QS Conference 2014 Second call for abstracts papers

CONFERENCE ORGANISING COMMITTEE
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7 Annual QS Conference
21st -23rd September 2014,
Pretoria,
South Africa
THEME: MAPPING THE FUTURE
Second Announcement and Call for Papers
CONVEVENORS
The South African Council for the Quantity Surveying
Profession and the Association of South African
Quantity Surveyors
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Mr Steve Lyons, Registrar of SACQSP
Mr Larry Feinberg, Director of ASAQS
Mr Hoffie Cruywagen, University of Pretoria
Mr Willie van Rensburg, Tshwane University of
Technology
Ms Inge Pieterse, University of Pretoria
Prof Alfred Talukhaba, Tshwane University of
Technology
CONFERENCE HOST & SECRETARIAT
 Tshwane University of Technology, Department of
Building Science and the following should be
contacted for further information.
1. Prof AA Talukhaba
e-mail: [email protected]
Tel: 012-382 5970
2. Ms K de Villiers
e-mail: [email protected]
Tel: 012-382 5242
SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL COMMITTEE
Staff at Tshwane University of Technology will manage the
academic process to maintain the highest quality standard
possible of papers published in the conference proceedings.
They will be assisted by the scientific and technical committee
drawn from local and international tertiary and industry
institutions whose list can be found in the website.
OBJECTIVES
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The 7 Quantity Surveying Conference is organised at
a time when the profession is confronted with a
myriad of challenges emanating from the ever
changing socio-economic, technological &
environmental spheres. Clients are demanding better
services than ever before and Quantity Surveyors are
under pressure to deliver to the desired expectations
and to ethical standards. Professionalism as we know
it has to be seen in different perspectives. The
conference brings together academics, researchers,
postgraduate students and industry practitioners, to
brainstorm on how the profession can influence the
dynamic socio- economic environment now and in the
future.
CONFERENCE SCOPE
The theme of the conference: Quantity Surveying –
Mapping the future, reinforces the idea that it is
about time that Quantity Surveying profession as a
profession requires re-thinking for sustenance. The
focus is placed on current research and innovation
towards improving professionalism in the quantity
surveying profession and the construction industry at
large. Papers are welcome from a spectrum of
themes within the quantity surveying profession and
the industry either from research or practice. The
papers should reflect novel application of theory and
innovative practice in the profession and the industry.
MAIN TOPICS
CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT
CPD: The conference has been endorsed by SACQSP,
SACPCMP and CIOB for award of CPD hours
All initial enquiries should be made to: Prof. AA Talukhaba,
Tshwane University of Technology. Tel: +27 12 382 5970; email: [email protected]
Papers will be accepted within the broad themes of
quantity surveying and the construction industry,
including:
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Contracts, dispute resolution and ethics
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Competition and competiveness
Education, training and practice
Supply chain management, procurement and
performance
Innovation and technology
Environment, adaptation and sustainability
Finance and cost engineering
Entrepreneurship and business modeling
ABSTRACTS AND PAPERS
Authors are invited to submit abstracts in English of not
more than 200 words for peer review by the Scientific
and Technical Committee by not later than 31 March
2014. Each abstract should be submitted on a single
side of A4 paper indicating the topic that the proposed
paper will address and give the name and full contact
details of the author(s) to be contacted and the
institution/company affiliated to. Abstracts will be
reviewed according to the relevance to the aims and
objectives of the conference; originality of subject
matter; likely academic rigour of the proposed paper;
and likely contribution to knowledge, or practical
relevance. NOTE: A selection of best papers will be
included as chapters in a book to be published by
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Submit abstracts and papers as e-mail attachment in
Microsoft Word format to: Prof Alfred Talukhaba at
[email protected] Each paper will be sent to two
referees who are experts in the field. Authors of accepted
papers will be invited to present the papers, which will be
published in the Conference Proceedings. Note that at least
one of the authors must attend the conference, as a
condition for publication.
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES (excludes
accommodation):
City:
Delegate
Student Delegate
Accompanying person
Country:
R3,500.00 + VAT
R 1,000.00 + VAT
R 500.00 + VAT
PROGRAMME:
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Best paper: R1,500.00
Second best paper: R1,000.00
Third best paper: R500.00
Post Code:
Tel:
E-mail:
Fax:
CONFERENCE FEES
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21 September: Registration and Welcome.
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22 September: Keynote Speakers, Parallel Paper
presentations, Conference Dinner.
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23 September: Keynote Speakers, Parallel Paper
Presentations, Plenary Session, Awards and Closure.
First name:
Organisation:
Address:
AWARDS
SUBMISSIONS
Surname:
VENUE:
CSIR INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE, PRETORIA
KEY DATES
Abstract (200 words max): 16 May 2014
Notification of acceptance: 30 May 2014
Submission of draft paper: 30 June 2014
Notification of acceptance: 31 July 2014
Submission of final paper: 31 August 2014
Distribution of Final Programme: 12 Sept 2014
REGISTRATION FORM
Title: Prof. Dr. Eng. Arch. Mr. Mrs Ms Other:
Student Delegate
Delegate
Accompanying person
Total Amount (R)
Form of
Cheque enclosed
payment:
Bank transfer (please
enclose copy)
Accompanying persons: Mr. Mrs. Ms. Other:
Surname:
First name(s):
CONFERENCE WEBSITE
Dietary preference
More information can be found in the conference website:
http://www.tut.ac.za/Pages/default.aspx
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