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Dan Hughes, 24 Mar 2017
Technology, in some shape or form, will impact on the built environment and the surveying profession. Here at RICS, we use the word ‘PropTech’ in the broadest sense of the word referring to all aspects of innovation in the built environment and are providing the forum for discussions on how data and technology is impacting the market.
24 Mar 2017
We’re pleased to confirm that our headquarters building in Westminster, London, will return to full operations from Monday 27 March.
22 Mar 2017
Infrastructure clients are the enablers for the data environment. At this year's RICS Infrastructure Conference on 26 April, Kevin O'Grady and Justice Sechele will be unveiling their new vision for integrated digital solutions on major projects.
21 Mar 2017
Other highlights include Thomson Reuters innovation expert, RICS President Amanda Clack – and the Cubs.
Dr Clare Eriksson , 21 Mar 2017
The rate of technological change is speeding up. As built environment professionals, we are faced with increasing opportunities and challenges in embracing the potential that such technology has to offer to the sector.
The COBRA conference, which was due to take place in August 2017, is now being rescheduled to align with the Annual Summit of the World Built Environment Forum in April 2018.
Claudia Conway, 21 Mar 2017
It would be rare to find a major office retrofit today that did not involve improvement of the building’s energy efficiency – but one project in Norway has gone beyond this. Powerhouse Kjørbo, outside Oslo, now produces more energy than it uses, becoming the first building to be renovated with this result and also the first to be awarded the BREEAM NOR ‘Outstanding’ rating.
Laura Lindberg, 20 Mar 2017
MIPIM 2017 (14–16 March) was crucial for us to spead our message to and engage with the most influential professionals from all sectors of the international property industry.
We joined forces with PropertyEU on 16 March at MIPIM by hosting a panel session on sustainability and the need for consistent and comparable data for valuers, property professionals, investors and occupiers across Europe.
Sean Ellison, 20 Mar 2017
Our February Hong Kong Residential Market Survey indicates that the market continues to gain momentum despite more hawkish expectations surrounding interest rates.
Dan Hughes, 17 Mar 2017
“Technology provides huge opportunities for professionals if it is appropriately used and embraced.” This was one of the views that came out of a fascinating panel discussion on the third day of MIPIM.
Claudia Conway, 16 Mar 2017
RICS Senior Consultant Rachel Dick FRICS summarises key metrics that can prove useful in decision-making when maintaining, acquiring or disposing of space and transforming work cultures.
16 Mar 2017
More than 16 million people face famine in East Africa, with a severe drought being one of the main factors. The Disasters Emergency Commission has launched a major fund to scale up its response to the crisis. President of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management Bruce Keith outlines some of the longer-term challenges we face managing the world's water resources.
The consequences of putting public infrastructure and services in place when we don’t understand the user can be dire. Not only are there excessive costs in time and money associated with retro-fitting infrastructure to suit the needs of the user, but there is also less buy-in and acceptance from citizens, making the cities we live, work and play in unhappy places for us all.
15 Mar 2017
Yesterday at MIPIM, RICS and DLA Piper analysed the risks associated to political instability and the opportunities to invest in European real estate markets.
David Wilkinson from Clyde and Co discusses the need for infrastructure professionals to understand the legal essentials that will impact a major project.
Paul Bagust, 15 Mar 2017
After a fantastic day launching the new RICS Conflicts of Interest Professional Statement to great recognition and market support, today was the day for facilities management to take centre stage and compete with the sunshine for an audience.
New RICS figures reveal that the UK construction industry could lose almost 200,000 EU workers post-Brexit should Britain lose access to the single market, putting some of the country’s biggest infrastructure and construction projects under threat.
Jeanie Chan, 14 Mar 2017
Over 220 delegates joined our International Heritage Conservation Conference in Hong Kong on 2 March to explore the social and economic benefits of built heritage conservation. Led by our speakers, another 90 participants also visited several heritage sites in Hong Kong the following day.
14 Mar 2017
New mandatory requirements on conflicts of interest for land, property, construction and infrastructure industry.
We're sponsoring research into the use of shared property services across the public sector, collaborating with ACES to obtain the views of practitioners working within, or on behalf of, the public sector.
Professionalism and ethics was the hot topic on day one of MIPIM, as we promoted its importance for the property industry and the market as a whole, getting feedback from investors, occupiers, employers and of course industry leaders. Here’s your snapshot from the first day of MIPIM.
13 Mar 2017
Your feedback is needed to help reduce risk in the global construction industry. The second public consultation of the International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS) is now open.
James Kavanagh MRICS, 13 Mar 2017
Over the last few weeks we've welcomed two major land professional delegations to our London HQ, allowing us to develop our understanding of how the rest of the land profession operates globally.
09 Mar 2017
With 2017’s Six Nations tournament now well under way, we talk to an international rugby player who became a quantity surveyor.
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