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Mark Walley, 24 Feb 2017
The slump in economic growth in Africa over the past five years has been a setback, but it should not cloud the bigger picture of a youthful continent that will supply the global workforce of the future and is well-equipped to create dynamic solutions to the fastest rate of urbanisation in the world. Roz Wrottesley reports from the 2017 RICS Africa Summit in Johannesburg.
Ben Elder FRICS, 23 Feb 2017
If you are an RICS professional working in valuation, we need your expertise. We recently launched a public consultation for the new global edition of the RICS “Red Book” which will reflect a number of changes in line with International Valuation Standards (IVS) launched last month.
21 Feb 2017
On 15 February, more than 200 jobseekers headed to RICS’ London headquarters for the first RICS Recruit Live event. With more than 20 exhibitors and 10 speakers, it was a chance for surveyors from around the country to network and learn more about the profession.
Are you thinking of moving? Then think again. Now could be the ideal time to extend your house instead.
17 Feb 2017
The BCIS Online featured project for February 2017, submitted by Mott MacDonald, is the recently completed £30.78m replacement secondary school and sports hall block, in Northwood, London.
The BCIS five-year forecast for the infrastructure sector shows construction demand growing throughout the period (3rd quarter 2016 to 3rd quarter 2021). As a result, tender prices are expected to rise slightly faster than costs.
Prime Minister Theresa May's speech on 17 January makes it more likely that the UK will withdraw from the Single Market and the Customs Union.
15 Feb 2017
The Council of European Construction Economists (CEEC*) carries out an exercise each June to compare construction costs between countries. Here are their findings.
13 Feb 2017
China may be the initiator of the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative, but infrastructure projects of this nature are not possible without international standards.
Unbelievable diversity, vast opportunities and incredible people – these are what make global agriculture so interesting, but there are challenges everywhere. Robert Moore was awarded a Nuffield Farming Scholarship to learn about agricultural practices around the world. Here he shares his experiences.
Like most good ideas, One Belt, One Road – China’s key international strategic project – is both simple and based on extremely powerful forces.
Mike Swain, 10 Feb 2017
New York is one of the smartest and most visited cities in the world. Therefore, to build a new area from scratch on an old rail yard in west Manhattan which rivals places like Madison Avenue, Times Square and Central Park as places to live, work and play might seem a crazy ambition.
09 Feb 2017
Back in 1974, a long-haired and much slimmer BCIS staff member undertook a "year out" from a sandwich course in quantity surveying and was also celebrating his 21st birthday. On his birthday, he received a state-of-the-art Sinclair Cambridge pocket calculator, which at the time cost £22.50.
03 Feb 2017
Government is open for business and wants to work with more small businesses across the UK. Find out how this could benefit you as a surveying professional.
Kim Bailey, 01 Feb 2017
Our professionals can play a valuable role on housing association boards. With this in mind, we are giving social housing organisations the opportunity to promote such positions to our qualified and experienced members for free.
Fiona Haggett FRICS, 31 Jan 2017
This revised code, which will again be adopted by RSA and IRRV, aims to ensure a greater level of transparency and customer protection, particularly at the point where a consultant is seeking to be engaged, or is approached by a prospective client to provide rating consultancy services.
30 Jan 2017
Natasha Tyler MRICS, senior building surveyor and a 2016 Young Surveyor of the Year, tells us about life as a building surveyor and why she’s proud to be one of the 14% of female surveyors.
Kim Bailey, 30 Jan 2017
An award-winning graduate building surveyor lent his expertise to students in Salford, enabling them to become property experts for the day.
The annual RICS Greater Manchester Quantity Surveying (QS) & Construction Dinner achieved a new record this year, with 950 guests in attendance and close to £11,000 raised on the night to help the city's homeless.
25 Jan 2017
We welcomed leaders in infrastructure and industry professionals earlier this week for the launch of our new infrastructure guidance 'The Role of the Commercial Manager in infrastructure'.
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.
Jan Ambrose, 24 Jan 2017
In a presentation made prior to the 2016 RICS Inaugural World Built Environment Forum, Chip Conley, Airbnb’s Head of Global Hospitality Strategy traces the growth of Airbnb from 2008 when it was founded. Two of the three co-founders had the idea when they offered airbeds and homemade breakfast in their living room to three guests who were unable to find accommodation anywhere else. Today, Airbnb is operating in two million homes and 34,000 cities in 190 countries.
24 Jan 2017
The average running cost of hotel accommodation is between £100 and £120/m2 of gross internal floor area (GIFA), according to the latest occupancy cost study from BCIS.
23 Jan 2017
Total annual maintenance expenditure is £59.5 billion, according to estimates published by BCIS. This represents over 3% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
The BCIS Online featured project for January 2017, submitted by Thomas and Adamson, is the recently completed £16.85m office block, a part of the Quartermile development in Edinburgh.
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