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Dan Hughes, 28 Mar 2017
The workplace in industries such as surveying and the built environment sector is becoming increasingly fast-paced and complex, meaning companies must invest in ways to keep their processes up to date and the most efficient they can be.
27 Mar 2017
Building Surveyors Ltd was appointed to independently adjudicate, measure and verify the world record attempt for the narrowest J-Turn by the Nissan Juke on behalf of Nissan Europe.
Dan Hughes, 24 Mar 2017
Technology, in some shape or form, will impact on the built environment and the surveying profession. Here at RICS, we use the word ‘PropTech’ in the broadest sense of the word referring to all aspects of innovation in the built environment and are providing the forum for discussions on how data and technology is impacting the market.
22 Mar 2017
Infrastructure clients are the enablers for the data environment. At this year's RICS Infrastructure Conference on 26 April, Kevin O'Grady and Justice Sechele will be unveiling their new vision for integrated digital solutions on major projects.
Dr Clare Eriksson , 21 Mar 2017
The rate of technological change is speeding up. As built environment professionals, we are faced with increasing opportunities and challenges in embracing the potential that such technology has to offer to the sector.
Claudia Conway, 21 Mar 2017
It would be rare to find a major office retrofit today that did not involve improvement of the building’s energy efficiency – but one project in Norway has gone beyond this. Powerhouse Kjørbo, outside Oslo, now produces more energy than it uses, becoming the first building to be renovated with this result and also the first to be awarded the BREEAM NOR ‘Outstanding’ rating.
Laura Lindberg, 20 Mar 2017
MIPIM 2017 (14–16 March) was crucial for us to spead our message to and engage with the most influential professionals from all sectors of the international property industry.
We joined forces with PropertyEU on 16 March at MIPIM by hosting a panel session on sustainability and the need for consistent and comparable data for valuers, property professionals, investors and occupiers across Europe.
Sean Ellison, 20 Mar 2017
Our February Hong Kong Residential Market Survey indicates that the market continues to gain momentum despite more hawkish expectations surrounding interest rates.
Claudia Conway, 16 Mar 2017
RICS Senior Consultant Rachel Dick FRICS summarises key metrics that can prove useful in decision-making when maintaining, acquiring or disposing of space and transforming work cultures.
16 Mar 2017
More than 16 million people face famine in East Africa, with a severe drought being one of the main factors. The Disasters Emergency Commission has launched a major fund to scale up its response to the crisis. President of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management Bruce Keith outlines some of the longer-term challenges we face managing the world's water resources.
The consequences of putting public infrastructure and services in place when we don’t understand the user can be dire. Not only are there excessive costs in time and money associated with retro-fitting infrastructure to suit the needs of the user, but there is also less buy-in and acceptance from citizens, making the cities we live, work and play in unhappy places for us all.
15 Mar 2017
David Wilkinson from Clyde and Co discusses the need for infrastructure professionals to understand the legal essentials that will impact a major project.
Jeanie Chan, 14 Mar 2017
Over 220 delegates joined our International Heritage Conservation Conference in Hong Kong on 2 March to explore the social and economic benefits of built heritage conservation. Led by our speakers, another 90 participants also visited several heritage sites in Hong Kong the following day.
09 Mar 2017
With 2017’s Six Nations tournament now well under way, we talk to an international rugby player who became a quantity surveyor.
Dan Hughes, 07 Mar 2017
According to a recent McKinsey report, 44% of real estate roles could be automated in the future. This will have a profound impact upon the built environment as technology becomes an increasingly essential and challenging part of a professionals work flow.
07 Mar 2017
As we celebrate International Women's Day, we catch up with Amanda Clack FRICS on her experience of being the second female RICS President, the challenges to creating a more diverse and inclusive profession, and the key achievements so far.
Simon Rubinsohn, 06 Mar 2017
The very poor productivity performance of the construction sector across the globe has been highlighted in a new piece of thought leadership produced by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) ‘Reinventing Construction: A Route to Higher Productivity’.
Jeremy Blackburn, 06 Mar 2017
The Prime Minister’s 'Plan for Britain' sets out 12 high-level priorities for Britain to leave the EU, but it is incumbent on professional bodies to inform ministers on the impacts and opportunities which this change creates. Here are our top 5 strategic priorities in the Brexit negotiation process.
UK Government faces several major policy challenges, not least around housing. The Brexit process has added impetus to solving these challenges that are now more important and more complex than ever before. In order to provide solutions, the Prime Minister's 'Plan for Britain' must be seen in a wider domestic policy context.
05 Mar 2017
Richard Graham FRICS has over 25 years’ experience in infrastructure, working for clients, consultancies and contractors alike. Here he explains why upskilling the industry to eliminate poor value within the planning and implementation of major projects will drive greater performance of infrastructure assets and, in turn, unlock economic growth.
Jeremy Blackburn, 03 Mar 2017
While Northern Ireland shares similarities to other UK nations in regards of Brexit, it is in many ways unique. The nation shares a physical land border with another state, one that will remain in the EU after our exit. We focus on some of the most important facets of Northern Ireland’s situation below.
Amanda Clack FRICS, 01 Mar 2017
Our diversity and inclusion campaign, Surveying the Future, is working to create a surveying profession that better reflects the varied societies and individuals we serve.
01 Mar 2017
Beth West, Commercial Director at HS2, demonstrates how the infrastructure sector is improving to recruit the best talent, whatever their gender.
Dan Hughes, 01 Mar 2017
A strong focus on the collection and application of data makes it possible for facilities management to transform itself from a cost centre to a value centre. Lone Rooftop, a company that utilises technology to create intelligent buildings that are optimised for efficiency, shares a case study on how data-driven FM has transformed the workings of ABN AMRO, a Dutch bank.
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