PAQS CONGRESS 2019  23-27 August 2019 – Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

“Human Wisdom Amidst Emerging Technology”

The Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) is proud to organise and welcome delegates to the 23rd PAQS Congress 2019 with the theme “Human Wisdom Amidst Emerging Technology”.

PAQS 2019 will be a gathering of the best minds in Quantity Surveying and Cost Engineering. There will be many symposia, case sharing and research presentations on how to brave the current and imminent challenges facing the QS profession in particular, and the construction industry as a whole. The congress will be addressing each important topic to integrate contemporary and future technologies as well as concepts to elevate the profession and industry to greater heights.

We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting PAQS 2019 in Kuching, Sarawak.

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23rd PAQS Congress 2019

Jointly organised by: Supported by: Official Airline:
The Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) The Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia Sarawak Convention Bureau Malaysia Airlines


The PAQS Congress 2019 is currently calling for abstracts for both industry and academic presentation submissions. We are seeking papers that will provoke debate, stimulate discussion, offer new ideas, learning and encourage the dissemination of research findings. Technical submissions from the industry professionals are encouraged on current or future projects, methodologies and technologies. We are encouraging academic submissions based on research outcomes and developments.

Congress Theme:

  • Human Wisdom Amidst Emerging Technologies

Congress Sub-Themes:

  • Leading From The Future
  • Research
  • Education
  • Training

Emerging Technologies

  • Automation
  • Block Chain
  • Big Data/Internet of Things
  • Artificial Intelligence

Human Wisdom

  • Exemplary Virtues (Dignity, Nobility, Integrity)
  • Revolutionary Innovations (Disruption, Red Ocean, Blue Ocean)

Sustainable Excellence

  • Economics
  • Social
  • Environmental
Suitable submissions not covered by the above themes may also be considered. CLOSING DATE IS 26 FEBRUARY 2019.

PAQS 2019 Call for Abstracts PAQS 2019 Call for Abstracts (18 KB)

PAQS 2019 Abstract Template PAQS 2019 Abstract Template (13 KB)


Travelling Scholarship Competition

The Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors established the PAQS-Iwata Foundation in 2008 for the purpose of promoting the QS profession and the professional development of young quantity surveyors in the PAQS region. The Foundation is now sponsoring an international essay competition for young members from PAQS member countries.

The competition winner will receive travel airfares, 3 nights’ accommodation and full registration for their attendance at the next PAQS Annual Congress which will be held from 26th to 27th August 2019 in Kuching, East Malaysia.

Entries for the competition are now being accepted and will close on Monday, 3rd June 2019. Properly completed essays should be emailed to the PAQS Secretariat at [email protected].

Entries will be judged by an international PAQS-Iwata Foundation panel who will announce the result by 21st June 2019. The panel’s decision is final.

The topic for the essay competition for 2019 is:

  • “The need for human wisdom in managing emerging technologies in our profession”

PAQS-Iwata Competition Brochure 2019 PAQS-Iwata Competition Brochure 2019 (223 KB)

The PAQS-Iwata Foundation has been named in honour of Mr Toshiyuki Iwata (1914 – 2014) who although in his eighties, attended many PAQS Congresses during the very early days of the association. He attended a few congresses well into his nineties. During the 13th PAQS Kuala Lumpur congress in 2009, he gave a televised congratulatory message to the 2009 PAQS-Iwata Foundation essay winner.

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