Hear from the experts on the latest developments in surveying.
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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.
06 Apr 2017
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.
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?
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.
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.
Dan Hughes, 04 Apr 2017
“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.
04 Apr 2017
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.
03 Apr 2017
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.
Amanda Clack FRICS, 03 Apr 2017
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.
30 Mar 2017
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.
Dan Hughes, 30 Mar 2017
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.
Jeffrey Matsu, 29 Mar 2017
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.
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.
23 Mar 2017
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.
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.
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