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27 Oct 2016
The RICS Tri-State chapter held its first NYC-based Development Series event on October 26 in Midtown Manhattan.
IFMA and RICS recently came together at IFMA’s World Workplace conference in San Diego to launch our collaboration and the new define.fm campaign.
Simon Rubinsohn, 27 Oct 2016
Q3 shows promise in U.S. commercial property, regardless of current political uncertainty ahead of the 2016 Presidential Election.
On October 12, we hosted more than 60 professionals from around the BC region to join us for a compelling panel discussion on the state of Project Loan Monitoring (PLM) and best practices.
Dan Hughes, 27 Oct 2016
“Our machines should be nothing more than tools for extending the power of the human beings who use them.” This was one of views that came out of our recent event on the potential impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the built environment. Here we provide a snapshot of some of the key messages to take away.
Tarrant Parsons, 27 Oct 2016
Our latest Global Commercial Property Monitor results show European real estate continues to display strong momentum on a global comparison. Confidence is improving around the world, but most notably in a number of European cities including Munich, Frankfurt, Berlin, Madrid and Budapest.
Jeremy Blackburn, 26 Oct 2016
The Government’s decision to expand Heathrow has been one of the most eagerly awaited decisions, coming 15 months after the release of the Howard Davies Airport Commission’s July 2015 report.
25 Oct 2016
The Atlanta Chapter held its first major CPD event on September 22.
How is emerging technology affecting our business and day-to-day roles, and what can we do to make it work in our favor?
Ursula Hartenberger, 25 Oct 2016
COP22, which will be held between 7–18 November in Marrakech, will once again play host to Buildings Day (10 November), and this time it's all about showing progress.
As stakeholder feedback and numerous studies have shown, Measurable, Reportable and Verifiable (MRV) information is pivotal to accelerating energy-efficiency in the construction and real estate and sector.
Our sector is complex. It has many stakeholders with different interests and needs and we often find that there is disconnect between delivery and operation as developers may not have a direct connection with end-users. This fragmentation is a problem.
The 21st Conference to the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change — or COP21 for short — was held in Paris last December. It hosted the historic signing of the "Paris Agreement", which, for the first time, saw all nations commit to address the effects of climate change.
It is now a well known and accepted fact that the built environment's impact on our climate is significant; we must meet internationally-agreed climate targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but what has happened since COP21?
24 Oct 2016
Our Bookshop Manager at Parliament Square Paulo Ferreira shares his recommendations for the five books every building surveying professional should read, which can all be ordered from the RICS Bookshop.
Peter Bolton King FRICS, 20 Oct 2016
Just days after our sporting heroes had their Rio Olympics and Paralympics homecoming celebrations, I reflect on the pressures to succeed in both sport and business, and answer questions about the International Ethics Standards Coalition.
Dan Hughes, 20 Oct 2016
"By 2020, more than 1 trillion apps will be exchanging 58 zettabytes of digital data across 100 billion devices." At this year’s IP Expo Europe event, it was emphasised that the Internet of Things (IoT) is providing real opportunities for professionals within our industry - we explore.
Les Pickford, 20 Oct 2016
“RICS qualifications bring professionalism and structure to the facilities management career path,” says Carl Johnson, Director of Talent and Learning at Interserve. Carl talks about how RICS helps to professionalise FM and plays a key role in attracting the brightest talent.
Ursula Hartenberger, 17 Oct 2016
Property professionals are not yet taking climate change seriously enough. That is the conclusion of real estate experts at the climate change keynote session at the World Built Environment Forum Summit in Washington DC.
Tony Mulhall MRICS, 17 Oct 2016
“Cities only exist to support the lives of the people living in them.” This was one of the key messages that came out of a discussion with CEOs from 25 of the largest Indian cities which took place at RICS HQ last week.
Laura Lindberg, 14 Oct 2016
In September the European media echoed the unprecedented initiative that RICS presented in collaboration with key partners in the banking and energy sector in Europe to guarantee better credit conditions for energy efficient homes to consumers.
13 Oct 2016
Understand what you want before you create a digital presence online, advises Web Services Manager for Public Health England Peter Haggett.
Dan Hughes, 11 Oct 2016
Technology is playing an increasingly important role in everyday business. From sending emails and using cloud-based services, to virtual reality deployments and artificial intelligence-powered chatbots. Tech is changing the way companies operate and expand.
11 Oct 2016
Hear from voices in industry about the importance of creating safe, diverse and inclusive workplaces.
07 Oct 2016
Over the summer, RICS Florida Chapter leaders David Baxter MRICS and Tim Gifford FRICS attended the IFMA South Florida Chapter “Kick-Off” meeting, held at the Tower Club in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
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