QSi Global Board

News

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16/02/2023QSi Lifetime Achievement AwardsOn 12 February we were delighted to present a number of Lifetime Achievement Awards to QSi members who have gone more than the extra mile to give back to our industry. The event was held in the House of Lords where we enjoyed afternoon tea. Among those receiving awards were Kathryn Ladley who was a founding member of QSi and on the very first Board; and Andy Hewitt who has given so much of his time passing on his vast knowledge through training seminars and webinars more latterly. 
16/02/2023QSi Lecture RoomWe are delighted to announce that the QSi now has a dedicated and branded lecture room at the University of Wolverhampton. This will give us a base for holding meetings and events in our own room complete with logos, and will also raise the profile of QSi. 
26/09/2022University of Wolverhampton Student PrizeThe University Interim Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Campbell, was delighted to host this year's Class of 2022 graduates and their families to the University of Wolverhampton for the School of Architecture and Built Environment graduation. . This year's winner of the QSi prize was Mr Suleiman Hussain, who was presented with his reward by Dr Moses and our Global President, Dr Paul Hampton. 
26/09/2022A Tribute to Roger KnowlesIt was with great sadness that we report the passing away of Roger Knowles, founder of QSi. Many people will know Roger by reputation through his books and training courses or in a professional capacity and it is without doubt that Roger was an expert in his chosen field as well as an astute businessman. Roger was a trail blazer in the construction industry, being the first claims consultant combining both his technical knowledge as a Quantity Surveyor with the legal knowledge of his barrister qualification. In 1972 he established his first office in Manchester, and grew the company to a worldwide organisation with 26 offices throughout the UK and across the globe with over 400 employees, changing the face of construction disputes. In his book, Someone Up There Likes Us, Roger tells of the time in the 1970s when he had decided to offer a one-stop dispute resolution service and says that he considered that my client's entitlements, whether in respect of time and/or money, should be encapsulated in one fully comprehensive document headed Construction Claim. The Claim would tell the story of the events relating to the dispute which could be understood by anybody unconnected with the project, without having to refer to any other documents or person. This simple goal set the standard for the compilation of claims and is something that we are still observing in our consultancy work and teaching on training courses almost 50 years later. Roger was an inspirational boss, always able to see potential in people and willing to give them the chance to stretch themselves and allowing free rein for people to follow their own initiative. Many people own much to Roger for setting them on a career path; he leaves a great legacy. 
26/09/2022Stellar GroupWe have just held the first meeting of our Stellar Group for 18-30 year olds.&nbsp; It was great to have so many people join us and to see the enthusiam of these young people.&nbsp; If you would like to join the group or would like more information email stellar@theqsi.org</p> 
26/09/2022Stellar GroupThe QSi is pleased to announce the formation of a group for 18-30 year olds.&nbsp; The Stallar Group will provide a forum for younger QSi members to meet to discuss the issues which are important to them.</p> 
20/01/2020Former QSi President in PrintQSi former President, Steve Newcombe, has been instrumental in a new RICS publication "Employers Agent Design and Build". Steve drafted the original work which is now available to download on the RICS website at https://www.rics.org/uk/upholding-professional-standards/sector-standards/construction/black-book/employers-agent-design-and-buildOpen
12/03/2018Global Board Meeting<p>The next meeting of the QSi Global Board will take place on 14 March at 0800 GMT.</p> 
11/09/2017Next Meeting of the QSi Global BoardThe next meeting of the Global Board will be held on 7 November 2017 
25/08/2017Global Board Meeting - 29 August 2017The next meeting of the Global Board will take place on 29 August. 

Events

EventLocationDateTimedetails
Enabling Open Plan With Automist - Advanced Targeted Suppression Webinar1 February 20240800-0900 UK timeInstalled in over 14,000 properties across the globe, Automist is a unique fire suppression system - the only one of its kind that can directly target fires. Recently featured in TIME's prestigious 'Best Inventions' list and trusted by building control, it's an effective fire safety solution that enables open plan design that meets building regulations
Getting PaidWebinar4 January 20240800-0900 UK timeMain Contractors, Sub Contractors and Construction Professionals need to be paid. The current payment regime began in October 2011, so why do so many people still get it wrong? Keith will explain the payment regime and highlight common errors, as well as look at some court decisions which affect the way the regime operates and how you can use adjudication
Facade Engineering in PracticeWebinar5 October 20230800-0900 UK timeThe talk will cover: An overview of: The variation in façade types, geometry and appearance The function that façades serve and how they modify and influence the internal environment The risk and challenges with complex building design Typical forms of façade construction including the perceived advantages and disadvantages of each Façade performance drivers An overview of each stage of how the design process is managed and validated through the façade engineering project life cycle Project specific case studies and discussion
Insurance - The Landscape Post GrenfellWebinar6 July 20230800-0900 UK timeREGULATORY FRAMEWORK • Building Safety Act • Building Regulations • Register of High Rise Buildings INSURANCE ISSUES • Market overview (General & Professional Indemnity) • Cladding issues • Modern methods of Construction – Fire Safety issues • Professional Indemnity Insurance for the Construction Sector (Consultants / Contractors/ Specialist trade Contractors)
Procurement Matters Online webinar2 February 20230800-0900 UK TimeA free one hour webinar discussing all things procurement
An Introduction to the FIDIC ContractsOnline webinarThursday, 1 December 20220800-0900 UK TimeThe FIDIC forms of contract have become the go-to and most frequently used construction contracts internationally, particularly in countries that have not developed their own standard contracts. FIDIC contracts are available for construction; design and build; engineer, procure and construct; design, build and operate; small works; tunnelling, dredging and consultancy services. This presentation will introduce the FIDIC forms of contract and explain their various uses within the industry. It will also contain advice on the selection of the most suitable contract to meet the employer’s procurement criteria for particular types of project.
Forensic Delay AnalysisOnlineThursday, 6 October 20220800-0900 UK TimeDelay-related disputes occur frequently in construction, yet practitioners continue to debate how concurrent delays should be analysed and allocated between parties. Alan will give an overview of the forensic investigation of project delay in the construction and engineering sectors, examining methods used to identify and quantify delays and concurrent delays, and explains the different principles that apply in claims for extension of time and prolongation costs in cases of concurrent delay.
From BIM to Digital Twins: Emerging technologies and changing workflows in the AEC sectorOnline1 September 20220800-0900 UK Time• Current status of BIM implementation in UK and globally o The UK BIM Framework and relevant standards • The rise of the Digital Twin o What does it mean? o How might it benefit construction? o Examples of emerging research in the DT workspace • Emerging technologies to support BIM and Digital Twin workflows
101 Great WomenSpringfield Campus, WolverhamptonThursday, 30 June 20221600-1800Following on from International Women's Day, QSi in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton, School of Architecture and the Built Environment, is proud to host success stories from a selection of 101 great women in the construction industry. Refreshment will be available following the presentations. To book your place: https://event.bookitbee.com/39706/101-great-women
An Introduction to the FIDIC ContractsOnline webinar1 December 20220800 UK TimeThe FIDIC forms of contract have become the go-to and most frequently used construction contracts internationally, particularly in countries that have not developed their own standard contracts.FIDIC contracts are available for construction; design and build; engineer, procure and construct; design, build and operate; small works; tunnelling, dredging and consultancy services.This presentation will introduce the FIDIC forms of contract and explain their various uses within the industry. It will also contain advice on the selection of the most suitable contract to meet the employer’s procurement criteria for particular types of project.
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Documents

ActionFile NameDescription
View DocumentConstitution.pdfQSi Constitution
View DocumentPast Presidents.docx.pdfPast Presidents
View DocumentAccreditations List.pdfCourse Accreditations List
View DocumentAccreditations List-University.pdfUniversity Course Acceditations List
View DocumentQSi A5 Advert.pdfAdvertising flyer
View Document100 legal cases book advert.pdf100 Legal Cases by Roger Knowles
View Documentconstitution.pdfQSi Constitution - Amended 9.8.2018
View DocumentQSi Press release 20180928.docxQSi Forms New Research Directorate
View Documentinternational-ethics-standards-final.pdfInternational Ethics Standards
View DocumentEnvironmental and Sustainability Statement.pdfEnvironmental and Sustainability Policy

Chairman

Committee

NameEmailTelBio
Michael Reynolds  Michael Reynolds AssocRICS / AssocSCSI / MSST / FQSi is an Internationally experienced professional Quantity Surveyor with commercial & contracts leadership, projects' administration experience and responsibility from project inception through to and including final handover and final account settlement of Principal Contract including Subcontractors / Suppliers. Most recently operating within Doha, Qatar Michael has over 8 years’ experience in UAE / KSA / Jordan & Qatar and a further 30 years’ experience in UK / Ireland working with Contractor’s, during which he completed and furthered his education and training through the College of Technology Bolton Street, Dublin / College of Contract Management UK the SST (now amalgamated with the RICS) RICS / SCSI / CIOB & QSi, having also gained extensive experience on major and prestigious Building and Civil Engineering Projects, high rise office developments, roads, bridges, infrastructure, railways, mining, D & B projects, libraries, hotels, art galleries, schools, factories mixed use and residential developments. Michael through his experience is competent and responsible for all aspects of commercial and contract’s administration, preparation of budget proposals, procurement, tendering and estimating procedures, sub-contract negotiation and award, cost management, risk analysis, management reporting including board level participation. As a departmental head, Michael is fully responsible for team management with exceptional inter-personal communication / support skills. Michael is also experienced in Claims related dispute resolution techniques and processes including mediation, Arbitration / Litigation, control and management. Michael has been a member of the Quantity Surveyors International (QSi) since 2011 and became a member of the General Council in 2012 and is now a Member of the Global Board of the Quantity Surveyors International (QSi) representing Ireland. Michael is currently (2018 / 2019) the Contracts / Commercial Manager for a major Design & Build Infrastructure, Roads and Landscaping JV project for Ras Bufontas - Special Economic Zone in Doha Qatar.
VICTOR ENEFOLA AYEGBASend Email Victor E. Ayegba B.Tech (QS),MBA, MRICS, PQS, FQSi Victor works for CEG International, Doha Qatar, with over 19 years work experience as a Quantity Surveyor in both public and private sectors of the Construction Industry in Africa - Nigeria and Seychelles and Middle East - Qatar. During this period, Victor has been involved largely in building and infrastructural projects at pre and post contract using different Forms of contract used in the construction industry such as Qatar General Condition of Contract (GCoC), FIDIC, JCT Form of Building Contract, and ICE Conditions of Contract. Owing to the diversity of the projects in his portfolio this has steered his area of expertise in construction management as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor in the construction industry. Victor is an enthusiastic, reliable and responsible person and also a valuable team member while equally effective when working on his own initiative. He has successfully gained experience in procuring work packages, preparing tender documentation, cost planning, tender reports, agreeing variations, preparing interim payment certificates, negotiating final accounts, dealing with queries / assessment of notification of variation, valuing variations, estimating, report writing, writing contractual correspondences, handling of change control, change request, general commercial management, cost value reconciliation and attending top meetings etc. Victor holds an MBA from Metropolitan School of Business & Management UK and a Bachelor Degree in Quantity Surveying. He is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor (MRICS) with RICS, UK, Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Canada and Fellow with Quantity Surveyors International (QSi). He is the Vice President of Quantity Surveyors International.
Suzanne MillerSend Email0333 012 4549Suzanne Cash BA(Hons Suzanne is the QSi Global Business Manager, responsible for the day to day running or the organisation, dealing everything from applications and subscriptions to regional boards, events and the QS Eye magazine. Suzanne graduated with an honours degree in English Literature and French which she followed up with a Business and Secretarial Diploma with French and German. After finishing her studies, Suzanne joined James R Knowles as a Marketing Assistant/PA to the Managing Director, with particular responsibility for running around 300 seminars a year across the UK. Suzanne rose through the ranks obtaining a place on the Knowles Board as Marketing Director in 1998. When Roger Knowles founded the QSi in 2004, Suzanne was enlisted to run the organisation. When she left Knowles in 2006 to set up her own business, she continued in her function as QSi Business Manager whilst also working for a number of other clients in marketing and support roles. In her spare time Suzanne is a keen fund raiser for Macmillan Cancer Support and enjoys cycling.
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Paul HamptonSend Email Dr Paul Hampton is the current Head of the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Wolverhampton and a Chartered Building Surveyor. His two main areas of expertise are accessible environments and built environment employability skills and their impact on sector productivity. Dr Paul has a BSc Building Surveying, studied at the University of Wolverhampton, an MSc in Business Management from Sheffield Hallam University and a PhD from Middlesex University. Paul is a past chairman for West Midlands RICS, West Midlands ICWCI and is currently serving as a board member on the Global Board of Quantity Surveyors International (QSi). Paul holds outstanding industry knowledge and maintains strong links with over 500 industry contacts. Paul was also one of the original design team members for the Springfield Campus as part of a £100m investment in Architecture, Built Environment and Civil Engineering. Paul also forged the first Industrial Panel Network 4 and hosts various industrial symposia. Paul has designed numerous world exclusive on-line and in-company courses and is currently developing the first UK Nuclear and Demolition degree/MSc qualifications. He has previously acted as programme director and course lead for modules at all levels. More recently he has been engaged in teaching modules in the areas of construction management, project management and quality management. Paul is an avid researcher. He has more than 15 referred articles to his credit published in top conferences. He has also brought in millions of pounds in research funding through various ERDF projects and has successfully bid and won the Construction in the 21st Century Conference for Wolverhampton/London in 2019. During his tenure in academia has held several managerial roles such as Director of Built Environment Climate Change Innovation (BECCI), Entress and head of employability and business engagement.
 David HeesomSend Email David Heesom BEng (Hons) MSc PhD FCIAT MInstKT FHEA (Hon)FQSi David began his professional career as an infrastructure engineer working on projects in the UK and Ireland and later become a chartered architectural technologist. He joined academia over 20 years ago and spent that time undertaking research in the field of digital construction. Along with managing technology implementation, his work on 4D (time) and 5D (cost) BIM have been published internationally and have led to working extensively with industry on applied R&D projects, notably through the Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme. David joined the Global Board of QSi in 2023 with a view to supporting the body with the wider diffusion and understanding of emerging digital technologies.
 Keith Blizzard  Keith Blizzard BSc(Hons) DipArb FRICS FCIOB FCIArb FFB (Hon) FQSi With a wealth of experience over more than 30 years in every aspect of construction law, Keith runs his own company specialising in adjudication, arbitration and mediation. As well as being a highly experienced construction expert accustomed to dealing with contentious issues, Keith is a chartered quantity surveyor, chartered construction manager, chartered arbitrator, panel adjudicator, accredited and panel mediator, accredited dispute board member, forensic surveyor and experienced lecturer. His expertise in adjudication and arbitration have led him to be not only in demand in those roles but also to become a visiting lecturer at universities, including in Helsinki, Sheffield and Birmingham, and to be asked to speak at conferences in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, as well as tutoring post-graduates acquiring professional qualifications. Because he has considerable experience of the whole construction process, he is able to help clients to avoid disputes before, during and following work on-site and can help to resolve any problems that arise to make sure that their commercial interests are protected as well as ensuring that they do not compromise their position by their own actions. Keith’s abilities in this area have been recognised and he is an RICS Accredited Dispute Board Member. Although his background is in construction, his mediation experience has covered disputes of all kinds including construction, clinical negligence, landlord and tenant, insurance policy claims, commercial, industrial and partnership disputes
 Richard MoxonSend Email Richard S Moxon BSc, FRICS Chartered Surveyor. Richard has over 40 years experience of the West Midlands property market and has worked within private practice, local and central government before retiring from practice in March 2022. He joined Pennycuick Collins in 1999 to establish a commercial property department specialising in property management and landlord and tenant issues. Richard was also involved with RICS committees on a local and national basis including having been West Midlands Regional Chairman & Chairman of RICS England & more recently Chair of the UK & Ireland World Regional Board. During this time he also served on The Brooke Review Committee and sat as the West Midland representative on RICS Governing Council. Richard is currently a National Judge for the RICS Awards where he judges the commercial award category Richard was also keen to promote the RICS to the wider community and business groups within the West Midlands. He has represented the RICS on the West Midlands Business Council, sat as a member of the West Midlands Regional Assembly where he has held the position as the Vice Chairman of the Regional Planning Partnership. Richard joined the Global Board of QSI in 2022 with a view to using his considerable knowledge in governance issues to assist QSi. He has now taken on various trustee roles with various local charities.

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