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.
Why does so much training relate to new-build when a quarter of UK buildings are of traditional construction?
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 editor of the Building Conservation Journal, I constantly find myself looking at material that is completely new to me.
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.
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.
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.
From risk management to digital surveying — both of which are covered in this issue of the Building Conservation Journal — so much can be gleaned from just talking to people.
How do construction professionals ensure their projects make a positive contribution to the health and well-being of the end-users? And what about the health and well-being of the professionals themselves?
This – the first edition of our new title that combines surveying, conservation and building control – looks at a range of critical topics such as fire safety, sustainability, technology and flooding.
We look at why contracts are crucial to any project’s success, the range of contracts available – and how they affect the procurement processes.
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...
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.