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Engage quantity surveyors to minimize cost, NIQS urges govt

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Mr. Ayuba Akere, Chairman, Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) Lagos Chapter, has urged all tiers of government to engage the services of quantity surveyors in capital projects, housing and road constructions to minimise costs. Akere gave the advice in an interview in Lagos on Friday. According to him, quantity surveyors will help to monitor and evaluate the costs of ...

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Fashola tasks quantity surveyors on high cost of construction projects

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The minister of power, works & housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola has challenged quantity surveyors to use their skills and knowledge to address the high cost of constructing projects in the country for value maximization. He stated this in Abuja yesterday at the 2019 Annual Assembly of registered QS and induction of newly registered QS and practising firms, organised by the ...

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NIQS seeks role in government’s infrastructure tax credit scheme

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Nigerian Institution of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) last week backed the Federal government’s new Executive Order on Road Infrastructure Development and Refurbishment Investment tax Credit Scheme, as they seek the inclusion of professionals, especially its members in the proposed management committee. However, the innovative Order whilst very good in principle, they said, could fail due to many possible abuses and some ...

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Housing deficit: NIQS kicks against monopoly of knowledge

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The President, Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS), Mr.Obafemi Oluwole Onashile, has cautioned that while addressing the huge housing deficit in Nigeria, the adoption of monopoly knowledge should be jettisoned. To this end, he posited that housing crisis in Nigeria requires a robust collaborative strategy by all professionals in the housing sector. Onashile, who spoke in an interview in Abuja ...

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Quantity Surveyors elect new officers, seek roles in rail projects

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The Lagos chapter of Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) has urged the Federal government to involve indigenous consultants in the ongoing railway projects across the country. The Institute, which recently elected new members to carry out its activities in the next two years, queried engagement of foreigners on the railway projects. Immediate past chairman of Lagos chapter of the ...

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Construction industry needs critical evaluation — Onashile

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The construction industry is in a critical situation and requires urgent reforms to make it function optimally andmore profitably, the President, Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Mr. Obafemi Onashile, has said. Onashile said after agriculture, construction was the next biggest employer of labour, engaging at least five per cent of the workforce and about two per cent of the nation’s ...

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NIQS urges reforms in construction industry, unfolds innovations

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In a move to embrace modern procurement systems, procedures and processes in the construction industry, quantity surveyors have introduced new innovations to its practice. Apparently to increase the number of registered young members, the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS). (NIQS) has now opened its profession to all graduates and created divisions such as building, civil engineering, mechanical and electrical ...

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NIQS urges innovative spirit, synergy in built environment

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For sustainability of practice and enhancement of their relevance in the country, quantity surveyors have called for synergy among professionals in the built environment. Leading the call at a business Cocktail meeting organised by the Lagos State chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) in Lagos, the Vice president of the Institute, Mr. Olayemi Shonubi, who represented the ...

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NIQS to hold its 3rd Annual Research Conference Research in Bauchi

3rd Annual Research Conference Research in Bauchi

According to The Nation, the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) is to hold its 3rd Annual Research Conference Research in Bauchi, the capital of Bauchi State. In a release made available to in Abuja on Thursday, the Secretary, Marketing and Corporate Affairs of the Institute, QS Olujide Oke said the conference which has the theme “ Confluence of Research, Theory ...

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Regulatory Bodies In the Construction Industry In Nigeria

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The construction or building industry in Nigeria is a complex and highly competitive one with varying professionals in different aspects. These professionals ensure the successful execution of its numerous activities. However, just like in every sector of the economy of a country, there are regulatory bodies that are saddled with the responsibility of ensuring the effective control; coordination; organizing; directing; ...

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