner tickets per event (a $630 value)
  • Promotion on the PowerPoint loop
  • Official acknowledgement of sponsors at the events
  • Logo on all event notices & CIQS-BC website

CIQS-BC Annual Dinner Sponsorship Form →

Thank You to Our Annual Dinner Sponsors

Upcoming Events:

  • 2018 Value Symposium  [ ]
  • Calgary Composting Facility Site Tour  [ ]
  • CIQS – Prairies Workshop & Dinner | Value Management: How to Deliver Value  [ ]

2018 Value Symposium

2018 Value Symposium

Alberta is big sky country — and big idea country. Do you strive to deliver value in your work? Do you innovate? Do you educate? Do you seek out best practices? Are you creative? Are you inspired? Share your work with a group of people who are passionate about enhancing value for projects, products, systems, and processes at the 2018 Value Symposium in Edmonton, Alberta, October 17-19.

There's Value in the West

The last several years have seen incredible growth of the value methodologies in Western Canada. The recent establishment of the Value Analysis Canada - Western Group is only the most recent indicator. Between rapidly growing municipalities and a private sector that increasingly sees the need to incorporate Value Analysis into its operations and projects, there is great and growing need for value professionals on this frontier.

The 2018 Value Symposium will introduce attendees to the work being done in Western Canada, and will also feature speakers and value professionals from across Canada and North America.

Keynote Speakers

  • Renee L. Hoekstra, CVS
  • Dr. Simaan AbouRizk, Ph.D., P.Eng, FRSC, FCSCE, FNAC, FCAE
  • Martyn Phillips, FICE, FCIWEM, FHKIVM, FSAVE, CVS-Life, P.Eng., PVM

Who Should Attend?

  • Program and Project Managers
  • Asset Managers
  • Developers
  • Funding Authorities
  • Product Developers
  • “Change” Managers
  • Business Process Owners
  • And You!
Location: Edmonton, AB
Venue: The Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton
10235 101 Street NW,
Edmonton, AB T5J 3E9 (Map)
Cost: Members: $699.00
Non-Members: $799.00
RSVP: Please register latest by Wed, Oct. 17, 2018

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2018 Value Symposium - Value in the West
For further information, please contact Value Analysis Canada at conference@valueanalysis.ca

Calgary Composting Facility Site Tour

Calgary Composting Facility Site Tour

The Calgary Composting Facility is the largest of its kind in Canada. The facility is owned by The City of Calgary and operated by AIM Environmental Group.

The facility produces high quality compost from both food and yard waste collected from the Green Cart program and dewatered biosolids, a nutrient-rich by-product from wastewater treatment.

Three buildings make up the composting facility - main building, curing building and storage building. Together, the facility is 521,000 square feet. The facility will process upwards of 145,500 metric tons of residential food and yard waste and dewatered biosolids every year.

See Canada's newest and largest composting facility in person

CIQS Members will get a look inside Calgary's new compost facility from the vantage point of a viewing gallery and learn how the indoor composting process works.

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Calgary, AB
Venue: Calgary Compost Facility
12111 68 St SE
Calgary, AB T2Z 0E5 (Map)
Cost: Free for CIQS members
RSVP: Please register latest by Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018

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  • PPE required (hat/boots/vest/glasses). The host will have some on site but not enough for everyone.
  • Visitors may notice a lingering odor. Members may need to change if meeting someone after.
For further information, please contact Peter Bhullar at calgary@ciqs-prairies.org

CIQS – Prairies Workshop & Dinner | Value Management: How to Deliver Value

CIQS – Prairies Workshop & Dinner | Value Management: How to Deliver Value

Value Management as defined by SAVE International, is “a systematic process used by a multidisciplinary team to improve the value of a project through the analysis of its functions.” This presentation will discuss the concepts behind Value Management, explore its applications, and highlight its benefits.

This presentation will explain Value Engineering’s methodology, history, and its application, and will review case studies. The presenter will also introduce a hybrid approach, combining Value Management and Risk Analysis, and will discuss why it is vital to integrate these two methodologies.

Topic: Value Management
Speaker: Hussien AL-Battaineh – See Hussien’s bio below
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Calgary, AB
Venue: Danish Canadian Club
727 - 11th Avenue S.W.,
Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 (Map)
Cost: CIQS Members: $30.00
Non-Members: $40.00
Students: $20.00
* Includes Workshop and Dinner
RSVP: Please register online latest by Friday, Nov. 16

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Hussien AL-Battaineh, Ph.D., P.Eng., CVS

ImageHussien AL-Battaineh, Ph.D., P.Eng., CVS is the founder and president of EHan Engineering, an ambitious Edmonton-based consulting company specialising in value management, project management, and infrastructure management services. His fifteen years of progressive experience include leading value management and risk analysis workshops, managing complex civil engineering and infrastructure projects, and conducting constructability review studies for transportation, construction, and wastewater projects. His professional accomplishments have been recognised through a number of awards and scholarships including the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering’s Award for Governmental Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure (2012) and the Consulting Engineers of Alberta Award of Excellence and Award of Merit (2013) for developing the Risk-based Infrastructure Management System (RIMS).

Dr. Al-Battaineh holds the Certified Value Specialist (CVS®) designation, which is the highest level of certification obtainable through SAVE International. He was one of the professionals driving the establishment of the Value Analysis Canada (VAC) Western Group in 2016, and currently holds the position of Conference Director at Value Analysis Canada. Dr. Al-Battaineh is also an adjunct Professor of Civil and Construction Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Western Michigan University, United States.

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For further information, please contact Peter Bhullar at calgary@ciqs-prairies.org

Upcoming Events:

RICS & CIQS 6th Annual Construction and Project Management Seminar

RICS & CIQS 6th Annual Construction and Project Management Seminar


The construction industry is facing skills shortages, productivity problems and concerns about sustainability and safety. This is directly impacting the quality, speed and cost of delivering projects in accordance with expectations. The industry is increasingly turning to offsite and modular construction where much of the “building” takes place in a controlled factory environment with the finished product being transported to the project site.

Confirmed Speakers Include

Paul Hughes, M. Sc., FCIArb, FRICS
Senior Director, Altus Group
Andrew Fleetwood
Lead Estimator, PCL Construction
Arif Ghaffur, B.Sc., PQS, FRICS, MCIArb
Lakeland Consulting Inc. | Adjudico Inc.
Natalie Alexander, PQS, MRICS
Sustainable Infrastructure & Green Building
Troy Galvin, P.Eng.
Manager, PCL Agile
Darren Cash, PQS, MRICS
Director, Eastern Canada BTY Group

This seminar will explore the following

  • What are the traditional construction approaches adopted by the industry?
  • What are the existing faster/cheaper alternatives used and how successful are they?
  • What are the recent and emerging solutions and what benefits do they offer?
  • What is an example of a case study of a successful project using off-site construction?
  • What is the value proposition of off-site construction, with examples of costing?
  • What are the challenges/hurdles in adopting and how are they overcome?

Event Details

Time: 5:45 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: Oakville, Ontario
Venue: Noble Hall (formerly Otello's)
2273 Royal Windsor Drive
Oakville, Ontario, L6J 7X8 (Map)
Cost: Early Bird RICS/CIQS Members: $55
Early Bird Non-Members: $70
Early Bird Students: $30
RSVP: Early-Bird Ends on September 30th October 15th

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Spring-into-Summer Social Event

Current Agenda*

5:45 PM Registration Starts (Dinner & cash bar available from 6:00 PM). Exhibitor stands available for viewing
6:40 PM Opening Remarks & Introductions – Arif Ghaffur, President, Lakeland Consulting Inc.
6:45 PM Challenges & Opportunities - Paul Hughes, Senior Director, Altus Group
7:00 PM Approaches, Thoughts & Case Study, presented by Diamond Sponsor, PCL Agile:
  • Troy Galvin, General Manager
  • Andrew Fleetwood, Lead Estimator
8:00 PM Refreshment/Networking Break
8:15 PM Moderated Panel Discussion, Natalie Alexander, Author & PhD Candidate
8:45 PM Presentation of Volunteer Award of Excellence & Closing Comments, by Darren Cash, BTY, Director
9:30 PM Event closes

*subject to change

Additional Information

In addition to networking with senior industry professionals, attendees will also gain an understanding of current technologies and practices. Join us and our event partners at this event for an evening of insightful presentations and networking.

Dinner — Hot buffet dinner is included in the price of the ticket. Cash bar will be available.

Parking — Please note that there is complimentary parking on-site. The venue is conveniently located at the junctions of Hwy 403/QEW.

Building Insights — Modular Boom Town

presented by Diamond Sponsor, PCL Agile

Building Insights — Modular Boom Town

This year’s Award of Excellence for Volunteering will go to Bill Nichols, M.Sc., PQS(F), PLE, GSC, AIC, FCIOB
Professor at the Angelo DelZotto School of Construction Management – George Brown College.


You are invited to sponsor the event to reach our targeted and engaged attendees.

Each level is limited to 4 sponsors and includes the following:

Platinum: $1,000 — Logo placement on pre-event promotions and on-site event materials, logo and link to your corporate website on the event registration page, display table providing on-site presence at the event, plus 6 complimentary tickets (one table).
Gold: $750 — Logo placement on pre-event promotions and on-site event materials, logo and link to your corporate website on the event registration page, opportunity to provide a handout (8.5” x 11” or smaller displayed on the documents table) at the event, plus 2 complimentary tickets.
Silver: $500 — Logo placement on all pre-event promotions and on-site event materials, plus 1 complimentary ticket.
Bronze: $250 — Logo placement on all pre-event promotions and on-site event material.

If you are interested in sponsorship or for inquiries about the event, please contact Silvana Curlo,
RICS Chapter Manager or Sheila Lennon, CIQS Executive Director.


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Upcoming Events:

Événement de réseautage à l’hôtel Le Crystal de Montréal

Événement de réseautage à l’hôtel Le Crystal de Montréal

L'ICÉC - Québec a le plaisir de vous inviter à un événement de réseautage à l’hôtel Le Crystal de Montréal, idéalement situé à un coin de rue du Centre Bell.

Joignez-vous à nous jeudi le 8 novembre et profitez de cette soirée pour revoir vos collègues de l’industrie, faire des rencontres inspirantes et développer votre réseau de contacts, le tout dans une atmosphère conviviale!

Time: 17:30 – 20:30
Location: Montréal, QC
Venue: Hôtel Le Crystal (Lounge Bishop)
1100 Rue de la Montagne
Montréal, QC H3G 0A1 (Map)
Cost: Gratuit pour les membres de l'ICÉC
25$ pour les non-membres
RSVP: Veuillez vous inscrire en ligne d'ici le 4 novembre 2018

Inscrivez-vous dès aujourd'hui →

« Nous avons hâte de vous voir pour cette occasion spéciale. »

Pour plus d'informations, veuillez contacter Marie-Anne Bible à admin@ciqs.org.

Upcoming Events:

  • Special Meeting of Members  [ ]

Special Meeting of Members

Special Meeting of Members

The current CIQS – Maritimes Board has moved to call for a Special Meeting of all current recognized members of CIQS – Maritimes to determine the future of the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors – Maritimes Association as the recognized corporate identity of the non-for-profit origination registered in Nova Scotia. The current board of CIQS – Maritimes has also moved to recommend that the membership consider that this is in our best interest as members of CIQS to dissolve our corporate association (affiliate) and continue forward as a Chapter of CIQS.

Please note: There is no charge to attend meeting and the meal is included at no cost to members.

Time: 5:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Location: Dartmouth, NS
Venue: Brightwood Golf Course & Country Club
227 School Street
Dartmouth, NS B3A 2Y5 (Map)
Cost: No charge for the meeting or the dinner
RSVP: Please register latest by Monday, Oct. 29, 2018

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If you do not plan to attend, complete, scan and email the Proxy Form to info@ciqs-maritimes.org to be received no later than Monday, October 29, 2018 OR hand your Proxy Form to your nominee.

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