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20 Jan 2017
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19 Jan 2017
Leaders from across Asia and the world will converge in Shanghai, China, to explore solutions for some of the most pressing economic and social issues facing the built environment sector.
Will Myles, 19 Jan 2017
One of the world’s largest financial institutions will be demanding the Red Book when it commissions valuations of its portfolio.
Here's what the Americas media had to say about RICS in December 2016.
RICS UK Infrastructure Director Phil Hardy-Bishop explains the need for a new standard to ensure workers are paid on time.
Jeremy Blackburn, 17 Jan 2017
Hard or soft, we have been a nation gripped by confusion as to what Brexit actually means. We know that firms have been playing a waiting game and putting investment plans on hold until certainty is delivered. Today, Theresa May laid out a clear timeline and set of ambitions — Brexit is no longer ambiguous.
17 Jan 2017
Skills. Data. Collaboration. Investment. Technology. These are some of the major themes identified by a senior group of industry figures for UK infrastructure, over the next decade and beyond.
12 Jan 2017
Building Surveyor at Atkins Sophie Smith gives an update on her efforts to encourage more women to join her in the profession and her design of the "Sophie shoe".
10 Jan 2017
New credential to improve quality, consistency and transparency of fair value measurement results in financial reporting.
Tackling plummeting temperatures, adverse weather conditions and using the latest technology, chair of Marches LA Anett Dude explains the important role of a geomatics surveyor when surveying the Antarctic in her own words.
Claudia Conway, 09 Jan 2017
The founders of the internet couldn’t have imagined what it would become and do to the world, this was the opening line from Ted Maulucci, Chief Information Officer for the Tridel Group of Companies, at our our annual construction, building and real estate research conference.
04 Jan 2017
Simon Longstaffe MRICS, a leading quantity surveyor now working as a Regional Director for Faithful+Gould, tells us about a pioneering project which aims to bring global consistency to the way construction costs are measured.
Laura Lindberg, 22 Dec 2016
During the last weeks of 2016, our commitment to bring transparency through International standards, professionalism and achieving global climate change targets in the built environment sector were highly profiled during and after our presence at COP 22. Find these and other newsworthy stories covered by the press:
Dan Hughes, 22 Dec 2016
Start-ups are appearing here, there and everywhere and it can sometimes be difficult to cut through the noise and find out which ones you should be paying attention to.
20 Dec 2016
RICS and CIQS held their 4th Annual Construction and Project Management Seminar on Thursday, November 17 in Toronto, Ontario. A sold-out event, this year's seminar focused on Ontario’s Construction Lien Act and the challenges that firms face in working within the boundaries of the increasingly obsolete legislation. The event included dinner and numerous opportunities for attendees to network with industry peers from throughout Ontario and beyond.
We have been ranked as the number one brand leading online discussion in proptech. The rankings, which are based on a survey of online and social media activity conducted by Onalytica, show that we're playing a key role in facilitating dialogue and debate on the emergence and impact of proptech.
Dan Hughes, 19 Dec 2016
Digital technologies are transforming our relationship with information and how we interpret the world. This is the view of Charlotte McCarthy, Commercial Director at Infabode. Below, she explains how technology can help us to cut through the noise and find trusted and relevant industry information efficiently.
Sean Ellison, 19 Dec 2016
Top Chinese authorities concluded their annual Central Economic Work Conference over the weekend, and in doing so laid out the policy agenda for 2017 in a brief statement. Although more details on policies will likely slowly be released over the coming months leading up to China’s 19th National Congress next year, last weekend’s statement did offer some key insights to short-term policy direction.
18 Dec 2016
Read about some of our most popular events from around the Americas in recent months.
16 Dec 2016
Here's what the media had to say about RICS in November, 2016.
Lucile Kamar , 16 Dec 2016
According to a YouGov survey recently commissioned by RICS, 33% of girls view the built environment sector as "for male employment only". Of those surveyed, 73% believe that the attitudes and behaviours of CEOs and senior leaders are important to encourage a more gender-balanced workforce.
Amanda Clack FRICS, 15 Dec 2016
During the US Presidential election, President-elect Donald Trump promised an additional USD$1 trillion investment into US infrastructure over the next 10 years. His promise reflects an issue that many developed countries are contending with: ageing infrastructure is holding back economic growth, whilst investing in infrastructure enables it.
Sean Ellison, 15 Dec 2016
The results of the US election have brought uncertainty to emerging markets in Asia. Although globally financial markets have broadly cheered the result, there are concerns that the new administration’s fiscal and trade policies will become major economic impediments for emerging Asian economies.
Amanda Clack FRICS, 13 Dec 2016
Designing smart cities is not just about using technology, but about creating a better quality of life — cities for citizens. The ecosystem of our cities needs to combine social infrastructure with affordable housing and culture with that of effective infrastructure.
© RICS 2017
© RICS 2017