In this issue of the Construction Journal, we highlight new developments in international standards, namely, the publication of the International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS).
Lately it seems that a day doesn’t go by without a new report or article being published that assesses the health of the construction industry.
We look at why contracts are crucial to any project’s success, the range of contracts available – and how they affect the procurement processes.
It only seems like yesterday that we were welcoming in 2017, and yet here we are again. So what’s coming over the hill in 2018?
Sustainability, environment, social value – this issue explores these terms and more as we take a look at the bigger picture for construction and the impact of our work.
How do you manage yourself, your team and your business when errors occur in the construction industry?
How can the circular economy help address housing shortages and sustainability? This issue reflects on the question, and also casts its eye over telecommunications and tenancy.
The last issue 2017 explores a topic that has continued to develop throughout the year – technology.
A look at how Historic Environment Scotland is measuring the risks that climate change poses to its estate, the impact of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, the collaboration between RICS and the National Trust and, in the Ma...
Heritage can present itself to us in many forms. Traditionally, the word conjures up monuments of positive significance, so we rarely think of its potentially negative connotations. But it is wise to challenge our preconceptions a...
The way most people search for a new home has changed radically since the rise of the internet, but most people in the UK still buy and sell through a high-street estate agent – how long will this remain the case? Can the low-fee ...
As editor of the Building Conservation Journal, I constantly find myself looking at material that is completely new to me.
From the Soviet project to map the world to the use of camera technology in US water management, this issue is concerned with the past and future of land measurement.
Why does so much training relate to new-build when a quarter of UK buildings are of traditional construction?
What is building conservation? This question, posed by Dr Henry Russell, opens our last issue of 2017.
This issue of focuses on quantification and on programming and planning.
UK agriculture is at a break point, according to this issue’s lead article, while reports from Africa look at the challenges the continent faces in creating sustainable cities, and the impact of the recent drought in Cape Town.
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.
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.
What can surveyors do to address the housing crisis? The first of our new-look issues examines the problem from a number of perspectives