The Journal was established in 1993 by the Department of Quantity Surveying and Construction Management of the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa. The annual volume became a bi-annually publication in 2000. Since 2003, the Journal has accreditation from the Department of Higher Education in South Africa. In March 2007 the Journal was endorsed by the South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession to promote research and Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The Journal is supported by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).