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28 Jul 2016
The evolution of the city as an organism has fascinated and captured the imagination of land and built environmental professionals for decades. In the wake of rapid urbanisation and the unprecedented growth of megacities, the concept of a “smart city” has dominated global discourse. Driving efficiencies, fostering sustainability and creating thriving, harmonious communities fit for future generations is at the heart of central and local government strategies worldwide.
Amanda Clack FRICS, 28 Jul 2016
I think one of the biggest misconceptions from potential role models is that you have to be perfect. In truth, we all have skills and experiences that are hugely valuable to share with others.
27 Jul 2016
NHS Grampian is under financial strain, but Senior Facilities Manager Preston Gan found a way to generate revenue for the organisation by developing a more client focused FM service to 64 privately owned or leased GP Practices. Preston shares his experiences on how he overcame challenges of existing practices, culture and behaviours to empower people and enhance productivity, turning Facilities Management into a revenue stream for the NHS.
26 Jul 2016
A slow US economy seems to be taking a toll on occupier sentiment in many parts of the United States though demand still rose in the office and industrial segments, according to the Q2 RICS US Commercial Property Monitor.
Laura Lindberg, 25 Jul 2016
Although the referendum on the UK membership in the European Union has generated great discussions and uncertainty, what is certain today is that “Brexit” has been filling the headlines of most European media.
Amanda Clack FRICS, 22 Jul 2016
On my recent trip to Tokyo and Singapore, the changing nature of cities came to the fore. There is huge build demand as cities compete to achieve growth.
20 Jul 2016
Several prominent Americas outlets covered major RICS research, the latest UK Housing Report, as well as RICS views on related issues such as the possible implications of the recent Brexit vote on the housing market.
19 Jul 2016
The last five years have seen unprecedented change in the facility management (FM) profession - and we’ve now reached a critical inflection point.
Paul Bagust, 19 Jul 2016
In a competitive, global business environment, it is increasingly recognised that facilities management (FM) has a strategic role to play in the experience of the end user of buildings and facilities, and ultimately the success of the organisations operating from them.
Daniel Cook, 18 Jul 2016
This year I have started to witness those across different ages and different disciplines take an active interest in the change that is impacting our sector.
Last week we hosted the ‘Cities in a Digital World’ conference as part of the World Cities Summit in Singapore last week, which brought together a range of internationally eminent thought leaders to discuss the increasingly complex array of challenges presented by such population growth.
15 Jul 2016
Business presenter for Sky News and business columnist for The Times Ian King highlighted partnerships with cities, founded on our international character and public interest remit as the right response in a global economy made more uncertain by the EU referendum result in the UK.
Neil Shah, 14 Jul 2016
This week we are celebrating World FM Day and we see this as an appropriate time to celebrate FM professionals in the region and note three important FM initiatives in which the organization is involved.
14 Jul 2016
How do we inspire the brightest youngsters to become building surveyors? First we should all shout out about the fantastic job they do, says Alex Charlesworth FRICS.
Unfortunately, due to an administration error within RICS, scheduled subscription direct debit collections for 1 July failed to collect.
Ursula Hartenberger, 13 Jul 2016
Following an invitation from our UN Global Compact partners, our CEO Sean Tompkins addressed a group of business leaders and senior government officials at a dedicated Business Forum forming part of the High-level Political Forum on the Sustainable Development at UN Headquarters in New York.
13 Jul 2016
Artificial intelligence (AI) is already an everyday feature of our lives, for example personal assistants like Siri on our phones and Cortana on our PCs. We might not even know it exists, but it is there.
12 Jul 2016
In observance of World FM Day 2016 held today (July 13), IFMA and RICS commend the 25 million facility management (FM) professionals around the world for the integral role they play in shaping our built environment.
Laura Lindberg, 12 Jul 2016
Some weeks after the announcement of the EU referendum results, Brexit continues to be the number one topic in the press.
Shyam Visavadia has made a career out of being a champion for young surveying professionals. Shyam was a finalist in the RICS Matrics Surveyor of the Year Awards and has gone on to found the Graduate Surveyors network, helping young surveyors through the early stages of their career. Here, we learn what his experience was like entering the industry and moving to the Middle East.
Founder & CEO at PN Hoffman Lamont “Monty” Hoffman walked the room through ‘The Wharf Project’, which will transform one of only two residential neighborhoods in southwest Washington into an exclusive, community-focused environment befitting such a desirable district in Washington DC.
08 Jul 2016
Our Data Services team has been appointed by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, to produce construction price level indicators across Europe.
07 Jul 2016
Standards bodies representing land professionals in more than 150 countries met at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome recently to launch a major new initiative aimed at improving land reporting systems.
Dan Hughes, 07 Jul 2016
The thought of autonomous vehicles (AVs) driving around our cities is both exciting and perhaps a little terrifying. They could alleviate heavy traffic conditions, create healthier citizens and go a long way in resolving some of the issues caused by the increased rate of urbanisation we are currently seeing.
Becky Thomson MRICS, 06 Jul 2016
On 1 July 2016, a Court of Appeal judgement in favour of the bridging loan company, Tiuta International, has once again brought the liability of valuation professionals to the fore — particularly with regard to the extent of liability.
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