The tragedies of major fires in recent years have cast a spotlight on safety standards, risk management and the Building Regulations.
This issue of focuses on quantification and on programming and planning.
If the profession is to uphold its own standards, enforcement is an essential responsibility, this is a key issue in this edition.
This issue of the Construction Journal steps back to take a global perspective.
Mitigating risks requires a positive approach and is about learning lessons from past projects, both of which are covered in this edition.
The topics of security and diversity both feature prominently within this issue of the Building Control Journal.
Ensuring fire safety can be problematic when dealing with flat entrance doors - this edition of the Building Control Journal explores.
The theme of this issue of the journal is fire – always a hot topic for building control.
The RICS pathways and competencies framework defines the knowledge, skills, experience and level of competence that are required to become a chartered surveyor.
To ensure a consistent global approach on a critical issue, RICS is one of a coalition of organisations that is working to establish International Fire Safety Standards.
Given recent political and economic events in the UK – the effects of which are being felt all around the world – you would think that collaboration would be an obvious goal.
In this issue, we look at Japanese knotweed, new building regulations on digital infrastructure for broadband connectivity, and at an integrated platform for building control officers and their clients.
Risks as varied as fire, corruption and climate change are addressed in this issue, which looks at how built environment professionals can deal with each of these.
Whether it’s the hazards of the outback or identifying fire risks, surveying safely is our watchword this issue.
What would you do? This edition scrutinises a range of issues around ethics, conduct and corruption, and we ask a number of construction professionals what they would do.
Fire features prominently again in this issue, which covers RICS input into the Hackitt Review, how to select fire detection technology, and the options for evacuation.
Education, education, education: this issue of the Construction Journal looks at how to train students and practitioners for the global marketplace, with a number of experts offering their input.
We review RICS policy initiatives since the Grenfell fire, including plans to develop an international standard on fire safety and a government-backed national register of fire risk assessors with other organisations.
This issue refreshes quantity surveyors’ and project managers’ understanding of their financial responsibilities in terms of insurance and tax, and also offers insights on infrastructure.
How do construction professionals ensure their projects make a positive contribution to the health and well-being of the end-users? And what about the health and well-being of the professionals themselves?