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25 May 2017
Stakeholders in North American infrastructure must take decisive actions to reform the policies and practices that helped to create its decline over the past quarter century. This is the focus of our new research paper - Infrastructure Management: Current Practices and Future Trends - focused in North America.
What's the value of high ethical standards and what are the challenges of maintaining organisational ethics standards? A group of market leaders discussed this question at our Summit of the Americas: Chicago 2017.
The increasing use of data in building information modelling and other applications requires robust cyber defence measures, warn Emma Vigus and Philip Tansley.
Stephanie Bentley, 25 May 2017
It is estimated that by 2050, there will be 50 billion people living on the planet and 50 mega cities; movement of people, pollution and resources will become a massive challenge. No company, government or individual can solve these problems alone; geography, mapping and Geographic Information Systems have never been so important.
23 May 2017
We asked three senior executives from Heathrow, RIBA and the Valuation Office Agency how they went about making diversity and inclusion a strategic priority in their firms and what positive outcomes they have seen since doing so. Here's what they had to say.
Amanda Clack FRICS, 19 May 2017
"The price of greatness is responsibility," Sir Winston Churchill once said. Sigmund Freud, meanwhile, asserted: "Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility." As surveyors, we are free to operate without statutory regulation because we consistently demonstrate responsible professionalism. We are equipped to deal with the dilemmas that can bring.
Stephanie Bentley, 18 May 2017
Innovative enhancements in technology and changing customer demands are impacting the way businesses operate. There are as many opportunities for real estate professionals as there are threats but as a traditionally slow moving industry, a degree of patience is needed as businesses move forward to meet new demands.
Ken Creighton, 16 May 2017
The built environment will change dramatically in the coming years due to the influence of technology and as the rate of change gets faster and faster, technology is increasingly becoming an essential part of a professional’s workflow.
16 May 2017
The recent cyber attacks caused disruption in 150 countries. In the UK, computers in NHS hospitals, pharmacies and GP surgeries were perhaps hit the hardest by ransomware. Cyber Product Leader at CFC Underwriting James Burns tells us about the rise of cyber crime and provides tips to protect your business.
Last year we had the novel idea of asking what the White House would be worth if it was ever sold on the open market. The idea was to figure out what an asset — with significant historical and political value — could be worth when we use the principles of asset valuation.
Dan Hughes, 11 May 2017
The industry has so far been underserved by technology, but this is beginning to change.
Martin Burns, 10 May 2017
People who act as expert witnesses perform a crucial role in judicial proceedings in the UK. Judges and other tribunals depend on their opinions to understand technical evidence before them, and thus make informed decisions. However, in recent years the role of expert witness has become more onerous and the demands of instructing parties have increased.
Sean Ellison, 08 May 2017
Results from our Q1 Global Commercial Property Monitor indicate that the dispersion in sentiment across Asia Pacific markets increased in the first quarter. The majority of markets continue to respond to domestic supply and demand conditions, rather than a broad regional trend.
04 May 2017
Construction has justifiably earned a reputation as one of the most conflict and dispute ridden of all industries. And despite the efforts to promote a less adversarial culture on our building sites, evidence suggests that disputes are becoming more protracted.
Will Myles, 04 May 2017
In today’s increasingly interconnected and rapidly changing world, social, technological and sustainability issues bring new dimensions to risk and have a major impact on the development and competitiveness of our urban centres.
03 May 2017
James King warns of the dangers of underinsurance of commercial buildings and provides advice for keeping cover accurate and up to date.
Alexander Aronsohn FRICS, 01 May 2017
Property measurement is evolving especially as the industry and transactions become more international. A new standard that responds to this trend is now open for consultation. We’re urging RICS professionals to help shape this new standard: RICS Property Measurement 2nd Edition Professional Statement.
28 Apr 2017
There has been a huge transformation in where the industry is at over the last 12 months. Data and technology is starting to play a much bigger role in the work of a professional and there has been a move towards more data driven approaches.
Alessandra De Lisio, 26 Apr 2017
The length, costs and uncertainty of litigation is leading to an increased use of mediation to settle disputes out of court. How does it work in practice?
Martin Burns, 24 Apr 2017
In this time of changing economic and political direction, it is important that chartered surveyors acting as sole practitioners evolve and adapt their services and skills to enable their businesses to survive and thrive.
For decades there have been frequent discussions and proposals about using alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to inspire harmony between participants in the planning process and speed up official decisions about planning matters.
Dan Hughes, 24 Apr 2017
Last Wednesday, we hosted the first event as part of the Tech Affiliate Program (TAP). Industry leaders from both large and small technology companies serving the built environment came together to help increase awareness of the impact of technology on the industry.
Dan Hughes, 19 Apr 2017
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).
18 Apr 2017
Melanie Kendall-Reid summarises how the government has responded to property industry feedback in its long-awaited guidance on Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards.
Sean Ellison, 17 Apr 2017
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.
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