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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.
19 Jan 2017
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Dan Hughes, 13 Dec 2016
We are pleased to announce that our partners, MetaProp NYC, have published the Q4 results of the Global Real Estate Technology Confidence Index 2016.
13 Dec 2016
Following the news of our historic partnership with the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), our Bookshop Manager Paulo Ferreira shares his recommendations for the five books every facilities management (FM) professional should read, which can all be ordered from the RICS Bookshop.
12 Dec 2016
Almost 51% of energy from buildings is used to heat them. If we can design, construct and manage buildings in a more integrated and collaborative way, we can save huge sums of money to reinvest back into more worthwhile endeavours. This is the view taken by Director of Planning, Architecture and Renewal Projects at York University, Canada, Patrick Saavedra.
Laura Lindberg, 12 Dec 2016
From 30 November to 2 December 2016 our presence at SIMI, one of the top real estate fairs in Europe, generated great discussions, media attention and more than 300 interested visitors at our busy stand at Palais de Congrès in Paris.
Dan Hughes, 09 Dec 2016
Technology is both a threat and an opportunity in streamlining and disrupting traditional ways of working. At our recent PropTech Infrastructure Roundtable, we discussed the role of data and technology in infrastructure — here are the top five key themes that were discussed:
08 Dec 2016
Real estate accounts for 35% of the world’s carbon emissions and technology is expected to replace 140 million workers globally by 2030. These are just two points that came out of this year’s Commercial Property Conference, which included industry thought-leaders who spoke about the impact of data and technology on the market.
Les Pickford, 07 Dec 2016
Life cycle costing (LCC) is a way of assessing the costs of an asset over a specific period – this could be its entire life, a shorter period or selected stages. It helps users to decide between alternatives, which not only differ in their initial costs but also in their ongoing operational costs.
06 Dec 2016
Renovating the UK’s Houses of Parliament will cost billions, but would it be money well spent? This was the question we asked Jonathan Edwards, Plaid Cymru MP for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr and James Bulley FRICS, CEO and co-founder of Trivandi. Which side of the debate do you fall on?
There is no doubt the APC assessment process is tough, and so it should be, but fear not. Capita Group's Associate Director Chris Marrow MRICS provides his top tips on how to effectively prepare for your Final Assessment.
05 Dec 2016
The origins of artificial intelligence (AI) can be traced back to ancient Greeks and their efforts to model human thinking. Since that time, AI as a concept has snowballed to become one of the world's hottest topics. Science and technology journalist Mark Harris provides a potted history.
Former Technology Editor for the Guardian Charles Arthur thinks that a new paradigm has taken place. When someone tells you that the future lies with artificial intelligence, pause before you roll your eyes.
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