Should I Invest In Property

Should I Invest In Property? Whether or not to Invest in Property is a question only you can answer. Property Investment can be a great way to build your wealth and the right time to start investing is now. However, you don’t just go out and buy any property, in any location and expect that Read More

Where Can I Study To Become A Quantity Surveyor

Where can I study to become a Quantity Surveyor? The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) has a list of Qualifications that are currently accredited by them in the AIQS Accredited Course Guide.   Graduates of these Courses are eligible for Membership of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, if a satisfactory period of relevant Read More

Difference Between Quantity Surveyors And Estimators

Difference Between Quantity Surveyors And Estimators The differences between Quantity Surveyors and Estimators are based mainly on their educational qualifications, experience and the size of the Project. Quantity Surveyors usually must have a tertiary degree qualification and are eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS). For some older Quantity Surveyors, the courses were simply Read More

What Does A Quantity Surveyor Do

What Does A Quantity Surveyor Do? Quantity Surveyors do work associated with the Calculation and Management of Building Quantities and Costs. They work closely with other Professionals in the Construction Industry, such as Building Project Managers, Architects, Engineers, etc… They can estimate and monitor construction and maintenance costs at any stage of a Building’s Life. Read More

$100M Upgrade For Flinders Street Station

$100M Upgrade For Flinders Street Station Over the next 5 years the historic, 105 year old Flinders Street Station will be upgraded. The proposal could include reopening the Ballroom above the Station which has been closed to the public for over 30 years. Rather than go ahead with the billion-dollar proposals that were suggested by Read More

Password Management

Password Management Managing Passwords for Internet Security Over time, we all collect lots of passwords and it will only continue to increase, as we join more and more website membership pages. Of course, to have a strong password it has to be at least 8 (or more) characters that contains not only letters, but numbers and Read More

Benefits Of Green Construction

Benefits of Green Construction Some of the Environmental benefits are improved Water and Air Quality and the conservation of Natural Resources. The benefits of Green Construction are not just Environmental but there can also be Economic Cost savings as well. Operating Costs can be reduced substantially by using Water-saving and Energy-efficient devices. The Social benefits Read More

Benefits Of Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Benefits Of Building Information Modelling (BIM) The reduction of re-work and productivity gains made by the introduction of BIM have made it very popular with Clients and Building Professionals. Through the ability to use Clash Detection, BIM reduces conflicts and costly changes in the Construction period. Building Information Modelling can provide a visualisation of all Read More

Benefits Of Arbitration

What are the benefits of Arbitration? Arbitration is a process in which the two parties chose an independent third party called an Arbitrator to provide a resolution. It can be a faster, more efficient and less formal way of resolving disputes. When there are Building Project disputes, it doesn’t usually go straight to court, it Read More

Benefits Of Using An Expert Witness

What are the benefits of an Expert Witness? The benefits of using a good Building Expert Witness are that their testimony is hard to dispute. They are recognised experts in their chosen field and their opinions are widely accepted in a Court of Law. Building Expert Witnesses are good Communicators and are able to stand Read More