QSi UK Chapter

News

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12/03/2018CPD BREAKFAST BRIEFING - BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING

The QSi will be hosting a CPD breakfast talk on BIM on Thursday, 14 June at Wolverhampton Science park.  Email admin@theqsi.co.uk for full details.

 
18/01/2018Carillion Helpline

 

Following the announcement of Wolverhampton-based company Carillion going into liquidation, a dedicated telephone line and email address have been set up by the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, on behalf of the Carillion taskforce[1], to support local businesses that may be affected by this very sad news.

 

We are a business focused organisation, and a partner of the Black Country Growth Hub, that would like to support organisations in this troubling time, so if you have any concerns or worries we are here for you. We don’t have all the answers just yet, but as this situation develops we will share the latest updates with you and take your concerns forward to the taskforce group and relevant support agencies.

 

If you are a business and would like support or have any questions relating to the situation at Carillion please call 01902 912322 or email carillionhelp@blackcountrychamber.co.uk.

 

Please forward this information to anyone that might be impacted by the situation.

 

[1]The support has been set up by the Carillion taskforce group, which includes representatives from the City of Wolverhampton Council, Black Country LEP, Department for Work and Pensions, West Midlands Combined Authority, Black Country Chamber of Commerce and Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

 

This is brought to you through a partnership with the local West Midlands Chambers of Commerce and Growth Hubs.

 



 

 

 
21/12/2017UK CPD Events - save the dateThe following dates have been scheduled for Breakfast CPD events to take place at the University of Wolverhampton Science Park: 8 March 2018 7 June 2018 13 September 2018 6 December 2018  
18/12/2017UCEM student prize

We are delighted to award this years UCEM student prize to Teigh Eamon Cunningham. The prize was presented at an awards ceremony recently by the Chair of the QSi UK Board, Mr Barry Symonds.

 
14/11/2017QSi sponsors CPD Day in Southampton

On 9 November the QSi sponsored a CPD Day taking place in Southampton.  Topics included CDM, Demolition, BIM, Sustainability, Contract Law Update, Collateral Warranties and Third Party Rights.  QSi member Steve Brunning gave an interesting talk on BIM:

 
27/09/201723/11/2017The next meeting of the UK Board will take place on Thursday, 23 November in Wolverhampton. 

Events

EventLocationDateTimedetails
QSi UK and Ireland Board MeetingWolverhampton Science Park 19 April 201817:00The next meeting of the UK and Ireland Board will take place on 19 April 2018
QSI CPD Breakfast Briefing on Building Information ModellingWolverhampton Science Park 14 June 20187.45 amExplore digital capabilities of a costing software in generating accurate quantities from 2D and 3D BIM models and at a fast pace compared to the traditional scale rule measurements and take offs
Breakfast CPD EventUniversity of Wolverhampton Science Park6 December 20188.00 amBreakfast CPD Event – topic TBC shortly
Breakfast CPD EventUniversity of Wolverhampton Science Park13 September 20188.00 amBreakfast CPD Event – topic TBC shortly
Breakfast CPD EventUniversity of Wolverhampton Science Park7 June 20188.00 amBreakfast CPD Event – topic TBC shortly
Breakfast CPD EventUniversity of Wolverhampton Science Park8 March 20188.00 amBreakfast CPD Event – topic TBC shortly
UK Board MeetingWolverhampton1 February 20185.00pm 
CPD Day for Quantity SurveyorsChilworth Manor, Southampton9 November 20179.00amCDM, Collateral Warranties & 3rd Party Rights; Value Engineering & Building Regulations; Legal Update, BIM, Project Management; Dilaidations; Sustainable Direction

Documents

ActionFile NameDescription
View DocumentQSi UK Board Terms of Reference.pdfUK Board Terms of Reference
View DocumentJames Wates 171107-UCEM Graduation speech.pdf‘This article was originally delivered as the key note speech at the UCEM Graduation Ceremony on 9 December 2017. QSi is proud to sponsor a prize at this ceremony for the student who has achieved the best overall performance on the BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying’

Chairman

NameEmailTelBio
Barry C SymondsSend Email Barry Symonds, MSc FRICS FCIOB FCABE ACIAT FQSi (Senator h.c. Biberach an der Riss) Barry is currently Managing Director of Symonds Konsult International Ltd (Education and Training Consultants) and is an Educational Advisor for Rapid5D (BIM Solutions). Previously Barry was Head of Property Surveying & Construction (2004-2010) at London South Bank University, UK. He is a chartered quantity surveyor (QS) and construction economist, and has worked for consultancy practices and government organisations in the UK and New Zealand & Fiji. He has published technical publications ( ie ” Design Economics for Built Environment.” Wiley Blackwell 2015.) and presented papers and lectures, in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei, New Zealand, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Rumania, Czech Republic and Germany. He continues to operate as a visiting professor in Germany and the UK. His current research examines comparative studies between countries and cultures in construction and real estate. He represents the European Board of RICS as an External Examiner in Germany. He has served on many RICS committees, and has held the positions of Chair of the RICS Essex Branch including the QS Division and, was member of RICS Divisional Council, CHOBE and CKE. Barry has carried out External Examiner & Accreditation roles, at a number of UK and overseas Universities and is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Constructors (City of London), where he is a member of the scholarship & awards committee which provides research grants for industrial scholars in conjunction with others (BRE,CIOB,ICE). He is also a Liveryman in the City Livery Club and a member of the Little Ship Club, in London. Barry’s hobbies include sailing, scuba diving, fishing, German language and culture.

Committee

NameEmailTelBio
Martin Chambers  Professor Martin Chambers BSc(hons), Adv Dip, HonFQSi, CEnv, PPCIOB, FCIOB, FRICS, MAPM (CPM) A director of Shaylor Group PLC, a UK SME construction business based in the UK Midlands and delivering prestigious projects across the UK. Martin’s particular areas of activity at Shaylor Group being frameworks and innovation Martin started his career as an indentured quantity surveying trainee with George Wimpey & Co. In 1981 he graduated from Aston University with an honours degree in Building, Economics and Measurement and then went on to secure an Advanced Diploma at Salford University in Employment Law. Martin’s work activities have seen him lead some of the UK’s most high profile projects, these include: Project SLAM the 10 year plus programme to update the MoD Single Living Accommodation Estate, The £1.3bn Birmingham Schools for the Future programme and most recently the hugely successful £750m redevelopment of Birmingham’s New Street Station. During Martin’s career, he has achieved a number of prestigious awards and accolades including: In 1995 being named as the APM’s Young Project Manager of the Year, for his work with two international clients, Japanese electronics giant Ricoh and Astra Pharmaceuticals. In 2014 he was named the National and West Midlands Regional winner of Constructing Excellence’s ‘Achiever of the Year Award’. Martin was the President of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) for 2007/2008. He is currently a trustee of the CIOB Benevolent Fund. Outside of work Martin’s life revolves around his passion for fly fishing, academia and his family. Martin is a governor of the University of Wolverhampton, A visiting professor at University of Westminster and an External Examiner at Aston University.
Keith Blizzard  Keith Blizzard FRICS FCIOB FCIArb FFB FQSi(Hon) With a wealth of experience over more than 30 years in every aspect of construction law, partner Keith Blizzard joined Harrison Clark Rickerbys at the start of 2017. As well as being a highly experienced construction expert accustomed to dealing with contentious issues, Keith is a chartered quantity surveyor, chartered construction manager, chartered arbitrator, panel adjudicator, accredited and panel mediator, accredited dispute board member, forensic surveyor and experienced lecturer. His expertise in adjudication and arbitration have led him to be not only in demand in those roles but also to become a visiting lecturer at universities, including in Helsinki, Sheffield and Birmingham, and at conferences at home and abroad, as well as tutoring post-graduates acquiring professional qualifications. Because he has considerable experience of the whole construction process, he is able to help clients to avoid disputes before, during and following work on-site and can help to resolve any problems that arise to make sure that their commercial interests are protected as well as ensuring that they do not compromise their position by their own actions. Keith’s abilities in this area have been recognised and he is an RICS Accredited Dispute Board Member. Although his background is in construction, his mediation experience has covered disputes of all kinds including landlord and tenant, insurance policy claims, commercial industrial and partnership.
Kirsty Louise Barker  Kirsty BarkerI am starting my route to become a qualified quantity surveyor, studying a BSc Honours degree in quantity surveying at the University of Wolverhampton. In my first year, I am embarking on the following modules: Built Environment Academic and Employment Skills Sustainable Construction Technology (Residential Buildings) BIM and Data Management Built Environment Business and Economics Project Law and Construction Procurement Built Environment Professional DevelopmentI have embraced the opportunity to become the student ambassador on behalf of the Built Environment. This has entailed involvement in many exciting projects, including working with schools; Athena SWAN – a charter established in 2005 by the British equality challenge unit and implemented by the UK resource centre which recognises and celebrates good practice to the advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all; Wikihouse – this is an open-source project for designing and building houses which endeavours to democratise and simplify the construction of sustainable resource-light dwellings; and young women in construction events. Recently I took part in a team building and leadership weekend to enhance my skills. Currently I am working towards an APM-PFQ – a level 6 qualification which offers a fundamental awareness of project management alongside my degree. My early work life consisted of varied roles such as cabin crew, sales and customer service. 6 years ago, I settled into an accounts administration position. Here I have had the opportunity to experience the sales ledger, purchase ledger, nominal ledger and now manage the foreign ledger. In my time here I met my Husband and had my two wonderful boys.A year ago I had the pleasure of launching our first family business alongside my Dad. S Class Travel Ltd, a modern chauffer company. Seeing my dad go after his dream and how happy this made him has inspired me to chase a career of my own and the catalyst for me to join the University of Wolverhampton in order to pursue quantity surveying. My main interest is event organising and party planning. I also enjoy getting involved in challenges to raise money for charity.
Paul HamptonSend Email Dr Paul Hampton Dr Paul Hampton is the current Head of Built Environment at the University of Wolverhampton and a Chartered Building Surveyor. His two main areas of expertise are accessible environments and built environment employability skills and their impact on sector productivity. Dr Paul has a BSc Building Surveying, studied at the University of Wolverhampton, an MSc in Business Management from Sheffield Hallam University and a PhD from Middlesex University. Paul is a past chairman for West Midlands RICS, West Midlands ICWCI and is currently serving as a board member on the Global Board of Quantity Surveyors International (QSi). Paul holds outstanding industry knowledge and maintains strong links with over 500 industry contacts. Paul was also one of the original design team members for the Springfield Campus as part of a £100m investment in Architecture, Built Environment and Civil Engineering. Paul also forged the first Industrial Panel Network 4 and hosts various industrial symposia. Paul has designed numerous world exclusive on-line and in-company courses and is currently developing the first UK Nuclear and Demolition degree/MSc qualifications. He has previously acted as programme director and course lead for modules at all levels. More recently he has been engaged in teaching modules in the areas of construction management, project management and quality management. Paul is an avid researcher. He has more than 15 referred articles to his credit published in top conferences. He has also brought in millions of pounds in research funding through various ERDF projects and has successfully bid and won the Construction in the 21st Century Conference for Wolverhampton/London in 2019. During his tenure in academia has held several managerial roles such as Director of Built Environment Climate Change Innovation (BECCI), Entress and head of employability and business engagement.
Suzanne CashSend Email0333 012 4549Suzanne Cash BA(Hons) Suzanne is the QSi Business Manager, responsible for the day to day running or the organisation, dealing everything from applications and subscriptions to regional boards, events and the QS Eye magazine. Suzanne graduated with an honours degree in English Literature and French which she followed up with a Business and Secretarial Diploma with French and German. After finishing her studies, Suzanne joined James R Knowles as a Marketing Assistant/PA to the Managing Director, with particular responsibility for running around 300 seminars a year across the UK. Suzanne rose through the ranks obtaining a place on the Knowles Board as Marketing Director in 1998. When Roger Knowles founded the QSi in 2004, Suzanne was enlisted to run the organisation. When she left Knowles in 2006 to set up her own business, she continued in her function as QSi Business Manager whilst also working for a number of other clients in marketing and support roles. In her spare time Suzanne is a keen fund raiser for Mcmillan Cancer Support and enjoys cycling.

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