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Dr Clare Eriksson , 27 Nov 2015
We put out a call to the surveyors to showcase work which demonstrates their commitment to battling climate change. Here's a sample of responses so far.
TC Chetty , 27 Nov 2015
Land development, resource use and waste generation - these are three hot topics in South Africa, however they could quite easily be three hot topics anywhere in the world because of how many countries have challenges in these areas.
James Kavanagh MRICS, 26 Nov 2015
As data becomes more readily available, it’s critical that we’re prepared to understand its potential and to use it effectively to manage our societies, economies and the environment.
26 Nov 2015
Conor Moran explains the opportunities for surveyors from ditching pen and paper and embracing digital.
Gillian Charlesworth, 26 Nov 2015
Governing Council met in Paris 23-24 November to discuss strategy and oversight. A week ahead of the UN Climate Summit, the focus was on sustainability.
Maarten Vermeulen FRICS, 26 Nov 2015
For many years, countries in Europe have played a critical role in paving the way towards a low-carbon economy, in line with the global climate policy agenda. As part of this process, along with our members, we've been working with policymakers at the European Union (EU) to formulate its Sustainable Building Policy.
Martin J Brühl FRICS, 26 Nov 2015
After nearly 200 miles of cycling through wind and hail, our London to Paris cyclists arrived in the French capital.
James Kavanagh MRICS, 25 Nov 2015
The climate change conference starts in Paris on Monday 30 November and world leaders, global agencies, and activists will again descend on a capital city to try to get some kind of consensus on how to tackle global climate change. This time however, doesn’t the call to global action seem just a little more urgent since COP15 Copenhagen in 2009 and certainly since COP19 Warsaw in 2013?
Les Pickford, 25 Nov 2015
"If I don’t become RICS qualified now, I’ll be left behind" says APC candidate Owen Gower. Owen talks about his journey so far, how RICS status is transforming his career and about winning the FM Category of the RICS Young Surveyor of the Year Award in 2014.
Simon Rubinsohn, 24 Nov 2015
Sad fellow that I am, it’s not uncommon for me to spend the weekend poring over the words of bankers to get a better understanding of the evolution of monetary policy. Rarely do these speeches contain direct references to real estate, so I was particularly struck by the recent comments of a US policymaker Eric Rosengren.
Neil Shah, 24 Nov 2015
“Buildings are sometimes more focused on design rather than performance”. This was one of the sentiments that emerged from a seminar RICS Americas held earlier this year in collaboration with the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS). The aim of hosting this discussion was to discover how public-private partnerships could better promote the construction of High Performance Buildings in the United States (US).
23 Nov 2015
As the holiday season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and those who have helped to shape our business.
The built environment has a vital role to play in helping governments meet their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions targets. These targets are going to be central to discussions when 196 governments meet in Paris next week for a crucial climate change summit hosted by the United Nations.
Alan Muse FRICS, 23 Nov 2015
Overcoming initial challenges and barriers is a key part of BIM adoption for businesses, both internally and externally. Baxall Construction worked hard to resolve their issues, and have gone on to become this year's winner of the BIM4SME Awards' Best Newcomer.
At 26 years of age, Richard Smith MRICS was given 48 hours to live unless he successfully found an organ donor for a liver transplant. Fast-forward to the present day, and he’s recently returned home a gold medallist from the World Transplant Games in Argentina.
Neil Shah, 22 Nov 2015
The New York office has recently moved: below is the new suite number where you'll find RICS staff in New York.
20 Nov 2015
Take advantage of the holiday break to get on track with your CPD.
John Hughes FRICS, 20 Nov 2015
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of David Greenwood FRICS, MSc(UBC), LLB(Hon) University of Exeter (July 2015).
Sachin Sandhir, 20 Nov 2015
40% of global energy use and one third of global greenhouse gas emissions are linked to the built environment. In India, the RICS School of Built Environment has taken some important steps to combat this.
Neil Shah, 19 Nov 2015
Please join me in welcoming Neil Axler, John Glynn and Ade Okuwoga to the RICS Americas board.
Michael Zuriff, 19 Nov 2015
I'm pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Americas Regulatory Sub-Board.
19 Nov 2015
Sophie Smith talks about her education, her career so far, and the role she's played in the campaign to attract more women into the profession.
Laura Lindberg, 19 Nov 2015
Market insight, generated from our early November economic surveys, has gained great media exposure in Europe over the past week.
Robert Jackson , 18 Nov 2015
In 2020, all eyes will be on Dubai as it hosts the World Expo – the first to be held in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MEASA).
Martin J Brühl FRICS, 17 Nov 2015
We are working hard to build a strong presence in Latin America, and I was pleased to visit the region as both an investor and as RICS President. I’m delighted to tell you about my trip to Brazil and Colombia.
© RICS 2015
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