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Graham Ellis MRICS, 20 Aug 2014
As surveyors we do not expound the many benefits that a survey can give to a client rather than just reporting on damp, timber and structural movement issues.
20 Aug 2014
Tender prices in 1st quarter 2014 rose by 1.7% compared with the previous quarter and by 3.4% compared with the same quarter in 2013.
Les Pickford, 18 Aug 2014
Sam Hockman, Managing Director of Real Estate and Facilities Management (FM) at Serco, suggests that one of the best ways facilities managers can deliver great customer service is by listening to their clients.
17 Aug 2014
Recently, we've acknowledged the invaluable support we receive from various stalwarts in the industry. Our latest BCIS champion is Steve Banks of MDA Consulting Limited, who has been a valued aide since BCIS first began gathering cost information from QS companies.
15 Aug 2014
RICS members are on the ground helping to restore damages in Zhaotung city, China following a deadly earthquake on 4 Aug 2014.
Alan Muse FRICS, 14 Aug 2014
BIM is an economic optimisation tool. That is the promise of 5D BIM for construction and infrastructure projects. However, what is 5D BIM and what are we at RICS doing about it?
Phillip H Gainey IV, 13 Aug 2014
Business valuation (which includes the valuation of intangible assets) is a young, rapidly evolving profession.
Joe Martin DMS FRICS MCMI, 13 Aug 2014
The recovery of the housing sector has undoubtedly caused a rapid increase in the demand for materials and contractors are finding it difficult to source bricks from suppliers.
12 Aug 2014
Sub Saharan Africa is a market of huge potential and Ghana is seen as one of our best opportunities.
28 business leaders from Taiwan’s real estate, finance and insurance industries received their RICS diplomas on 22 July 2014.
11 Aug 2014
Pricing levels are affected by the size of a contract as larger contracts allow economies of scale in purchasing; greater labour productivity, and more efficient use of site set up, site management and plant.
The latest update of the BCIS Study of Preliminary Percentages* shows that their recent movement reflects the underlying movement in tender prices.
At a meeting on 28 July 2014, RICS and the Real Estate Association of Yunnan Province (YNREA) shared their visions on the built environment of western China and its future development.
Laura Lindberg, 08 Aug 2014
Simon Rubinsohn, 08 Aug 2014
The cost of farmland in the UK rose by 3% in the first half of 2014 to £9,594 an acre, according to the RICS/RAU Rural Land Market Survey for H1 2014.
Fiona Haggett FRICS, 07 Aug 2014
In last year's Autumn Statement the Department for Communities and Local Government announced a review of the rating system, particularly the current process for explaining and challenging business rates.
James Kavanagh MRICS, 07 Aug 2014
Ordnance Survey (OS), the UK’s national mapping agency, last year turned to summer interns to produce a truly innovative project – a 224,000 sq km online map of Great Britain.
James Kavanagh MRICS, 05 Aug 2014
Dr Duncan Quincey of the University of Leeds tells us about his geomatics work in Greenland, which was made possible by an RICS Research Trust Award.
31 Jul 2014
Providing increased confidence in Caribbean property valuations
Cathy Linacre, 31 Jul 2014
The First World War does not appear in the transactions of the Surveyors' Institution (as RICS was then called) until November 1914, as the previous meeting had been in May - before the shooting of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the outbreak of hostilities.
© RICS 2014
© RICS 2014