The AAQS and Practice Membership

Practice Membership of the AAQS

Membership of the AAQS was initially restricted to national institutes, institutions, associations or societies which represent a body of quantity surveyors in sovereign countries in Africa. No membership existed for practices and/or individual members

With effect from July 2011 the Council of the AAQS resolved to open up a separate membership category for Quantity Surveying practices. This decision was taken following ongoing requests from practices for such a category of membership to be introduced. Numerous practices had expressed the wish to become more directly involved with the affairs and activities of the AAQS and the formation of such a membership category would serve to formally enable this process to be regularised


Benefits of Practice Membership

The benefits to quantity surveying practices becoming members of the AAQS inter alia include the following:

    • Listing on the AAQS website including logo with a link to practice website
    • Contact with other member quantity surveying practices within the other member countries in Africa
    • Exchange of information and technology between member practices
    • Access to standard and model documentation including inter alia:
      • Pricing data
      • Guide to elemental estimating and analysis for building works
      • Standard Method of Measuring Building Work for Africa
      • Model bills of quantities
      • Model tender/contract document for FIDIC red book (building works)
      • Model Bill No.1 (Preliminaries) for FIDIC red book (building works)
    • Enhanced brotherhood of quantity surveyors in Africa

Criteria for Practice Membership

The approval of Practice Membership applications will be subject to the compliance with the following criteria:

      • Practice Membership shall not be allowed unless the applicant practice is a registered member of, or is endorsed by, a member association / institution of the Association in the applicable country
      • Practice Membership shall not have voting rights but such practices may through one representative attend Executive Committee, Council and General Assembly meetings of the AAQS as observers and participate fully in all discussions
      • Practice Membership will remain in force provided that the annual prescribed fee for such membership fees are paid within 60 (sixty) days from receipt of invoice. The financial year of the AAQS runs from the beginning of July to the end of June the following year

 Practice Membership Fees

Existing Practice Members

Period Fee (ZAR)
1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 R2,950.00
Second office (Same Country) R1,050.00

New Practice Members – Joining after 31 December 2020

Period Fee (ZAR)
after 31 December 2020 to 30 June 2021 R1,750.00


 These fees are applicable to each country under which the practice wishes to be listed. These prescribed fees will be reviewed annually and may be subject to change