Updated: Sep 30
Three men conspired to defraud the state of Victoria by obtaining contracts for A$2M. The charges follow an investigation by the Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission, code-named Operation Merrica, into allegations of serious corruption involving a provider of quantity surveying services and contracts issued by the Department of Education and Training and the Victorian School Building Authority. Australia.
Super Rugby. Stormers' coach stresses importance of 'measuring up'. Rito Hlungwani, a qualified quantity surveyor, has stressed the importance of not neglecting small details. He lives by the phrase “if you measure it, you can improve it”. South Africa.
My mother saw the potential in me and my interest in mathematics during secondary school days. It was then when she encouraged me to learn the trade to become a construction industry professional with expert knowledge on construction costs and contracts,” she said. Fiji.
Martine Dushime, a quantity surveyor and member of the project’s leadership team on the project, explains “As we work to build our new Ellen DeGeneres Campus, we are measuring the project’s impact through our “5 Es”: education, emotion, environment, economy and equity. For the last of those “Es,” equity, our goal is to promote gender equity.” Rwanda.
Lee Crompton, quantity surveyor, took on Maggie's Run 50 Challenge after rare cancer diagnosis. Lee, a husband and a young dad, battling aggressive cancer, courageously focuses on raising funds for a charity that helps those diagnosed with cancer face the battle of life with uncertainty, as a distraction from his own precarious situation. Inspirational. Scotland.
Phumzile Mbatha, Senior Quantity Surveyor at Colliers International, on how she got started in property, the challenges she has overcome, her advice for young people and her cultural recommendations. United Kingdom.
By Matthew Ensoll
Life Member NZIQS. Reg.QS.
Editor New Zealand Building Economist.