Home of the Association of Quatity Surveyors of Alberta


Welcome to the web site of the Association of Quantity Surveyors of Alberta (AQSA). We are an affiliate organization of the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS). Our members are in private practice, construction companies and government organizations in the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, as well as in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.


Please feel free to browse this site to obtain information about AQSA, its members, its programs and its educational standards. This site also outlines the benefits that can be derived from using a professional quantity surveyor or certified estimator during the planning and implementation stages of a development project.


Engaging the services of a quantity surveyor at the appropriate time on a development project of any kind will provide the owner with valuable advice from an economic perspective, and pay dividends throughout the life of the planned facility.


The principal objectives of both the AQSA & CIQS are as follows:

The CIQS and by its affiliation, the AQSA, are members of the following international associations:

We have Reciprocal Agreements with:

We also have memoranda of understanding with:


Quantity Surveyor Classification Hierarchy

Professional Quanity Surveyor Construction Estimator Certified



The Professional Quantity Surveyor (PQS)


A PQS is a person who, by virtue of training, experience and qualifications, is capable of, among other services:

For more information on the work of a PQS please click here


The Construction Estimator Certified (CEC)


A CEC is capable of performing the duties listed above, in addition to the following:

For more information on the work of a CEC please click here


PQS & CEC Qualifications click here


Last updated on August 21, 2006