RICSFreelance writer and former Editor of the RICS Construction Journal
Les works with members to produce journals that help surveyors with the technical and professional aspects of their day job. He leads the journal process from ideas generation and content creation, through technical review and onto design and the finished product.
Les Pickford, 13 Feb 2017
Katy Dowding has worked on some huge projects, including private finance initiative (PFI) schemes for the £352m refurbishment of the Ministry of Defence's headquarters in Whitehall and the £1bn redevelopment of Barts and The Royal London hospitals in London.
Les Pickford, 20 Oct 2016
This issue of focuses on quantification and on programming and planning.
Les Pickford, 19 Aug 2016
Mitigating risks requires a positive approach and is about learning lessons from past projects, both of which are covered in this edition of Construction Journal.
Les Pickford, 17 May 2016
Is your organisation driving for a diverse workforce?
Les Pickford, 16 Mar 2016
Change is part of life. Those of us who view it as a troublesome harbinger of delay and dispute are clearly not cut out to be project managers, as a range of articles in this edition of Construction Journal demonstrates.
Les Pickford, 10 Apr 2015
Smaller businesses have a huge opportunity to use BIM on their projects, says Andrew Turner, Vice Chair of BIM4SME and a Partner at Henry Riley. But they must be prepared to invest time to learn before they spend.
Tim Chapman, President at Constructivity, summarises the four main options to consider when selecting a BIM IT set-up and the main factors that should affect their choice.
RICS has implemented building information modelling (BIM) at its London head office. I spoke to BIM software vendors about the IT environment issues that users should consider.
Les Pickford, 02 Apr 2015
A growing number of websites allow people to sell their own properties online. I asked traditional high street estate agent James Scott-Lee FRICS and online estate agent Sarah Beeny about the impact on the property market and the threat to the traditional sales approach.
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