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Canada’s construction sector is an engine of economic growth. Investments in new infrastructure creating lasting community assets, support business growth and improve the quality of life for all Canadians.

About us

About Us

CIQS is the premier professional association that sets the highest standard for construction and infrastructure economics in Canada. Designated Professional Quantity Surveyors (PQS) and Construction Estimator Certified (CEC) professionals counsel building owners, developers, designers and contractors at throughout the construction industry supply chain from design, procurement and construction process to help ensure a return on investment is delivered. In this economic climate, Professional Quantity Surveyors and Construction Estimator Certified professionals are more valued than ever as an integral part of the building and construction process. Not only do we play a key role in ensuring infrastructure investment is protected and efficient, our members daily identify opportunities and efficiencies that deliver benefits to the triple bottom-line.

Delivering Value

Investing in infrastructure builds lasting community assets, stimulates the economy, and provides good paying jobs to Canadians. In the coming decades, governments will make hundreds of billions of dollars worth in investments in our infrastructure as we move towards a net-zero future. With so much being invested, providing value for tax-payers dollars is essential.

CIQS designated professionals (Professional Quantity Surveyor and Construction Estimator Certified) are construction economists who deliver accurate cost forecasting for tomorrow’s infrastructure needs.  We work with financial institutions, architects, engineers, lawyers, developers and government, adding value to the overall project lifecycle by establishing project cost baselines, and ensuring that project costs are accurately estimated.

Our Recommendations

  1. CIQS recommends that the federal government involve industry stakeholders in the early stages of all federal infrastructure projects to ensure optimal return on investment and cost assurance. It is essential to address concerns related to potential price escalation to deliver the best value for taxpayers.

  2. CIQS recommends that the federal government move forward with its commitment to the National Infrastructure Assessment of an independent advisory body, with Construction Economist’s involvement entrenched in Canada’s long-term infrastructure plans. 

  3. CIQS recommends that the federal government tackle the Canadian housing crisis by implementing effective oversight for allocated housing funds. Investing in construction serves as a key economic driver to deliver essential affordable and supportive housing infrastructure.

Advocacy and Push Politics

Advocacy through Push Politics is a vital tool for driving social and policy change in today's world. In a society flooded with information, it's not enough to simply raise awareness; one must actively push for change. Push Politics involves proactively engaging with policymakers, government officials, and the public to promote the implementation of CIQS’s recommendations for a better infrastructure future.

The problem & solution

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Contact Us

Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

90 Nolan Court, Unit 19
Markham, ON  L3R 4L9


Tel: 905.477.0008
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