The tragedies of major fires in recent years have cast a spotlight on safety standards, risk management and the Building Regulations.
If the profession is to uphold its own standards, enforcement is an essential responsibility, this is a key issue in this edition.
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.
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.
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.
The RICS pathways and competencies framework defines the knowledge, skills, experience and level of competence that are required to become a chartered surveyor.
The theme of this issue of the journal is fire – always a hot topic for building control.
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.
We explore rights of light and consider how insurance can help. We also examine ownership and airspace – a resource increasingly being exploited in crowded and mainly low-rise cities.
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.
The last few months have epitomised that the only constant is change – and this issue has a lot to say on the topic.
Whether it’s the hazards of the outback or identifying fire risks, surveying safely is our watchword this issue.
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.
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.
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.
Doing the right thing is on the agenda this issue, from countering corruption and plastic waste to achieving gender balance.
This issue looks at the future of cities – far from representing utopia, the urban environment of 20 years’ time will still feature dustbins and homelessness. In the near term, though, proptech looks set to make a big impact.
We start the new year on a high as the first issue of our new design looks at how California is collecting tax revenue from legalised cannabis farms.