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Building Life Cycle Cost

The Life Cycle Cost of a building is a combination of initial capital investment and a series of future operational and maintenance costs.

Timothy J. Spiegel, B.Sc. (QS), PQS, MRICS


B. Sc. (Quantity Surveying), 1976, The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Member of the Association of Quantity Surveyors of Alberta (AQSA)Member of the Quantity Surveyors Society of British Columbia (QSBC)
Member of the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS)
Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
Member of the American Association of Cost Engineers (AACE)
Member of the Governing Council of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC). Lieutenant-Governor Appointment (June 2007 for a 7 year term).
Treasurer of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC). Current 2010 – 2011.
Past Member of the Board of Directors of The Royal Canadian Mint (Chaired Governance and Human Resources Committees).
Past Member of The Board of Directors of Ubiquity Bank of Canada (Chaired the Governance Committee);
Past Member of the Board of Directors of The QSBC.

Mr. Spiegel has been practising successfully as a professional QS for 35 years.

Mr. Spiegel gained experience on a number of construction projects in the Southern African countries of Lesotho, Botswana and Swaziland between 1969 and 1975. He was trained as a professional Quantity Surveyor in Johannesburg, South Africa, until 1977. In 1978, Mr. Spiegel formally immigrated to Canada and was employed as a Senior Quantity Surveyor in the Hamilton and Toronto offices of a national firm of Professional Quantity Surveyors. In 1979, Mr. Spiegel was promoted to Associate Partner and Manager and was transferred to Calgary. Mr. Spiegel founded his own professional practice in 1981 and developed this practice into a thriving business specialising in all of his fields of expertise. The firm carries out the work of Property Development Consulting and Analysis, Cost Control, Financial Control and Monitoring, Value Analysis, Risk Analysis, Value Management, Quantity Surveying, Project and Construction Management, and Arbitration and Mediation for issues related to construction. Mr. Spiegel has successfully mediated and arbitrated construction disputes. He has developed a number of sophisticated computer programs for property development analysis and pro-forma, project management, cost management and analysis, cost control procedures, value management and cost recording systems. He has successfully provided expert witness and has taken the role of mediator and arbitrator in contractual disputes. Mr. Spiegel has been appointed, by the Supreme Court of British Columbia as Receiver/Manager for construction projects that are in financial distress.


  • The Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
  • The Quantity Surveyors Society of British Columbia
  • British Columbia Mediation and Arbitration Institute
  • American Association of Cost Engineers
  • Association of South African Quantity Surveyors
  • South African Council for Quantity Surveyors
  • Experienced in all aspects of construction cost control, value analysis/engineering and project management. Mediator and arbitrator for contractual disputes; Expert witness; Receiver/Manager.