EVENT CALENDAR  CIQS – Newfoundland and Labrador

Upcoming Events:

  • PAQS Congress 2019 [Malaysia]  [ ]
  • Advancing Preconstruction & Estimating 2019  [ ]
  • 2019 Construction Adjudication Symposium  [ ]

PAQS Congress 2019 [Malaysia]

“Human Wisdom Amidst Emerging Technology”

The Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) is proud to organise and welcome delegates to the 23rd PAQS Congress 2019 with the theme “Human Wisdom Amidst Emerging Technology”.

PAQS 2019 will be a gathering of the best minds in Quantity Surveying and Cost Engineering. There will be many symposia, case sharing and research presentations on how to brave the current and imminent challenges facing the QS profession in particular, and the construction industry as a whole. The congress will be addressing each important topic to integrate contemporary and future technologies as well as concepts to elevate the profession and industry to greater heights.

We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting PAQS 2019 in Kuching, Sarawak.

23rd PAQS Congress 2019

Visit www.paqs2019.com for more details →

Jointly organised by: Supported by: Official Airline:
The Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) The Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia Sarawak Convention Bureau Malaysia Airlines

Advancing Preconstruction & Estimating 2019

Advancing Preconstruction & Estimating 2019

Maximizing Collaboration & Integration Across the Entire
Preconstruction Lifecycle | May 20-22 2019 | Dallas, Texas

Advancing Preconstruction & Estimating 2019 will bring together contractors, clients and designers to discover best practices and tools for the entire preconstruction life-cycle from initial project planning through operations handover.

You will benchmark your approach to estimating, design, technology or risk across multiple education tracks, and coordinate with project partners to learn how to forge more integrated preconstruction workflows.

We believe managing the design phase is the most critical part of every project. Let’s get it right!

In 2019, the event will focus on:

  • Accurate Conceptual Estimating & Fast Take-Off
  • Design Collaboration & Design Assist Processes
  • Making Bidding & Subcontractor Management Easier
  • Leveraging Data Analytics & Automation
  • And much more…

Get a taste of what the event will offer you and your team here:


2019 Construction Adjudication Symposium

2019 Construction Adjudication Symposium


Presentations • Panels • Reception • Dinner

"… an ideal opportunity for construction professionals and stakeholders across Canada to knowledge share on prompt payment, and the established ethos of adjudication as an internationally recognized method of dispute resolution."

The CIQS is pleased to be an Event Sponsor for the 2019 Construction Adjudication Symposium and Reception/Dinner being held by CIArb and RICS at Vantage Venues (Toronto) on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

Topics Covered Include:

  • The Latham Report – "Constructing the Team"
  • Striking the Balance Expert Review of Ontario's Construction Lien Act
  • Bill 57 – An Act to enact, amend and repeal various statutes
  • Construction Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C30 (Current)
  • Building a Federal Framework for Prompt Payment and Adjudication

Inaugural Symposium to Address Construction Adjudication in Canada

The Ontario government is introducing an adjudication process to ease the strain of delayed payment and expensive dispute resolution processes in the construction sector. Other Canadian juridictions, including the Federal government, are reviewing similar initiatives.

As modern construction projects have become increasingly complex, dispute resolution has become a time-consuming ordeal for the industry. Canada is looking to other countries' experiences as examples of how a formal adjudication process can facilitate payment disputes for everyone involved.

Join us in May as we discuss the proposed changes and what it will mean to the industry.

Looking forward to this inaugral event in Toronto with participants including:

Drafters of Provincial and Federal Prompt Payment Reports:

  • Bruce Reynolds and Sharon C. Vogel of Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP

Session Chairs:

  • Marcia J. Oliver, Advocates LLP
  • Richard Wong, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Presenters/Panel Participants:

  • Andrew Heal, Heal & Co. LLP
  • Brendan Bowles, Glaholt LLP
  • Emilio Bisceglia, Bisceglia & Associates
  • Howard Krupat, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
  • Howard Wise, Goodmans LLP
  • Kenneth W. Movat, Fogler Rubinoff LLP
  • Sandra Astolfo, WeirFoulds LLP
  • Matthew Alter, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Also presenting:

  • Dr. John Fletcher, Head of RICS Global Dispute Resolution
  • Dr. Paul Tichaeur, Chair, CIArb Canada Branch
  • John Hughes, Past President, RICS Global

We are very pleased to have the participation of representatives from the Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA), Toronto Construction Association (TCA), General Contractors Alliance of Canada (GCAC), National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada (NTCCC).


Time: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Venue: Vantage Venues
150 King Street West - 16th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5H 1J9 (Map)
Cost: Early Bird Non Member Rate $535
Early Bird Professional Rate $445
Professional Rate $495
Non Member Rate $595
Reception & Dinner $155
RSVP: Please register online latest by May 22, 2019 (Early Bird Rate Ends March 31st.)

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The CIQS has continued its active participation in the process leading to the proposed federal prompt payment reforms by providing a Stakeholder Submission and following with verbal presentation at meeting in advance of a report prepared for Public Services and Procurement Canada titled “Building a Federal Framework for Prompt Payment and Adjudication” delivered on June 8, 2018 by R. Bruce Reynolds and Sharon C. Vogel with the Secretary of the Review being James K. Little.

Arif Ghaffur, PQS, FRICS, MCIArb, Editor of the Construction Economist, says “This is a relevant and current initiative that is bringing together key industry professional bodies, leaders and experts aimed at cross sharing information in a manner that benefits the Canadian construction industry - one that is sometimes fragmented, we are working hard to enable participants to make informed decisions.”

David Dooks, PQS(F), Chair of the CIQS, says “As an industry, Canadian construction is undergoing a number of fundamental reforms and we are pleased to partner with other professional bodies to ensure that we remain an important participant working alongside subject matter experts.”

As an Event Supporter at the Symposium, CIQS looks forward to participating with professional organizations in Canada that have experience as Authorized Nominating Bodies (ANB's) in the process of adjudication and expounding the ethos of Quantity Surveying at this landmark conference.


As an Event Supporter, CIQS members enjoy preferential rates and the benefits of early bird registration. Please register early at what is an excellent event to knowledge share, network and get up to speed on landmark reforms to the Canadian construction industry.

Advance registration is now open!
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  • Closing the Project Performance & Cost Gap  [ ]

Closing the Project Performance & Cost Gap

Closing the Project Performance & Cost Gap

Join us on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the Danish Canadian Club of Calgary to learn more about Value Methodology with Martyn R. Phillips, Value Improvement Specialist.

Presentation Summary

When Martyn Phillips started out in the engineering profession, formal project management systems were few and far between. Now there are management systems for just about everything. Yet today, projects still go awry and significant value can be lost, due to scope increases, cost overruns, schedule & approval delays and general stakeholder dissatisfaction.

Martyn has been conducting formal, performance and cost optimization methods for many years. His presentation overviews how they are applied to great effect to business and strategic planning for regional improvements; feasibility, options identification, concept selection/definition; design and constructability improvements as well as revitalization/upgrading and major retrofit work. Examples from applications around the world will be discussed.

Featured Speaker

Martyn R. Phillips, Value Improvement Specialist

Martyn R. Phillips, Value Improvement SpecialistMartyn Phillips, FICE, FCIWEM, FHKIVM, FSAVE, CVS-Life, P.Eng., PVM Martyn Phillips has a long history of project development and implementation. As well, he has been leading formal value planning and improvement assignments for over 25 years. His technical background lies in process improvement and civil engineering. His leadership of group problem-solving situations, innovative enhancements and organizational effectiveness assignments has resulted in significant savings of time and cost, together with functionality enhancements and risk reduction, for a number of high-profile undertakings in various countries.

His guidance in identification of opportunities for functionality improvements, schedule optimization, risk reduction and cost avoidance, has led to savings of many hundreds of millions of dollars. For example, $100 Mn. CAPEX saving and functionality enhancement at the tendering stage of an EPC offshore project.

Martyn is also a pioneer in the field of value assurance as a strategic planning and oversight process. He has written a suite of eight books (including one e-book) on the various facets of value improvement.

Martyn is qualified as a Certified Value Specialist-Life (US), a Professional in Value Management (in Europe) and a Professional Engineer (Canada). He is also a Fellow of: a) the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK); b) the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (UK); c) SAVE International (US); and d) the Hong Kong Institute of Value Management.

In 2012 Martyn received the Value Analysis Canada’s Award for Innovation; in 2018, he received the Canadian Value / Life Value Achievement award.

He is also the Director of Global Affairs on the Executive Board for SAVE International.

Event Details & Registration

Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Calgary, AB
Venue: Danish Canadian Club
727 - 11th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 (Map)
Cost: CIQS Member: $30.00
Non-Member: $40.00
Student: $20.00
(Cost includes presentation and buffet dinner)
RSVP: Please register online by Monday, April 8, 2019

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This event is eligible for 2 CPD points

For more information, please contact your Calgary Chapter
Representative, Peter Bhullar, at calgary@ciqs-prairies.org

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  • Special Meeting of Members  [ ]

Special Meeting of Members

Special Meeting of Members

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special meeting of the Members of CIQS – Ontario will be held at 90 Nolan Court, Unit 19, Markham, ON., on the 23rd day of March 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

  1. To consider and, if thought advisable, to pass, with or without amendment, a Special Resolution:
    • authorizing the amendment of the Articles of CIQS – Ontario to change the statement regarding the distribution of property remaining on liquidation;
      confirming By-law No. 2, as enacted by the directors;
    • authorizing CIQS – Ontario to terminate its Affiliation Agreement with Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors; and
    • authorizing and directing the officers and directors of CIQS – Ontario to take appropriate measures to wind up and dissolve CIQS – Ontario.
  2. To transact such further or other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment or adjournments thereof.

If you are unable to attend the meeting in person you may appoint, by proxy, a nominee to attend and vote in your stead, by completing and signing the Proxy Form and returning the signed Proxy Form to CIQS – Ontario by no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 22, 2019 in the following manner:

  • by personal delivery or mail to:
        CIQS – Ontario
        90 Nolan Court, Unit 19, Markham, ON. L3R 4L9
        Attention: Amir Kia/Samuel Jacob
  • by email to the following email address:
        Amirpqs@gmail.com and samuel@roofraisengg.com

DATED at the Township of Uxbridge, in the Province of Ontario, this 08th day of February 2019.

By order of the Board of Directors.

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