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18 Jan 2017
All our professionals must undertake and record a minimum of 20 hours of CPD each calendar year. Don't forget to record your CPD activities by 31 January — member login required.
As part of our commitment to promote diversity within our industry, I’m pleased to announce that we are sponsoring the professions award at this year’s Asian Women of Achievement Awards. If you know an inspiring role model who deserves recognition for her contribution to UK business, we encourage you to nominate her today.
Jeremy Blackburn, 17 Jan 2017
Hard or soft, we have been a nation gripped by confusion as to what Brexit actually means. We know that firms have been playing a waiting game and putting investment plans on hold until certainty is delivered. Today, Theresa May laid out a clear timeline and set of ambitions — Brexit is no longer ambiguous.
17 Jan 2017
Skills. Data. Collaboration. Investment. Technology. These are some of the major themes identified by a senior group of industry figures for UK infrastructure, over the next decade and beyond.
David Morgan, 13 Jan 2017
The Hendry Review's backing of the Swansea Tidal Lagoon signals a positive step for the UK’s ability to meet its future commitment on reducing carbon emission and diversifying the energy mix to secure the UK’s future electricity supply at a low cost.
Mo Rahee, 13 Jan 2017
The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has published its second discussion paper, which explores the factors affecting infrastructure supply and demand in the UK.
13 Jan 2017
BCIS has updated its five-year forecast for building tender prices based on its three scenarios for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.
Tamara Hooper, 12 Jan 2017
We welcome the recent allocation of the £60 million per annum Community Housing Fund, which has been re-announced many times since its inception in the Budget 2016. This will deliver long-awaited support to rural communities that often face greater affordability challenges than their urban counterparts.
12 Jan 2017
We're pleased to announce the release of a paper which explains the nature of changes that have been inspired by the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project, and gives an introduction to the likely impact on real estate. The paper also recommends actions from professionals whose area of practice may be affected.
Building Surveyor at Atkins Sophie Smith gives an update on her efforts to encourage more women to join her in the profession and her design of the "Sophie shoe".
Mo Rahee, 12 Jan 2017
In his speech at the Policy Exchange, Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling MP set out his visions on the need for reform in the rail network.
Property and industry professionals can now review proposed new mandatory requirements from RICS, which aim to address conflicts of interest in the UK commercial property investment agency market.
Maintenance costs as measured by the BCIS All-in Maintenance Cost Index rose by 2.1% in the year to 3rd quarter 2016.
11 Jan 2017
Demand pressures and an upturn in the cost of resources are reportedly to blame for a rise of over 3% per annum in private housebuilder's costs.
The face of retailing in Belfast City Centre has evolved enormously over the last 24-month period. Two years ago, headlines mostly related to the number of vacant units and the difficulties Belfast was facing in attracting new names to the capital.
10 Jan 2017
New credential to improve quality, consistency and transparency of fair value measurement results in financial reporting.
Tackling plummeting temperatures, adverse weather conditions and using the latest technology, chair of Marches LA Anett Dude explains the important role of a geomatics surveyor when surveying the Antarctic in her own words.
09 Jan 2017
Ahead of the Infrastructure for Growth conferences, set to be held in the West Midlands and North West next month, one of our speakers Ann Bentley FRICS of RLB shares her predictions for infrastructure in 2017.
Claudia Conway, 09 Jan 2017
The founders of the internet couldn’t have imagined what it would become and do to the world, this was the opening line from Ted Maulucci, Chief Information Officer for the Tridel Group of Companies, at our our annual construction, building and real estate research conference.
Alan Muse FRICS, 06 Jan 2017
Information related to cost, time and operations drives construction project decision-making. As such, cost, project and facility management professionals should be at the centre of the BIM conversation.
06 Jan 2017
RICS Data Services will shortly circulate the 2017 construction survey to 37 European countries. The survey forms an integral part of its three-year contract to deliver Construction Purchasing Power Parities (PPPs) for Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Commission.
Fiona Mannix, 06 Jan 2017
The Secretary of State has announced that £120 million will be made available for the next round of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) grant scheme at the Oxford Farming Conference. The funding will support farmers, grow businesses, and generate thousands of jobs in rural communities.
05 Jan 2017
People who share a passion for conservation should celebrate the anniversaries of two important pieces of legislation in 2017, says Policy Director at Historic England Duncan McCallum.
04 Jan 2017
Simon Longstaffe MRICS, a leading quantity surveyor now working as a Regional Director for Faithful+Gould, tells us about a pioneering project which aims to bring global consistency to the way construction costs are measured.
Lucile Kamar , 03 Jan 2017
2016 has had its fair share of uncertainty and disruption, however, we have managed to make great strides to promote diversity and inclusion in the industry.
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