CIQS Congress 2018  July 19–22, 2018 — Halifax, NS

CIQS Congress 2018 - Building the Maritimes

CIQS Congress 2018 will be hosted by the CIQS – Maritimes Affiliate in Halifax, NS on July 19–22, 2018 at the Delta Halifax.

The theme of the CIQS Congress 2018 is:

Building the Maritimes

Where Tradition Meets Innovation

Register early to secure your place at the Congress.

We look forward to seeing you in Halifax!

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Sheila Lennon at



Altus Group

Lindsay Construction

QSolv Incorporated
Crombie REIT

QS Online Cost Consultants

Foreseight Atlantic



CIQS – Maritimes has selected Delta Halifax to host the 2018 Congress. Centrally located in downtown Halifax, the hotel features mesmerizing views of the harbour and offers convenient access to the city’s top attractions.

Delta Hotels Halifax
(Square Scotia)

1990 Barrington St.
Halifax, NS B3J 1P2
Reservation Link:
Phone Reservations:



Group rates are available 3 days pre and post based on availability.

Guest Room, 2 Double $169
Guest Room, 1 King or 1 Queen, Sofa Bed $169
Guest Room, 1 King, Sofa Bed, Harbor View $184
Reservation Deadline: Thursday, May 31, 2018.

Book a Room  →



David Lai Young Quantity Surveyor Congress Bursary Program

In recognition of the volunteer contributions of David Lai, PQS(F) over the past 10 years and his invaluable work on the Education portfolio, CIQS is pleased to announce the establishment of the David Lai Young Quantity Surveyor (YQS) Congress Bursary Program.

The bursary program will provide funding for one YQS from each Affiliate region in Canada to attend Congress. Please see the program application guidelines for full details and requirements.



CIQS National Board Meetings
Young QS Meeting / Evening Out


FRIDAY, JULY 20st – Congress Day 1
Start Activity / Topic / Comments Speaker(s)
7:30 AM
8:00 AM
(Baronet Room)
8:00 AM
8:15 AM
(Bluenose Room)
8:45 AM Opening Remarks
Morning Theme: Innovation
MC – Michael Munday, PQS
Senior Estimator at Lindsay Construction
9:00 AM Technical Session I
The Future of Energy in Atlantic Canada
(Baronet Room)
Daniel Roscoe, P.Eng.
Partner at Roswall Inc.
9:45 AM Refreshment Break
10:00 AM Technical Session II
3D Scanning and Drone Technology
(Baronet Room)
Colin Gillis, BBA, MCPM & Dan MacIntosh, MCPM
Smarter Spaces
10:45 AM Refreshment Break
11:00 AM Technical Session III
Integrated Project Delivery
(Baronet Room)
Walter Strachan, FCSC, RSW, PQS
VP Risk Management at CBCL Limited
12:00 PM Networking Lunch
(Bluenose Room)
1:15 PM Intro of Afternoon Panel
Afternoon Theme: Tradition
MC – Michael Munday, PQS
Senior Estimator at Lindsay Construction
1:30 PM Panel Discussion
Growing Halifax
(Baronet Room)
Michael Munday, PQS
Senior Estimator at Lindsay Construction
David Sobey, P.Eng., PMP
Construction Manager at EllisDon
John Spinelli, CET, C.Mgr., PQS, PMP, LEED AP
Director, Cogswell Redevelopment Program at City of Halifax
Sandra Cooke
Senior Landscape Architect at Ekistics Plan + Design
Terry Doran
Vice President, Office Properties at Crombie REIT
2:45 PM Refreshment Break
3:00 PM Technical Session IV
Introduction to ICMS
(Baronet Room)
Susan Neil, PQS, MRICS
Executive Vice President at Hanscomb
3:45 PM Closing Remarks / Day 1
CIQS Congress 2018
MC – Michael Munday, PQS
Senior Estimator at Lindsay Construction
4:00 PM CIQS Information Session
Designation Holders Only
(Baronet Room)
CIQS National
Board of Directors
6:00 PM Cocktail Reception
No cost to attend
(Bluenose Room)
SATURDAY, JULY 21st – Congress Day 2
Start Activity Price
9:00 AM
(tee off)
Clive Evans Living Golf Tournament
Brunello Golf Course
Includes Cart and Lunch Voucher
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
Wine Tour of the Annapolis Valley
Bus Tour and Lunch
6:30 PM Chair’s Dinner
(Bluenose Room)


Farewell breakfast at the hotel (Free Registration)
Drop in and enjoy a hot buffet breakfast between 7am - 10am
(Baronet Room)


Full Registration ($225)
Includes: Breakfast, Technical Sessions, Refreshment Breaks, Networking Lunch, CIQS Information Session & Farewell Breakfast.
Networking Lunch Only ($35)
CIQS Information Session Only (Free Registration)
Designation Holders Only
CIQS Congress Cocktail Reception (Free Registration)

Register Today  →


Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Extended to Monday, July 9, 2018.

Cancellation Policy: We understand that plans/people change. Registrations may be transferred to another person, at no cost, prior to Friday, July 6, 2018. Full registration, refund minus a $50 administration fee, will be given until Monday June 18, 2018. No refunds will be issued after Monday, June 18, 2018.



Your esteemed support in making this celebration a timeless event is most welcomed and appreciated. We are honoured to be associated with such generous members and friends!

Level of Sponsorship Platinum
Advertisement In On-Site Program Full Page Half Page Quarter Page
Complimentary Passes to Technical Sessions 4 2 1
On-Site Signage Recognition
Hyperlinked Logo On Congress Website and Newsletters
Logo Recognition In On-Site Program
Corporate Logo In Construction Economist
Complimentary Tickets to President’s Dinner 4 2
For sponsorship information, please contact Sheila Lennon at