IQSK Chairman’s Dinner Co-Sponsored By Basco Paints – 27th November, 2015

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Basco Paints recently co-sponsored the Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya’s Annual Chairman’s’ dinner held at the Serena Hotel on Friday, 27th November 2015. The well attended dinner was held in honor of the current IQSK Chairman, QS. Andrew Mandere. Alongside Basco Paints, was Tile and Carpet as a co-sponsor of the event, which saw both companies recognized as Title Sponsors. Both companies paid a total of Kshs 500,000 towards hosting the key event in the IQSK annual calendar of events.

Mr. Ziad El Khoury, Basco Paints Business Development Manager, spoke to the fraternity about the slow enforcement of the unbiased specification of paint in the bill of quantities. He noted that inspite of a sensitization seminar a few years back where it was passed that quantity surveyors should not specify brand names but rather quality on bill of quantities, this was still not fully in place. He urged the quantity surveyors to support Basco by enforcing unbiased specifications and creating a level play field for all players.

The Chief Guest at the dinner was Prof. Izael Da Silva, the DVC Academic Affairs at Strathmore University. He spoke at length about green building technologies, and the fact that Strathmore University was producing green energy sufficient for the institution as well as the excess being sold to the Kenya Power Company.

At the end of the night, the IQSK Chairman, QS Andrew Mandere appreciated the various sponsors who had supported the event including Basco Paints and Tile and Carpet as well as the various professionals who had taken time to come and join in the last calendar event of the year.