QSi Global Board

News

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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
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.
NEC4 ECC – Are you being properly compensated?Online7 April 20220800-0900 UK TimeNEC expert, Nigel Barr, will review the compensation event process highlighting some of the common pitfalls and how to avoid them. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rv_hpQZcTMxHbkK4FUTL8oMOkPZC2KnZ/view?usp=sharing
NEC4 ECC Programme: Clarity or ConfusionOnline4 November 20210800 UK TimeThe seminar will explore the practical application of the NEC4 ECC programme and its interaction with compensation events. A well-managed programme provides clarity to entitlement for time and money if it properly administered by both the Contractor and the Project Manager working collaboratively. The importance of issues such as establishing the dividing date, planned Completion, Completion Date and associated time-related charges will be illustrated through case study examples. Bookings and Enquiries: To reserve places for yourself and your colleagues at this free event, please email cpd@theqsi.co.uk
Preventing Dispute from the OutsetOnline30 September 20210800 UK TimeA significant number of time-consuming and costly disputes within the construction industry may be avoided if matters are managed correctly at the very beginning of the project and even before the construction contract is entered into. This webinar examines frequently made mistakes and explores ways in which good contracts management from the outset can prevent disputes occurring through the project’s life. Bookings and Enquiries: To reserve places for yourself and your colleagues at this free event, please email cpd@theqsi.co.uk
Stellar Group MeetingOnlineTuesday, 1 June 20211330 UK TimeThe next meeting of our Stellar Group for 18-30 years old is taking place on 1 June. If you'd like to join us email stellar@thqsi.com
Stella Group MeetingOnlineTuesday, 4 May 20211300 BSTThe Stellar Group is for 18-30 year olds to share their ideas and issues about the industry, from social media, to VR, CPD to working overseas, mentoring to networking, on a global basis. For more information stellar@theqsi.org
Stellar Group Inaugural MeetingOnline1 April 20211300-1400 BSTThe Stellar Group is intended as a forum for 18-30 year old members to meet together and discuss the issues which are important to them. email stellar@theqsi.com if you'd like to join us to find out more.
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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
Suzanne CashSend Email0333 012 4549Suzanne Cash BA(Hons) Suzanne is the QSi 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 Mcmillan Cancer Support and enjoys cycling.
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.
Kwok Keung FungSend Email Mr. Conrad Fung is the Executive Director of Fung Cheung Kee Group Hong Kong. He has over 30 years of experience in building construction, commercial management, and property development. Mr. Fung is a Global Board Member of Quantity Surveyors International, a Chartered Engineer, and a Chartered Project Management Surveyor. He is a Member of Quantity Surveyors International, a Member of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and a Fellow and a Vice President of the Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers. He is accredited as a BEAM Professional (New Buildings) by the Hong Kong Green Building Council. He is a Vice-President of the Hong Kong Construction Association. He is a Supervisory Board Member of the Hong Kong Housing Society. He is also a part-time lecturer in the School of Continuing and Professional Education (SCOPE), City University of Hong Kong.
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