Spring 2012 Archive

BIM the lynchpin of new processes

The membership survey reported in this edition of the Surveyors Journal indicates that members believe that the Society is effective in pursuing its mission of enhancing and enforcing professional standards. During a period of great uncertainty it is essential that members feel that their professional body is performing well and contributing in a

A template for recovery

In his recent speech at the Society’s Annual Dinner, President JOHN CURTIN called for urgent action to rejuvenate the construction sector. My speech to the annual dinner was an opportunity for me to reflect on some of the issues that are facing the chartered surveying profession. It was also an opportunity to

The Power of Television

Patricia Power has become the face of quantity surveying through her role on Room to Improve on RTÉ. PAUL O’GRADY interviewed her for the Surveyors Journal. Patricia Power comes with a reputation. This, after all, is the quantity surveyor who went into the lion’s den of RTÉ’s Room to Improve and, if she

What’s goin’ on?

PETER STAFFORD and EOIN CUDDIHY summarise the main points of the Society’s first annual property survey. The first edition of the IAVI Annual Property Survey was published in the Spring 1984 edition of the Property Valuer, based on the opinions of four estate agents working in four regions of Ireland. The Annual Property

Introducing the Professional Groups

For this edition of our review of the Society’s Professional Groups, MICHAEL CLEARY, Chair of the Planning and Development Professional Group, describes their work, and ANDREW NUGENT of the Quantity Surveying Professional Group introduces this branch of the profession. The Chartered Planning and Development Surveyor The Chartered Planning Development Surveyor