20-24 May, Christchurch, New Zealand

NZIQS / PAQS Conference Programme

Please note that the main conference days are Monday and Tuesday.

Friday 20 May

9:00am - 9:00pm  YQS Programme
(Full programme to be confirmed)
2:00pm - 5:00pm PAQS Committee Meetings
Novotel Hotel Christchurch 

Saturday 21 May

9:00am - 5:00pm

PAQS board meetings
Novotel Hotel Christchurch

9:00am - 9:30pm YQS Programme
(Full programme to be confirmed)

Sunday 22 May 

9:00am  Golf
Clearwater Golf Course
Tee time 10:00am 


Discover Christchurch Tour
Tour departs the Christchurch Museum, Rolleston Avenue
5:30pm - 8:00pm  Welcome Function
Hagley Oval, 63 Riccarton Ave 
Kindly sponsored by Rawlinsons

Monday 23 May

8:00am Registration opens
Foyer, Air Force Museum
9:00am  Opening Ceremony
Kindly sponsored by WT Partnership
9:50am  Morning tea 
Kindly sponsored by Higgs Construction Limited 
10:20am  Sir Bob Parker 
11:20am  ICMS: A landmark international standard for the construction industry
Justin Sullivan
Ian Duncan
Gerry O'Sullivan
12:00pm  Lunch 
Kindly sponsored by Schindler
1:00pm  BIM panel 
David Mitchell
Andrew Field
Chris Prigg 
Paul O'Brien 
Andrew Brady
Kindly sponsored by Naylor Love
Site visit 
Christchurch Town Hall Conservation Project
Followed by tour of the Red Zone

Depart from: Air Force Museum at 1.00pm
Return to Air Force Museum 4.00pm

Following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes the Christchurch Town Hall suffered serious damage to its structure and lateral spread to its foundations. The resulting lateral spread caused settlement of approximately 400mm across the building and flooding to the basement.

Hawkins have been engaged to repair the existing facility to 100 per cent of New Building Standard (NBS) through the installation of a new foundation solution together with structural repairs and strengthening of the building. In addition, Hawkins are also upgrading and updating the structural, architectural, acoustic, fire, mechanical and electrical services to the whole of the Town Hall to meet a further 50 year lifespan under the NBS.

The Christchurch Town Hall is an iconic structure and is a Group 1 Listed Heritage Building. As such, this project has a specific technical focus on heritage works including ensuring all heritage items are protected, removed and stored as necessary, refurbished, and reinstated to their original form.

Click here to register for the Site Visit

Kindly sponsored by James Hardie
Technical / Academic Session A

A preliminary BIM implementation framework for consultant quantity surveyor firms in a developing country
Soon, Lam Tatt, Leong, Boon Tik, Ang, Fuey Lin and Hasnanywati Hassan
Full paper

Incorporation of building information modelling into quantity surveying programme syllabus in Malaysia
Khiyon, Noor Azeyah
Full Paper

Implication of Quantity Surveying Practice in a BIM-enabled Environment
Kim, Ki Pyung and Park, Kenneth Sungho
Full Paper

Overtime hours in quantity surveying consultant firms in Malaysia
Sheikh Ilmi, Habiza and Rogbeer, Ishka Saakshe
Full Paper

Sustainable performance and strategies of Malaysian property developers
Leong, Boon Tik, Kamarazaly, Myzatul Aishah and Soon, Lam Ta 
Full Paper

Metamorphosis of QSprofession: A revolutionary journey in Malaysia
Sulaiman, Mohamad Shazali, Zolkafli, Umi Kalsum, Zakaria, Norhanim and Abd Karim, Saipol Bbari
Full Paper
2:00pm  Shamubeel Eaqub 
Kindly sponsored by The H H Bunckenburg Trust
3:00pm  Afternoon tea
Kindly sponsored by RD Petroleum  
3:30pm  Industry Perceptions of QS's value, strengths and weaknesses 
David Doherr
Kindly sponsored by BBD
Technical / Academic Session B

Adjudication and arbitration and the associated barriers to litigation
Finnie, David
Full Paper

Space management among elderly age groups in private domestic buildings in Hong Kong
Leung, Mei-Yung and Famakin, Ibukun
Full Paper

Research on the application of BIM technology in the project management of hospital construction
Wang, Yarran
Full Paper
4:00pm  Uncertainty and Change
Peter Hillary
Kindly sponsored by Fletcher Construction

5:00pm  Close of day     

Tuesday 24 May 

8:00am Registration opens
Foyer, Air Force Museum
8:30am WeMobilise
Sam Johnson
Kindly sponsored by Probuild
Site Visit 
Justice and Emergency Services Precinct
Followed by tour of the Red Zone
Depart from: Novotel Hotel at 8.30am
Return to: Air Force Museum at 11.30am

The precinct will be made up of three distinct buildings, with the Justice Building housing multiple courts and associated court and legal functions. The Emergency Services building will sit at the other end of a central courtyard. It will house Police, Corrections and the various emergency services and civil defence agencies. The separate private car parking building will be built adjacent to Colombo Street.

The precinct is designed as an Importance Level 4 (IL4) building which means that it must remain operational after a 500 year return period earthquake. The Emergency Services Building is specifically designed to remain functional 'post-disaster'.

All buildings are base isolated using a combination of lead rubber bearings and PTFE sliders. These are placed within the seismic isolation plane that is formed at the underside of the Level 1 floor. 

Click here to register for site visit

Kindly sponsored by James Hardie
Technical / Academic Session C 

Building for the future; a global dilemma – refurbishing the old, transforming it into hipster
Mohamed Raihan Annuryani
Full Paper

Aligning Levels of Development and Principles of Measurement for Cost Planning
Ho, H K Paul
Full Paper

Cost premium and the life cycle cost of green building implementation in obtaining green star rating in Australia
Illankoon, I.M. Chethana S., Tam, Vivian W.Y, Le, Khoa N and Shen, Liyin
Full Paper
9:30am  Lessons from Christchurch: Urban changes as a result of the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes
Hugh Nicholson
Kindly sponsored by Dominion Construction
10:10am  Morning tea
Kindly sponsored by Allegion
10:40am Building individual and organisational success for the future
Dr Kyle McWilliams
Kindly sponsored by L T McGuinness Ltd
Technical / Academic Session D

Stakeholder management of the impact of design changes on the time, cost and quality targets of building projects in Sri Lanka
Liyanage, A.L.B.N., Perera, B.A.K.S. and Sumanarathna, D.M.G.A.N.M.
Full Paper

Emerging issues related to stakeholder management in PPP projects: An Australian study
Sajani Jayasuriya, Guomin Zhang and Rebecca J. Yang  
Full Paper

Empowering aec professionals towards high performance and excellence via communities of practice and knowledge networks: case study of the public works department of Malaysia
Md Khuzaimah, Khairil Hizar, Othman, Roznita and Hassan, Fadzil Padzil
Full Paper

Identifying cultures in construction project alliances
Mills, Anthony, Nalewaik, Alexia, and Davis, Peter
Full Paper

Research on future of Chinese construction industry under the global financial crisis
Yin Yue
Full Paper

11:40am  A strategic approach to  post earthquakes growth
Anthony Leighs
Kindly sponsored by Leighs Construction
12:20pm  Lunch
Kindly sponsored by C Lund & Son Ltd 
1:20pm  Navigating 21st century urban complexity
Chris Moller
Kindly sponsored by Alpha Interiors
  Technical / Academic Session E

Review of quantity surveying designations practiced in the Sri Lankan construction industry, their qualifications and respective job functions performed
Withanagamage Iresha and Seneviratne L.D. Indunil P.    
Full Paper

Vocational education and training (vet) of quantity surveying in Hong Kong
Hui, Ken
Full Paper
2:10pm  Afternoon tea
Kindly sponsored by Monkey Toe Group 
2:40pm  How to overcome earthquake challenges
Dr. H. Kit Miyamoto
  Technical / Academic Session F 

The expanded role of quantity surveyor in green buildings
Wong, Yi Min
Full Paper

3:40pm Awards
Closing Address
Closing Ceremony
4:10pm  Close of NZIQS/PAQS Congress 2016     
7:00pm Gala Dinner
Kindly sponsored by Leighs Construction 

Poster Presentations

All posters can be viewed in the exhibition hall



Poster Description 


Challenges facing private universities' facilities managers in Malaysia
Kamarazaly, Myzatul Aishah, Soon, Lam Tatt and Leong, Boon Tik
Study on the new urbanization construction path of sustainable development - case analysis of small coastal towns in Shandong province of China
Wang, Xiang and Yin, Yilin 
A new solution to construction of indemnificatory housing in China-joint development in PPP projects
Chen, Menglong 
Promotional incentives for further use of base isolation in New Zealand
Ashcroft, Danielle and Egbelakin, Dr. Temitope  
Improving project outcomes through managing inter-organizational fairness: a case study of Australia
Lim, B.T.H and Loosemore, M