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Mark Walley, 24 Feb 2017
The slump in economic growth in Africa over the past five years has been a setback, but it should not cloud the bigger picture of a youthful continent that will supply the global workforce of the future and is well-equipped to create dynamic solutions to the fastest rate of urbanisation in the world. Roz Wrottesley reports from the 2017 RICS Africa Summit in Johannesburg.
24 Feb 2017
What does the EU referendum really mean for the future of the rural economy? We take a closer look at the rural economies and priorities for exiting the EU in each of the UK's devolved nations: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Ben Elder FRICS, 23 Feb 2017
If you are an RICS professional working in valuation, we need your expertise. We recently launched a public consultation for the new global edition of the RICS “Red Book” which will reflect a number of changes in line with International Valuation Standards (IVS) launched last month.
23 Feb 2017
Following the review of international valuation benchmarks, RICS is updating its RICS Valuation – Professional Standards, widely known as the “Red Book”.
Dan Hughes, 23 Feb 2017
The property sector and, in particular, the commercial property sector, will become increasingly Darwinian over the next ten years and only service providers that are willing and able to adapt will survive. That is the view of Managing Director at Fixflo Rajeev Nayyar. Below he provides his thoughts on the changing role of technology in the property sector over the next two to ten years.
22 Feb 2017
Heathrow's expansion is ever the hot topic, but perhaps no one awaited the decision of whether to or not to expand more than Phil Wilbraham. As the airport’s Development Director, Phil is tasked with the job of delivering the third runway.
Judith Gabler, 17 Feb 2017
The world we live in is caught up in a maelstrom of cultural transition. Never before has the need been so great to address the challenges facing the global workforce and how it can adapt to the accelerating change in cultures and values.
17 Feb 2017
If infrastructure professionals Dr Philippa Stratford and Liam Hewitt prove anything, it's that there isn't one definitive path into the surveying profession. One was working with the UN in Cambodia and looking for career change after having a family. The other? A Lego addict aiming to turn his passion into a career.
16 Feb 2017
Scanning in tight or constricted structures can be a challenge; fortunately, modern, mobile-mapping technology can help. This cutting-edge technology was recently put to good use by an MSt student and geospatial imaging analyst to survey the intricate and hidden spaces of one of the largest and most magnificent monastic gatehouses in Britain.
Occupier and investment sentiment continues to be positive across Central and Eastern Europe, according to the RICS Commercial Property Monitor for Q4 2016.
Joanna Plaisant, 15 Feb 2017
The potential impact of the real estate and built environment sector on all our lives is huge and all market players should be aware of how sustainability can be delivered and measured in buildings as well as industry standards such as BREEAM.
Sean Tompkins, 15 Feb 2017
We may be witnessing some sort of change in how we’re mapping the world … in economic terms at least.
14 Feb 2017
If Mike Fuhr CBE's long and successful career in infrastructure taught him anything, it's that to deliver a project right, you have to ensure it's the right project.
13 Feb 2017
China may be the initiator of the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative, but infrastructure projects of this nature are not possible without international standards.
Unbelievable diversity, vast opportunities and incredible people – these are what make global agriculture so interesting, but there are challenges everywhere. Robert Moore was awarded a Nuffield Farming Scholarship to learn about agricultural practices around the world. Here he shares his experiences.
Like most good ideas, One Belt, One Road – China’s key international strategic project – is both simple and based on extremely powerful forces.
Les Pickford, 13 Feb 2017
Katy Dowding has worked on some huge projects, including private finance initiative (PFI) schemes for the £352m refurbishment of the Ministry of Defence's headquarters in Whitehall and the £1bn redevelopment of Barts and The Royal London hospitals in London.
10 Feb 2017
Did you know that the UK’s student housing market is set to top £45 billion in value in 2017? Head of City Engagement Andrew Knight summarises key findings from our Real Estate Investors Conference with Hogan Lovells, which focused on alternative asset classes, international standards and encouraging collaboration between our industry and the City of London.
Anna Orcsik, 10 Feb 2017
RICS in the Czech Republic marks an important milestone by partnering up with the Czech Banking Association in order to further promote International Property Measurement Standards.
Claudia Conway, 10 Feb 2017
From a simple bus stop in a small community to mega developments in big cities, infrastructure has a transformative effect on the people that use it. This couldn’t be more evident in the densely populated cities across India, where population profiles include the very wealthy, as well as the very poor, and all of whom would hugely benefit from access to new developments, such as rapid transit.
Mike Swain, 10 Feb 2017
New York is one of the smartest and most visited cities in the world. Therefore, to build a new area from scratch on an old rail yard in west Manhattan which rivals places like Madison Avenue, Times Square and Central Park as places to live, work and play might seem a crazy ambition.
If so why not visit us? Did you know that last year we were able to welcome students enrolled on RICS accredited courses from Germany, Netherlands and Belgium to the office in London and we would like to welcome you.
08 Feb 2017
RICS European Retail Conference, Madrid, Spain
Dan Hughes, 07 Feb 2017
From smart buildings and machine learning, to wellbeing trackers and virtual reality, data and technology is having a significant impact on all aspects of our lives - including the spaces where we work.
06 Feb 2017
Executive Director at Costain Tim Bowen FRICS says that modern infrastructure is an exciting and inspiring field in which to work.
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