ASAQS joins international group of quantity surveyors

March 23rd, 2019, Published in Articles: PositionIT

The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) was recently awarded Associate Member Status of the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors. The PAQS is an international association whose members are fully fledged associations that fall within the Asia Pacific area or border the Pacific Ocean, all of whom represent the quantity surveying profession in the Asia and Western Pacific region.

The ASAQS has attended the PAQS Board meetings since its inception 22 years ago with the status of a non-voting Observer Organisation due to South Africa not being a country that falls within the Asia Pacific Area or shares a border with the Pacific Ocean. At the PAQS board meeting of November 2018, member countries unanimously recognised that the ASAQS had steadfastly contributed to the development of PAQS over the years and that special recognition was needed despite South Africa not falling within the geographical region of the PAQS. ASAQS has been instrumental in introducing PAQS country members to the African practices and markets.

With some amendments to the constitution, the PAQS formally welcomed the ASAQS, and now has 15 member countries collectively pursuing the interests of over 40 000 professionals and practitioners. Some of the responsibilities that go along with being an associate member include uplifting the industry, extending help to other members, and active participation in the various committees and activities on Research, Education and Accreditation, Sustainability, BIM, and International and External Affairs.

Associate members carry no voting rights, but the change in membership status will allow the ASAQS to be appointed to any of the PAQS working committees and have all rights to PAQS research and documents.

Contact ASAQS, info@asaqs.co.za

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