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11 Aug 2017
If you’re counting down to your APC Final Assessment, it’s possible you may still have questions or concerns about what to expect. Fear not, as we’ve collated the top five key questions asked by candidates to our APC Assessors at recent Q&A sessions.
08 Aug 2017
What would you do after being rejected for a place on your dream project management postgraduate course? How about enrol on a quantity surveying course, get a job with AECOM, move to Canada and oversee the management, design and construction of petrol stations in one of the biggest countries in the world? Kerhys Sterling describes her inspirational journey into surveying.
Jeffrey Matsu, 04 Aug 2017
The issue of how to solve the engineering and construction talent gap was recently discussed by senior leaders from across Europe, the Middle East and US at the World Economic Forum's “Future of Construction” Roundtable in Berlin. A reoccurring message throughout our meeting was that the perception of our industry is substantially below its great potential – people like the industry’s purpose, but perceive the work negatively. Do you agree?
20 Jul 2017
Why did Lloyds Banking Group make the decision to adopt RICS standards? And what benefits do they bring to their business? We recently met up with David Hughes Head of Solutions, Commercial Real Estate at Lloyds to find out why our standards are so vital to him and the work he does. Read David’s thoughts below.
13 Jul 2017
Axiare Patrimonio, the first quoted real estate investor in the Iberian Peninsula, becomes the first real estate company in Spain to be regulated by RICS.
Dr Clare Eriksson , 04 Jul 2017
What are the impacts of technology and innovation on the built environment? How can our industries adjust to increasing design and project complexity while ensuring progress is made towards environmental sustainability? How do we attract the best and brightest into our industries? And how do we equip them to take on the biggest challenges facing our industries in the next 30 years?
23 Jun 2017
RICS Governing Council has taken a number of decisions to better equip it to set our strategy and ensure the appropriate level of oversight that our profession and external stakeholders would expect. Amongst the changes are a move to two Council meetings a year, timed to fit with our cycle of planning and performance reporting.
07 Jun 2017
Our Dispute Resolution Service has worked in partnership with a coalition of leading construction and engineering professional bodies, and two major employers in the infrastructure space, to launch the new Conflict Avoidance Pledge. The Pledge will be officially launched in London in November.
Dan Hughes, 01 Jun 2017
Data and technology is changing the way professionals carry out their roles and is impacting on the sector at large. This includes implications for valuers and investors, changing the way that property valuations are carried out and informing business decisions on property investment.
26 May 2017
Valuation continually evolves, it’s a market sensitive discipline and anything that affects the market needs to be reflected in the valuations that support important lending and business decisions. If anyone is in any doubt how significant real estate valuation is, the property led global financial crisis provides an abject lesson.
25 May 2017
ReValue is an EU funded three-year project of which RICS is a part of. It involves a number of specialist companies (valuers, accountants, academics, technology companies etc) from across Europe who are collaborating in research and consulting with stakeholders in the wider secured lending, valuation and sustainability industries.
17 May 2017
Infrastructure programmes are extraordinarily complex: they can take many years, have many stakeholders and often have to be executed while connected infrastructure is still in public use. For this reason, being a commercial manager is perhaps as much about controlling risk as it is about controlling cost.
08 May 2017
Labour availability is a growing problem that will affect both construction growth and prices. This is illustrated by the reported problems that Bovis encountered in trying to accelerate the numbers of homes that they delivered in 2016. Bovis blamed availability of sufficiently skilled labour for delayed delivery and faulty workmanship and they have lowered their delivery target for this year as a result.
04 May 2017
Average kitchen and bathroom costs rose by approximately 2% in the year to 1st quarter 2017 after a significant fluctuation in labour rates owing to wage increases and skills shortages within the industry as well as an upturn in materials costs.
Gillian Charlesworth, 03 May 2017
At the second of its new format annual strategy meetings, Governing Council agreed further steps in ensuring the future of RICS as a global professional body, fit for the 21st century and able to equip future generations of professionals. This report sets out the meeting highlights, priorities and actions agreed by Council.
Gillian Charlesworth, 18 Apr 2017
Over 5,448 professionals responded to the latest survey.
Ken Creighton, 13 Apr 2017
We are committed to introducing a suite of professional standards that will shine a light on the expertise and exemplary conduct of those working across the land, property and construction, and valuation sectors. A profession that operates under the most rigorous standards will be one trusted by clients and governments alike.
Dan Hughes, 11 Apr 2017
“Technology and the availability of data is changing property investment.” This was the unanimous view of a panel made up of thought leaders on our stand at MIPIM.
Zsolt Toth, 11 Apr 2017
We welcome the publication of the ECB’s guidance on non-performing loans (NPLs) which requires adherence to either the RICS Red Book or the European Valuation Standards (EVS).
10 Apr 2017
Our Data Services Team has been appointed by the European Commission, the Directorate General for Energy, to maintain and update the EU Building Stock Observatory.
07 Apr 2017
RICS Data Services recently held their first breakfast seminar, covering topics such as inflation,
This week, RICS, representing the International Property Measurement Standards Coalition (IPMSC), collected the award for Best International Collaborative Project at the annual British Expertise International awards ceremony in London.
Dan Hughes, 05 Apr 2017
Technology moves fast – but the property industry does not. This is the essential paradox at the heart of PropTech. While technology has proved a disruptive force in other industries from music making to taxi hailing, the property industry’s insistence on long leases is not what occupiers want.
31 Mar 2017
Our isurv Infrastructure channel has now launched. It is the only market resource to offer cutting-edge information on all the major lifecycle stages of an infrastructure project.
As of 31 March 2017, firms wishing to be regulated by us will need to ensure that at least one of their principals is a qualified professional (MRICS, FRICS and AssocRICS). The current requirement allows for firms to be regulated if the principal is any class of member.
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