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18 Aug 2017
The world of valuation extends far beyond the land we walk and live on, in fact, it extends right out to sea. Meet Captain Ed Geary FRICS, chartered surveyor, maritime enthusiast and valuer of some of the world’s most elaborate ships, both above and below the sea.
Mark Walley, 17 Aug 2017
As the only representative for the built environment institutions, we were recently invited to join Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer in forming a high-level business delegation for the second UK-Brazil Economic and Financial Dialogue (EFD).
Martin Burns, 14 Aug 2017
Adjudication is a generic term for a range of procedures by which differences of opinion are referred to independent third parties, known as adjudicators. These adjudicators review evidence and/or make investigations, and then make decisions, which determine the outcome of disputes.
11 Aug 2017
If you’re counting down to your APC Final Assessment, it’s possible you may still have questions or concerns about what to expect. Fear not, as we’ve collated the top five key questions asked by candidates to our APC Assessors at recent Q&A sessions.
10 Aug 2017
While global economic uncertainty has had a minor impact on salary and bonus levels, sentiment remains broadly positive, according to the latest survey by RICS and Macdonald & Company Asia Salary and Benefits Survey.
Dan Hughes, 09 Aug 2017
It's been well documented that technology is changing the nature of the real estate industry. It's leading to a much greater focus on flexibility over long leases, service over product and transparency over inefficiency. With this in mind, we're working with the profession to identify and address the risks and opportunities that technology presents. Stay updated with this work and get involved in the direction we take.
08 Aug 2017
What would you do after being rejected for a place on your dream project management postgraduate course? How about enrol on a quantity surveying course, get a job with AECOM, move to Canada and oversee the management, design and construction of petrol stations in one of the biggest countries in the world? Kerhys Sterling describes her inspirational journey into surveying.
The Q2 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Global Commercial Property Monitor shows that sentiment among several Asian Pacific commercial property markets remains positive, despite respondents also flagging valuation concerns in these markets.
Jeffrey Matsu, 04 Aug 2017
The issue of how to solve the engineering and construction talent gap was recently discussed by senior leaders from across Europe, the Middle East and US at the World Economic Forum's “Future of Construction” Roundtable in Berlin. A reoccurring message throughout our meeting was that the perception of our industry is substantially below its great potential – people like the industry’s purpose, but perceive the work negatively. Do you agree?
04 Aug 2017
Meet the drone-flying, BIM-using, forward-thinking, user-experiencing, dog-walking, AR-dwelling, blockchaining, continually thinking, scenario-designing, wax jacket-wearing, value-adding, data-wrangling, change-embracing surveyor of the future. Recognise yourself in there?
So, who’s taking the lead with augmented reality, drones, BIM and blockchain? Here’s your answer…
03 Aug 2017
A closer look at draft legislation by the Australian Federal Government that seeks to limit deductions on residential rental property and what these proposed changes mean for quantity surveying.
Alan Cripps FRICS, 01 Aug 2017
Introducing the world's first biophilic design research project at BRE Watford, using an existing 650m2, 1980’s office block to connect buildings with nature.
Cathy Linacre, 31 Jul 2017
Monday 31 July 2017 sees the official celebrations marking the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele, also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, which lasted until 6 November and was fought for control of the ridges south and east of the City of Ypres.
Laura Lindberg, 28 Jul 2017
In July, the media outlets all over Europe used our market insights as a basis for their stories, whereas the topic of firms regulation was prominent in the Spanish media.
Simon Rubinsohn, 27 Jul 2017
The Q2 2017 RICS Global Commercial Property Monitor shows sentiment in the real estate sector remains generally upbeat in the majority of markets.
25 Jul 2017
A universal system that enables global comparison of construction project costs launches today. RICS will begin preparation of a global professional statement in cost prediction, incorporating ICMS, later this year and expect publication in 2019.
20 Jul 2017
Why did Lloyds Banking Group make the decision to adopt RICS standards? And what benefits do they bring to their business? We recently met up with David Hughes Head of Solutions, Commercial Real Estate at Lloyds to find out why our standards are so vital to him and the work he does. Read David’s thoughts below.
Last year's 'Building Inclusivity' report showed that 85% of respondents think their leadership team take diversity & inclusion in to account when making business decisions. Furthermore, 75% of respondents feel that leaders who have been trained in D&I were more likely to have plans to increase diversity in leadership.
Luay Al-Khatib, 17 Jul 2017
The Chartered Surveying profession is in the privileged position of having the authority, under the royal charter, to self-regulate. This is a good thing for many reasons and not least for the profession itself, which benefits from having a “one stop” professional body.
Stephanie Bentley, 14 Jul 2017
It’s estimated that there are 2.4 million pieces of Facebook content and 227K tweets shared every minute. This is beginning to have geopolitical consequences, with recent election campaigns perhaps acting as the one of the most pertinent illustrations of this. This huge increase in the availability of data is changing the way we do things, from politics to policy.
13 Jul 2017
The Crown Estate has collected and shared data to encourage international investment in UK offshore renewables, as Marine Data Co-ordinator at The Crown Estate Chelsea Bradbury explains.
Axiare Patrimonio, the first quoted real estate investor in the Iberian Peninsula, becomes the first real estate company in Spain to be regulated by RICS.
10 Jul 2017
At our recent Diversity and Inclusion Conference, Global Director for Diversity and Inclusion at Microsoft Roland White challenged our industry to breakdown systemic bias and asked one big question: what can you do differently?
07 Jul 2017
A chance meeting with a recruitment consultant on a plane journey led Laura Collins MRICS to consider a career in quantity surveying. She has since gone on to become Mace Group's youngest ever associate director and win Quantity Surveyor of the Year at the Women in Construction and Engineering Awards 2016. Laura tells us how she got so far so quickly in her own words.
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