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16 Feb 2017
Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail should ease congestion
RICS survey finds that US commercial real estate looks fairly strong in 2017 despite uncertainty over new Administration, interest rate rise.
Scanning in tight or constricted structures can be a challenge; fortunately, modern, mobile-mapping technology can help. This cutting-edge technology was recently put to good use by an MSt student and geospatial imaging analyst to survey the intricate and hidden spaces of one of the largest and most magnificent monastic gatehouses in Britain.
Sean Tompkins, 15 Feb 2017
We may be witnessing some sort of change in how we’re mapping the world … in economic terms at least.
14 Feb 2017
Here's what the Americas media had to say about RICS in January 2017.
If Mike Fuhr CBE's long and successful career in infrastructure taught him anything, it's that to deliver a project right, you have to ensure it's the right project.
13 Feb 2017
China may be the initiator of the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative, but infrastructure projects of this nature are not possible without international standards.
Unbelievable diversity, vast opportunities and incredible people – these are what make global agriculture so interesting, but there are challenges everywhere. Robert Moore was awarded a Nuffield Farming Scholarship to learn about agricultural practices around the world. Here he shares his experiences.
Like most good ideas, One Belt, One Road – China’s key international strategic project – is both simple and based on extremely powerful forces.
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.
10 Feb 2017
Did you know that the UK’s student housing market is set to top £45 billion in value in 2017? Head of City Engagement Andrew Knight summarises key findings from our Real Estate Investors Conference with Hogan Lovells, which focused on alternative asset classes, international standards and encouraging collaboration between our industry and the City of London.
Claudia Conway, 10 Feb 2017
From a simple bus stop in a small community to mega developments in big cities, infrastructure has a transformative effect on the people that use it. This couldn’t be more evident in the densely populated cities across India, where population profiles include the very wealthy, as well as the very poor, and all of whom would hugely benefit from access to new developments, such as rapid transit.
Mike Swain, 10 Feb 2017
New York is one of the smartest and most visited cities in the world. Therefore, to build a new area from scratch on an old rail yard in west Manhattan which rivals places like Madison Avenue, Times Square and Central Park as places to live, work and play might seem a crazy ambition.
Dan Hughes, 07 Feb 2017
From smart buildings and machine learning, to wellbeing trackers and virtual reality, data and technology is having a significant impact on all aspects of our lives - including the spaces where we work.
06 Feb 2017
Executive Director at Costain Tim Bowen FRICS says that modern infrastructure is an exciting and inspiring field in which to work.
Jessica Austen discovered the world of surveying while at sixth form summer school. She has since completed a week's work experience at CBRE and secured a position with them as an apprentice surveyor. Jessica tells us more about the importance of outreach in schools in her own words.
31 Jan 2017
Faster than a ship, China's recently launched direct rail freight service to London, takes just two weeks to arrive and tells an important story of trade and globalisation.
Amanda Clack FRICS, 31 Jan 2017
The city of Glasgow is acting as a national and global blueprint to demonstrate the additional value of making cities "smart". So what can we learn from Glasgow about the shape and advantages of our future cities?
30 Jan 2017
Government investment in highways has climbed to around £5 billion per year over the next four years. We spoke to Commercial Director at Highways England Mark Ollerton to discuss the skills challenge his organisation faces.
Top Trump or hot air? Head of Valuation & Advisory Services for JLL Michael Welch MRICS and Project Director for Skanska Infrastructure Development Chris Guthkelch FRICS debate the Trump administration and its impact on the US infrastructure spending.
27 Jan 2017
Tri-State Chair for three consecutive years and an active volunteer, Christopher Turner MRICS has been appointed to US Country Chair.
Laura Lindberg, 26 Jan 2017
We're starting the new year, highlighting some exclusive media coverage on what RICS, as an international professional body, is bringing to the different European markets.
Sean Ellison, 26 Jan 2017
Conditions across Asia Pacific remained highly nuanced in Q4 Global Commercial Property Monitor, but one trend held across the region — retail underperforming the industrial and office sectors. Indonesia was the exception to this, helped by better supply/demand fundamentals for retail.
Tarrant Parsons, 26 Jan 2017
The feedback gathered through our Q4 2016 Global Commercial Property Monitor once again points to key centres across Europe holding the strongest momentum on a global comparison.
25 Jan 2017
The "Next Gen" program was launched in fall 2016 and aims to provide a route for the next generation of RICS professionals who currently have four years or less of experience.
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