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Looking Forward: The Future of Quantity Surveying

8/26/2019
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In this episode of Knowledge Counts, we speak with Gerard McCabe, PQS, Managing Director at Turner & Townsend, about how technology and diversity are changing the future of quantity surveying.

Duration:00:26:45

Making Construction Sites Safer

7/29/2019
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Host: Wendy Hobbs, PQS(F) | Guest: Cliff de Jong, Coordinator, Issues Management at the City of Calgary | Producer: Ryan Schriml. In this episode of Knowledge Counts, we speak with Cliff de Jong about public safety around construction sites. Cliff explains what instigated the City of Calgary's new site safety rules. About Our Guest: Cliff de Jong, Coordinator, Issues Management at the City of Calgary Cliff has over 15 years of professional experience in the public and private sectors,...

Duration:00:33:59

Quantity Surveying in the Insurance Industry

6/26/2019
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Host: Wendy Hobbs, PQS(F) | Guest: Ross Huartt, B.Sc., PQS, GSC | Producer: Ryan Schriml. In this episode of Knowledge Counts, we speak with Ross Huartt, PQS, about quantity surveying in the insurance industry. Determining the cost of repairing a damaged building can be a difficult task filled with unknowns. Ross explains how quantity surveyors can provide reliable estimates and manage risk under these challenging circumstances. About Our Guest: Ross Huartt, B.Sc., PQS, GSC. Ross Huartt has...

Duration:00:37:27

Preserving Our Past – Structural Monitoring of Heritage Structures

5/7/2019
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Host: Wendy Hobbs, PQS(F) | Guest: Penelope Shrive, Ph.D, P.Eng | Producer: Ryan Schriml. In this episode of Knowledge Counts, we speak with Dr. Penelope Shrive, a structural engineer, about non-destructive monitoring of heritage structures and the lessons we can learn from preserving the past. About Our Guest: Penelope Shrive, Ph.D, P.Eng. Penelope joined SAIT as an instructor in 2016 with a PhD and 11 years of structural engineering experience. She’s pursuing a career that has included...

Duration:00:28:42

Procuring Mega Projects: Major Contract Formation, Evaluation and Award Process

3/26/2019
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Host: Wendy Hobbs, PQS(F) | Guest: Roy Lewis, PQS(F) | Producer: Ryan Schriml. In this episode of Knowledge Counts, the CIQS podcast series, we speak with Roy Lewis, PQS(F) about procurement for mega projects. The process of formation, evaluation and award of contracts for major projects can be a daunting task. Roy breaks the process down for us into a series of steps to make the process clear and concise to ensure a positive outcome for everyone. About Our Guest: Roy Lewis, PQS(F) As the...

Duration:00:21:15

Project Controls - The importance of tracking changes

2/7/2019
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Host: Wendy Hobbs, PQS(F) | Guest: Diane Standen-Downie, P.Eng | Producer: Ryan Schriml. In this episode of Knowledge Counts, the CIQS podcast series, we speak with Diane Standen-Downie about project controls and the importance of tracking changes. About Our Guest: Diane Standen-Downie, P.Eng Diane Standen-Downie is a P.Eng with over 19 years experience in Engineering and Project Controls. She has lived and worked in many parts of the world including Alberta, Egypt, France, UK and is...

Duration:00:30:03

Construction Claims Management – A Problem-Solving Approach to Litigation and Dispute Resolution

1/7/2019
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Host: Wendy Hobbs, PQS(F) | Guest: Niamh Ni Chroinin | Producer: Ryan Schriml In this episode of Knowledge Counts, the CIQS podcast series, we speak with Niamh Ni Chroinin about managing the inevitable claims that arise on construction projects. About Our Guest: Niamh Ní Chróinín, BEng, MSc (Law), CEng MICE, MRICS Niamh is a Senior Managing Consultant based in the Calgary Office of Berkeley Research Group (BRG). She holds a degree in Civil Engineering, an MSc in Construction Law and Dispute...

Duration:00:32:37

Tall Wood Buildings – Reaching New Heights with Wood Buildings

10/13/2018
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Host: Wendy Hobbs, PQS(F) | Guest: Carlo Velcic, P.Eng | Producer: Ryan Schriml. In this episode of Knowledge Counts, we speak with Carlo Velcic, an instructor from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) about tall wood buildings and other wood related construction. About Our Guest: Carlo Velcic – Instructor at SAIT Polytechnic. Carlo Velcic has been in the wood industry for over 30 years. He graduated from the Civil Engineering Technology at the Southern Alberta Institute of...

Duration:00:28:14

Caring about Client Care – The Building Blocks of Excellent Client Relations

9/17/2018
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Host: Wendy Hobbs, PQS(F) | Guest: Karla Mayfield | Producer: Ryan Schriml In this episode of Knowledge Counts, the CIQS podcast series, we speak with Karla Mayfield, Vice President of Mayfield Renovations about the vital aspects of client care. Keeping existing clients happy is the key to building your business. About Our Guest: Karla Mayfield – Vice President of Mayfield Renovations Ltd. Karla is the current vice president of Mayfield Renovations Ltd., and will become president by the...

Duration:00:33:32

Eye in the Sky – Using Drones for Surveying

9/16/2018
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Host: Wendy Hobbs, PQS(F) | Guest: Taher Hassan, Ph.D., P.Eng. | Producer: Ryan Schriml In this episode of Knowledge Counts, the CIQS podcast series, we speak with Dr. Taher Hassan about using drones for surveying. Drones help save time and money and can improve safety too. Join us as we explore the possibilities of unmanned flight in construction. About Our Guest: Taher Hassan, Ph.D., P.Eng. Taher Hassan is an Instructor at school of construction, South Alberta Institute of Technology...

Duration:00:20:32