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Indian Institute of Quantity Surveyors ( IIQS ) Guide to Membership

Quantity Surveying Profession The origins of quantity surveyors can be traced back to the ancient Egyptian civilization that used dedicated personnel to carry out estimates and costing for their magnificent structures and buildings. It developed into an occupation during the 17th century restoration of London after the Great Fire. In 1836, the profession entered its new age when the new Houses of Parliament of Great Britain, designed by Sir Charles Barry, became the first major public contract to be fully measured and tendered using detailed bills of quantities for financial accountability. There are several options in the quantity surveying field. A qualified or certified quantity surveyor can usually gain employment in quantity surveying firms, construction companies, or property developers. Some large public or private organizations that deal with a significant amount of building or construction procurement as part of their activities normally employ quantity surveyors among other construction professionals to become their project managers. This profession offers great career opportunity. The Indian Institute of Quantity Surveyors IIQS The Indian Institute of Quantity surveyors, previously known as IQSA, from its inception has been encouraging its members to achieve an optimum level of professional competency in the field of Quantity Surveying. IIQS through its unprecedented objectives has assisted many of its aspiring members to endeavor;
To achieve highest level of professional competencies To adopt best practices and ethics For positive attitude towards change For Openness, Trust and Reliability To implement organizational training programme To share knowledge For the continuous professional development To adopt flexibility, innovation and motivation To maintain Honesty and Integrity For a sustainable career progression

Why to be part of IIQS family In several countries including India, quantity surveying profession mostly is limited to basic quantity surveying functions such as quantity take-off and billing. Since Quantity Surveying education programs are not commonly available in respective countries, such Quantity Surveying function is being performed mainly by the Engineers.
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Further, the individuals with Quantity surveying educational background require a proper professional guidance and career mentoring. IIQS, for these disciplines, through its various programs and professional assistance, is striving to promote proper awareness, understanding, enhanced knowledge and career guidance in the field of Quantity surveying in a broad spectrum, such as;
Estimation and pricing Preparation of budgets Working knowledge on standard method of measurements Administration of valuations, certifications and variations Preparing tender documents including tender negotiations Procurement of goods and contracts Administration of guarantees, insurances and warranties Cost and value reconciliation Knowledge on various forms of the contract conditions Time and cost management including mitigation reviews Preparing/defending against construction contract claims Risk management Indemnities and liabilities Delay analysis Forecasts and feasibility studies Knowledge of construction and contract law Dispute resolution Interpersonal skills

what Benefits it would offer IIQS has assisted many of its members pursuing Quantity surveying profession to achieve the required key competencies and career progression through the below listed programmes and means;
Access to regional programme of CPD events and meetings Career and Educational Mentoring and Guidance Participation on subjects of common interest through open debates Online access to CPD Handouts issued in the past Online access to videos of the CPDs held in other regions Regular News Letter Advice on technical and contractual queries Network to communicate with top quality professionals Certification process Awards for personal excellence

It also provides a perfect platform to attain enhanced knowledge and awareness in the field of Quantity surveying, so as to reach key positions within the respective organization.

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Membership advantage and eligibility criterions IIQS membership provides competitive advantages to individuals working in the field of Quantity surveying. It assists in improving the professional expertise and core competencies. For membership application and acceptance, the Institute relies on the; Self-declaration Assessment and recommendation from the Assessor of the applicant and Other requirements as per the criteria subsequently outlined here. What is a Competency Competency is the ability of an individual to perform a task. A competency is a set of defined behaviors that provide a structured guide enabling the identification, evaluation and development of the behaviors in individual professionals. IIQS believes that the knowledge acquired through academic qualification may not be sufficient for the professional career progression. A professional is required enhance his knowledge to put in practical perspective. Competency Assessment IIQS adopts a competency based assessment for enrollment to the membership which is a guide to determine the applicants knowledge, application and proficiency in key areas of the quantity surveying and to set targets for knowledge enhancement. IIQS has set out various competencies, in the order of priority, to ensure proper career and professional progression. Each of the competencies shall be assessed on the following basis A (Proficient) - Can perform a competency independently B (Application) - Can perform a competency under a reasonable supervision C (Knowledge) - Understands the functions Each applicant is required to maintain a personal career portfolio based on a specimen as prescribed as a continuous tool for assessment until the required optimum standard of the competency is achieved. The Assessor shall mark and signoff, as a proof of confirmation, that the applicant has achieved the required level of the competency. Assessor shall be the direct line manager of the applicant or senior member of the Institute with CIIQS/FIIQS membership.
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Membership Grades and Criterions Following are the membership grades. Eligibility criteria and requirements for each of the membership grade has been set out here below and in other relevant sections.

Membership Grades:
Grade Honorary Fellow (HON FIIQS) Brief Criterions Notes Honorary Fellowship will be awarded to industry leaders, who made significant contribution to industry / society subject to the approval of the Board of the IIQS. Fellowship will be awarded to eligible professionals who are continuously holding a Certified Member of IIQS (CIIQS) for the minimum period of five years and able to demonstrate his/her enhanced professional competency through documentary evidence as detailed in the relevant section and a formal interview. Certified Membership will be awarded to a Member of IIQS (MIIQS) and able to demonstrate the required competencies through documentary evidence as detailed in the relevant section and a formal interview. Membership will be awarded to the engineering /quantity surveying professionals who are either holding a degree in any engineering discipline from any of recognized universities in India, with minimum 1 year work experience in Quantity Surveying competencies or diploma in any engineering discipline from any of recognized institutions in India, with minimum 3 years work experience in Quantity Surveying competencies. In addition to the academic qualification applicant shall be required to submit a competency form duly assessed by the Assessor. Student Membership will be awarded to the students of any engineering discipline or quantity surveying courses of any of recognized universities /institutions in India.

Fellow (FIIQS)

Certified Member (CIIQS)

Member (MIIQS)

Student

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Membership Criteria Honorary Fellow:


Honorary Fellowship will be awarded to Industry leaders, who made significant contribution to the Industry/Society, at the discretion of the Board of the IIQS.

Fellowship:
Fellowship will be awarded to eligible professionals who are continuously holding a Certified Member of IIQS (CIIQS) for the minimum period of five years and able to demonstrate his/her enhanced professional and leadership competency through documentary evidence as detailed below and a formal interview.

Applicants, holding Fellowship from any other professional institutes such as Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS), Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) may apply directly for the Fellowship of IIQS notwithstanding above criterion. Award Fellowship under this criterion is subject to approval of the Board of the IIQS. How to apply: Completed application form 6 copies of recent passport size photographs Detailed profile (in not more than 2000 words) demonstrating the professional and leadership skills required for an industry expert

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Certified Member:
Certified Membership will be awarded to eligible professionals who are continuously holding a Member of IIQS (MIIQS) for the minimum period of one year and able to demonstrate his/her enhanced professional and leadership competency through documentary evidence as detailed below and a formal interview.

Applicants, holding Chartered Membership from any other professional institutes such as Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS), Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) may apply directly for the Certified Member of IIQS notwithstanding above criterion. Award of Membership under this criterion is subject to approval of the Board of the IIQS.

How to apply:
Completed application form 6 copies of recent passport size photographs Curriculum Vitae with a brief report on attained level of competencies Competency form duly assessed by the Assessor and self-attested by the Applicant

Competencies ( for CIIQS)


The Applicant must be required to obtain stated optimum standard in all seven (7) core competencies and three (3) out of five (5) optional competencies listed in the table below. A (Proficient) - Can perform a competency independently B (Application) - Can perform a competency under a reasonable supervision C (Knowledge) - Understands the functions of a competency
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Competencies for CIIQS CORE COMPETENCIES Quantification & Estimating Working knowledge of various forms of method of measurements Preparation of Bill of Quantities as per standard measurement rules Develop unit rates and preparation of estimate Contract Practice & Contract Administration Understanding of standard forms of contracts and prepare various type of contract agreements Routine productivity monitoring Understanding and implementation of following administrative procedures necessary for smooth running of construction contracts: a) Bank Securities b) Project Insurances c) Payment applications / certifications d) Variations and claims e) Final statements f) Completion certificates g) Warranties / Guarantees Knowledge and interpretation of relevant contract & construction law Tendering & Procurement Working knowledge of various type of procurements Understanding and implementation of following tendering and procurement process a) Market research and pre-qualification process b) Preparing and reviewing the tender documents

Optimum standard

Date & Signature of Assessment

1. 1.1. 1.2. 1.3. 2. 2.1.

2.2.

2.3. 3. 3.1.

3.2.

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c) d) e) f) 3.3. 4. 4.1. 4.2. 4.3. 5.

Administrating and monitoring the tender process Analyzing and evaluating the tenders Clarifying and negotiating the tenders Preparing and reporting the tender results including risk analysis A

Understanding the business strategy and assisting the award process Construction Technology Understanding and interpretation of drawings, specifications, method statements and design/construction codes Knowledge and interpretation of applied technology in design of structure, design and installation of services, use and source of materials Knowledge and interpretation of construction techniques including, sequencing of activities, testing of works, design and erection of temporary works, use and source of plant & equipment and site surveys Cost Planning & Cost Control Understanding and implementation of following cost planning process: a) Establishment of project cost objectives and parameters b) Appropriate data gathering to produce estimates and cost plan c) Analyze the preliminary cost plan with resource schedule d) Analyze with project implementation & procurement plan e) Develop final cost plan based on sound principles and accepted practice f) Monitor the cost plan till the completion for design / need changes Understanding and implementation of following cost control process: a) Establishment cost management document and process (work breakdown structure based on project BOQ and cost codes) b) Monitor the productivity, unit cost of elemental items and optimum usage of materials and alert the management for any deviations c) Periodical reconciliation to the project materials and subcontracts Understanding and Establishment of following financial reports a) Cash flow during the construction process b) Cost and Value reconciliation report

5.1.

5.2.

5.3.

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6. 6.1. 6.2. 6.3. 7. 7.1. 7.2. 7.3.

Environment, Sustainability, Health and Safety Knowledge, understanding and application of environmental and sustainability assessment process including relevant laws and codes Knowledge, understanding and application of principles and responsibilities of health issues and requirement for compliance with regulations Knowledge, understanding and application of safety including combustion process, escape system and safety management system Conduct rules, Ethics and Professional Practice Knowledge and understanding the structure, by-laws, rules of conduct, values, mission /vision and services of IIQS Application of rules of conduct and ethical standards into the professional practices at all time Advising clients / employers to understand and apply the above practices OPTIONAL COMPETENCIES

8.

Design Economics Knowledge, interpretation and application of following activities that affect the design economics of the project a) Feasibility Studies b) Buildabilty c) Value Engineering and Value Management d) Whole life cycle costing analysis Dispute Resolution Knowledge, interpretation and application of dispute resolution process available within the contracts involved Knowledge and interpretation of other alternative dispute resolution process being practiced in the industry

8.1.

9. 9.1. 9.2.

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Business Management

Knowledge and interpretation of following business and soft skills; a) Project Accounting Principles and Procedures b) Business Planning c) Communication d) Client Care 10.1. e) Data and Information Management f) Human Resources and Office Management g) Public Relations and Training h) Team Working i) Taxes Assessment (Sales Tax, Stamp Duty, Capital Gains, Land Tax, etc.,) 11. Programming & Planning Knowledge, interpretation and application of programmes and schedules 11.1. being used in the projects involved by the applicant Knowledge and interpretation of other programming techniques, pert 11.2. diagrams, network analysis/critical path method. 12. Quality Management Understanding and implementation of following quality assurance and management process: a) Develop project quality policy , b) Develop procedures 12.1. c) Undertake internal audits , d) Continuously improve e) Ensure application of quality assurance

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Member:
Membership will be awarded to the engineering /quantity surveying professionals who are either holding a degree in any engineering discipline from any of recognized universities in India, with minimum 1 year work experience in Quantity Surveying competencies or diploma in any engineering discipline from any of recognized institutions in India with minimum 3 years work experience in Quantity Surveying competencies. In addition to the academic qualification applicant shall be required to submit a competency form duly assessed by the Assessor.

How to apply:
Completed application form 6 copies of recent passport size photographs Curriculum Vitae Self-attested copies of qualifications Self-attested copies of experience certificates Competency form duly assessed by the Assessor and self-attested by the Applicant

Competencies for MIIQS


The Applicant must be required to obtain stated optimum standard in all seven (7) core competencies listed in the table below. A (Proficient) - Can perform a competency independently B (Application) - Can perform a competency under a reasonable supervision C (Knowledge) - Understands the functions of a competency
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Competencies for MIIQS CORE COMPETENCIES Quantification & Estimating Working knowledge of various forms of method of measurements Preparation of Bill of Quantities as per standard measurement rules Develop unit rates and preparation of estimate Contract Practice & Contract Administration Understanding of standard forms of contracts and prepare various type of contract agreements Routine productivity monitoring Understanding and implementation of following administrative procedures necessary for smooth running of construction contracts: h) Bank Securities i) Project Insurances j) Payment applications / certifications k) Variations and claims l) Final statements m) Completion certificates n) Warranties / Guarantees Knowledge and interpretation of relevant contract & construction law Tendering & Procurement Working knowledge of various type of procurements Understanding and implementation of following tendering and procurement process g) Market research and pre-qualification process h) Preparing and reviewing the tender documents

Optimum standard

Date & Signature of Assessment

1. 1.1. 1.2. 1.3. 2. 2.1.

2.2.

2.3. 3. 3.1.

3.2.

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i) j) k) l) 3.3. 4. 4.1. 4.2. 4.3. 5.

Administrating and monitoring the tender process Analyzing and evaluating the tenders Clarifying and negotiating the tenders Preparing and reporting the tender results including risk analysis

Understanding the business strategy and assisting the award process Construction Technology Understanding and interpretation of drawings, specifications, method statements and design/construction codes Knowledge and interpretation of applied technology in design of structure, design and installation of services, use and source of materials Knowledge and interpretation of construction techniques including, sequencing of activities, testing of works, design and erection of temporary works, use and source of plant & equipment and site surveys Cost Planning & Cost Control Understanding and implementation of following cost planning process: f) Establishment of project cost objectives and parameters g) Appropriate data gathering to produce estimates and cost plan h) Analyze the preliminary cost plan with resource schedule i) Analyze with project implementation & procurement plan j) Develop final cost plan based on sound principles and accepted practice k) Monitor the cost plan till the completion for design / need changes Understanding and implementation of following cost control process: d) Establishment cost management document and process (work breakdown structure based on project BOQ and cost codes) e) Monitor the productivity, unit cost of elemental items and optimum usage of materials and alert the management for any deviations f) Periodical reconciliation to the project materials and subcontracts Understanding and Establishment of following financial reports l) Cash flow during the construction process
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m) Cost and Value reconciliation report 6. 6.1. 6.2. 6.3. 7. 7.1. 7.2. 7.3. Environment, Sustainability, Health and Safety Knowledge, understanding and application of environmental and sustainability assessment process including relevant laws and codes Knowledge, understanding and application of principles and responsibilities of health issues and requirement for compliance with regulations Knowledge, understanding and application of safety including combustion process, escape system and safety management system Conduct rules, Ethics and Professional Practice Knowledge and understanding the structure, by-laws, rules of conduct, values, mission /vision and services of IIQS Application of rules of conduct and ethical standards into the professional practices at all time Advising clients / employers to understand and apply the above practices Assessor: Name: Signature: .. Date: B C

Candidate Name: Signature: .. Date:

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Student:
Student Membership will be awarded to the students of any engineering discipline or quantity surveying courses of any of recognized universities /institutions in India.

How to apply:
Completed application form 6 copies of recent passport size photographs Curriculum Vitae Self-attested copies of qualifications if applicable Self-attested copies of experience certificates if applicable Authorization letter from the Educational Institute

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