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21 Apr 2017
As President Donald Trump plans to unveil his infrastructure proposal, perhaps as soon as next month, a new RICS research report sets out how policymakers and the private sector can work in tandem to address the long term infrastructure demands that ensure public works investments realize financial and social benefits.
Dan Hughes, 19 Apr 2017
Residential surveying has experienced a rapid turnaround in the way that surveyors "at the coalface" are undertaking valuation instructions. This is the view of Ali Junkison of Landmark Valuation Services, who explains how the use of technology is changing from mobile technology to automated valuation models (AVMs).
Gillian Charlesworth, 18 Apr 2017
Over 5,448 professionals responded to the latest survey.
Sean Ellison, 17 Apr 2017
Our March Hong Kong Residential Market Survey indicates that demand from mainland Chinese investors is supporting momentum in the housing market. This is despite capital controls and an interest rate increase in March.
Dan Hughes, 11 Apr 2017
“Technology and the availability of data is changing property investment.” This was the unanimous view of a panel made up of thought leaders on our stand at MIPIM.
10 Apr 2017
Our Data Services Team has been appointed by the European Commission, the Directorate General for Energy, to maintain and update the EU Building Stock Observatory.
07 Apr 2017
RICS Data Services recently held their first breakfast seminar, covering topics such as inflation,
This week, RICS, representing the International Property Measurement Standards Coalition (IPMSC), collected the award for Best International Collaborative Project at the annual British Expertise International awards ceremony in London.
06 Apr 2017
The 'Valuation firms 2020: Convergence, integration or fragmentation?' workshop at our Summit of the Americas 2017 on May 2 asks a panel of industry leaders what the future of valuation companies will be; and with the recent addition of Cushman & Wakefield, the panel just became even more high-powered.
Collaboration, progressive procurement, and early contractor engagement can save the taxpayer millions of pounds across the lifecycle of an infrastructure project, and the commercial manager is perfectly placed to help make it happen, writes Stephen Blakey FRICS, Commercial Projects Director, Network Rail.
We use our phones for far more than just making calls and sending messages. We asked professionals in our global LinkedIn group for their suggestions of the best apps for surveyors — do you agree with their choices?
Land governance is at the top of the 2030 global agenda for sustainable development and surveyors have a central role to play, says RICS Michael Barrett award winner Professor Stig Enemark.
To operate successfully, multinational companies are no longer just about profits; society demands they are transparent, ethical and, above all, responsible. Sustainability is a key consideration for many of these companies, not just because of their corporate responsibility remit, but also because making buildings more efficient makes for better business.
Dan Hughes, 05 Apr 2017
Technology moves fast – but the property industry does not. This is the essential paradox at the heart of PropTech. While technology has proved a disruptive force in other industries from music making to taxi hailing, the property industry’s insistence on long leases is not what occupiers want.
Dan Hughes, 04 Apr 2017
“Just two years ago I was stumbling around rooftops, often without adequate safety systems and at night, taking infrared images to find areas of trapped moisture underneath the waterproof membrane. Nowadays, I rarely have to leave the safety of the ground at all, day or night.” Intrigued? You should be.
04 Apr 2017
At last week's RICS Valuation Conference, Robert Ash, Account Manager at measurement specialists Plowman Craven shared his organisation’s IPMS journey from training staff, reporting and how other professionals can make it a success in the future.
03 Apr 2017
Construction might be a global industry, but the way costs are reported varies enormously. Roger Flanagan FRICS, Professor of construction management at the University of Reading and Tolis Chatzisymeon CEO of cost-estimating software developer Nomitech, answer our questions about how international standards will address many problems facing the profession.
Amanda Clack FRICS, 03 Apr 2017
Treading in the footsteps of past-President Louise Brooke-Smith, I recently visited Crossrail, Europe’s largest infrastructure project, at the Whitechapel station site. My visit really brought home the value of infrastructure investment and the contribution of our professionals.
31 Mar 2017
Our isurv Infrastructure channel has now launched. It is the only market resource to offer cutting-edge information on all the major lifecycle stages of an infrastructure project.
We have recently catalogued and valued the antiquities that we keep in secure storage. These assets include pictures, portraits, tapestries, pendants, medallions, regalia, silverware, gavels etc. The valuer has noted some items of high-quality and value, but much is sundry paraphernalia gathered over many years.
As of 31 March 2017, firms wishing to be regulated by us will need to ensure that at least one of their principals is a qualified professional (MRICS, FRICS and AssocRICS). The current requirement allows for firms to be regulated if the principal is any class of member.
30 Mar 2017
Our independent Regulatory Board recently approved a change the rules regarding entry to the Valuer Registration scheme.
Director of Works at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Caroline Churchill MRICS and Managing Director at CyArk Elizabeth Lee discuss whether we should repair heritage assets once they become damaged — discuss.
Dan Hughes, 30 Mar 2017
Property is finally catching up with its peers and embracing technology for business success — this is the view of Founder and CEO of REalyse Gavriel Merkado. Below he explains how and why this market is ripe for new opportunities.
Jeffrey Matsu, 29 Mar 2017
After nearly half a century of matrimony, the UK has made it official — so long EU, hello world. Seeking to be a free agent unencumbered by the need to compromise or "harmonise" the Government has acted decisively to pursue the will of its people.
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