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Nigel Sellars FRICS, 19 Jan 2018
From 1 January 2018, all RICS professionals and regulated firms are now required to follow the global professional statement on Conflicts of Interest, 1st edition.
18 Jan 2018
With the role of an employer’s agent still seen as ambiguous, Kelvin Hughes introduces a new RICS guidance note designed to clarify matters.
In recent years, the global construction industry has spent more and more on solving disputes, with the financial impact in the past two decades reaching billions of dollars.
The UK housing market continued to display a lack of momentum in December, with buyer interest edging lower. Changes to Stamp Duty for first time buyers is having little immediate effect, according to the December 2017 RICS UK Residential Market Survey.
17 Jan 2018
The BCIS five-year forecast for the facilities management sector sees maintenance cost inflation rising by 2.3% to Q3 2018 and by a further 2.6% to Q1 2019. It is then forecast to rise by between 2.9% and 3.8% over the next three years.
As the cost and implications of disputes grow; so does the popularity of mediation.
A new global competition to encourage students and young people to find solutions to the issues facing the world’s rapidly expanding cities has been launched today.
Stephanie Bentley, 16 Jan 2018
Recent years have seen advances in technology that are impacting the built environment and the role of professionals everywhere. The increasing reliance on data and technology for communication and making key business decisions has sparked intense ethical debates.
16 Jan 2018
The traditionally conservative construction industry needs surveyors to take ownership of impending challenges – or face irrelevance, maintains Mark Farmer.
15 Jan 2018
Following Carillion entering liquidation, we respond.
Tony Mulhall MRICS, 11 Jan 2018
We read with increasing frequency that our major global cities are no longer affordable for a whole range of people who would normally have comfortably inhabited them.
11 Jan 2018
We have opened an exhibition to celebrate our 150th anniversary, as well as the significant contribution the surveying profession has made to local communities and the wider built environment over the past 150 years.
Our regular survey of the profession is now open and we welcome your views on our current performance and future priorities.
10 Jan 2018
On 23 and 24 April, the World Built Environment Forum (WBEF) Summit will assess the effect disruptive technologies are having on our cities, beginning with a keynote address from Tesla Chief Technology Officer and co-founder, J.B. Straubel.
As a child, Country Manager of Turner & Townsend India Ameya Gumaste MRICS was fascinated by how a plan on paper could become a real-life building. He is now responsible for 125 people across India, but how did he get there? Ameya tells us in his own words.
Dan Hughes, 03 Jan 2018
"2017 saw the PropTech space come into its own as a space to be reckoned with and invested in. The space is suddenly overflowing with disruptive start-ups competing for attention."
22 Dec 2017
Five professionals have been elected to sit on the RICS Transitionary Governing Council.
Dan Hughes, 20 Dec 2017
When building a business, crossing borders is difficult. International growth is restrained by time zones, legal peculiarities, privacy and culture differences and localisation challenges (language, currency, etc.). PropTech companies are of no exception. We asked our partners, MetaProp NYC, how to overcome these challenges so that new companies can thrive.
19 Dec 2017
Having a strong presence in the MENA region since the last ten years, RICS is committed to collaborating with others in the industry to deliver stable and vibrant marketplaces in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure.
Director of Arcadis Indonesia, Jakarta, Natalia Pujiyanti was one of the first construction professionals in Indonesia to gain MRICS status. She has worked her way up to become a Director with a passion for sharing knowledge with junior staff, but how did she get there? Natalia tells us in her own words.
18 Dec 2017
How can the profession work to help tackle world hunger and poverty? I’ve been working with a team of experts from around the world, led by Prof Pete Wyatt - Henley Business School, part of the University of Reading, to produce a guide which will do just that by focusing on improving the land valuation process in developing nations.
Le-Anne Lim, 18 Dec 2017
As regulators pay ever-closer attention to fair value measurement processes and the US Securities and Exchange Commission leads the call for a more robust qualification process for business valuation, we respond with the launch of the Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations (CEIV) credential at the RICS Business Valuation Conference.
14 Dec 2017
Our professional statement ‘Whole life carbon assessment for the built environment’ is one example of our approach to promoting a whole lifecycle view of real estate. The launch of the standard follows our presence at this year´s 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, where we advanced on the commitments made at COP21 Paris to help limit global warming.
The second annual meeting of the RICS Governing Council took place in November, featuring this year's annual general meeting and the inauguration of new President John Hughes FRICS.
The UK housing market remains flat at a headline level in the run up to Christmas, according to the November 2017 RICS UK Residential Market Survey.
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