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 29   Considerations when working on projects North of 60

Episode 28   Smart Building Technology

Episode 27   Mental Health And Burnout In Our Profession

Episode 26   Our journey to PQS with Ross Huartt, Erin Brownlow, and Wyatt Clairmont

Episode 25   Stakeholder Engagement

Episode 24   Modified Design Build Projects

Episode 23   Beyond the Blueprint: The Role of Specialized Quantity Surveyors

Episode 22   The Inner Workings of IPD's

Episode 21   Our journey to PQS with Mykola Pulnyev, Kelly Parker, Michael Gabert

Episode 20   Electric Vehicle Charging and How It Relates to New Buildings

Episode 19   The role of a Professional Quantity Surveyor (PQS) on P3 projects

Episode 18   Can you safely develop a brownfield property?

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 Lakeland Consulting

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