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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 varying 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.
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.
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.
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.
Michael Hanley, 06 Oct 2016
At this year’s inaugural RICS World Build Environment Forum, economist Larry Summers spoke about the challenges facing the world economy, which he believes is in the grip of a period of ‘secular stagnation’. Summers posits that, due to structural factors that have been developing over many years, such as the aging population, growing income inequality and slowing technological change, the potential growth of certain large developed nations (but particularly the US) is substantially lower now than policymakers have assumed. However, is this really the case?
05 Oct 2016
Sharing economy pioneers, such as Airbnb, have enjoyed huge success over the past few years, however, this has not come without negative ramifications. Recently, action was taken in the UK that may have implications for Airbnb-type lettings and open the door for landlords taking enforcement action.
Dan Hughes, 05 Oct 2016
In the past, firms tended to look at their real estate as an intractable — though necessary — cost of doing business, however, there’s now widespread recognition that investing in the workplace can support a business’ aims and help them attract the best people. CEO of Unwork Philip Ross provides his views on the future of smarter workplaces.
Dan Hughes, 04 Oct 2016
Gone are the days of the closed shop, intermittent phone calls and opaque transactions. Consumers today expect transparency, on-demand customer service, hyper-efficiency and grown-up digital provision, but the property world has so far been slow to adapt to new technologies.
Sean Tompkins, 03 Oct 2016
Six months ago we embarked on a significant new journey: it was global in scope and in ambition.
Lucile Kamar , 03 Oct 2016
First celebrated in 1987, Black History Month showcases the contributions of Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) people in all aspects of life. This year’s theme focuses on tackling conscious and unconscious bias.
03 Oct 2016
20-year-old Adelle Rhule-Martin discovered the property industry during her work experience and instantly knew it was a job that would perfectly complement her character. Now working as a surveying apprentice at Bilfinger GVA, we find out how beneficial her apprenticeship has been in her career to date.
29 Sep 2016
Mark Twain once said; “Buy land – they’re not making it anymore.” These famous words were channelled by LaSalle Investment Management’s Jeff Jacobson in his keynote speech at Stanford SPIRE Conference 2016.
Dr Duncan Quincey associate professor in geomorphology, University of Leeds improved flood prediction by flying a drone on a glacier.
Amanda Clack FRICS, 28 Sep 2016
With the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games behind us, many will be asking what their ‘legacy’ will be, beyond memories of sporting excellence.
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