EVENT CALENDAR  CIQS — British Columbia

Upcoming Events:

  • CIQS Congress 2018 – Halifax, NS  [ to ]

CIQS Congress 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 admin@ciqs.org.


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
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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 admin@ciqs.org



Upcoming Events:

  • The RICS and the CIQS for the Annual Charity Trivia Night  [ ]

The RICS and the CIQS for the Annual Charity Trivia Night

Come join the RICS and the CIQS for the Annual Charity Trivia Night on Tuesday March 27, 2018.

The night promises to be a lot of fun, with prizes, food and drink specials. It’s definitely a night not to be missed so start getting your obscure and general knowledge up to scratch.

The night will be held in honor of Mark Hutchinson with a minimum of $10 for each ticket sold plus any profits being donated to Mark's chosen charity: PaulSugarFoundation.com.

Mark Hutchinson
Mark Hutchinson

If you didn’t know Mark, don’t let that stop you, or if you don’t have a team, we can arrange one for you. Don’t be shy, come and join in the fun as it’s all for a good cause!

Location: Butcher & Bullock
911 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC
Map →
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM (PDT)
Cost: CIQS Members: $30
RICS Members: $30
Non-Members: $30
* All tickets include 1 drink ticket, appetizers and charity donation

Online Registration →

If you are unable to attend, you can also go online to make your donation

Sponsorship Opportunity
Silver Sponsor ($100)
Logo recognition on all promotional materials and acknowledgment at the event.
Gold Sponsor ($250)
Two Complimentary tickets, logo recognition on all promotional materials and acknowledgment at the event.
For more information, please contact Silvana Curlo at scurlo@rics.org.
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Upcoming Events:

Value Methodology — The Power of “Thinking by Function”

Guest Speaker: Martyn Phillips, FICE, FCIWEM, FHKIVM, FSAVE, CVS-Life, P.Eng., PVM

Martyn has lived in Alberta for 35 years and has run his international consultancy from St. Albert for 25 years. He specializes in assisting organizations to identify balanced solutions and options for improvement of a variety of programs, projects, systems & services. This includes major cost reduction & cost avoidance, functionality improvement and schedule compression.

Has worked in over 20 countries worldwide and has written 8 books including an E-book.

He is a Fellow of 4 different professional organizations: Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), Chartered Institution of Water & Environmental Management (UK), SAVE International (US), Hong Kong Institute of Value Management.

After almost half a century of engineering and business management, he continues to consult as an Independent Reviewer and Advisor for value and performance improvement for programs, projects, systems & services. His company is Value Assurance Resources 360 Inc.

Value Methodology

The Value Methodology is the process by which Value Analysis, Value Engineering and Value Management are conducted. There is a tendency for these terms to be used interchangeably. However, some jurisdictions have specifically defined focus and scope for the individual terms, depending on the stage of application.

Value Analysis started in 1947 in General Electric (GE) in the United States. After the second World War, there were shortages of skilled labour, raw materials, and component parts. It was observed by GE’s purchasing department that some substitute materials and methods performed better, in terms of cost and functionality, than those that had been previously specified. Mr. Lawrence Miles of GE developed a systematic, 5-step process to take advantage of this. The term Value Analysis changed to Value Engineering in the 1950’s and then, in some places, to Value Management. The key to realizing substantial project performance gains in the use of today’s 6-step Value Methodology centred around function analysis. There are now several value focused societies around the world. Examples are SAVE International (formerly the Society of American Value Engineers) formed in the United States in 1959, the Institute of Value Management formed in the United Kingdom in 1971, Value Analysis Canada (formerly the Canadian Society of Value Analysis), the Society of Japanese Value Engineers and the Institute of Value Management, Australia.

Martyn Phillips discovered the power of thinking by function when charged with negotiating a design-build contract award for 35% less than the allocated budget. The success of “thinking by function” and thereby substantially reducing project costs, improving functionality, accelerating the implementation schedule and lessening environmental impacts spurred him to seek formal training in the Value Methodology. Use of the Value Methodology and his background as a civil engineer and program/project manager has led to Martyn working, as a Value Engineering Team Leader, on a variety of projects worldwide, serving: the areas of commercial & institutional, education, environmental, energy & offshore, healthcare, flood protection, industrial & process, mining, pipelines, sports stadiums & recreation, transportation, water & waste, etc.

Location: Winnipeg, MB
Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites
1800 Wellington Avenue,
Winnipeg, MB R3H 1B2
Map →
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: Student: $20.00
CIQS Member: $30.00
Non-member: $40.00
RSVP: Please register online by Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Online Registration →


  • Dress code – Business casual
  • Parking available
  • Print and bring your confirmation ticket from Eventbrite.

Upcoming Events:

Information Session – CIQS Proposed Governance Restructuring

CIQS – Ontario will be hosting an information session on the proposed CIQS governance restructuring. This will be your opportunity to learn and understand more about the proposed changes and bring forward any questions or concerns you may have.

Date: Monday, March 26, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: CIQS Head Office
90 Nolan Court, Unit 19
Markham, ON L3R 4L9


6:00pm Registration
6:30pm Presentation by CIQS Council/CIQS Governance Committee Member
6:30pm Question and Answer Period
7:30pm Session Concludes
Coffee/tea and donuts will be served.

Attendance is free but we do ask you to register for catering and seating counts.

Online Registration →

CIQS National will be hosting a teleconference on March 27th for all designation holders who did not have the opportunity to attend their Affiliate information session.


Embracing Change – Leading Yourself and Others Through It

RICS & CIQS Ontario
“Leadership is not about being in charge. It is about taking care of those in your charge”. — Simon Sinek
Leadership Development Series
Continuing Professional Development Seminar
Project Management & Construction
We will explore how our egos, beliefs and behaviors dictate whether a change, big or small, will ultimately succeed or fail. The learning outcomes will be an increased level of self-awareness, improved communication skills and an ability to recognize and recover from failure.
Professionals including Academics, Quantity Surveyors, Estimators, Project Managers, Commercial Managers, Project Controls Personnel, Project Coordinators, Construction Managers, Construction Supervisors, Dispute Resolution, Students and other Aspiring Leaders.


Location: Humber College (North Campus)
Guelph Humber Building – Room GH121

205 Humber College Blvd
Toronto, ON M9W 5L7
Map →
Time: 6:00 pm – Registration/Networking Commences
6:30 pm – Finger Foods and Light Refreshments
7:00 pm – Presentations Starts
8:00 pm – Close out
8:00 pm – Networking
Cost: $30 – Non-Members
$25 – Members
$10 – Students
Finger Foods and Light Refreshments
RSVP: This event is accessible through pre-registration only. Therefore, to register for this event, please register via Eventbrite.

Register Today →


There is limited seating, so please REGISTER EARLY to avoid disappointment.

Please note that tickets will not be sold at the door.

Introduction: CIQS or RICS Representative
Presentation: Craig Woodall, Principal, Byng Leadership
Close Out: CIQS or RICS Representative.
Founded in 1967, Humber has 28,000 full-time students, 56,000 continuing education registrants and students from over 100 countries.
Craig Woodall is the principal of Byng Leadership, a Toronto based consultancy. Craig brings over 25 years of extensive experience leading teams, projects, organizations and individuals.

With a background in engineering, project management, construction management and operations management he brings a wealth of knowledge to any organization. His passion is Leadership Development, helping people and organizations grow by maximizing their leadership potential.

Craig has chaired RICS and CIQS events and published on organizational excellence in the Construction Economist. He has supported teams as they grow into forward thinking, innovative and dynamic groups who are hungry for change and driven for success.
This event counts towards RICS CPD Hours & CIQS CPD Points.
There is one level of sponsorship for $250 – this includes logo placement on pre-event promotions and on-site event materials, logo and link to your corporate website on the event registration page, banner space (inside conference room only) providing on-site presence at the event, plus 4 complimentary tickets.
If you are interested in sponsoring this event, then please contact Silvana Curlo (scurlo@rics.org) or Vanessa Stol (admin@ciqs.org) for further information/details.
The Joint Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors & Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Continuous Professional Development Seminar is sponsored by:
Adjudico Expert Services
There is limited seating, so please REGISTER EARLY to avoid disappointment.
Please note that tickets will not be sold at the door.

Upcoming Events:

Séance d'information sur la proposition de restructuration de la gouvernance

L'ICÉC – Québec organisera une séance d'information par téléconférence sur le projet de restructuration de la gouvernance. Vous aurez l'opportunité d'en apprendre davantage sur les changements proposés et vous aurez l'occasion de nous faire part de vos questions ou préoccupations.

Date: Jeudi le 22 mars 2018
Heure: 17h00 – 18h00
Téléconférence: Le numéro de téléphone et le code d'accès pour la téléconférence vous ont été transmis par courriel.

Veuillez noter que l'ICÉC National organisera une téléconférence le 27 mars pour tous les détenteurs de désignation qui n'auront pas eu l'occasion d'assister à la séance d'information organisée par leur association affiliée.


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