The Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors will examine the cost management aspect of critical infrastructure projects in the country.
The NIQS in a statement signed by its Secretary for Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Mr. Jide Oke, stated that measurement and cost management of engineering infrastructure projects would form the basis of NIQS national workshop.
He said the two-day workshop, which is billed to hold in Enugu on the July 30 and 31, would also dwell on issues of preliminaries, site clearance and earthworks, and the cost management of these items of works in engineering projects, among others.
“The challenges of cost management of projects in a dynamic economic setting, measurement and cost management of railways, allied transportation networks, concrete bridges, box culverts, drains, kerbs and associated works will be discussed,” he said.
According to him, with eminent resource persons and professionals in the sector, who have held their own over the years, the seminar will x-ray the entire gamut of measurement and cost management of heavy mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering projects as well as the cost management of airport construction projects.
“The event is expected to be graced by construction industry professionals such as quantity surveyors, engineers, architects, builders and officials of government agencies and procurement officers, and will also beam searchlight on bills of quantities and other engineering models in the costing of engineering projects in Nigeria,” Oke added.