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Steven Schneid from S.M. Schneid Quantity Surveyors says that estimating and controlling the cost of developing tall buildings such as the skyline-defining skyscraper, the Leonardo is no easy feat.

THE LEONARDO FROM A QUANTITY SURVEYING PERSPECTIVE

The Sandton skyline-defining skyscraper, the Leonardo, is the tallest building in Africa. The R3-billion project, developed by 75 on Maude, a Legacy Group and Nedbank partnership, has already surpassed the former stand-out in Sandton, The Michelangelo. At 233m with 55 floors, it also beats the 201m architectural height of the Carlton Centre, previously the tallest […]

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The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) has appointment Ms. Christelle Bown as its President and Nthabiseng Motlatle as ASAQS Wits Student Chapter as Chairperson.

ASAQS CELEBRATES WOMEN’S MONTH

In celebration of Women’s Month, the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) has appointment Ms. Christelle Bown as its President.  She is the second ever female president of the ASAQS, following Prof. Gaye le Roux, who was elected to this prestigious position in 2006. (more…)

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The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS), and the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology recently launched the 2019 edition of Green Building in South Africa: Guide to Costs & Trends.

GREEN BUILDING IN SOUTH AFRICA: GUIDE TO COSTS & TRENDS

The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS), and the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology recently launched the 2019 edition of Green Building in South Africa: Guide to Costs & Trends. It is the second publication following the 1st edition that was issued […]

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Larry Feinberg, Executive Director of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS), examines 2019 trends from a Quantity Surveyor perspective.

2019 TRENDS FROM A QUANTITY SURVEYOR PERSPECTIVE

“During 2018 we lobbied for the regulated appointment of quantity surveyors to infrastructure projects,” says Larry Feinberg, Executive Director of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS). (more…)

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5 TRENDS IN QUANTITY SURVEYING IN 2017 TO WATCH OUT FOR

The construction industry has always been cyclic, enjoying a boom for several consecutive years only to face a slump afterwards. Eventually, things pick up again. South Africa’s last upward cycle ended around 2010 in step with the global economic crisis. Since then, quantity surveyors have been feeling the pinch. “Unfortunately, this trend looks set to […]

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SA panel of expert built environment practitioners appointed regarding dispute resolution

INTERNATIONALLY ACCREDITED PANEL OF COMMERCIAL DISPUTE RESOLVERS FORMED IN SOUTH AFRICA In advance of the introduction of the Department of Justice’s proposed Court Annexed Mediation Scheme in South Africa, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has spent the past two years developing a Southern African panel of expert built environment practitioners who are fully […]

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