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Student Article Competition 2021

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Last updated on 30 June 2021
General Notice

Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka

Student Article Competition 2021

31st May 2021 
Call for ARTICLES 

The Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka (IQSSL) as the sole professional body representing the quantity surveying profession in Sri Lanka, publishes a magazine named “Focus” in every quarter, as an official communique of the Institute. This magazine provides a platform for all Quantity Surveyors and allied professionals to share their knowledge in the field of quantity surveying and construction industry. This magazine reaches a very wide audience including Members of IQSSL around the world, government authorities, universities and construction professionals. 

It is IQSSL’s stance to encourage the Quantity Surveying students to take-up writing in their interested fields and to be a platform to promote such aspiring Quantity Surveyors. In view of the above IQSSL has initiated “Student Article Competition 2021” among the Quantity Surveying undergraduates in Sri Lanka and warmly invite the interested students to take part in the Competition. 


At present the entire globe is undergoing an unprecedented experience of our lifetime due to the ongoing pandemic. The construction industry together with other several fields have been impacted in numerous ways globally. Albeit given this situation, professionals in their respective fields are fighting harder to find a way-out amidst this pandemic.

Despite all disasters, many silver linings have emerged. Many dreams and visions of the virtual globe are becoming a reality. Due to most of the meetings and consultations being held virtually, there's a significant drop in paper usage and printing. Gatherings without hugs and handshakes have become the new norm. Most of the professionals are working from home without an office space and meetings without tables are taking place which is a dramatic change that is reforming lifestyles globally. Universities are rapidly moving to e-learning platforms and technologies. These are only a few changes we are experiencing currently and there is many more yet to come.

In the near future, we could even witness highways without traffic, but congested data channels; construction sites without people, but jammed up websites; which may become the new norm under the changing situations and lifestyles.

As you are the emerging next generation of Sri Lankan Quantity Surveyors, we at IQSSL would like to hear your thoughts, vision or analysis about the new shape that our globe is transforming into conceptually through these topics given below:

Construction Technology
Cost Management
Law and Contract Administration
General Lifestyle
Project Management
Construction procurement. 

Format for the Article Submission

The Articles which should include an introduction, a body, a conclusion and a list of references. The word count may vary from 750 to 1250 words. 

Please use the Times New Roman font only and standard attributes. 
(Further specifics can be found on the Focus E-Magazine of May/June 2021.)


The following rewards will be awarded to the selected authors.
1st Prize – Rs. 10,000.00
2nd Prize – Rs. 7,500.00
3rd Prize – Rs. 5,000.00 

Authors of all selected articles will be provided with a valuable certificate from the Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka. All selected Articles will be published in the Focus Magazine.

Submission Details

Submit your articles with your Name, Name of the University/ Institute, Student Registration Number and the Year of Study.
Deadline for submission of articles: July 15, 2021
Submissions to be sent to: iqssl.bqsp@gmail.com 

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