Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS)
Quantity Surveyors (QS) encompass a range of professionals concerned with the management, estimating and planning of construction/building costs. These include construction cost consultants, construction cost managers, estimators, construction economists, building economists, cost planners, facility managers and project managers.
Quantity Surveyors work in the resources and infrastructure industries as well as the construction/building industry. They provide professional consultancy services for anyone involved in or entering the construction or building field; often acting on behalf of owners, principals or contractors.
The work of a quantity surveyor includes all aspects of the construction cost cycle, including outdoor design and the evaluation of sustainable development cost options.
THE INSTITUTE (AIQS)
The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) sets education, professional and technical standards for the quantity surveying profession and establishes benchmarks which are relied upon by member firms, their clients, contractors, project funders, corporate Australia, and all levels of government.
AIQS is a professional standards body with over 4000 members worldwide. Through its leadership, standards and code of professional conduct, AIQS ensures that its members are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of professional excellence.
Professional and technical standards set by the Institute include Certified Quantity Surveyor status, and publications such as the Australian Standard Method of Measurement, Detailed Building Measurement, Australian Cost Management Manual, Quarterly Building Cost Index, and Practice Standards & Guidance Notes.
Educational Standards are achieved through the accreditation of university courses, face-to-face events, workshops and webinars. The AIQS Academy is an online training portal with over 100 topics and academic texts used by professionals and tertiary education providers.
AIQS drives a cohesive approach to the appropriate use and adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) systems to achieve cost-efficient management of construction projects across their lifecycle.
QS provides the following services:
Cost planning and management
Due diligence assessments
Insurance replacement estimates
Tax depreciation schedules
Tender documentation/bills of quantities
Evaluation of sustainable development
ASSISTANCE FROM THE AIQS
The AIQS National Office is able to provide a range of information services and advice for anyone seeking to use the services of a Quantity Surveyor. It also has a number of useful publications available for purchase including, Australian Standard Method of Measurement, Building Economist Quarterly, and Current Construction Cost. The Institute's website is also a useful source of information.
CONTACT & INFORMATION
President | Anthony Mills
Chief Executive Officer | Grant Warner
Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors Corporate Office
Suite 303, Level 3
70 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000
P 02 8234 4000