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26 May 2017
Valuation continually evolves, it’s a market sensitive discipline and anything that affects the market needs to be reflected in the valuations that support important lending and business decisions. If anyone is in any doubt how significant real estate valuation is, the property led global financial crisis provides an abject lesson.
More than 30 of Northern Ireland’s most impressive and community-beneficial property schemes battled it out for top honours at the RICS Awards 2017, Northern Ireland, last night, with North Belfast’s Girdwood Community Hub claiming the overall ‘Project of the Year’ award.
25 May 2017
Stakeholders in North American infrastructure must take decisive actions to reform the policies and practices that helped to create its decline over the past quarter century. This is the focus of our new research paper - Infrastructure Management: Current Practices and Future Trends - focused in North America.
What's the value of high ethical standards and what are the challenges of maintaining organisational ethics standards? A group of market leaders discussed this question at our Summit of the Americas: Chicago 2017.
Kisa Zehra, 25 May 2017
Over the last six to nine months, growth forecasts for the UK have been steadily increasing to the point where expectations for the current year are now around the 2% mark. Yet, beneath what seems a fairly bright headline number, is a projected deceleration in the profile of growth through the course of the year.
The increasing use of data in building information modelling and other applications requires robust cyber defence measures, warn Emma Vigus and Philip Tansley.
Kimberley Hepburn AssocRICS provides a sneak preview on what inspired her to explore a career in construction and why choosing a Quantity Surveying apprenticeship at Transport for London was one of her smartest decisions she ever made.
Stephanie Bentley, 25 May 2017
It is estimated that by 2050, there will be 50 billion people living on the planet and 50 mega cities; movement of people, pollution and resources will become a massive challenge. No company, government or individual can solve these problems alone; geography, mapping and Geographic Information Systems have never been so important.
51 of London’s most impressive and community-beneficial property schemes battled it out for top honours at last night’s 2017 RICS Awards, London, where Fitzrovia’s Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour was awarded the overall ‘Project of the Year’ title.
23 May 2017
We asked three senior executives from Heathrow, RIBA and the Valuation Office Agency how they went about making diversity and inclusion a strategic priority in their firms and what positive outcomes they have seen since doing so. Here's what they had to say.
Hew Edgar, 23 May 2017
Scottish Labour has launched an election manifesto which emphasises unity, and opposition to a second referendum on Scottish independence and a “hard Brexit”.
The landmark collaboration between the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is, for the first time, offering a combined suite of credentials and professional qualifications for facility management (FM).
Stakeholders exist in multiple forms across construction, but the scale, longevity and critical public role of the sector means that commercial managers must deal with a much more complex ecosystem.
Lewis Johnston, 22 May 2017
The Green Party today launched its policy pitch for the General Election 2017, with a strong focus on affordable housing, local infrastructure investment and economic reform.
22 May 2017
Director of Domec Limited Matthew Fedigan won big last year. His success at Domec not only led to him winning the Asset & Facilities Management category, but he also gained the coveted title of 'Young Surveyor of the Year'. Matt tells us about his journey and what it takes to be a winner.
Those in the building community who are delivering smarter, more creative and sustainable buildings, utilising the latest BIM (Building Information Modelling) technology are being given more time to gain industry recognition for their talent and expertise, following the deadline extension for the 2017 RICS BIM4SME Awards, which are free to enter.
RICS have introduced new mandatory requirements on conflicts of interest for the UK land, property, construction and infrastructure industry.
David Morgan, 22 May 2017
Infrastructure heavy, Plaid Cymru’s overall manifesto for the General Election 2017 is in contrast to the 2016 Assembly document which focused much more directly on "bread and butter" issues that reflected devolution.
Kim Bailey, 20 May 2017
The transformation of Oldham’s grade II listed Town Hall into a quality family entertainment and dining destination scooped three accolades at the 2017 RICS Awards, North West including the overall 'Project of the Year' title.
Lewis Johnston, 19 May 2017
After the Labour and Liberal Democrats released their election pitches, the Conservatives finally unleashed their manifesto on Thursday. In a clear bid to present a distinct doctrine of ‘Mayism’ the Prime Minister and her team have decisively rejected the free market fundamentalism that characterised the Conservative party for decades.
Hew Edgar, 19 May 2017
The Scottish Conservatives have published a manifesto which places a heavy emphasis on housing, promising to build 100,000 over the next five years, and provides a plethora of pledges to help reach this ambitious target.
Amanda Clack FRICS, 19 May 2017
"The price of greatness is responsibility," Sir Winston Churchill once said. Sigmund Freud, meanwhile, asserted: "Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility." As surveyors, we are free to operate without statutory regulation because we consistently demonstrate responsible professionalism. We are equipped to deal with the dilemmas that can bring.
Geoff White, 19 May 2017
Getting from A to B … it sounds simple, but transport, infrastructure and connectivity have become permanent agenda items when talking about the economy. Personally, I’ve pretty much given up travelling by road from my base in Newcastle — I much prefer letting the train take the strain.
Alan Cripps FRICS, 19 May 2017
Our Inclusive Design Working Group recently highlighted a recent Government enquiry which explores how the built environment can improve access and inclusion within the industry.
19 May 2017
A pioneering 10-year project connecting the UK’s carbon research with Australia, US and Amazonian research wins Project of the Year at the RICS Awards 2017, West Midlands.
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