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Paul Bagust, 22 Nov 2017
The way business is conducted is changing. Many of the roles that will exist in 2030 will combine skills in ways not imagined today. It’s been clear from employers of all types – big and small, public and private – that a stronger emphasis on technology is going to be needed as an enabler of business performance.
03 Nov 2017
As part of our participation at the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23), the annual United Nations (UN) member summit on climate change, we have launched a new report which that pulls together insights gained from members of the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (Global ABC). The Global ABC is made up of UN member states and sector leaders in the building sector, including RICS.
16 Oct 2017
“The time is ripe, even overdue, to take a cold, hard look at what a highly disruptive technology could do to the industry.” From the design and construction of a building through to managing and maintaining it, artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly being integrated into core business strategies and impacting the work of surveyors of all disciplines and their fellow professionals.
10 Oct 2017
This report offers the perspectives of global real estate investors on the theme of risk management. It is based on the insights of the RICS Real Estate Investment Risk Forum (IRF), a network of more than 40 senior investors from many of the world’s largest real estate investment businesses.
24 Jul 2017
This insight paper outlines the leadership challenge facing the UK rail sector in the current decade, drawing on both demand and supply side challenges with recommendations for the industry.
Alan Muse FRICS, 30 May 2017
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new paper - BIM for Project Managers - which provides market insight into organisational strategic issues and the role and functions of project managers in BIM implementation.
27 Apr 2017
Stakeholders in North American infrastructure must take decisive actions to reform the policies and practices that helped to create its decline over the past quarter century.
27 Mar 2017
Commentators have increasingly raised concern over the impact of flood risk on commercial property insurability, maintenance and recovery, property utility and, ultimately, property value.
20 Mar 2017
The third instalment in RICS’ ground-breaking 'Raising the Bar' research series makes a powerful case for how, as an industry, FM makes significant contributions to business success and organisational effectiveness. This report reviews the current state of the FM industry and is published in collaboration with IFMA.
16 Mar 2017
The interconnected agendas of smart cities, big data and open data, on the face of it, provide bold and exciting opportunities for built environment professionals. With a focus at the city level, this research examines the development of data platforms in the UK and internationally, and determines how professionals in the built environment can benefit from these data platforms.
14 Mar 2017
10 Jan 2017
This paper will explore variations in the roles of surveyors in dealing with providing flooding advice within different countries.
28 Sep 2016
Using Sydney as a case study, this report aims to develop an understanding of what best practice looks for land-use planning on the urban fringe.
26 Sep 2016
The report by University of Ulster investigated local property measurement practice across five world regions and attempted to quantify the measurement choices made locally.
20 Sep 2016
This paper examines the key to successful management of construction alliances.
This paper outlines the process undertaken, identify challenges posed by working on line in virtual teams with two different cultural and educational environments, and will make recommendations relating to how on-line international projects can be embedded into different curricula.
The paper aims to review and reflect how the key sustainability aspects are achieved through BIM in AECO industries.
The paper aims to capture the perspectives of key decision makers in BIM implementation for FM in Australia and Singapore.
This paper develops a strategic model to assist with the identification and management of risks associated with business development and innovation within construction organisations.
This paper assessed the impact of project delivery methods used by railroad organizations to perform highway-rail intersection projects with similar scope in New York State.
This research sets out to critically review the role of standard forms of contract, and in particular to compare FIDIC with NEC, as they are among the most popular contracts in the world.
This paper provides a conceptual framework to enhance productivity, where international professionals and contractors are involved in construction projects.
This paper uses the asset value enhancement model to look at strategic partnering in construction.
This paper focuses on a comprehensive review of the literature pertaining to construction health and safety and sustainable buildings.
This paper reports on the development of a methodology utilising a mixed-method approach to evaluate IEQ in residential homes – green and conventional.
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