Construction professional development on the go!

Knowledge Counts is a podcast created by the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS) and produced by Ryan Schriml, featuring one-on-one interviews, presentations and informative discussions from construction industry economists, influencers and experts.

Host Wendy Hobbs is a PQS(F) who interviews guests one a variety of topics of interests to Professional Quantity Surveyors (PQS), Construction Estimator Certified (CEC), and professionals from all sectors of the construction industry.

Episode 17 Benefits and pitfalls of using self-performing companies in hotel and restaurant construction

Episode 16 Make your space accessible with Josh Peill and Griffin Simony from Shift Accessibility

Episode 15 Soft skills with Milan Niksic, civil engineering instructor at SAIT Polytechnic  

Episode 14 Value engineering with Alex Marsh, managing director, QSSI 

Episode 13 Alternative dispute resolution with Niamh Ni Chroinin, associate director, HKA

Episode 12 Lean construction with Carla Ciepliski, P.Eng, owner and consultant with Ternion Results Inc.

Episode 11 Prompt payment and adjudication with Arif Ghaffur, PQS(F), president of Lakeside Consulting and Adjudico Inc.

Episode 10 The future of quantity surveying with Gerard McCabe, PQS, managing director and Turner & Townsend

Episode 9   Making construction sites safer with Cliff de Jong, coordinator, issues management at the City of Calgary

Episode 8   Quantity surveying in the insurance industry with Ross Huartt, president at MBC

Episode 7   Structural monitoring of heritage structures with Penelope Shrive, Ph.D., P.Eng

Episode 6   Procuring mega projects with Roy Lewis, PQS(F), owner, Cambrian Management Services

Episode 5   Project controls with Diane Standen-Downie, project controls manager for Metrolinx

Episode 4   Construction claims management with Niamh Ni Chroinin, associate director, HKA

Episode 3   Tall wood buildings with Carlo Velcic, instructor at SAIT School of Construction

Episode 2   Caring about client care with Karla Mayfield, vice-president of Mayfield Renovations

Episode 1   Eye in the Sky - using drones for surveying with Taher Hassan, instructor at SAIT