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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
03 Jan 2017
Governments around the world are investing in major infrastructure programmes in order to drive growth and prosperity, but skills shortages threaten to hinder those plans. Relying on market forces alone to solve this problem will not be enough. UK Managing Director of Infrastructure at Turner & Townsend Patricia Moore MRICS delves further.
Hew Edgar, 22 Dec 2016
Following significant stakeholder engagement, we have published our Tenement Health Check policy proposal. This establishes mandatory five-year building condition surveys, with an objective to tackle poor maintenance in residential properties with common parts.
Laura Lindberg, 22 Dec 2016
During the last weeks of 2016, our commitment to bring transparency through International standards, professionalism and achieving global climate change targets in the built environment sector were highly profiled during and after our presence at COP 22. Find these and other newsworthy stories covered by the press:
22 Dec 2016
Sales of venison are booming. Richard Elmhirst outlines the costs and methods behind farming deer for profit.
Dan Hughes, 22 Dec 2016
Start-ups are appearing here, there and everywhere and it can sometimes be difficult to cut through the noise and find out which ones you should be paying attention to.
20 Dec 2016
We have been ranked as the number one brand leading online discussion in proptech. The rankings, which are based on a survey of online and social media activity conducted by Onalytica, show that we're playing a key role in facilitating dialogue and debate on the emergence and impact of proptech.
Dan Hughes, 19 Dec 2016
Digital technologies are transforming our relationship with information and how we interpret the world. This is the view of Charlotte McCarthy, Commercial Director at Infabode. Below, she explains how technology can help us to cut through the noise and find trusted and relevant industry information efficiently.
Phil Hardy-Bishop, 19 Dec 2016
Skills and uncertainty were the major themes identified at the recent RICS and Pinsent Masons Infrastructure and the Economy Question Time event.
Sean Ellison, 19 Dec 2016
Top Chinese authorities concluded their annual Central Economic Work Conference over the weekend, and in doing so laid out the policy agenda for 2017 in a brief statement. Although more details on policies will likely slowly be released over the coming months leading up to China’s 19th National Congress next year, last weekend’s statement did offer some key insights to short-term policy direction.
19 Dec 2016
We’re counting down the top rics.org articles of 2016, as determined by you. We’ve looked at how many “hits” each page has received and ranked them accordingly. Without further ado, let’s start at number 12.
Lucile Kamar , 16 Dec 2016
According to a YouGov survey recently commissioned by RICS, 33% of girls view the built environment sector as "for male employment only". Of those surveyed, 73% believe that the attitudes and behaviours of CEOs and senior leaders are important to encourage a more gender-balanced workforce.
Hew Edgar, 16 Dec 2016
The Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution Derek Mackay MSP reveals how he intends to utilise Scotland’s new tax powers in 2017–18 in his first Scottish budget.
Abdul Choudhury, 15 Dec 2016
The Government has just published an Estates Regeneration National Strategy, which sets out guidance and best practice alongside a £32 million boost to the estates regeneration funding pot, bringing it up to £172 million.
Amanda Clack FRICS, 15 Dec 2016
During the US Presidential election, President-elect Donald Trump promised an additional USD$1 trillion investment into US infrastructure over the next 10 years. His promise reflects an issue that many developed countries are contending with: ageing infrastructure is holding back economic growth, whilst investing in infrastructure enables it.
15 Dec 2016
Chief Executive at the National Flood Forum Paul Cobbing asks whether enough has been done for communities hit by floods.
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