About Nigeria Institute of Quantity Surveyers
What is NIQS?
The Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors was founded in 1969 by a group of Nigerians who trained, qualified and practiced in the United Kingdom but who upon returning to Nigeria sensed the urgent need to develop the profession of Quantity Surveying in Nigeria by establishing a parallel body to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors of United Kingdom.
The Profession of Quantity Surveying is practiced in Nigeria along the same pattern as in the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries. In America, they are known as Cost Engineers. Quantity Surveying functions is carried out in other countries under a variety of names. Thus, the role is universal.
To train and produce world-class Quantity Surveyors, regulate and continuously enhance quantity surveying ethical standards and technical competence aimed at providing quality services at all times. Promotion of Quantity Surveying principles of construction economics, costs, procurement and management as sine qua non for effective delivery of all types of capital projects and developments from conception to commissioning and maintenance in all sectors of the economy
Vision of NIQS
To be the profession in Nigeria responsible for total cost and procurement management, for the achievement of client’s objectives in all types of capital projects and developments, from conception to commissioning and maintenance, in all sectors of the economy, for the attainment of sustainable National development and goals.