CIQS-BC Dinner and AGM  May 17, 2017


  • CIQS - BC AGM Notice
  • Purchase a Dinner Pass - Save 20%
  • Annual Dinner Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Call for CIQS-BC Board Nominations

CIQS - BC AGM Notice

CIQS-British Columbia is pleased to announce that we have confirmed Ali Fard, Director and Country Manager of Driver Trett Canada Ltd., as our 2017 Annual General Meeting and Dinner speaker! The AGM will be followed by dinner, Ali Fard’s presentation and a social evening for members and guests.

If you are not able to attend please vote by downloading and returning the AGM Proxy Form.

Presenter Bio:

Ali is a chartered quantity surveyor with twenty years of experience in providing advisory services on numerous construction disputes and claims, including preparation of claim documents, expert reports, settlement negotiations, and contractual and claims management strategies, in various industries such as Construction, Energy, Infrastructure and Manufacturing sectors. Past experience includes leading and providing consulting/advisory/expert services to contractors, developers, owners and banks. Ali has provided these services in numerous major projects, including oil & gas, infrastructure, power plants and buildings. He has consulted on projects in a multitude of countries and various jurisdictions.

Ali’s qualifications include a Masters of Law (LLM) and an MBA, both from UK, as well as a BSc and an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from credible universities. In addition, he is a Fellow at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), an RICS Accredited Mediator and a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).

Ali is the Director and Country Manager of Driver Trett Canada Ltd.

Ali Fard

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Location: Sutton Place Hotel
Chateau Belair
845 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC
Map →
Time: 5:00pm – Registration
5:30pm – AGM
6:15pm – Special General Meeting (approval of revised by-laws)
6:45pm – Dinner & Presentation
8:00pm – Closing
Cost: $75.00 for members
$85.00 for non-members
$25.00 for students
Complimentary: AGM only
GST is included
RSVP: Please register online by Monday, May 15, 2017.

Register Now →

Cancellation Policy: For a refund please provide 48 business hours cancellation notice by emailing No-shows or cancellations received after 5:00 pm, 48 business hours prior to the event will be billed for the full amount.

Purchase a Dinner Pass to save 20% off this Year's Dinner Events!

CIQS-BC is pleased to announce they are now offering an annual Dinner Pass! The pass allows you to save 20% off the total cost of all four 2016 dinner events while avoiding the hassle of registering and the disappointment of an event being sold out. You register once for the Dinner Pass and you are automatically registered for all four dinners!

2017 Pricing:

  • Dinner Passes - 20% Discount!
  • Members: $240.00
  • Non-Members: $272.00
  • Prices include GST

Purchase a Dinner Pass here →

Remember to purchase your pass before our first dinner event of the year.

Annual Dinner Sponsorship Opportunities

CIQS BC is pleased to offer the opportunity to provide sponsorship to our regular dinner events. This is an ideal chance for consultants, contractors, developers and other related companies to not only support the organization in hosting these events but to gain exposure and promote their firm to the membership.

The sponsorship is $1000 per annum and will include these benefits:

  • Recognition at all dinner meetings (a minimum of four events each year)
  • 2 dinner tickets per event (a $630 value)
  • Promotion on the display board or PowerPoint loop
  • Official acknowledgement of sponsors at the events
  • Logo on all event notices
  • Logo on the event page of the CIQS BC website

Please complete the sponsorship form →

Call for CIQS-BC Board Director Nominations

Join us in promoting the interests and awareness of the quantity surveying profession in British Columbia! We are currently seeking nominations for new CIQS-BC Board Directors.

As a Board Director, you will be a vital part of advancing the industry by providing your expertise and ideas to all persons or organizations having interests in quantity surveying and construction estimating. You will also act as an information source for those interested in becoming a quantity surveyor. This rewarding position allows you to have direct input in the future of quantity surveying in B.C.

Benefits of being a Director on the Board of CIQS-BC include interacting with professionals in the industry, increasing your profile within the construction community and meeting your CPD requirements.

This is an exciting time to be a Board Director as CIQS-BC is one of the hosts of the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Congress (PAQS) coming to Vancouver in July of 2017, to which your contribution would be very important to assist in the success of this event!

If you would like to nominate yourself for a CIQS-BC board position, or would like to find out more, please contact us at We are excited to hear from you!

Roles available:


Our Long-Range Education Director will be responsible for liaising with post secondary schools and organizations to assist in growing the CIQS presence within the industry. Duties will include coordinating events with schools and/or organizations that would be of benefit to the CIQS, gain traction in providing future students and members the knowledge on quantity surveyors and providing strategic planning ideas for the long-term growth of the affiliation and the membership.


Our Liaison & Communications Officer will be responsible for assisting in communication within the CIQS as well as with other organizations. Duties will include assisting coordination with other organizations for joint events, assisting in internal CIQS matters and manage completion of the quarterly newsletter to members.


Our Marketing Director will be responsible for helping heighten the CIQS image within the industry. Duties will include coordinating marketing materials from National with events, trade shows etc. to help promote the image of the profession and assisting in acquiring speakers for CIQS-BC events.

CIQS Congress 2018  July 19–22, 2018 — Halifax, NS

CIQS Congress 2018 - Building the Maritimes

CIQS Congress 2018 will be hosted by the CIQS – Maritimes Affiliate in Halifax, NS on July 19 – 22, 2018 at the Delta Halifax. The theme of the CIQS Congress 2018 is:

Building the Maritimes – Where Tradition Meets Innovation

Register early to secure your place at the 2018 Congress.

We look forward to seeing you in Halifax!

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Vanessa Stol at


CIQS – Maritimes has selected Delta Halifax to host the 2018 Congress. Centrally located in downtown Halifax, the hotel features mesmerizing views of the harbour and offers convenient access to the city’s top attractions.

Delta Hotels Halifax
(Square Scotia)

1990 Barrington St.
Halifax, NS B3J 1P2
Reservation Link:
Phone Reservations:



Group rates are available 3 days pre and post based on availability.

Guest Room, 2 Double $169
Guest Room, 1 King or 1 Queen, Sofa Bed $169
Guest Room, 1 King, Sofa Bed, Harbor View $184
Reservation Deadline: Thursday, May 31, 2018.

Book a Room  →



David Lai Young Quantity Surveyor Congress Bursary Program

In recognition of the volunteer contributions of David Lai, PQS(F) over the past 10 years and his invaluable work on the Education portfolio, CIQS is pleased to announce the establishment of the David Lai Young Quantity Surveyor (YQS) Congress Bursary Program.

The bursary program will provide funding for one YQS from each Affiliate region in Canada to attend Congress. Please see the program application guidelines for full details and requirements.



CIQS National Board Meetings
Young QS Meeting / Evening Out


FRIDAY, JULY 20st – Congress Day 1
Full Registration ($225)
Includes Breakfast, Breaks, Networking Lunch, CIQS Information Session and Farewell Breakfast
Networking Lunch Only ($35)
CIQS Information Session Only (Free Registration)
Designation Holders Only
CIQS Congress Cocktail Reception (Free Registration)


SATURDAY, JULY 21st – Congress Day 2
Clive Evans Living Golf Tournament ($175)
[9am tee off] Includes Cart and Lunch Voucher
Wine Tour of the Annapolis Valley ($125)
[10am – 4pm] Bus Tour and Lunch
Chair’s Dinner ($50)
[6:30pm] Bluenose Room at Delta Halifax


Farewell breakfast at the hotel (Free Registration)
Drop in and enjoy a hot buffet breakfast between 7am - 10am

Register Today  →

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

Cancellation Policy: We understand that plans/people change. Registrations may be transferred to another person, at no cost, prior to Friday, July 6, 2018. Full registration, refund minus a $50 administration fee, will be given until Monday June 18, 2018. No refunds will be issued after Monday, June 18, 2018.



Your esteemed support in making this celebration a timeless event is most welcomed and appreciated. We are honoured to be associated with such generous members and friends!

Level of Sponsorship Platinum
Advertisement In On-Site Program Full Page Half Page Quarter Page
Complimentary Passes to Technical Sessions 4 2 1
On-Site Signage Recognition
Hyperlinked Logo On Congress Website and Newsletters
Logo Recognition In On-Site Program
Corporate Logo In Construction Economist
Complimentary Tickets to President’s Dinner 4 2
For sponsorship information, please contact Vanessa Stol at