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20 Jan 2017
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17 Jan 2017
Skills. Data. Collaboration. Investment. Technology. These are some of the major themes identified by a senior group of industry figures for UK infrastructure, over the next decade and beyond.
13 Jan 2017
BCIS has updated its five-year forecast for building tender prices based on its three scenarios for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.
12 Jan 2017
We're pleased to announce the release of a paper which explains the nature of changes that have been inspired by the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project, and gives an introduction to the likely impact on real estate. The paper also recommends actions from professionals whose area of practice may be affected.
Maintenance costs as measured by the BCIS All-in Maintenance Cost Index rose by 2.1% in the year to 3rd quarter 2016.
11 Jan 2017
Demand pressures and an upturn in the cost of resources are reportedly to blame for a rise of over 3% per annum in private housebuilder's costs.
The face of retailing in Belfast City Centre has evolved enormously over the last 24-month period. Two years ago, headlines mostly related to the number of vacant units and the difficulties Belfast was facing in attracting new names to the capital.
Claudia Conway, 09 Jan 2017
The founders of the internet couldn’t have imagined what it would become and do to the world, this was the opening line from Ted Maulucci, Chief Information Officer for the Tridel Group of Companies, at our our annual construction, building and real estate research conference.
06 Jan 2017
RICS Data Services will shortly circulate the 2017 construction survey to 37 European countries. The survey forms an integral part of its three-year contract to deliver Construction Purchasing Power Parities (PPPs) for Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Commission.
04 Jan 2017
Simon Longstaffe MRICS, a leading quantity surveyor now working as a Regional Director for Faithful+Gould, tells us about a pioneering project which aims to bring global consistency to the way construction costs are measured.
21 Dec 2016
The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) have recently provided new guidance on how auction houses should present mandatory fees and charges when referring to guide prices.
Jeremy Blackburn, 20 Dec 2016
Like the UK as a whole, Scotland is facing a chronic housing shortage and infrastructure deficit which requires a highly skilled and sizable construction sector, if we are to tackle both challenges simultaneously.
Martin Burns, 20 Dec 2016
Are you prepared to meet the demands of your parties as we face the challenges of 2017?
Lewis Johnston, 12 Dec 2016
As 2016 draws to a close, work-stream leaders of the National Housing Taskforce met to share ideas, refine draft recommendations and plan how to embed them in Government policy prior to their final policy proposals in a report, which will launch next year.
Dan Hughes, 08 Dec 2016
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Tech Affiliate Program, which gives companies the chance to build a professional profile and receive annual benefits while helping to increase awareness of the impact technology has on the industry.
08 Dec 2016
As part of its smart city programme, China has created 400 smart cities and 20 “national smart city pilots”. The Chinese government reports on the status of the programme in annual white papers, however, these have shown that progress has slowed due to the absence of an overarching planning process and multiple, inconsistent standards.
Peter Bolton King FRICS, 07 Dec 2016
The International Ethics Standard (IES) Coalition has published its final standard. RICS has played a leading role both within the Coalition and the standards setting committee.
06 Dec 2016
Michael Wood, who studied for the RICS Diploma in Arbitration, has been nominated for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Student of the Year at their annual event. But what made Michael stand out from the crowd?
01 Dec 2016
The Alternative Investment Fund Management Directive (AIFMD), introduced by the European Union for implementation by July 2013, lays down a requirement for fund assets to be valued at least once a year, and for this valuation to be based on a fully documented methodology.
29 Nov 2016
Last night, we joined other key infrastructure and construction industry figures to discuss increasing the understanding and use of conflict avoidance techniques, which help potential disputes to be dealt with early and amicably, and avoid costly, slow and potentially damaging litigation.
28 Nov 2016
The major changes in materials costs over the past year seem to have been driven by imported materials such as steel, aluminium, plastic and wood. Together with the cost of fuel these rises will have been exacerbated by the fall in the value of Sterling against the US Dollar and the Euro.
27 Nov 2016
We will begin 2017 with a new Managing Director for Oceania following the recent appointment of Stephen Albin to the role.
23 Nov 2016
RICS has now launched its Commercial Reinstatement Tool which is designed to help address the risks of over and under-insurance on commercial property. Users will be provided with an estimate of how much it would cost to reinstate a commercial property should it be destroyed.
22 Nov 2016
The average annual running cost of schools is in the order of £6,000 per 100m2 of gross internal floor area, according to the latest life cycle cost study carried out by BCIS.
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