The CQSA was originally established in 1946 as a 'trade' body made up of Equity Partner members from Quantity Surveying practices, whether major firms, or sole practitioners.

In 2012 the CQSA shed it's QS exclusive ties and now counts among its members Partners, Directors and Senior Staff from QS and Contracting businesses of all sizes, having either a QS, Project Management or Building Surveying background.  We also enjoy the company of some members who are now retired. 

Goals, Aims and Objectives 

Our membership profile provides a unique power base from which to express and create 'a voice of influence' within the wider construction industry; and in this respect the Association has developed close ties with the CIC (Construction Industry Council), achieved over many years of cooperation that has created mutual recognition by both organisations.  We also enjoy close ties with the RICS.

Over the years, the CQSA has worked together with both the CIC and the RICS and in so doing CQSA members have actively collaborated on a number of joint research projects in the areas of:

- education and training;
- industry practice and market performance;
- the development and quality of project management; and
- continuous improvement within the Construction Industry.

The principal objective of the CQSA is to enable our members to enjoy fellowship through each other's company, and the speakers we choose are always topical and relevant as CPD for senior individuals at the highest levels in business.  Put simply you are amongst relative equals.  Some examples of the recent Speaker topics are: Carbon Costing; BIM; eTendering; the Corruption Act; NEC4; Measurement Standards; a recent Case Law review; and Adjudication.

The CQSA - a forum for fellowship, networking, and learning

Future ambitions 

The Association is currently seeking to grow further in stature and influence. 

To do this, the CQSA is seeking to further expand its membership to provide both a greater pool of informed resource on which it can call and to further enhance the credibility of its position as the voice in the UK Construction Industry. 

Want to know more?? 

If you would like to know more about the CQSA, please browse our website. If you have any questions please contact the Secretary ( Or find out how to join us here 

Join the CQSA and make a positive contribution to the future of your business, your profession and the construction industry as a whole.