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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.
19 Jun 2017
Are you looking to gain an edge on other entrants to this year's RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year 2017 Awards? Then what could be better than hearing the views of panel judge and Chairman of the UK and Ireland World Regional Board, Fiona Grant?
15 Jun 2017
The cost of rebuilding a house has tripled over the past 30 years. The ABI/BCIS House Rebuilding Cost Index (HRCI) reached 300 in May 2017 compared to its base September 1988 = 100.
Over the last three years, BCIS has received a number of office block to residential conversion projects. In 2013 the subdued office market, combined with the political desire to promote the delivery of new homes throughout the UK, led to the Government introducing new rules, which allowed for the change of use of offices to residential without the need to obtain planning permission.
14 Jun 2017
The Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) launched its new Community Infrastructure Benchmark Database (CIBD) in March 2017.
13 Jun 2017
BCIS’ latest forecast was published on the eve of the election on the assumption that, whatever the outcome, government policies for construction would remain largely unchanged.
Private housebuilders' costs rose at over 5% in the year to 1st quarter 2017 in response to demand pressures on resources.
James Kavanagh MRICS, 09 Jun 2017
Professionals in the built environment will need to focus on the opportunity technology and innovation bring to stay relevant and help Irish society meet its needs, according to the newly elected President of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) Colin Bray.
07 Jun 2017
Our Dispute Resolution Service has worked in partnership with a coalition of leading construction and engineering professional bodies, and two major employers in the infrastructure space, to launch the new Conflict Avoidance Pledge. The Pledge will be officially launched in London in November.
Fiona Haggett FRICS, 01 Jun 2017
We recently worked closely with the British Banker's Association (BBA) and the wider commercial-secured lending and valuation industry to deliver lasting improvements in working relationships, with a view to safeguarding the future of the commercial secured lending sector.
Dan Hughes, 01 Jun 2017
Data and technology is changing the way professionals carry out their roles and is impacting on the sector at large. This includes implications for valuers and investors, changing the way that property valuations are carried out and informing business decisions on property investment.
26 May 2017
Valuation continually evolves, it’s a market sensitive discipline and anything that affects the market needs to be reflected in the valuations that support important lending and business decisions. If anyone is in any doubt how significant real estate valuation is, the property led global financial crisis provides an abject lesson.
Fiona Haggett FRICS, 25 May 2017
ReValue is an EU funded three-year project of which RICS is a part of. It involves a number of specialist companies (valuers, accountants, academics, technology companies etc) from across Europe who are collaborating in research and consulting with stakeholders in the wider secured lending, valuation and sustainability industries.
25 May 2017
Kimberly Hepburn AssocRICS provides a sneak preview on what inspired her to explore a career in construction and why choosing a Quantity Surveying apprenticeship at Transport for London was one of her smartest decisions she ever made.
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, BPF 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.
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