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  • Investing in the future with CSR
    Facilities management

    Investing in the future with CSR

    Companies should be interested in the future. After all, they are going to spend every day doing business there.

  • We must educate buyers: A valuation is not a survey
    Residential property

    We must educate buyers: A valuation is not a survey

    More needs to be done to educate buyers that a valuation is not a home buyers survey, and the industry needs more home surveyors and valuers. These were key issues raised at a recent Residential Question Time Debate, held at the iconic Haydock Racecourse in the heart of the North West.

  • Queen's Speech: Government set out their legislative agenda
    Rural

    Queen's Speech: Government set out their legislative agenda

    As predicted, Brexit dominated the Queen’s Speech. With a week of debates to follow, the Conservative Government has until Thursday to convince Parliament that they are the party to take the UK forward.

  • Real estate companies should be paying attention
    Property technology

    Real estate companies should be paying attention

    We are pleased to announce that our partners, MetaProp NYC, have published the Q4 results of the Global Real Estate Technology Confidence Index 2016.

  • Expectations for tighter credit not weighing on Hong Kong housing sentiment
    Residential property

    Expectations for tighter credit not weighing on Hong Kong housing sentiment

    The lastest RICS Hong Kong Residential Market Survey shows that sentiment surrounding the housing market has maintained positive momentum in May 2017. However, despite remaining bullish on prices and rents, respondents' expect tighter credit conditions over the next quarter.

  • Introducing data standards – the link between RICS standards and PropTech
    Property technology

    Introducing data standards – the link between RICS standards and PropTech

    We're committed to developing a suite of data standards to help the digital world interact with data that represents information created by its professionals. We need your help.

  • Why the Red Book received an essential update
    Valuation

    Why the Red Book received an essential update

    RICS Valuation — Global Standards 2017 has undergone an essential update.

  • A shake up is required in the residential sector
    Residential property

    A shake up is required in the residential sector

    Boost productivity using modern methods of construction, end Right to Buy, and a need for a long-term housing strategy were the key points raised at the recent Residential Question Time Debate in London which included a panel of esteemed residential professionals.

  • From QS to commercial manager… what’s the difference?
    Commercial property

    From QS to commercial manager… what’s the difference?

    What’s the critical difference between being a quantity surveyor, a project manager in construction, or a commercial manager in infrastructure? Richard Graham FRICS, leader of our new distance learning course in Infrastructure Commercial Management, outlines how students will learn a new set of skills that augment their existing construction-based capabilities.

  • RICS in Europe media coverage - 19 June 2017
    Commercial property

    RICS in Europe media coverage - 19 June 2017

    We had a say on important topics affecting the property industry as reflected in our media coverage and social media outreach. Our view on Brexit with regards to the impact of the negotiations was of media interest this spring, together with our experts’ comments on commercial property trends and our professional groups’ insights on proptech.

  • Forestry continues to perform
    Environment

    Forestry continues to perform

    We recently attended the launch of the 2016 IPD UK Annual Forestry Index. The UK forestry sector currently contributes £2bn to Gross Value Added (GVA) annually and supports 79,000 jobs in rural locations.

  • BIM: Better information management
    Property technology

    BIM: Better information management

    With questions still being asked around whether Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 is necessary for businesses success, it’s clear that there is still some way to go before there is sufficient understanding of how BIM will help businesses achieve digital transformation. This was the view of Director of BIM Strategy and Development at Atkins and Chair of the UK BIM Alliance Anne Kemp at our recent BIM Conference.

  • RICS in Europe media coverage - 14 June 2017
    Dispute resolution

    RICS in Europe media coverage - 14 June 2017

    This spring we were in the headlines of leading European media with regards to global standards on conflict of interest, valuation and property measurement.

  • A fantastic vehicle for rising stars
    Matrics

    A fantastic vehicle for rising stars

    This year, the overall Young Surveyor of the Year 2017 will not only receive this top accolade and industry recognition as the rising star of the profession, but they will also win a Volvo V40 D2 — talk about adding some "va-va-voom".

  • General Election 2017: The new Government must refocus on property
    Residential property

    General Election 2017: The new Government must refocus on property

    The UK has its second hung Parliament in seven years, with no party commanding a majority in the Commons. With the Conservatives proceeding as a minority administration; it is more important than ever that Government listens to the views of the property sector and pursues effective policies across housing, infrastructure and construction.

  • The multi-stakeholder world of infrastructure
    Infrastructure

    The multi-stakeholder world of infrastructure

    Stakeholders exist in multiple forms across construction, but the scale, longevity and critical public role of infrastructure means that the commercial manager must deal with a much more complex ecosystem.

  • RICS response to BBC Points West

    RICS response to BBC Points West

    RICS sets and enforces the standards for the surveying profession in the UK. Our regulation is overseen by external experts whose independent scrutiny we have invited in. Where individuals or organisations fall short, we take appropriate action. Last year, we issued more than 430 disciplinary sanctions including expulsions.

  • What words describe a successful city?
    Planning & development

    What words describe a successful city?

    When asked what words describe a successful city, experts at the 2017 World Built Environment Forum Annual Summit in Shanghai suggested the following list. Connectivity, capacity, character, resilient, efficient, having identity, healing, inclusive, healthy, bold, leading, authentic.

  • Kick-starting a surveying career & growing a successful business
    Residential property

    Kick-starting a surveying career & growing a successful business

    Barnsley’s new SAVA School of Surveying has seen its first student graduate with a diploma in Residential Surveying and Valuation, and he’s now leading one of the fastest growing independent residential surveying firms in the UK.

  • Be a game changer: Two technologies your firm should adopt
    Matrics

    Be a game changer: Two technologies your firm should adopt

    Our industry is on a digital journey; as technologies emerge then new surveying disciplines will need to evolve. Charlton Bland, Geomatics Consultant at Atkins and current Planning and Development RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year, discusses two ways they are advancing delivery to clients.

  • PropTech: Improving responsible investment
    Property technology

    PropTech: Improving responsible investment

    For some time, the use of data and technology has allowed the assessment and understanding of building sustainability performance to be refined and used to deliver greater value in property development and operation. For example, advanced modelling of thermal performance at the design stage creates more efficient buildings during operation.

  • Commercial managers: Have you got what it takes?
    Infrastructure

    Commercial managers: Have you got what it takes?

    What does it take to make it as a commercial manager in infrastructure? Richard Graham FRICS, leader of the new RICS distance learning course in Infrastructure Commercial Management gives us his view on the skills and attributes that students will need in order to succeed in the sector.

  • Building billion-pound green bridges
    Infrastructure

    Building billion-pound green bridges

    In autumn this year, the Mersey Gateway Project — a £1.89 billion scheme incorporating a new six-lane toll bridge over the River Mersey — will open. Consultant Development Surveyor on the Mersey Gateway Project Alan Scarisbrick FRICS tells us more about this pioneering infrastructure scheme and why it’s more than just a bridge.

  • Taking their seats: SDLP manifesto
    Infrastructure

    Taking their seats: SDLP manifesto

    The SDLP manifesto ‘Taking our Seats, Taking a Stand’ is a clear hit at Sinn Féin’s sustained absenteeism in Westminster. While it makes several references to SDLP’s activities at Westminster to date, it sets out an ambitious plan of future engagement across the big issues: Brexit, devolution, and investment.

  • Change direction: Alliance manifesto
    Rural

    Change direction: Alliance manifesto

    The Alliance party get straight to the point, setting out concisely their five key commitments in the election. With Brexit and Stormont featuring in the top billings, the party doesn’t hold back on providing in-depth policy proposals in its wish list for Northern Ireland.