We look at why contracts are crucial to any project’s success, the range of contracts available – and how they affect the procurement processes.
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 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...
In this issue, the spotlight falls on defects discovered in 17 Scottish schools, which, as Michael Dignan points out, are a salutary reminder of building owners’ responsibility for ensuring regulatory compliance.
The RICS pathways and competencies framework defines the knowledge, skills, experience and level of competence that are required to become a chartered surveyor.
What can surveyors do to address the housing crisis? The first of our new-look issues examines the problem from a number of perspectives
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 the profession is to uphold its own standards, enforcement is an essential responsibility, this is a key issue in this edition.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
The tragedies of major fires in recent years have cast a spotlight on safety standards, risk management and the Building Regulations.
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...