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  • The changing face of residential surveying
    Property technology

    The changing face of residential surveying

    Residential surveying has experienced a rapid turnaround in the way that surveyors "at the coalface" are undertaking valuation instructions. This is the view of Ali Junkison of Landmark Valuation Services, who explains how the use of technology is changing from mobile technology to automated valuation models (AVMs).

  • Hong Kong residential market sees support from mainland Chinese demand
    Residential property

    Hong Kong residential market sees support from mainland Chinese demand

    Our March Hong Kong Residential Market Survey indicates that demand from mainland Chinese investors is supporting momentum in the housing market. This is despite capital controls and an interest rate increase in March.

  • How to save the taxpayer money
    Infrastructure

    How to save the taxpayer money

    Collaboration, progressive procurement, and early contractor engagement can save the taxpayer millions of pounds across the lifecycle of an infrastructure project, and the commercial manager is perfectly placed to help make it happen, writes Stephen Blakey FRICS, Commercial Projects Director, Network Rail.

  • Apps for surveyors: 2017 edition
    Quantity surveying & construction

    Apps for surveyors: 2017 edition

    We use our phones for far more than just making calls and sending messages. We asked professionals in our global LinkedIn group for their suggestions of the best apps for surveyors — do you agree with their choices?

  • Surveyors are key to the 2030 global agenda
    Environment

    Surveyors are key to the 2030 global agenda

    Land governance is at the top of the 2030 global agenda for sustainable development and surveyors have a central role to play, says RICS Michael Barrett award winner Professor Stig Enemark.

  • Common standards, common good

    Common standards, common good

    To operate successfully, multinational companies are no longer just about profits; society demands they are transparent, ethical and, above all, responsible. Sustainability is a key consideration for many of these companies, not just because of their corporate responsibility remit, but also because making buildings more efficient makes for better business.

  • Embracing change in the status quo
    Property technology

    Embracing change in the status quo

    “Just two years ago I was stumbling around rooftops, often without adequate safety systems and at night, taking infrared images to find areas of trapped moisture underneath the waterproof membrane. Nowadays, I rarely have to leave the safety of the ground at all, day or night.”

    Intrigued? You should be.

  • IPMS in practice: Training, reporting and a look to the future
    Commercial property

    IPMS in practice: Training, reporting and a look to the future

    At last week's RICS Valuation Conference, Robert Ash, Account Manager at measurement specialists Plowman Craven shared his organisation’s IPMS journey from training staff, reporting and how other professionals can make it a success in the future.

  • Improving the quality of cost data in construction
    Infrastructure

    Improving the quality of cost data in construction

    Construction might be a global industry, but the way costs are reported varies enormously. Roger Flanagan FRICS, Professor of construction management at the University of Reading and Tolis Chatzisymeon CEO of cost-estimating software developer Nomitech, answer our questions about how international standards will address many problems facing the profession.

  • Crossrail revisited: Whitechapel
    Infrastructure

    Crossrail revisited: Whitechapel

    Treading in the footsteps of past-President Louise Brooke-Smith, I recently visited Crossrail, Europe’s largest infrastructure project, at the Whitechapel station site. My visit really brought home the value of infrastructure investment and the contribution of our professionals.

  • Heritage assets: Restoration or destruction?
    Conservation & restoration

    Heritage assets: Restoration or destruction?

    Director of Works at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Caroline Churchill MRICS and Managing Director at CyArk Elizabeth Lee discuss whether we should repair heritage assets once they become damaged — discuss.

  • Reliable data: Making progress in property possible
    Property technology

    Reliable data: Making progress in property possible

    Property is finally catching up with its peers and embracing technology for business success — this is the view of Founder and CEO of REalyse Gavriel Merkado. Below he explains how and why this market is ripe for new opportunities.

  • Brexit: One step forward to exit
    Finance & taxation

    Brexit: One step forward to exit

    After nearly half a century of matrimony, the UK has made it official — so long EU, hello world. Seeking to be a free agent unencumbered by the need to compromise or "harmonise" the Government has acted decisively to pursue the will of its people.

  • Technology: No longer an added bonus
    Property technology

    Technology: No longer an added bonus

    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.

  • Surveying Nissan Europe’s world record attempt
    Measurement

    Surveying Nissan Europe’s world record attempt

    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.

  • PropTech: Don’t get caught up on the buzz word
    Property technology

    PropTech: Don’t get caught up on the buzz word

    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.

  • Knowing your assets: How we're using IPMS
    Measurement

    Knowing your assets: How we're using IPMS

    Being a founding member of the IPMS Coalition and since the publication of the IPMS Offices Standard, we've begun the task of measuring all our buildings, locally and internationally, against the Standard, starting with our UK headquarters in London.

  • Crome wasn't built in a day - 6D BIM infrastructure
    Infrastructure

    Crome wasn't built in a day - 6D BIM infrastructure

    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.

  • Big data, smart cities: understanding the challenges and embracing change
    Property technology

    Big data, smart cities: understanding the challenges and embracing change

    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.

  • Greener together: The importance of strategic collaboration
    Environment

    Greener together: The importance of strategic collaboration

    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.

  • MIPIM 2017 coverage: the future of professionalism
    Facilities management

    MIPIM 2017 coverage: the future of professionalism

    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.

  • How can trust in the sustainability performance assessment of buildings be improved?
    Sustainability

    How can trust in the sustainability performance assessment of buildings be improved?

    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.

  • Hong Kong residential market continues to gain momentum
    Residential property

    Hong Kong residential market continues to gain momentum

    Our February Hong Kong Residential Market Survey indicates that the market continues to gain momentum despite more hawkish expectations surrounding interest rates.

  • 7 key metrics to transform work cultures
    Facilities management

    7 key metrics to transform work cultures

    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.

  • Under pressure: Running out of water
    Environment

    Under pressure: Running out of water

    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.