2018 Professional Examination Centres

The Institute wishes to inform all members, especially those wishing to sit for the upcoming TPC and GDE Professional Examinations of the Institute that the exams will take place as scheduled from Tuesday 8th to Thursday 10th May, 2018 at the following centres.

Abuja Centre
Model Secondary School, Lake Chad Crescent, Maitama, Abuja.

Akure Centre
Theodore Idibiye Francis Auditorium, Behind Senate Building, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State.

Enugu Centre
Quantity Surveying Department, Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu.

Kaduna Centre
Kaduna Polytechnic Auditorium, College of Environmental Studies, Barnawa Campus, Kaduna.

Kano Centre
Department of Quantity Surveying, Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Bayero University Kano, New Campus, Gwarzo Road, Kano.

Lagos Centre
Yaba Tech, Library complex, Lagos.

Port Harcourt Centre
Department of Quantity Surveying, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Rivers State University, Port Harcourt.

Change of Examination Date

The Institute wishes to inform all members, especially those wishing to sit for the upcoming TPC and GDE  Professional Examinations of the Institute that the exams have been rescheduled from 15th – 17th May 2018 to Tuesday 8th to Thursday 10th May 2018.

This is due to the confirmation that the former dates coincide with the commencement of this year’s Ramadan Fast.

Please note that all members intending to write these exams are still required to meet all requirements and procedures as contained in the earlier advertorial.

The Institute regrets any inconveniences this may cause.

Construction projects and risk management: NEC 4 – the evolution of contracts

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Construction projects and risk management: NEC 4 – the evolution of contracts

For 12 years now the NEC3 contract has played a key role in delivering high profile projects through its reliance upon the values of proactive project and risk management procedures and the use of plain English.

Following the widely anticipated release of NEC4, we outline the key changes to be aware of and the potential implications these may have on the construction sector.

The next generation of NEC contracts, referred to as the NEC4 suite, has been described as an evolution of the existing NEC3 form, based on user feedback, rather than a revolution.

As such the traditional NEC values that have led to the successful delivery of many projects remain largely unchanged, although there are some interesting changes and additions. Five of these are reviewed within this paper.

Authored by Manoj Bahl, MSc MEng CEng MICE MCIArb, Senior Director, FTI Consulting and reproduced with his permission.

Case Study – Establishing Cause and Effect

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Case Study – Establishing Cause and Effect 

In Claims Class Case Studies, we present a case study of a real situation for the reader to study and decide on the correct contractual outcome. The author’s opinion of the solution is presented underneath.


The project consists of a 36-storey hotel tower and a 36-storey serviced apartment tower constructed over a 4-storey podium and a 4-level basement car park. The basement and podium ‘footprint’ covers approximately 80% of the site.

Prior to the issue of tenders, the Employer arranged with the local municipality, that an area of land owned by the municipality in front of the Site could be used for the Contractor’s site establishment and this information was included in the tender documents.

The general conditions of contract are the Conditions of Contract for Construction for Building and Engineering Works Designed by the Employer, First Edition 1999.

The Employer engaged a separate contractor to…

Download the full case study on Establishing Cause and Effect.

We also published another case study earlier on cause and effect which you can read here.

Prosecute those involved in Building Collapse – NIQS President

[Source: http://www.housingnews.com.ng/prosecute-involved-building-collapse-niqs-president/ ]

In order to stop the incidence of building collapse in the country, the President, Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Mrs. Mercy Iyortyer, has urged the government to prosecute anyone found culpable in the construction of such defective buildings.

She said this in an interview with journalists on the sidelines of a two-day national workshop organised by the institute, with the theme: ‘Procurement of infrastructural facilities: Professional perspectives’, held in Abeokuta.

She noted that if the necessary layers of supervision and monitoring were diligently carried out on any construction work, and the required quality and quantity of materials were used, cases of building collapse would not occur.

Iyortyer also explained that the issue of use of quacks in building construction could be responsible for the recurring building collapse in the country.

She said, “There are many areas to be looked at concerning the recurring cases of building collapse. It starts from the owners of buildings trying to use quacks for their building construction, to the failure of government agencies to provide the necessary supervision of such construction to ensure that standard materials are used.

“Again, some owners go and add additional floors to the already approved plans and some professionals involve themselves in preparing false designs. I want to suggest that the government should begin to prosecute those involved in any building that collapses, so that they would know that it is a serious issue.”

Iyortyer commended the state chapter of the NIQS for organising the programme, adding that it would definitely update the knowledge of its members.

Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, who was represented at the event by his deputy, Mrs. Yetunde Onanuga, urged members of the NIQS to adopt modern technologies in the discharge of their professional duties for better service delivery.

The governor noted that in building infrastructure such building for shelter, school and health, the practitioners must ensure that not only the right quality was employed, but also “that the right quantity is used.”