Rules & Regulations


  1. To support and protect the character, status and interests of the profession of Quantity Surveying and those associated with quantity surveying disciplines.
  2. To promote good practice and high standards from its members.
  3. To consider all questions affecting the interests of the profession and to petition Government or promote legislation affecting Quantity Surveyors and associated quantity surveying disciplines or their profession.
  4. To disseminate to members information of a technical and contractual nature which relates to their work.
  5. To publicise throughout the construction industry the benefits which can be derived from the employment of Quantity Surveyors and associated quantity surveying disciplines.
  6. To promote the employment of Quantity Surveying and associated quantity surveying disciplines' skills in helping to make the construction industry more efficient.
  7. The provision of recruitment, training and lifelong learning facilities.

Membership and Conduct

  1. Membership of the QSi is granted only by the QSi Global Board (QSi GB) and in compliance with the Regulations of the QSi.
  2. Members are obliged to conduct themselves in a manner which upholds the objects of the QSi and maintains the highest professional standards.
  3. Members will act with integrity, honesty, will be open and transparent in their dealings and accountable for their actions
  4. Members must undertake such lifelong learning as required by the QSi GB and provide evidence of compliance as required by the QSi GB.
  5. Members must not, in the course of their business or employment discriminate against any person on grounds of race, colour, culture, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or age.
  6. Members are obliged to observe the Regulations of the QSi.
  7. There are five classes of membership namely Past Presidents (PPQSi), Fellow (FQSi), Member (MQSi), Associate (AQSi) and Student referred to collectively as Members.
  8. The right to use designated letters will be in accordance with the directions of the QSi GB.
  9. Members will be required to pay the annual subscription at a rate fixed from time to time by the QSi GB. The QSi GB has the power at its discretion to expel from membership any member whose subscription remains unpaid for a period of 100 days or more.

Entry Qualifications

  1. The entry qualifications will be those decided by the QSi GB.

Procedural Matters

  1. The officers of the QSi are the President, Vice President, General Secretary and Treasurer. The QSi GB is made up of a minimum of eight persons who may either be Fellows, Members or Honary Members of the QSi and shall include the offices.
  2. The Vice President is appointed by ballot of the QSi GB membership, and automatically assumes the role of President upon retirement of the existing one unless otherwise advised by the QSi GB Board.
  3. The meetings of the QSi are the Annual General Meeting, Ordinary General Meetings and Extraordinary General Meetings
  4. The office of President shall be for a minimum of 2 and maximum of 3 years.
  5. The General Secretary and Treasurer are appointed by the QSi GB and hold office until rescinded by either party.
  6. The meetings of the QSi are the Annual General Meeting, Ordinary General Meetings and Extraordinary General Meetings.
  7. All Fellows, Members and Associates entitled to be present at meetings have the right to vote.
  8. The QSi GB fixes the dates for the Annual General Meeting and Ordinary General Meetings.
  9. An Extraordinary General Meeting shall be convened on a requisition in writing signed by not less than five percent of the total membership.
  10. Any member wishing to place a resolution before the QSi GB must do so in writing 21days before the date of any meeting of the QSi GB.

Disciplinary Proceedings

  1. The QSi GB has power to deal with members who have contravened the Regulations.
  2. The QSi GB has the power to set up a disciplinary board whose role is to investigate alleged breaches of the Regulations of the QSi and produce a written report for the QSi GB.
  3. The QSi GB has at its discretion power to issue a caution, suspend membership for a fixed period or expel the person from membership of the Institute.

Accounts and Professional Audit

  1. The QSi GB will ensure that proper books of accounts are kept in respect of all sums of money received and expended by the QSi.
  2. The QSi GB will establish an Audit Committee to supervise matters related to the maintenance of the books of accounts and the employment of Auditors.
  3. The QSi GB will be responsible for the appointment of a firm of Professional Auditors who will audit the QSi's accounts on an annual basis and produce an Auditors' report. The Auditors' report shall be available for inspection by any member and produced at the Annual General Meeting.

Miscellaneous Items

  1. The QSi is a non-profit making organisation.
  2. In the event of the QSi being wound up any monies paid as annual subscriptions will not be refundable and all members will be notified within 3 months of the intention of the proposed closure of the QSi. Money or other assets will be passed directly to a charity or charities as decided by the QSi GB.

Rule Change

  1. These Regulations may be changed by a majority of the QSi GB.
  2. A ballot of the membership may be undertaken at the direction of the QSi GB for those changes considered as significant changes by the QSi GB.