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...
To ensure a consistent global approach on a critical matter, RICS is part of a coalition working to establish International Fire Safety Standards.
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...
On 1 April, the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards come into force in England and Wales.
The RICS pathways and competencies framework defines the knowledge, skills, experience and level of competence required to become a chartered surveyor.
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
Ensuring fire safety can be problematic when dealing with flat entrance doors.
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.
As the new academic year starts, the theme of this issue is education, and we focus on careers and training in particular.
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.
As we head into the new year, "Building Surveying Journal" has an energetic theme.
The last few months have epitomised that the only constant is change – and this issue has a lot to say on the topic.
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.
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.
Doing the right thing is on the agenda this issue, from countering corruption and plastic waste to achieving gender balance.
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.