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25 Jul 2016
A regional case study was used in Malaysia for this research to investigate the ecological and economic components of forest conversion to oil palm, within a tropical floodplain system.
27 Jun 2016
Our recent research, the Hub and the Place, takes an in-depth look at the issues related to infrastructure delivery, by examining three case studies of rail transport hubs and their surrounding environment and urban development in the UK, China and India.
19 May 2016
The research aims to compare the REITS in HK, China and Singapore in terms of regulation, taxation, costs and returns.
16 May 2016
This research compares the two of the most popular mainstream cost management systems in the world promoting construction cost management consultants to better understand complex client needs.
10 May 2016
We spoke to over 500 office workers to explore productivity in office environments and challenge preconceptions and understanding of why "one size does not fit all". This survey was run in partnership with the Middle East Council for Offices (MECO).
19 Apr 2016
The research explores the regional responses to a changing context in housing associations and market renting in the North East and North West of England.
30 Mar 2016
This paper looks at the principle ‘good practice’ components of a project controls function (either in house or outsourced) to address any common issues in the industry, particularly in North America.
29 Mar 2016
The major research effort started with a series of roundtables around the globe to collect PSAM best practice and other data and come up with recommendations.
28 Mar 2016
Research aims to understand the implications of decisions about resettlement on informal settlements in Fiji and Papua New Guinea, both of which have more than 80% customary tenure. In both these countries, there is only limited land valuation and formal land use planning in the major informal settlement areas.
15 Mar 2016
Using the East-West Link in Melbourne and Crossrail in London, this research analyses the practice of stakeholder integration in the planning and development of infrastructure projects.
Using East West Link in Melbourne and Crossrail in London as case studies, this research analyses stakeholder engagement in the planning and development phase of public infrastructure projects.
01 Mar 2016
Using the recent available geoscience technology, the research studies the physical processes and change to a glacier outburst flood (jökulhlaup) in western Greenland.
22 Feb 2016
This paper looks at the benefits and challenges to improving through-life information management through BIM.
This paper looks at the BIM and the Value Dimension from a Commercial Property Development and Management Perspective.
18 Feb 2016
This paper identifies and discusses the three challenges: commercial sustainability, policy and innovative design and solutions in heritage conservation in Hong Kong, and how to tackle these challenges.
The research evaluates property valuation practices in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) using Ghana as a case-study.
16 Feb 2016
This research evaluates policy and standards for promoting the delivery of low and zero carbon (LZC) new homes in England, in the context of the 2012 Housing Standards Review and the recently withdrawn 2016 zero carbon target.
05 Feb 2016
The RICS Research Trust is an established grant award entity supporting research in the disciplines of land, real estate and construction right across the world.
19 Jan 2016
Research aims to understand the contemporary role of agents and other information sources in shaping owner occupiers’ search and bidding behaviour in the UK and New Zealand.
07 Jan 2016
This research aims to develop a Natural Capital Planning Tool (NCPT) allowing planners and developers to assess the impact of proposed developments and plans on the provision of ecosystem services.
09 Nov 2015
Our new research report and online tool helps the built environment sector in eight European countries to determine the risk and impact climate change will have on non-domestic, or commercial, buildings.
This research examines the potential for mitigation of predominantly pluvial flooding in central business districts (CBD) through retrofitting of sustainable urban drainage systems.
The research takes a look at 60 UK cities to find out how successfully they are reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.
This research provides the industry with a more consistent and international picture of the value impacts of environmental performance, 'green' property.
This report develops an approach which places a value on the social and environmental impact of projects and applies these to the built environment.
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