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Pg 32 Property Mon April 11 Surveyors adopt new measurement system By Usman A. Bello The Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) has adopted a…

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Surveyors adopt new measurement system

By Usman A. Bello

The Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) has adopted a new cost measurement system called Building and Engineering Standard Methods of Measurement, Fourth Edition (BESMM4) in order to ensure that those who award contracts get value for money,

BESMM4 was unveiled last week Wednesday at a two-day training workshop held simultaneously in Abuja, Bauchi, Benin, Abeokuta, Enugu and Kano centres.

It brings forth new standards, innovations and methods of measurement in building and engineering construction works, which will enhance delivery of value to clients of quantity surveying services.

Speaking at the opening of the workshop in Abuja, the president of NIQS, Mrs Mercy Torkwase Iyortyer announced that BESMM4 had become the only standard for measurement in the country.

She stated, “Let me place on record that starting from May 2017, only BESMM4 will be admitted for use on measurement papers for both Graduateship (GDE) and Test Professional Competence (TPC) examinations.”

According to her, “BESMM4 will replace BESMM3 as the official standard method measurement of works to be used with conditions of engagement and consultancy services agreement to be approved and directed by the Quantity Surveyors Registration Board of Nigeria.”

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Buhari to open conference on city growth challenges

By Usman A. Bello

The 46th annual conference of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) which holds from April 12-16, 2016 in Abuja is to be declared open by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The conference with 5,000 participants has the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister Muhammad Bello as chief host.

According to Abuja branch chairman of NIESV, Emmanuel Alao, the conference tagged Unity 2016 “is the biggest convocation of Estate Surveyor and valuer professionals.

He said the conference will consider City Growth: Issue and Challenges of Urban Sustainability in Nigeria.