The tragedies of major fires in recent years have cast a spotlight on safety standards, risk management and the Building Regulations.
Ash dieback disease hit the headlines in 2012 with predictions of devastation, but then seemed to be forgotten. Yet in the intervening years it has continued to spread and is now threatening millions of trees across the UK.
If the profession is to uphold its own standards, enforcement is an essential responsibility, this is a key issue in this edition.
At the core of all the services that surveyors provide is the ability to strip a building down into its component parts in their mind’s eye; this edition of Building Surveying Journal concentrates on that ability: building patholo...
Provides professional practitioners with best practice guidance relevant to the tasks and processes of design and specification for small to medium-size construction projects.
This note offers practical guidance for members in England and Wales who undertake the role of contract administrator.
The UK faces some significant challenges over the next decade sourcing its energy and maintaining security of supply.
If a subject holds personal significance for us, we may want to supplement our knowledge by researching it further – and “significance” is a concept that is central to conservation practice.
Why does so much training relate to new-build when a quarter of UK buildings are of traditional construction?
To ensure a consistent global approach on a critical matter, RICS is part of a coalition working to establish International Fire Safety Standards.
A plethora of legal matters feature in this issue. We explore a case with implications for all surveyors making party wall awards, while we also look at how the new building regulations emphasise the importance of sustainable digi...
On 1 April, the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards come into force in England and Wales.
The RICS pathways and competencies framework defines the knowledge, skills, experience and level of competence required to become a chartered surveyor.
A monthly snapshot of the UK economy, focusing on the construction, housing and commercial property sectors.
In-depth insights on specific markets, sectors and developments.
These are exciting times at RICS, as we get into the swing of the organisation’s 150th birthday celebrations. But in this anniversary year, we also face the future.
I recently had reason to pass through the London Olympic Park, one of the inspiring green places mentioned in this issue of Property Journal by Kevin Joyce.
With PropTech becoming more than just a buzzword, we look at the challenges of securing smart buildings against cyber threats, the lessons that the technology industry has for facilities management, and the future of residential p...
Download the French translation of Technical Due Diligence of Commercial and Industrial Property in Continental Europe.