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.
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.
CIQS recommends that the federal government commit to studying the potential benefits of ensuring collaborative stakeholder input involvement from industry in all federal projects to provide cost assurance and best value to tax payers in the context of historic infrastructure investments.
CIQS recommends that the federal government move forward with its commitment to the National Infrastructure Assessment and ensure that Construction Economist’s involvement is entrenched in Canada’s long-term infrastructure plans.
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