We look at why contracts are crucial to any project’s success, the range of contracts available – and how they affect the procurement processes.
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.
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...
What can surveyors do to address the housing crisis? The first of our new-look issues examines the problem from a number of perspectives
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.
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...
Why does so much training relate to new-build when a quarter of UK buildings are of traditional construction?
The RICS pathways and competencies framework defines the knowledge, skills, experience and level of competence required to become a chartered surveyor.
To ensure a consistent global approach on a critical matter, RICS is part of a coalition working to establish International Fire Safety Standards.
Ensuring fire safety can be problematic when dealing with flat entrance doors.
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...
On 1 April, the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards come into force in England and Wales.
As editor of the Building Conservation Journal, I constantly find myself looking at material that is completely new to me.
When you see the word “conservation”, the terms “protection” and “prevention” are never too far behind. The presence of heritage buildings, materials and other artefacts is a direct consequence of this. But what goes on behind the...
As we head into the new year, "Building Surveying Journal" has an energetic theme.
As the new academic year starts, the theme of this issue is education, and we focus on careers and training in particular.
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.
You will all have seen extensive media coverage of the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower in west London in June, and our condolences go out to those whose lives have been affected. RICS will be submitting a response to the public in...
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.