Modus is the RICS magazine that brings you the latest news and views, expert advice and in-depth features spanning the breadth of the surveying profession around the world.
Its title comes from our motto: est modus in rebus – 'there is measure in all things'.
Modus has a circulation of over 90,000 and we recently won 'Best use of Illustration' at the 2015 Content Marketing Awards.
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Read the latest editions below.
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Oliver Parsons, 03 Jul 2017
With new technologies emerging and transforming working practices, it’s inevitable that the skills and aptitudes required by the industry will change. But the questions are… how, and when?
Oliver Parsons, 25 May 2017
The school where you and your children were educated has been at the heart of your community for 30 years. And now it’s been given two weeks to vacate the premises – because someone else is claiming that they own the land it stands on.
Oliver Parsons, 15 May 2017
The world’s cities are turning into megacities at lightning pace, putting pressure on living space and conditions, zoning and infrastructure. To avoid a dystopian urban nightmare, what forms of leadership do we need in cities and where will this leadership come from?
Oliver Parsons, 27 Apr 2017
Despite efforts to promote a less adversarial culture in construction, disputes are becoming more protracted. Last year’s Arcadis survey of global construction disputes shows they are taking longer to resolve – lasting an average of 13 months, compared to nine in 2010.
Oliver Parsons, 27 Mar 2017
Our world is driven by data. From Google using your search history to return better results, to the complex financial transactions that are protected via blockchain, it shapes, governs and influences every corner of our lives.
Oliver Parsons, 27 Feb 2017
In our everyday lives, most of us find it relatively easy to judge and conform to appropriate ethical standards, but put any of us into an organisation or company, and everything changes. This is particularly true in business, where leaders, managers and employees face conflicting incentives, messages and pressures from multiple stakeholders.
Oliver Parsons, 14 Feb 2017
Spending millions on a thing that cannot be moved, no matter what happens, has to be the ultimate statement of confidence in the future. So when it comes to the built environment, confidence is absolutely critical. In fact, without it, we’d all be living in tents.
Oliver Parsons, 27 Jan 2017
Oliver Parsons, 01 Dec 2016
After a turbulent 12 months that’s seen the UK decide to leave the EU and the US elect the controversial Donald Trump as President, we’re capping off the year with a highly appropriate theme: disruption.
Oliver Parsons, 28 Oct 2016
As we become more and more used to seeing flooding events every year, climate scientists are starting to talk about a ‘new normal’ of frequent floods.
Oliver Parsons, 24 Oct 2016
As business deals become more complex, and more challenged by the variety of cultural norms that we are exposed to in the global marketplace, how can you be sure you are behaving ethically?
Oliver Parsons, 27 Sep 2016
Across the world, cities are turning into megacities at lightning pace, and in turn compromises are being made in terms of living space and conditions, zoning and infrastructure. To avoid a dystopian urban nightmare, what forms of leadership do we need in cities … and where will this leadership come from?
Oliver Parsons, 30 Aug 2016
The profession is facing a demographic timebomb. With 25% of members reaching retirement age in the next 10 years, and immediate skills shortages in areas such as quantity surveying, teaching the next generation of surveyors has never been more important or urgent.
09 Aug 2016
The growth of the global middle class is driving demand for better housing across the world – especially in countries such as China, India and Brazil.
Oliver Parsons, 22 Jun 2016
As business deals become more complex, and more challenged by the variety of cultural norms we are exposed to in the global marketplace, how can you be sure you are behaving ethically?
Oliver Parsons, 30 May 2016
In order to keep global warming to below two degrees, the built environment sector needs to reduce its carbon emissions by 84 billion tonnes by 2050 – that’s equivalent to taking 22,000 coal-fired power stations offline.
Oliver Parsons, 25 Apr 2016
If Britain votes to leave the EU, how will that decision affect the built environment sector? It's the big question this month, as we count down to the summer’s referendum.
04 Apr 2016
With economies across the world, and particularly in Asia, building new transport networks at a blistering pace, many chartered surveyors are being attracted to the infrastructure sector. But just how different is it to work at the massive scale of railways, interchanges and bridges, rather than at that of individual buildings?
Oliver Parsons, 24 Mar 2016
The growth of the global middle class is driving demand for better housing across the world – especially in countries such as Brazil, India and China. In our cover feature this month, we speak to experts and RICS members about the particular challenges
of delivering middle-class housing in these markets.
Oliver Parsons, 01 Mar 2016
Risk versus reward: it’s an age-old conflict ever-present in the worlds of economics and finance.
Oliver Parsons, 29 Feb 2016
A perfect storm of job losses during the last – property-led – recession, an aging workforce, and a lack of awareness about the profession in school leavers has created a skills shortage at all levels of the construction sector.
Oliver Parsons, 25 Jan 2016
We live in a connected society. Every aspect of our lives is now – to some degree – influenced by the connections we make. Could your journey to work benefit from a better integrated transport network? Is your broadband speed too slow? Should you accept that LinkedIn invite?
Oliver Parsons, 30 Nov 2015
Oliver Parsons, 01 Nov 2015
In the heat of the 1960s, brutalist architecture was shock therapy designed to launch us into a modern age of long-distance phone calls, space travel and social equality.
Oliver Parsons, 01 Oct 2015
In a world saturated with wall-to-wall news feeds, blanket social media coverage and increasing levels of public scrutiny, how do those who favour discretion conduct their business?
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