Quantity surveyors in talks with ICPC for constituency projects’ evaluation
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) may enter into a partnership with the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission...
Project costing pits quantity surveyors against engineers
Months after a disagreement between estate surveyors and engineers in Nigeria over valuation of plant, equipment and machinery (PEM) ruffled feathers in the built environment, professionals in the sector are back in the trenches.
Abba Tor becomes NIQS president, pledges to sustain legacies
The Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) has inaugurated Alhaji Mohammed Abba Tor as the 25th President of the construction cost profession. Alhaji Abba Tor succeeds in Obafemi Onashile who piloted the affairs of the Institute in the last two years.
Quantity surveyors seek reform in construction sector
Poised to advance the built industry, the president of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS), Mr. Obafemi Onashile has called for urgent reforms and modernisation of practices in the construction sector.
Surveyors urge global benchmarking for professionals
To boost the industry, the President of the Nigerian Institute of Surveyors Obafemi Onashile has called on other professions in the construction sector to seek global benchmarking as a way of ensuring best practices in the sector.
Why government must shun turnkey projects in road construction
Experts in the built environment and construction industry have expressed worries over the misuse of turnkey operation by construction firms, saying it is the major reasons for road failures in the country.
Quantity surveyors seek policies for social infrastructure
Except the government restructures the nation’s taxation system, the needed funds for infrastructure projects in all sectors of the economy would remain a mirage...
NIQS urges government to establish construction industry board
The Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) has attributed increased cases of building collapse to defective construction laws in the country.NIQS President, Obafemi Onashile, who spoke at the just concluded Southeast zonal two-day workshop, with the theme...
Tiles, sanitary ware operators lament harsh environment
An indigenous sanitary wares manufacturer, CDK Integrated Industries Limited has lamented absence of basic infrastructure and enabling environment in the country. CDK, which also manufactures tiles, said lack of basic infrastructure has impeded the firm’s ability to produce with lower prices, thereby precipitating many Nigerians to patronise substandard and cheaper imported sanitary wares. The general manager…