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Tony Mulhall MRICS, 17 May 2017
The third edition of ‘Heritage Works’, a toolkit of best practice in heritage regeneration has been launched by Historic England, BDF and RICS.
17 May 2017
Infrastructure programmes are extraordinarily complex: they can take many years, have many stakeholders and often have to be executed while connected infrastructure is still in public use. For this reason, being a commercial manager is perhaps as much about controlling risk as it is about controlling cost.
Tony Mulhall MRICS, 12 May 2017
Following recent public comment, here we set out an overview of the role of surveying professionals in viability assessment of land for affordable housing and also an explanation of how our standards and regulation underpins the activity of our regulated professionals and firms.
12 May 2017
The BCIS Online featured project for May 2017, submitted by East Ayrshire Council, is the recently completed £1.9 million parade of 7Nr retail units in Cumnock, Strathclyde. The size of each retail unit ranges between 96m2–117m2, totalling 775m2.
10 May 2017
The costs of maintaining and operating buildings of different functions can vary significantly.
08 May 2017
The amount spent on refurbishing non-domestic buildings tends to represent between half and two thirds of that spent on new buildings of the same type.
Labour availability is a growing problem that will affect both construction growth and prices. This is illustrated by the reported problems that Bovis encountered in trying to accelerate the numbers of homes that they delivered in 2016. Bovis blamed availability of sufficiently skilled labour for delayed delivery and faulty workmanship and they have lowered their delivery target for this year as a result.
05 May 2017
With the current environment of political uncertainty it is important to understand the opportunities, risks and challenges facing the commercial property market in Scotland.
04 May 2017
The cost of rebuilding houses and flats has risen nearly 4% in the year to April 2017 in response to demand pressures and an upturn in resource costs.
Average kitchen and bathroom costs rose by approximately 2% in the year to 1st quarter 2017 after a significant fluctuation in labour rates owing to wage increases and skills shortages within the industry as well as an upturn in materials costs.
Gillian Charlesworth, 03 May 2017
At the second of its new format annual strategy meetings, Governing Council agreed further steps in ensuring the future of RICS as a global professional body, fit for the 21st century and able to equip future generations of professionals. This report sets out the meeting highlights, priorities and actions agreed by Council.
27 Apr 2017
Earlier this year, we launched our anti-homelessness campaign 'A Home for Cathy'. In support of this, and as part of the annual RICS Matrics Chairman’s Challenge, the RICS Matrics UK Board and staff slept rough on the streets of Westminster on 21 April to raise money for the anti-homeless charity CRASH.
24 Apr 2017
The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is providing support and guidance to estates professionals to help them develop relationships across Government and public sector organisations, such as the NHS and police. Chartered surveyors that have become suppliers have reported benefits to their business, including an increase in turnover, higher profits and an expansion of their workforce.
20 Apr 2017
BCIS has recently published its 20,000th project cost analysis online. The project is a recently completed £16.3m 250-bed hotel in the West Midlands, submitted by Baker Hollingworth.
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.
Ken Creighton, 13 Apr 2017
We are committed to introducing a suite of professional standards that will shine a light on the expertise and exemplary conduct of those working across the land, property and construction, and valuation sectors. A profession that operates under the most rigorous standards will be one trusted by clients and governments alike.
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,
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