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.
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...
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.
Ensuring fire safety can be problematic when dealing with flat entrance doors.
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.
The UK faces some significant challenges over the next decade sourcing its energy and maintaining security of supply.
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?
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.
To ensure a consistent global approach on a critical matter, RICS is part of a coalition working to establish International Fire Safety Standards.
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.
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.
As the new academic year starts, the theme of this issue is education, and we focus on careers and training in particular.
As we head into the new year, "Building Surveying Journal" has an energetic theme.
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...
There is a revolution going on in the development and application of satellite technology, and much of it is highly relevant to surveyors.
In this Land Journal we look at how financial technology "fintech" and cadastres that can use digital currencies have positive applications in land and real-estate transactions.