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Dan Hughes, 24 Mar 2017
Technology, in some shape or form, will impact on the built environment and the surveying profession. Here at RICS, we use the word ‘PropTech’ in the broadest sense of the word referring to all aspects of innovation in the built environment and are providing the forum for discussions on how data and technology is impacting the market.
22 Mar 2017
Party wall disputes can reduce people to tears, but the important role of the third surveyor is often overlooked says President of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors and author of The Third Surveyor: A Guide Alex Frame.
Infrastructure clients are the enablers for the data environment. At this year's RICS Infrastructure Conference on 26 April, Kevin O'Grady and Justice Sechele will be unveiling their new vision for integrated digital solutions on major projects.
21 Mar 2017
Ever since he went to university to study building surveying, Bryan Dickson MRICS had wanted work on historic buildings. Here he describes his role with the National Trust for Scotland and why there's no better place to work if you're interested in conservation.
Many people feel a connection to the UK's Royal Parks, whether they go to concerts, run or cycle or head there for family picnics. It's the job of Greg McErlean MRICS to balance people’s different needs and desires, which sometimes clash.
Not many people get to call the Peak District National Park their place of work. Charlotte Marrison MRICS tells us more about her role managing the authority's trails and recreational facilities and Warslow Moors Estate on the Staffordshire Moorlands.
Dr Clare Eriksson , 21 Mar 2017
The rate of technological change is speeding up. As built environment professionals, we are faced with increasing opportunities and challenges in embracing the potential that such technology has to offer to the sector.
Kim Bailey, 21 Mar 2017
Would you like to gain an influential accreditation which is fast gaining respect across the property industry and demonstrates your commitment towards your people, the planet and your wider local community?
Claudia Conway, 21 Mar 2017
It would be rare to find a major office retrofit today that did not involve improvement of the building’s energy efficiency – but one project in Norway has gone beyond this. Powerhouse Kjørbo, outside Oslo, now produces more energy than it uses, becoming the first building to be renovated with this result and also the first to be awarded the BREEAM NOR ‘Outstanding’ rating.
20 Mar 2017
Protecting the UK’s built heritage and natural assets is a tough job, but highly rewarding. Meet Adrian Phillips MRICS, Surveyor of the Fabric at Historic Royal Palaces.
Laura Lindberg, 20 Mar 2017
MIPIM 2017 (14–16 March) was crucial for us to spead our message to and engage with the most influential professionals from all sectors of the international property industry.
We joined forces with PropertyEU on 16 March at MIPIM by hosting a panel session on sustainability and the need for consistent and comparable data for valuers, property professionals, investors and occupiers across Europe.
Sean Ellison, 20 Mar 2017
Our February Hong Kong Residential Market Survey indicates that the market continues to gain momentum despite more hawkish expectations surrounding interest rates.
Claudia Conway, 16 Mar 2017
RICS Senior Consultant Rachel Dick FRICS summarises key metrics that can prove useful in decision-making when maintaining, acquiring or disposing of space and transforming work cultures.
16 Mar 2017
More than 16 million people face famine in East Africa, with a severe drought being one of the main factors. The Disasters Emergency Commission has launched a major fund to scale up its response to the crisis. President of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management Bruce Keith outlines some of the longer-term challenges we face managing the world's water resources.
The consequences of putting public infrastructure and services in place when we don’t understand the user can be dire. Not only are there excessive costs in time and money associated with retro-fitting infrastructure to suit the needs of the user, but there is also less buy-in and acceptance from citizens, making the cities we live, work and play in unhappy places for us all.
Tamara Hooper, 15 Mar 2017
The new Metro Mayor will be elected on 4 May 2017, and through collaborative working, local authorities will bring welcome consistency to housing and planning, transport, energy, and skills for the area.
15 Mar 2017
David Wilkinson from Clyde and Co discusses the need for infrastructure professionals to understand the legal essentials that will impact a major project.
Geoff White, 15 Mar 2017
The Midlands Engine Strategy announced by the Chancellor Phillip Hammond last week identifies five key objectives for improving economic performance and productivity.
Jeanie Chan, 14 Mar 2017
Over 220 delegates joined our International Heritage Conservation Conference in Hong Kong on 2 March to explore the social and economic benefits of built heritage conservation. Led by our speakers, another 90 participants also visited several heritage sites in Hong Kong the following day.
Gail Hunter, 13 Mar 2017
In today's announcement, First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon announced her intention to seek a second independence referendum.
09 Mar 2017
With 2017’s Six Nations tournament now well under way, we talk to an international rugby player who became a quantity surveyor.
Jeffrey Matsu, 08 Mar 2017
As the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s first and last, the Spring Budget was a rather staid affair with very modest initiatives and funding measures announced. With the UK clocking in an impressive 0.7% rate of GDP growth at the end of last year, ranking it the second fastest G7 economy in 2016, we expected discretionary policy decisions to be minimal.
Jeremy Blackburn, 08 Mar 2017
The Spring Budget was always going to be about how the new Chancellor maintained forward momentum on deficit reduction, while highlighting growth and assembling a "war chest" for Brexit uncertainty. If that sounds terribly dull, then Philip Hammond did try to throw off his image as a "grey minister" obsessed with spreadsheets, in his opening remarks.
Les Pickford, 08 Mar 2017
A property project can be a hugely complex and expensive beast. Adam Linard, Director of 2110 Consult, explains the benefits of using a chartered surveyor and how they can manage your project to help ensure it’s delivered on time, on budget and with a minimum of risk.
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