IQSSL Focus Journal (April 2020)

IQSSL Focus Journal (April 2020)

FOCUS
Quarterly E-journal of
The Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Sri Lanka
Volume 10: Issue – 01, April 2020

JOURNAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Assistance to Health Services
  • Important Institute Notices
  • Cost of Construction
  • Swiss Challenge Method
  • Growth Through Visionary Leadership
  • New Associates of 2019

Institute Notices

Assistance to Sri Lankan Health Services in the Hour of Need

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely compromised the wellbeing of our nation and overwhelmed the health services in the country. Despite constraints and difficulties encountered by the health services, they provide a yeoman service to the nation by treating patients inflicted with this virus, screening potential carriers, and taking precautions to contain spreading of the virus without sufficient supply of PPE, ventilators etc. Therefore, we opine that, as responsible professionals, the Sri Lankan Quantity Surveyors have to rise in unison to support the health services in this hour of need.

The Institute has pledged a contribution of LKR 250,000.00 to establish a fund to purchase the equipment and other essentials needed by the health services and appeals the Sri Lankan Quantity Surveyors fraternity’s fervent support to this cause by making their contributions to one of the under mentioned bank accounts as appropriate mentioning “Donation for Health Services”:

  1. Contribution in Rupees:
    Account Name: Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Sri Lanka.
    Account No: 1190054169 with Commercial Bank, Borella Branch.
    Swift Code: CCEYLKLX. Branch Code: 019.
  • Contribution in USD:
    Account Name: Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Sri Lanka. USD Savings
    Account No: 8010005719 with Commercial Bank, Borella Branch.
    Swift Code: CCEYLKLX. Branch Code: 019.

Your valuable and generous contribution to this fund would be greatly appreciated.

EXTENDING THE VALIDITY PERIOD OF SEALS ISSUED TO CORPORATE MEMBERS

This is to notify the Corporate Members that the Governing Council of the Institute has decided to extend the validity period of seals issued to them by the Institute for years 2018/2020 for a period of three (03) months, from 31st March 2020 to 30th June 2020, considering their inability to apply for new seals due to ongoing restrictions imposed in the country to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

DEFERMENT OF ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS

This is to notify the members that the Governing Council of the Institute has decided to defer payment of annual membership subscriptions for the year 2020/2021, which are normally due in March, for a period of three (03) months considering the economic downturn experienced worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Accordingly, the members are kindly requested to pay their annual subscriptions by 30th June 2020. We wish the members and their families good health in these unprecedented times.

POSTPONEMENT OF APC – MARCH 2020

In advent of COVID-19 spread in the country, Assessment of Professional Competence interviews were postponed until further notice. Arrangements had been made to hold the interviews on Sunday the 15th March 2020. All candidates and assessors were notified via provided contact details. The Institute regrets of any shortcoming occurred due to the emergency context occurred. The date of interviews will be notified in due course.

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