Building Surveying Journal May–June 2017

Barney Hatt

Editor, Building Surveying Journal & Building Control Journal (RICS)

The RICS pathways and competencies framework defines the knowledge, skills, experience and level of competence required to become a chartered surveyor.


To ensure that it remains globally relevant and represents contemporary practice, RICS has conducted a long-term review of the framework, and in this issue of Building Surveying Journal Chris Lindsay discusses progress on implementing the review’s outcomes.

Meanwhile, Sophie Smith encourages efforts to attract women into the profession and Barry Cullen outlines the two apprenticeship routes RICS has developed as part of the government’s trailblazer initiative.

Elsewhere, projects feature prominently as Shirley Waldron examines how legislative provisions were lifted to enable work on Crossrail and Chris Skinner offers a case study demonstrating how commercial building surveyors can add significant value.

Daniel Henn also reports on how Pinnacle House in south-west London was sustainably refurbished, and Richard Jackson looks at University College London’s development and application of a dedicated Ska rating for higher education to its extensive programme of refurbishment.

Finally, many thanks to those who responded to our recent survey — your feedback is invaluable when trying to balance the subjects we cover. I always welcome your thoughts and ideas about the sector and the journal, so please do get in touch.

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