In this issue of the Construction Journal, we highlight new developments in international standards, namely, the publication of the International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS).
It only seems like yesterday that we were welcoming in 2017, and yet here we are again. So what’s coming over the hill in 2018?
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 do you manage yourself, your team and your business when errors occur in the construction industry?
Lately it seems that a day doesn’t go by without a new report or article being published that assesses the health of the construction industry.
We look at why contracts are crucial to any project’s success, the range of contracts available – and how they affect the procurement processes.
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.
The last issue 2017 explores a topic that has continued to develop throughout the year – technology.
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 UK faces some significant challenges over the next decade sourcing its energy and maintaining security of supply.
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.
This issue of focuses on quantification and on programming and planning.
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.
There is a revolution going on in the development and application of satellite technology, and much of it is highly relevant to surveyors.
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.
The notion of selling nature seems, at first, to be rather uncouth. You might wonder what a romantic poet such as Wordsworth would have made of it.
This issue of the Construction Journal steps back to take a global perspective.
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.