Research from the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) shows Ireland is facing a serious and sustained shortage of chartered surveyors. As the economy continues to improve and the construction and property industry picks up pace, it’s a shortage that will see surveyors in increasing demand.
The Society welcomed Geoffrey Kasselman, the Global President of SIOR, the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors to the Society’s offices at 38 Merrion Square on Tuesday.
This years Property and Facility Management Conference had a record breaking 180 attendees at the sell-out event at Croke Park last Tuesday, 30th of May.
The theme of the conference – Managing Through Change focused on three key areas: context, practices and demands. Former CNN correspondent Gina was the official MC of the event.
The SCSI’s annual conference for geomatic and land surveyors, Survey Ireland 2017 was held last week on Wednesday, 31st May at The Grand Hotel, Malahide. The Society is delighted to note that the event is more popular than ever with an increase on last years attendance with over 140 delegates present on the day.
The annual SCSI Members gold outing took place last Thursday, 18th May at The Hermitage Golf Club in Lucan. There were fifteen teams participating in this years competition. The day began with a shotgun start at 1.30pm and concluded with a evening dinner at the clubhouse.
The 2017 SCSI Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place in 38 Merrion Square last night, and the Society elected a new president, Colin Bray for the 2017 – 2018 term. Colin is a Chartered Geomatics Surveyor and Chief Executive & Chief Survey Officer of the OSi.
The Charity lunch was held to raise funds for the Capuchin Day Centre which last year delivered 272,000 meals and 108,500 food parcels for people in need.
The Young Surveyors’ AGM was held on Wednesday, 26th April in Merrion Square.
David Rowe of Finnegan Menton Property Consultants was elected chair of the Young Surveyors Committee, taking over from Zara Walsh, JLL for the 2017/ 2018 term.
The Annual Diploma Awards Ceremony took place last Friday, April 7 in the Pepper Cannister Church in Dublin.
2017 saw 116 candidates apply for Final Assessment, 98 candidates successfully completed the APC, and 75 candidates were present on the day to receive their diplomas.
This is an report written by Colm Quinn, Ann-Marie Hardiman and Paul O’Grady on the SCSI National Conference for the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland quarterly magazine, the Surveyors Journal.