Hear from the experts on the latest developments in surveying.
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28 Apr 2017
There has been a huge transformation in where the industry is at over the last 12 months. Data and technology is starting to play a much bigger role in the work of a professional and there has been a move towards more data driven approaches.
Alessandra De Lisio, 26 Apr 2017
The length, costs and uncertainty of litigation is leading to an increased use of mediation to settle disputes out of court. How does it work in practice?
Martin Burns, 24 Apr 2017
In this time of changing economic and political direction, it is important that chartered surveyors acting as sole practitioners evolve and adapt their services and skills to enable their businesses to survive and thrive.
For decades there have been frequent discussions and proposals about using alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to inspire harmony between participants in the planning process and speed up official decisions about planning matters.
Dan Hughes, 24 Apr 2017
Last Wednesday, we hosted the first event as part of the Tech Affiliate Program (TAP). Industry leaders from both large and small technology companies serving the built environment came together to help increase awareness of the impact of technology on the industry.
Lewis Johnston, 24 Apr 2017
Last week the Prime Minister ended months of speculation and called a General Election for 8 June. The formal motion put to the House of Commons to override the Fixed Term Parliaments Act was in the end a mere formality, with only 13 MPs voting against the Prime Minister, who easily obtained the requisite two-thirds majority. The UK will head to the polling stations for the second time in two years.
David Morgan, 21 Apr 2017
We press Welsh Government Minister Carl Sargeant on key housing and planning issues — social housing, homes target and ending right to buy in Wales — at our roundtable debate with RSAW and CHC Cymru.
20 Apr 2017
Our Head of Alternative Dispute Resolution Research and Development Martin Burns explains why it is important to resolve dilapidations disputes quickly, cheaply and early.
Dan Hughes, 19 Apr 2017
Residential surveying has experienced a rapid turnaround in the way that surveyors "at the coalface" are undertaking valuation instructions. This is the view of Ali Junkison of Landmark Valuation Services, who explains how the use of technology is changing from mobile technology to automated valuation models (AVMs).
18 Apr 2017
Melanie Kendall-Reid summarises how the government has responded to property industry feedback in its long-awaited guidance on Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards.
Sean Ellison, 17 Apr 2017
Our March Hong Kong Residential Market Survey indicates that demand from mainland Chinese investors is supporting momentum in the housing market. This is despite capital controls and an interest rate increase in March.
13 Apr 2017
Glamping is becoming increasingly popular for those who want to return to nature but keep their comforts. Crown and Canopy consultancy Co-founder Edward Busby gives some tips on what glampers are looking for and how rural businesses can provide it.
12 Apr 2017
There is no reduction in the interest regarding the legal implications arising from Airbnb lettings and other similar types of short term letting. Kerry Bretherton QC, property silk practising from Tanfield Chambers provides an update on the implications of this case.
Ministers and their advisors continue to grapple with the political difficulties of stimulating greater provision of housing. Director at Philip Santo & Co Philip Santo explains what these modern methods of construction are and how surveyors can overcome the difficulties in the identification and assessment of these types of construction.
11 Apr 2017
With less than year until properties with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of F or G are classified as sub-standard properties — according to the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards Regime — EPC For You explain why property managers and landlords need an EPC document.
06 Apr 2017
Collaboration, progressive procurement, and early contractor engagement can save the taxpayer millions of pounds across the lifecycle of an infrastructure project, and the commercial manager is perfectly placed to help make it happen, writes Stephen Blakey FRICS, Commercial Projects Director, Network Rail.
We use our phones for far more than just making calls and sending messages. We asked professionals in our global LinkedIn group for their suggestions of the best apps for surveyors — do you agree with their choices?
Land governance is at the top of the 2030 global agenda for sustainable development and surveyors have a central role to play, says RICS Michael Barrett award winner Professor Stig Enemark.
To operate successfully, multinational companies are no longer just about profits; society demands they are transparent, ethical and, above all, responsible. Sustainability is a key consideration for many of these companies, not just because of their corporate responsibility remit, but also because making buildings more efficient makes for better business.
Dan Hughes, 04 Apr 2017
“Just two years ago I was stumbling around rooftops, often without adequate safety systems and at night, taking infrared images to find areas of trapped moisture underneath the waterproof membrane. Nowadays, I rarely have to leave the safety of the ground at all, day or night.” Intrigued? You should be.
04 Apr 2017
At last week's RICS Valuation Conference, Robert Ash, Account Manager at measurement specialists Plowman Craven shared his organisation’s IPMS journey from training staff, reporting and how other professionals can make it a success in the future.
03 Apr 2017
Construction might be a global industry, but the way costs are reported varies enormously. Roger Flanagan FRICS, Professor of construction management at the University of Reading and Tolis Chatzisymeon CEO of cost-estimating software developer Nomitech, answer our questions about how international standards will address many problems facing the profession.
Amanda Clack FRICS, 03 Apr 2017
Treading in the footsteps of past-President Louise Brooke-Smith, I recently visited Crossrail, Europe’s largest infrastructure project, at the Whitechapel station site. My visit really brought home the value of infrastructure investment and the contribution of our professionals.
Geoff White, 03 Apr 2017
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS for short, pronounced by most people as baize) recently came to Yorkshire to talk about the government’s proposed industrial strategy.
Gillian Charlesworth, 31 Mar 2017
Congratulations to JLL Associate Director Anisa Hussein MRICS who has been nominated for this year’s Asia Women of Achievement (AWA) Professions Award.
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