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Dan Hughes, 23 Feb 2017
The property sector and, in particular, the commercial property sector, will become increasingly Darwinian over the next ten years and only service providers that are willing and able to adapt will survive. Managing Director at Fixflo Rajeev Nayyar provides his view on the changing role of technology in the property sector over the next two to ten years.
23 Feb 2017
A hundred years can make a massive difference. Programme Leader at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) James Castle tells us why former military personnel have always been well-equipped to become successful surveyors, starting with his grandfather.
20 Feb 2017
The Elan Valley Aqueduct, which has been supplying the Midlands with a vital water supply for more than a century, is undergoing a £75m project to bypass worn out pipes. Fisher German's Alan Dadswell MRICS and George Simpson MRICS explore the mammoth task ahead.
17 Feb 2017
If infrastructure professionals Dr Philippa Stratford and Liam Hewitt prove anything, it's that there isn't one definitive path into the surveying profession. One was working with the UN in Cambodia and looking for career change after having a family. The other? A Lego addict aiming to turn his passion into a career.
16 Feb 2017
Scanning in tight or constricted structures can be a challenge; fortunately, modern, mobile-mapping technology can help. This cutting-edge technology was recently put to good use by an MSt student and geospatial imaging analyst to survey the intricate and hidden spaces of one of the largest and most magnificent monastic gatehouses in Britain.
Business rate changes are causing alarm in some quarters. Director at Bilfinger GVA Rob Gurney-Smith asks whether the "Check, Challenge, Appeal" (CCA) system for those questioning their non-domestic rates bill will be an improvement.
Sean Tompkins, 15 Feb 2017
We may be witnessing some sort of change in how we’re mapping the world … in economic terms at least.
14 Feb 2017
If Mike Fuhr CBE's long and successful career in infrastructure taught him anything, it's that to deliver a project right, you have to ensure it's the right project.
Les Pickford, 13 Feb 2017
Katy Dowding has worked on some huge projects, including private finance initiative (PFI) schemes for the £352m refurbishment of the Ministry of Defence's headquarters in Whitehall and the £1bn redevelopment of Barts and The Royal London hospitals in London.
Dilapidations is a specific area of law relating to breaches of a tenant’s lease obligations or covenants. A dilapidations claim can be made by the landlord against the tenant during or towards the end of a lease, or after the lease has ended.
10 Feb 2017
Did you know that the UK’s student housing market is set to top £45 billion in value in 2017? Head of City Engagement Andrew Knight summarises key findings from our Real Estate Investors Conference with Hogan Lovells, which focused on alternative asset classes, international standards and encouraging collaboration between our industry and the City of London.
Claudia Conway, 10 Feb 2017
From a simple bus stop in a small community to mega developments in big cities, infrastructure has a transformative effect on the people that use it. This couldn’t be more evident in the densely populated cities across India, where population profiles include the very wealthy, as well as the very poor, and all of whom would hugely benefit from access to new developments, such as rapid transit.
09 Feb 2017
West Midland’s regional board member, Stewart Sherman-Kahn has recently been appointed board member of Midlands based networking group OpenLand. Following the success of their first event, Stewart discusses the reasons why it is so important for the industry to embrace diversity.
Geoff White, 07 Feb 2017
Almost 200 planners, architects, engineers, landscape architects and chartered surveyors met in Birmingham to question the candidates who want to be the first ever directly elected mayor of the West Midlands Combined Authority on 4th May.
Mike Basquill MRICS, 07 Feb 2017
The Farrs Lane Developers Limited v Bristol Magistrates Court (Defendant) and James McAllister (Interested Party) case (2016) has resulted in implications for all surveyors making party wall awards.
Dan Hughes, 07 Feb 2017
From smart buildings and machine learning, to wellbeing trackers and virtual reality, data and technology is having a significant impact on all aspects of our lives - including the spaces where we work.
Jeremy Blackburn, 07 Feb 2017
For the first time this century, Government has shifted the rhetoric away from home ownership. Past governments have been too slow to realise that if we are to create productive cities powered by a readily available workforce, we need to house all members of society, not just the fortunate few.
06 Feb 2017
Executive Director at Costain Tim Bowen FRICS says that modern infrastructure is an exciting and inspiring field in which to work.
Jeremy Blackburn, 06 Feb 2017
The Housing White Paper has been promised since Autumn 2016. In their return to this traditional format of policy-making, Ministers have indicated that they want to listen and take a longer, slower approach to developing their ideas.
Jessica Austen discovered the world of surveying while at sixth form summer school. She has since completed a week's work experience at CBRE and secured a position with them as an apprentice surveyor. Jessica tells us more about the importance of outreach in schools in her own words.
Dan Hughes, 03 Feb 2017
“Technology allows for greater transparency in the market which in turn yields better returns for us all.” This is the view of David Stapleton, CEO of TenderSpace and leading thinker within the property and construction sector.
Hew Edgar, 03 Feb 2017
One of the key provisions of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 was Part 6: repeal of the previous exclusion of entry in the Valuation Roll of shootings and deer forests with effect from 1 April 2017. The Scottish Assessors Association (SAA) is now in the process of developing a practice note for the valuation of shootings and deer forests. We explore what this means.
Ben Collins , 02 Feb 2017
Last week was quite the week for construction data. Deloitte published their latest Crane Survey and RICS and Tughans published the Q4 UK Construction Market Survey, which followed the Northern Ireland Construction Bulletin earlier in the month.
31 Jan 2017
Faster than a ship, China's recently launched direct rail freight service to London, takes just two weeks to arrive and tells an important story of trade and globalisation.
Nigel Sellars FRICS, 31 Jan 2017
At least two and a half million businesses are likely to be affected by HMRC’s plans for Making Tax Digital (MTD); it will mark a fundamental change in the way that businesses interact with HMRC.
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