The Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) is to hold its 3rd Annual Research Conference Research in Bauchi, the capital of Bauchi State.
In a release made available to in Abuja on Thursday, the Secretary, Marketing and Corporate Affairs of the Institute, QS Olujide Oke said the conference which has the theme “ Confluence of Research, Theory and Practice in the Built Environment” will hold at the Zaranda Hotel, Bauchi from September 25 to 27.
According to him, the conference will open new frontiers of knowledge and innovations, since researches have been known to be the bedrock of growth and sustainable development.
“There is no doubt that the built environment has been a huge beneficiary of research in diverse areas such as housing, construction and infrastructure. The 3rd Annual Research Conference would not be an exception. The outcome of the conference would provide bedrock for growth and development of the built environment,” the statement said.
The statement said keynote speakers are the Research Conference are the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Prof. Kabir Bala and the Principal Partner, Prime and Bell Partnership, Kaduna, Mallam Abba Bello Ingawa.
The sub-themes of the Conference are Building Information (BIM), Cost and Value Management, Construction Procurement and Contract Administration, Project Management and ICT in Construction.
Other sub themes are Housing Policy and Property Development, Asset, Property and Facility Management and Alternative Dispute Resolution among others.