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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The UK faces some significant challenges over the next decade sourcing its energy and maintaining security of supply.
The tragedies of major fires in recent years have cast a spotlight on safety standards, risk management and the Building Regulations.
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.