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27 Feb 2015
Full house for RICS Tri-State Chapter event in Manhattan.
Daniel Cook, 27 Feb 2015
Pilabs, Europe’s first property technology accelerator programme, launched its first wave of start-ups to be mentored this week.
26 Feb 2015
Agreement first of its kind in Caribbean.
Lynda Jubb FRICS, 25 Feb 2015
Warren Adams MRICS, an historic preservation expert based in South Florida, USA, comments on the Washington Monument's recent re-measurement and the resulting discussion around traditional and modern surveying techniques.
25 Feb 2015
The Building Cost Information Service (BCIS) is currently consulting the Civil Engineering industry on proposed changes to the Price Adjustment Formulae Indices (PAFI) used on Civil Engineering projects. PAFI is used to reimburse contractors on long term projects/frameworks where their original tender price is adjusted in line with inflation.
24 Feb 2015
A message to all North American chapter members from LA2015 Summit Chair, Ann Gray FRICS
Louise Brooke-Smith FRICS, 24 Feb 2015
In the past week, I have had the honour of speaking at two universities offering agricultural courses - the Real Estate Society at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester, and at Harper Adams University in Shropshire. These were excellent opportunities to talk with the future of the profession.
Marcia Ferrari, 23 Feb 2015
It is with great pleasure that we will hold for the second time in Brazil the International Property Tax Conference.
23 Feb 2015
Peter Smith FRICS recently hosted the U.S. Board in Miami, for a meeting on the trajectory of the region
We release the amount of CPD-compliant members in the Americas, and offer words of encouragement for 2015
Lorraine Howells MRICS, 23 Feb 2015
The Alternative Investment Fund Management Directive (AIFMD), introduced by the European Union for implementation by July 2013, lays down a requirement for fund assets to be valued at least once a year, and for this valuation to be based on a fully documented methodology.
Alan Muse FRICS, 23 Feb 2015
The Knowledge Transfer Partnership project between Henry Riley LLP and the University of Reading is working towards achieving the pivotal transition into the construction industry of tomorrow.
Rob Garvey, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster, attended last week's RICS BIM Conference. He is involved with BIM4SME and the BIM Academic Forum. Here, he speaks about his visit to the conference this year and compares it to the first conference four years ago.
Laura Lindberg, 23 Feb 2015
Last week, we got some media promotion of members, especially in Germany and Switzerland, and their expertise in a wide range of sectors: asset management, valuation, logistics, commercial and residential property.
21 Feb 2015
RICS Recruit is the leading jobs board for members of the profession, with more than 115,000 potential candidates.
20 Feb 2015
I'd like to give all North America members an update on the tremendous growth of IPMS since it's birth, right here in Washington DC, in 2013.
Dr Sean Tompkins, 20 Feb 2015
Last week I was delighted to meet a group of young surveying apprentices and students at a Changing the Face of Property event at RICS.
BCIS has analysed the National Infrastructure Plan 2014 (NIP 2014)*, published in December 2014. The NIP has been used as a proxy for our infrastructure output forecast.
The latest BCIS Special Report* shows that total annual occupancy costs of converted hospital facilities can range from approximately £12,000 to almost £18,000 per 100m2 of floor area.
The BCIS Online featured project for February is the soon to be completed £14.4m Northwich Memorial Court Leisure and Entertainment Centre (BCIS Online Nr. 30892), jointly funded by Cheshire West & Chester Council and the Weaver Valley Partnership Board.
The reporting logs for our online database include the total contract value of projects tendered in a period. Idle curiosity, and here at BCIS we are nothing if not curious (though never idle of course), made us ask ‘what proportion is that of total projects?’
Bushell Raven Ltd was created in 1986 and specialises in providing construction cost consultancy and project management services to private clients, developers and contractors. The firm was originally based in Northamptonshire but relocated to Cumbria in 2008.
The Department of Health (DoH) has submitted 89 ProCure21+ projects totalling over £500 million in contract value for analysis and publication as elemental cost analyses in BCIS Online*. This will boost the sample sizes of health related projects available to BCIS subscribers.
19 Feb 2015
Eric Allen, Director/Commissioner of Land Valuations for the National Land Agency, walks members through the NLA's decision to support the implementation of RICS global standards such as Valuer Registration
Alan Muse FRICS, 19 Feb 2015
Last week over 280 delegates gathered in London for the fourth annual RICS BIM Conference. BIM is a collaborative tool, so it was fantastic to see such a range of professions in the audience assessing where the real benefits of BIM lie and how the quantity surveying, facilities management and operational sectors can seize the opportunities it presents.
© RICS 2015
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