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Gillian Charlesworth, 18 Apr 2017
Over 5,448 professionals responded to the latest survey.
18 Apr 2017
Great British Buildings: Restoration of the Year is a series on Channel 4 following RICS professionals as they judge the best restoration projects in the UK.
14 Apr 2017
Maintenance costs, as measured by the BCIS All-in Maintenance Cost Index, rose by 2.8% in the year to fourth quarter 2016.
12 Apr 2017
RICS’ Data Services team has been appointed by the European Commission, the Directorate General for Energy, to maintain and update the EU Building Stock Observatory.
Cleaning costs rose by 6.8% in the year to fourth quarter 2016 after a significant fluctuation in labour rates owing to the introduction last year of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and the National Living Wage (NLW).
Construction materials prices have increased significantly over the past year, with the increases affecting all sectors of the industry.
Significant movements in oil and steel prices have pushed up the costs of civil engineering projects in the infrastructure sector over the past year (February 2016 to February 2017), according to the Price Adjustment Formulae Indices (PAFI) for Civil Engineering and related Specialist Engineering.
Dan Hughes, 11 Apr 2017
“Technology and the availability of data is changing property investment.” This was the unanimous view of a panel made up of thought leaders on our stand at MIPIM.
10 Apr 2017
Our Data Services Team has been appointed by the European Commission, the Directorate General for Energy, to maintain and update the EU Building Stock Observatory.
07 Apr 2017
RICS Data Services recently held their first breakfast seminar, covering topics such as inflation,
This week, RICS, representing the International Property Measurement Standards Coalition (IPMSC), collected the award for Best International Collaborative Project at the annual British Expertise International awards ceremony in London.
Fiona Haggett FRICS, 05 Apr 2017
If you missed last week’s RICS Valuation Conference we have you covered. Below is our top five things you need to know from the event, from an update on the day Article 50 was triggered to the hotly debated topic of risk vs reward.
Dan Hughes, 05 Apr 2017
Technology moves fast – but the property industry does not. This is the essential paradox at the heart of PropTech. While technology has proved a disruptive force in other industries from music making to taxi hailing, the property industry’s insistence on long leases is not what occupiers want.
03 Apr 2017
On Sunday, 23 April, RICS HQ will be opening its doors from 9:00–17:00 for RICS professionals and staff wishing to watch the Virgin Money London Marathon.
Tamara Hooper, 03 Apr 2017
The non-domestic rating list for English business rates went live on 1 April, as did the new rating appeal system under the heading of 'Check, Challenge, Appeal' (CCA) with an accompanying website. Members should have already received guidance from the VOA about the new website.
31 Mar 2017
Our isurv Infrastructure channel has now launched. It is the only market resource to offer cutting-edge information on all the major lifecycle stages of an infrastructure project.
We have recently catalogued and valued the antiquities that we keep in secure storage. These assets include pictures, portraits, tapestries, pendants, medallions, regalia, silverware, gavels etc. The valuer has noted some items of high-quality and value, but much is sundry paraphernalia gathered over many years.
As of 31 March 2017, firms wishing to be regulated by us will need to ensure that at least one of their principals is a qualified professional (MRICS, FRICS and AssocRICS). The current requirement allows for firms to be regulated if the principal is any class of member.
30 Mar 2017
Our independent Regulatory Board recently approved a change the rules regarding entry to the Valuer Registration scheme.
29 Mar 2017
Congratulations to Tim Neal FRICS upon his election to RICS Senior Vice President; he takes up the position in November 2017 in succession to Chris Brooke FRICS who becomes President-Elect.
28 Mar 2017
Day two of the World Built Environment Forum Annual Summit in Shanghai saw the focus shift from geopolitics and macro trends towards cities that are resilient and smart, as well as the market dynamics driving investment into China and the factors drawing Chinese capital abroad.
Sean Ellison, 28 Mar 2017
Mr. Vincent Lo, Chairman of Shui On Group and the Hong Kong Trade and Development Council delivered a compelling closing address at the RICS World Built Environment Forum Annual Summit in Shanghai. Mr. Lo described the opportunities presented by One Belt One Road and how it is set to drive global growth.
Dr Zhu Min issued a stark warning of substantial near-term volatility at the World Built Environment Forum. We take an in-depth look at some of Dr Zhu’s arguments and what they mean for professionals.
How do you make your city resilient? Start by appointing a Chief Resilience Officer and then engage with as many stakeholders as possible from the public, government and the private sector.
27 Mar 2017
Is the world on the brink of a new economic era, prompted by historically high levels of populism and wealth disparity? Is the global economy locked into low growth, while carrying risks from a strong dollar, rising interest rates and currency volatility? And how will we cope as productivity fails to keep pace with a shrinking working age population in the developed economies? These were just some of the globally significant challenges put to 700 participants on the first day of the Annual Summit of the World Built Environment Forum in Shanghai.
© RICS 2017
© RICS 2017