The ICEC-PAQS 2018 Conference will bring together construction cost professionals from around the world to participate in seminars and workshops with industry experts.

A world-class line-up of speakers will take to the stage at this year’s conference, which will run from 18-20 November at ICC Sydney.

“The conference is designed to educate professionals towards a global construction industry that powers from precision,” says Anthony Mills, president of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS).

“Construction cost professionals are critical thinkers who strive to provide their clients with accurate costings and funds management from pre-design to design to construction, to operation to obsolescence.”

Weaving through the conference are themes that highlight clear pathways for construction cost professionals who want to stay on top of their game. The themes include new directions for quantity surveyors and cost estimators, cost management, innovation in construction, BIM, infrastructure, international law and standards, costs in sustainability, construction technology and innovation, industry relationships, global cost management, and project management.

The keynote speaker of the conference is professor Genevieve Bell, who will deliver a presentation on human interaction with technology and its impact on the management of projects. Bell is the director of the 3A Institute, Florence Violet McKenzie chair, and a distinguished professor at the Australian National University (ANU) as well as a vice president and senior fellow at Intel Corporation.

Integrated into the conference is the 3rd International QS BIM Conference. Speakers will deliver high point content across ten sessions.

The Future of Industry plenary will bring forward a collective of Quantity Surveyors (under age 35) and, to stage right, a history of Quantity Surveyors (over the age of 35) – a generational debate sure to raise eyebrows. Other conference highlights include treetop life in the concrete jungle, international construction measurement standards, launch of the ANZIQS BIM Best Practice Guidelines.