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									                                                                                           Department of
                                            Quantity Surveying and
                                         Construction Management

        Prof. Basie Verster




Overview

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          uring 2007 the Department of Quantity Surveying and          Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS). He
          Construction Management was involved in various              also serves on the UFS Council.
          actions, events and developments and experienced a
                                                                           Dr Hendrik Marx serves on the Council of the Central Uni-
variety of highlights. Students were trained either residentially or
                                                                       versity of Technology (CUT) and is the chairperson and member
through open learning. The department had a total of 325 under-
                                                                       of the board of the South African Association of Consulting Engi-
graduate students, 74 students at honours level, 35 students at
                                                                       neers (SAACE). Dr Marx has also been elected as a member of
master’s level and four students at Ph.D. level.
                                                                       the national board of the Association of Schools of Construction
    As additional training endeavours, various registered short        of Southern Africa (ASOCSA). Mr Hendrik van Vuuren serves as
programmes and courses were delivered. Altogether 65 students          committee member of the CIOB-SA.
registered for the QCP Open Learning Programme. The faculty’s
Management Programme (FMP) supported by the Association of                At international level, members of the department are active
Property Owners (SAPOA) was completed by 76 students.                  on committees of the CIOB-SA and the International Cost
Forty-nine students who registered for the Project Management          Engineering Council (ICEC).
Programme also completed the Intensive Project Management                  The prestigious gold medal of the ASAQS for outstanding
Programme (IPMP) supported by SAPOA and 12 students                    students in quantity surveying in South Africa has been awarded
attended the Occupational Health and Safety Programme that             to 15 students of the department over the past 38 years. In
was supported by the Gauteng Master Builders Association               2007, this sought-after medal was again awarded to a student of
(GMBA).                                                                the UFS, Ms Pulane Mahloka. Ms Mahloka is the first black
    The UFS is currently the only university outside the United        woman to achieve this honour. Also in 2007, Mr Franré
Kingdom (UK) that presents an open learning programme in               Swanepoel, a student of the UFS, was awarded a grant from the
quantity surveying, which is internationally accredited by the         ASAQS for the most outstanding first-year student in B.Sc.
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).                       (Quantity Surveying).

     Over the past few years the department has delivered a sig-           The journal Acta Structilia is fully accredited by the SACQSP
nificant contribution to the various professions and the industry,     and the RICS. In 2007 the journal celebrated its 14th year of
and is accredited by the South African Council for the Quantity        existence. This journal offers opportunities for local and inter-
Surveying Profession (SACQSP) and the South African Council            national researchers in the field of physical and development sci-
for the Property Valuation Profession (SACPVP). Internationally        ences to publish independent refereed articles. The 23rd edition
the RICS in the UK and the Chartered Institute of Building             of the student journal, Bouvaria, was also published in 2007.
(CIOB), also in the UK, accredits the relevant programmes                  The department is one of 14 international research fellows
presented by the department.                                           that completed a joint research project with the Wirtshafts-
    Alumni of the UFS practise mainly in South Africa but many         universität in Vienna, Austria during 2007. Four papers on the
also live in England, Ireland, Dubai and various African countries.    South African results have already been delivered on invitation in
To deliver services to the many branches of the industry, staff        Vienna.
members from diverse backgrounds are appointed in quantity
                                                                            The department is involved in research projects in coopera-
surveying, construction management, project management,
                                                                       tion with the RICS, the Bureau for Economic Research at the
engineering and property economics, amongst others.
                                                                       University of Stellenbosch, the Construction Industry Develop-
   Prof. Basie Verster, Head of the department, serves on the          ment Board (CIDB) and the ASAQS. During the year a research
SACQSP is the chairperson of the Educational Standards and
       ,                                                               project on indicators for the construction industry was success-
Research Committee (ESR) and is a member of the board of the           fully completed for the CIOB.



38      Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
    Staff from the department delivered
successful papers at a conference presen-
ted by the Pacific Association of Quantity
Surveyors (PAQS) in Auckland, New
Zealand.
    The department’s involvement in the
community is characterised by the contin-
ued mentorship programme for up-
coming entrepreneurs. Over the past 20
years the Centre for Construction Entre-
preneurs has trained a number of up-
coming building contractors. During the
year, 16 students completed a special
course in Occupational Health and Safety
under the guidance of the Centre for
Construction Entrepreneurs. This is pre-
                                                                                   .M.
                                                 Three students received the M.L.P degree in 2007. From left are: Mr Riekie Samuels, Ms
sented with the support of the ASAQS.
                                                 Michelle Burger, Ms Benita Kotzé, Lecturer at the department, Mr Jan-Hendrik Munnik , and
    The department delivers a continuous         Prof. BasieVerster, Head of the department.
development service to upcoming build-
ing contractors and other interest groups
by means of the accredited Construction
Mentorship Programme. The principle of
mentorship-based development pro-
grammes is currently a standard compo-
nent of development in the construction
industry. The highly acclaimed Expanded
Public Works Programme (EPWP) has
accepted the principle of using mentors
for upcoming building contractors in
their programme. Members of staff of
the UFS, in cooperation with the Council
for Scientific and Industrial Research
(CSIR) and other consultants, are at the
forefront of the development and imple-
mentation of mentorship. Mentors of-
fering services as part of this programme
are only accredited by the UFS.                  Ms Pulane Mahloka received the gold medal for Exceptional Final Year Student in South Africa
                                                 for 2007 from the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS). She is the first
                                                 black woman to receive this prestigious award. She is the fourteenth UFS student since 1970 to
                                                 receive this medal, six of whom were women. Here are, from the left: Mr Hendrik van Vuuren,
                                                 Lecturer at the department, Ms Mahloka, and Ms Benita Kotzé, Lecturer at the department.




Mr Franré Swanepoel received the award for the
most outstanding first-year student in .
Quantity Surveying from the Association of       Students at a sports day.
South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS).



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                                                       Research outputs
 Staff
 Professors: Profs Basie Verster,
 Andries Hauptfleisch (in Midrand)               Research articles                                    for the Built Environment (CBE), Port
                                                                                                      Elizabeth, South Africa. 17-19 June.
 Senior Lecturer: Dr Hendrik                     Ramabodu, M.S., Kotzè, B.G. & Verster,
                                                      .
                                                 J.J.P 2007. Diversity and value in Africa’s real     Oosthuizen, P      .M., Kotzé, B.G. &
 Marx
                                                 estate: Challenges facing property develop-          Hauptfleisch, A.C. 2007. Professional pro-
 Lecturers: Messrs Frank Berry,                  ment in South Africa. Journal of Property            ject management maturity of quantity surveyors
 Ben Swart, Hendrik van Vuuren Ms                Investment and Finance 25(1): 7-22.                  in South Africa. Paper presented at the Pacific
 Benita Kotzè                                                                                         Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS)
 Contract Lecturers: Messrs Carl                 Chapters in books                                    2007 Congress: Construction from a different
                                                                                                      perspective, Auckland, New Zealand. 10-12
 van Zyl, Pierre Oosthuizen                      Verster,     J.J.P.,  Hauptfleisch,      A.C.,       June.
 Academic Assistant: Mss Alna                                    .M.
                                                 Oosthuizen, P & Kotzé, B.G. 2007. Pro-
                                                 ject management maturity models and                  Swart, B.J. & Van der Westhuizen, L. 2007.
 Beukes, Alet Esterhuyse, Marie-                                                                      The modern quantity surveyor: Jack of all trades.
                                                 analyses. In SAPOA Real Estate Research Hand-
 Louise Roux                                                                                          Paper presented at the Pacific Association of
                                                 book, edited by N. Gopal, S. Garrun & K.
 Secretary: Ms Elza van der Walt                 Clinton. Roseveld Park, South Africa: Pangram        Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) 2007 Congress:
                                                 Publishing (Pty) Ltd. pp. 217-221.                   Construction from a different perspective,
 Administrator: Distance                                                                              Auckland, New Zealand. 10-12 June.
 Learning: Ms Elize Scholtz
                                                 Conference                                                                         .
                                                                                                      Tiruneh, G.G., Verster, J.J.P & Kotzé, B.G.
 Contact details                                 contributions
                                                                                                      2007. A study on the application of alternative
                                                                                                      dispute resolution (ADR) methods in South Africa.
 Prof. Basie Verster                             Berry, F.H. 2007. The influence of quantity          Paper presented at the Pacific Association of
 Faculty of Natural and Agricultural             surveying procedures on communication and            Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) 2007 Congress:
 Sciences                                        communication instruments in the construction        Construction from a different perspective,
 Department of Quantity Surveying                industry. Paper presented at the Pacific Associa-    Auckland, New Zealand. 10-12 June.
 and Construction Management                     tion of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) 2007               Van Vuuren, H.J. 2007. Skills transfer: The
 University of the Free State                    Congress: Construction from a different per-         training and mentoring of new entrants to the
 PO Box 339                                      spective, Auckland, New Zealand. 10-12 June.         construction industry. Paper presented at the
 Bloemfontein                                    Hauptfleisch, A.C. & Verster, J.J.P 2007..           2nd      Built   Environment     Conference:
                                                 Mentoring: A key intervention in small construc-     Association of Schools of Construction of
 South Africa
                                                 tion contractor capacity building in South Africa.   Southern Africa (ASOCSA) and the Council
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                                                 Paper presented at the Association of Re-            for the Built Environment (CBE), Port
 Telephone: +27 51 401 2248                      searchers in Construction Management                 Elizabeth, South Africa. 17-19 June.
 Fax: +27 51 401 3324                            (ARCOM) 23rd Annual Conference, University           Van Zyl, C.H. 2007. Training and professional
                                                 of Ulster, Belfast. 3-5 September.                   development: Construction industry needs.
 E-mail: VersterJ.sci@ufs.ac.za                  Hauptfleisch, A.C., Lazarus, S., Knoetze,            Paper presented at the 2nd Built Environment
 Website: www.ufs.ac.za                          T. & Liebenberg S. 2007. An integrated               Conference: Association of Schools of
                                                 emerging contractor development model for the        Construction of Southern Africa (ASOCSA)
                                                 construction industry: Practical implementation      and the Council for the Built Environment
                                                 and statistical quantification. Paper presented      (CBE), Port Elizabeth, South Africa. 17-19
                                                 at the International Council for Research and        June.
                                                 Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB)                      .
                                                                                                      Verster, J.J.P & Hauptfleisch, A.C. 2007.
                                                 World Building Congress: Construction for            Project management maturity in the South
                                                 Development, Cape Town, South Africa. 14-            African construction industry. Paper presented
                                                 17 May.                                              at the 2nd Built Environment Conference:
                                                 Lazarus, S. 2007. Project management: Key            Association of Schools of Construction of
                                                 components of an integrated emerging contrac-        Southern Africa (ASOCSA) and the Council
                                                 tor development model for the construction           for the Built Environment (CBE), Port
                                                 industry. Paper presented at the Project Man-        Elizabeth, South Africa. 17-19 June.
                                                 agement Days ’07 Workshop, Project Manage-                         .
                                                                                                      Verster, J.J.P & Lazarus, S. 2007. Project
                                                 ment Group & Wirtschafts University, Vienna,         Management: Maturity of project oriented com-
                                                 Austria. 5-8 May.                                    panies in South Africa. Paper presented at the
                                                 Marx, H.J. 2007. An improved approximate             Project Management Days ’07 Workshop,
                                                 estimating method for the early planning phases.     Project Management Group & Wirtschafts
                                                 Paper presented at the Pacific Association of        University, Vienna, Austria. 5-8 May.
                                                 Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) 2007 Congress:                            .
                                                                                                      Verster, J.J.P & Van Zyl, C.H. 2007.
                                                 Construction from a different perspective,           Managing differences and disputes: A search for
                                                 Auckland, New Zealand. 10-12 June.                   an effective and efficient construction dispute
                                                 Marx, H.J. 2007. Improved elemental cost             resolution method. Paper presented at the
                                                 factors for early estimation. Paper presented at     Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors
                                                 the 2nd Built Environment Conference:                (PAQS) 2007 Congress: Construction from a
                                                 Association of Schools of Construction of            different perspective, Auckland, New Zealand.
                                                 Southern Africa (ASOCSA) and the Council             10-12 June.




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