RICSFreelance writer and former Editor of the RICS Construction Journal
Les works with members to produce journals that help surveyors with the technical and professional aspects of their day job. He leads the journal process from ideas generation and content creation, through technical review and onto design and the finished product.
Les Pickford, 16 May 2018
Education, education, education: this issue of the Construction Journal looks at how to train students and practitioners for the global marketplace, with a number of experts offering their input.
Les Pickford, 19 Mar 2018
Charles Ostroumoff is a Director of Arca Property Risk Management. He talks about the benefits of his RICS status and how being qualified in both finance and real estate helps him talk authoritatively in both worlds.
Les Pickford, 20 Oct 2016
This issue of focuses on quantification and on programming and planning.
Les Pickford, 19 Aug 2016
Mitigating risks requires a positive approach and is about learning lessons from past projects, both of which are covered in this edition of Construction Journal.
Les Pickford, 17 May 2016
Is your organisation driving for a diverse workforce?
Les Pickford, 07 Jan 2016
From improving productivity to changing behaviours, Dayle Bayliss FRICS looks at how to squeeze extra value from changing your office layout.
Les Pickford, 10 Apr 2015
Smaller businesses have a huge opportunity to use BIM on their projects, says Andrew Turner, Vice Chair of BIM4SME and a Partner at Henry Riley. But they must be prepared to invest time to learn before they spend.
Tim Chapman, President at Constructivity, summarises the four main options to consider when selecting a BIM IT set-up and the main factors that should affect their choice.
RICS has implemented building information modelling (BIM) at its London head office. I spoke to BIM software vendors about the IT environment issues that users should consider.
Les Pickford, 02 Apr 2015
A growing number of websites allow people to sell their own properties online. I asked traditional high street estate agent James Scott-Lee FRICS and online estate agent Sarah Beeny about the impact on the property market and the threat to the traditional sales approach.
© RICS 2018
© RICS 2018