Read the latest surveying industry news and keep up with developments within RICS.
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16 Aug 2017
Imagine landing your first dream job, earning money while still studying for a degree. Not just that, you've been provided with an opportunity to work on one of the most iconic developments in the UK. We talk to five apprentices, who don’t need to imagine.
11 Aug 2017
This week A-Level results are released across much of the UK. With a new flurry of young talent entering the world of work, there’s never been a better time to consider taking on a surveying apprentice and attract the brightest and the best from this new generation.
If you’re counting down to your APC Final Assessment, it’s possible you may still have questions or concerns about what to expect. Fear not, as we’ve collated the top five key questions asked by candidates to our APC Assessors at recent Q&A sessions.
08 Aug 2017
What would you do after being rejected for a place on your dream project management postgraduate course? How about enrol on a quantity surveying course, get a job with AECOM, move to Canada and oversee the management, design and construction of petrol stations in one of the biggest countries in the world? Kerhys Sterling describes her inspirational journey into surveying.
Gary Strong FRICS, 04 Aug 2017
Are you an RICS qualified professional who has a passion for shaping the future of technical education in England? If so, the Department for Education (DfE) have an opportunity for industry professionals to be involved in new Technical Education Panels.
Fiona Haggett FRICS, 04 Aug 2017
As investigations into the cause, and the subsequent rapid spread, of the recent tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in West London continue, there is clearly a significant and understandable degree of public concern in relation to high rise residential developments; in particular regarding the existence and effectiveness of fire prevention measures and containment of fires once started.
Jeffrey Matsu, 04 Aug 2017
The issue of how to solve the engineering and construction talent gap was recently discussed by senior leaders from across Europe, the Middle East and US at the World Economic Forum's “Future of Construction” Roundtable in Berlin. A reoccurring message throughout our meeting was that the perception of our industry is substantially below its great potential – people like the industry’s purpose, but perceive the work negatively. Do you agree?
03 Aug 2017
We’re joining industry voices in support of government plans to boost the private rental sector and tackle affordability in the market. Build to Rent homes are built at scale for the primary purpose of being rented long-term; they can increase choice and quality in the private rented sector.
20 Jul 2017
Why did Lloyds Banking Group make the decision to adopt RICS standards? And what benefits do they bring to their business? We recently met up with David Hughes Head of Solutions, Commercial Real Estate at Lloyds to find out why our standards are so vital to him and the work he does. Read David’s thoughts below.
2017 has seen the introduction of the amended Money Laundering Regulations, enshrining the Fourth European Money Laundering Directive within UK law. Professionals should be to be aware of the most recent amend to HMRC's guidance around this subject.
A recent BCIS news feature, 'Converting offices into homes', identified that on a £/m2 basis, the difference between the cost of conversion and new build can be nominal.
The BCIS five-year forecast for the facilities management sector sees maintenance cost inflation rising by 2.5% to 1st quarter 2018 and by a further 2.9% to 1st quarter 2019. It's then forecast to rise by over 4% in each of the next three years.
19 Jul 2017
Cleaning costs are still set to rise by more than 25% over the next five years as labour cost pressures, fuelled by the projected National Living Wage (NLW) increases, remain unchanged.
18 Jul 2017
The average annual running cost of student residences is in the region of £51 to £67 per m2 of gross internal floor area, according to the latest occupancy cost plan published by BCIS.
On 7 July 2017, the first meeting of RICS Buildings Fire Safety Group was held. This RICS working group will address concerns and recommendations in response to the Grenfell Tower disaster, with RICS professionals coming together to set out the best possible strategy and counsel.
Following the removal of the cap on university places in 2015, higher education student numbers have continued to expand in the UK, placing pressure on the student accommodation infrastructure.
David Keddie MRICS, 17 Jul 2017
As RICS turns 150 next year, RICS Matrics will continue to represent and support the next generation of surveyors in our profession. RICS Matrics has been doing this for over 128 years now. In my 10th year of being part of RICS Matrics, I am excited and honoured to be leading UK as Chair for the year 2017/18.
13 Jul 2017
Axiare Patrimonio, the first quoted real estate investor in the Iberian Peninsula, becomes the first real estate company in Spain to be regulated by RICS.
10 Jul 2017
In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has provided an update and advice on further testing as a next step to help landlords ensure safety of their buildings.
05 Jul 2017
RICS, along with the Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA), and the Non-Administrative Receivers Association (nara) have entered into a revised memorandum of memorandum of understanding for the Registered Property Receivers Scheme (formally known as the Fixed Charge Receivership Scheme).
Lewis Johnston, 04 Jul 2017
Sajid Javid (Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government) has invited local authorities to bid for a share of the £2.3 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund. The Fund was announced by the Chancellor in the 2016 Autumn Statement and is intended to help local authorities finance infrastructure development that can accelerate housebuilding.
Dr Clare Eriksson , 04 Jul 2017
What are the impacts of technology and innovation on the built environment? How can our industries adjust to increasing design and project complexity while ensuring progress is made towards environmental sustainability? How do we attract the best and brightest into our industries? And how do we equip them to take on the biggest challenges facing our industries in the next 30 years?
23 Jun 2017
RICS Governing Council has taken a number of decisions to better equip it to set our strategy and ensure the appropriate level of oversight that our profession and external stakeholders would expect. Amongst the changes are a move to two Council meetings a year, timed to fit with our cycle of planning and performance reporting.
21 Jun 2017
In the aftermath of the tragic events at Grenfell Tower, owners and managers of residential tower blocks need to urgently carry out fire safety checks to ensure that appropriate safety and response measures are in place.
Matthew Howell, 21 Jun 2017
This update, for the UK profession, provides a summary of our actions and UK government requirements in response to the Grenfell Tower fire.
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