THE NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF QUANTITY SURVEYORS

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THE NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF QUANTITY SURVEYORS

“VICTOR AKAN HOUSE”

 17/19 IDOWU TAYLOR STREET

 VICTORIA ISLAND

 P. O. BOX 2666, LAGOS.

 

Forthcoming events...

THE BIENNIAL AND ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE INSTITUTE

5th - 8th November 2008

@

The Hamdala Hotel Kaduna

Kaduna State

Workshop Fees

Members N20,000.00, Students N7,500.00

Non Members 25,000.00

Foreign Participants  (AAQS Members) $ 250.00  (Non AAQS Members) $ 300.00


 

For further details please contact:

 

The Executive Secretary,

Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors,

17/19 IDOWU TAYLOR

VICTORIA ISLAND

info@niqs.net

register your place by contacting info@niqs.net

 

 

NOTICE OF BI-ENNIAL / ELECTION GENERAL MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 23rd Biennial / Election General Meeting of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) will hold at the Hamdala Hotel, Kaduna on SATURDAY, 8th NOVEMBER, 2008 at 12.30 p.m. to transact the following business:

FOR FINANCIAL CORPORATE MEMBERS (MEMBERS AND FELLOWS) ONLY

 ORDINARY BUSINESS

(i)         Minutes of 22nd Biennial General Meeting

(ii)        Adoption and Matters Arising

(iii)       2008 Biennial Conference participating right

(iv)       Valedictory Remarks by the President of the Institute

(v)        Appointment of Returning Officers and Assistants by the President

(vi)       Election of Officers of the 2008 – 2010 National Executive Council

(vii)      Nomination/Volunteers for Committees

(viii)     Brief Remarks by the President-Elect

(ix)       Adjournment.

 BY ORDER OF THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

 OLAWOLE ADEBOLA FNIQS

 Secretary General

 Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

 “Victor Akan House”

 17/19 Idowu Taylor Street

 Victoria Island, LAGOS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM

To Download Corporate membership form CLICK HERE Fill the form and return to the Secretariat with a processing fee of N5,000.00

 

 

 

Quantity Surveying as a CAREER

 
 
QUANTITY SURVEYING CAREER GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING PAMPHLET
 
Produced By The Education Committee
 
 

INTRODUCTION

 
This contains information on education and practice of quantity surveying.  It is prepared to guide Students in Senior Secondary School who are often faced with the challenge of choosing a career.  It will therefore help those of them who are interested to know and understand the basic requirements in choosing quantity surveying as a profession.
 

 

QUANTITY SURVEYING PROFESSION

 
Quantity Surveying profession deals with the measurement of construction works, calculation of cost, and the management of construction projects.  Therefore to be a good Quantity Surveyor, one must be good in all areas of construction works, as well as management.
 

THE QUANTITY SURVEYOR

 
A Quantity Surveyor (Q.S) is a Development and Construction Cost Adviser in Building, Civil and Engineering projects.  The Quantity Surveyor is the Financial Expert in all matters relating to Buildings, Civil and other Engineering projects.  The Quantity Surveyor is often referred to as a Cost Accountant of the Construction Industry.
 

DUTIES OF QUANTITY SURVEYOR

 

The duties of a Quantity Surveyor are many but broadly, they include the following:

  1. Carrying out feasibility studies of capital project
  2. Cost modeling which means preparation of cost estimates, budgets, cost planning, monitoring and control cost, as well as cost research.
  3. Contract documentation which include preparation of bills of Quantities and other tender documents, giving advice on tendering/bidding procedures, contractual arrangement and tender evaluation and analysis.
  4. Contract administration which means management of construction work and cost during the execution of the project.
  5. Project Management which means the co-ordination of the efforts of all the consultants and contractors from the inception of the project to completion in order to achieve desired result within pre-determined time and cost frame work.
 
The Quantity Surveyor is also very useful in the following areas:
  1. Direct Labour project i.e. using in-house team/people.  To execute a project rather than give it out to contractors.
  2. Arbitration in case of dispute between the project owner i.e. the client and the contractors.
  3. Giving expert witness in case of litigation.
 

THE WAY TO BECOMING A QUANTITY SURVEYOR

 
The training to becoming a quantity surveyor starts with meeting the necessary basic requirement and qualification which is achieved at Secondary School Level.  The minimum requirements are five (5) credits in General Certificate of Education (GCE) or/and Senior Secondary Certificate in the following subjects:
 
  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Physics
  4. Two other subjects from Chemistry, Further Maths, Economics, Geography, Technical Drawings, Biology, Commerce.
 
Note:  The first three subjects are compulsory.
 
With these requirements one can seek admission to either University or polytechnic that offer Quantity Surveying.
 

INSTITUTIONS OFFERING QUANTITY SURVEYING

 
(a)             UNIVERSITIES
  1.  Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  2. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu
  3. Federal University of Technology, Akure
  4. Federal University of Technology, Minna
  5. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho
  6. Nnamdi Azikiwe University of Technology, Awka
  7. Obafemi Awolowo University of Ile-Ife.
  8. Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt
  9. Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti
  10. Imo State University, Owerri.
  11. University of Lagos, Lagos.
  12. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi
 
           
 
(b)            POLYTECHNICS
 
    (i)        Federal Polytechnic, Auchi
 
    (ii)       Federal Polytechnic, Kaduna
 
    (iii)      Federal Polytechnic, Kaura Namoda
 
    (iv)      Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Owerri
 
    (v)       Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa
 
    (vi)      Federal Polytechnic, Oko
 
    (vii)    The Polytechnic, Ibadan
 
    (viii)   Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro
 
    (ix)     Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti
 
    (x)      Federal Polytechnic, Idah
 
    (xi)    Ondo State Polytechnic, Owo
 
    (xii)   College of Technology, Esa-Oke
 
    (xiii)  Kwara State College of Technology, Ilorin
 
    (xiv)  Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos
 
    (xv)   Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana Afikpo
 
    (xvi)  Federal Polytechnic, Ede
 
    (xvii) Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi
 
    (xviii)  Lagos State Polythecnic, Ikorodu Lagos
 
The JAMB Brochure must be checked from time to time for any additional institutions.
 
After a student has gone through the University or Polytechnic for a period of five (5) years to obtain B.Sc (Hons) or HND as the case may be, he or she then has to undergo a two years period of practical professional training and at the end of which he or she will have to sit and pass a professional competence Test conducted by Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS).  HND graduates are permitted to sit for the Graduateship examination immediately after graduation.
After this, the member can be registered to practice the Profession, by the Institute of Quantity Surveying Registration Board of Nigeria (QSRBN).
 
QUANTITY SURVEYORS REGISTRATION BOARD OF NIGERIA (QSRBN)
 
In 1986, the Federal Government recognized the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors through the Quantity Surveyors Registration, etc.  Decree No.31 of December, 1986.  Consequently upon this recognition, a Quantity Surveyors Registration Board of Nigerian (QSRBN) was thus established by Government to regulate the practice of Quantity Surveying in Nigeria.
 
Prior to this recognition by the Federal Government, the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, which was founded in 1969, has operated under the Lands perpetual Succession Act to which it was registered in 1970.
 

THE N.I.Q.S. SECRETARIAT

 
The National Secretariat of the Institute is located at “Victor Akan House”, Plot PC 17/19 Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. Tel: 01-8988099, 01-8987989, 01-2622355.
 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR QUANTITY SURVEYORS

 
Opportunities abound in both the Private Sectors for an aspiring Quantity Surveyor.
 

PRIVATE SECTOR

 
A graduate Quantity Surveyor as well as a professionally qualified Quantity Surveyor can work in the following organizations among others:
 
(a)               Practising Quantity Surveying Firms
(b)               Construction Companies (Quantity Surveyors can also establish and run successful construction companies)
(c)               Banks
(d)               Insurance Companies
(e)               Manufacturers of Building Components and Materials, such as Paints, Bricks etc.
(f)                 Oil Companies
(g)               Personal Quantity Surveying Consultancy Firms.
 
(NOTE that only professionally qualified Quantity Surveyors can set it up own practice firms).
 

PUBLIC SECTOR

 
(a)               Project Division of all Government
(b)               Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation or the States
(c)               Works and Physical Planning Departments of Institution of Higher Learning in   the Country.
(d)               Lecturers in Universities, Polytechnics or Colleges o Technology.
(e)               Government agencies like NECON
(f)                 Armed Forces and Police Works Departments
(g)               Government Parastatals such as NMA, NRC, NEP.Plc, etc.
 
 

CONCLUSION

 
In construction and development projects where the watch word is “VALUE FOR MONEY” the Quantity Surveyor must be involved from the Inception.