Host Institutions




Host Institutions

Ghana Institution of Surveyors (GhIS) – Quantity Surveying Division (QSD)

Established on February 28, 1969, GhIS originated from the Ghana Branch of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, uniting practitioners from recognized Overseas Professional Bodies: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Institute of Quantity Surveyors. Members of the Licensed Surveyors Association also merged into GhIS as Licentiates.


In March 1970, Officers and Council Members were elected at the AGM of the Ghana Branch. The formal inauguration took place on August 28, 1970, with Surveyor Harry Sawyer (FGhIS) elected as the inaugural President, recognized for his leadership and pioneering efforts.


The institution specializes in three main areas: Valuation and Estate Surveying (VES) Division (formerly General Practice Division), Quantity Surveying (QS) Division, and Land Surveying (LS) Division. For more information, visit

The International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC)

Established in 1976, is a non-political, non-profit organization. Its mission is to foster collaboration among national and multinational cost engineering, quantity surveying, and project management organizations globally. The aim is to benefit these organizations and their individual members. For more information, visit

Africa Association of Quantity Surveyors (AAQS)

The Africa Association of Quantity Surveyors (AAQS) traces its roots back to a built environment congress in 1995 in Harare, Zimbabwe, where interest was expressed in forming an association for quantity surveyors in Africa. This momentum solidified in 1997 during a congress in Bloemfontein, hosted by the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors, where the formal intent to establish such an association was declared. For further details, visit