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28 Mar 2017
Day two of the World Built Environment Forum Annual Summit in Shanghai saw the focus shift from geopolitics and macro trends towards cities that are resilient and smart, as well as the market dynamics driving investment into China and the factors drawing Chinese capital abroad.
Dan Hughes, 28 Mar 2017
The workplace in industries such as surveying and the built environment sector is becoming increasingly fast-paced and complex, meaning companies must invest in ways to keep their processes up to date and the most efficient they can be.
Sean Ellison, 28 Mar 2017
Mr. Vincent Lo, Chairman of Shui On Group and the Hong Kong Trade and Development Council delivered a compelling closing address at the RICS World Built Environment Forum Annual Summit in Shanghai. Mr. Lo described the opportunities presented by One Belt One Road and how it is set to drive global growth.
Dr Zhu Min issued a stark warning of substantial near-term volatility at the World Built Environment Forum. We take an in-depth look at some of Dr Zhu’s arguments and what they mean for professionals.
How do you make your city resilient? Start by appointing a Chief Resilience Officer and then engage with as many stakeholders as possible from the public, government and the private sector.
27 Mar 2017
Building Surveyors Ltd was appointed to independently adjudicate, measure and verify the world record attempt for the narrowest J-Turn by the Nissan Juke on behalf of Nissan Europe.
Is the world on the brink of a new economic era, prompted by historically high levels of populism and wealth disparity? Is the global economy locked into low growth, while carrying risks from a strong dollar, rising interest rates and currency volatility? And how will we cope as productivity fails to keep pace with a shrinking working age population in the developed economies? These were just some of the globally significant challenges put to 700 participants on the first day of the Annual Summit of the World Built Environment Forum in Shanghai.
Sean Ellison, 27 Mar 2017
The One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is essential to propelling the next stage of not only China’s but global economic growth.
Dr Zhu Min, former Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) highlighted at the the rise of populism and the ambiguities of “Trumpnomics” as important factors contributing to global economic uncertainty.
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.
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.
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.
21 Mar 2017
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.
© RICS 2017
© RICS 2017