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16 Oct 2017
The RICS has launched an insight paper today which explores the impact of using artificial intelligence (AI) in the built environment, and the urgent need for industry professionals to understand how it will influence their role, as the future will rely less on human labour and more on technology.
13 Oct 2017
On September 27 2017, RICS Oceania hosted a forum for Quantity Surveyors and Universities. The purpose of the forum was to address wide industry concerns that there was a chronic undersupply of Quantity Surveyors in the Australian market.
Amanda Clack FRICS, 09 Oct 2017
Unusually, by the time I hand over the Presidency, I will have been in office for nearly 17 months. This has been an incredible period of my life, and it has been a real honour to represent our profession around the world, working with our fabulous staff teams.
09 Oct 2017
Could you contribute to your profession at the highest level? We’re now inviting our professionals to form part, through election, of our Governing Council, the decision-making body that sets the long-term direction of RICS.
Stephanie Bentley, 05 Oct 2017
New technologies are upending our understanding of how we liaise and communicate with clients. Over the last 12 months, we have seen a shift in attitude as the industry has moved from scepticism and worry about the impact of technology, to acceptance that their business needs to embrace disruption and change.
Amanda Clack FRICS, 05 Oct 2017
Having completed a year trialling the new role of Secretary I’m sad to announce that Bill Gater FRICS has reluctantly decided to step down a year early from that role and will be spending more time on his business interests.
29 Sep 2017
The new redesigned isurv has launched today, with improved layout and functionality, making it easier to locate and digest the information that matters to you.
26 Sep 2017
With the use of technology in surveying growing and research showing that children aged 12 to 15 are spending an average of 13 hours a week gaming, could playing Minecraft or having a gaming background be new criteria on your graduate or apprenticeship applications?
Sean Ellison, 26 Sep 2017
China has been a key pillar in supporting global investment flows into property in recent years. Overseas real estate investment from China has grown rapidly since 2012, as shown in Chart 1.
Stephanie Bentley, 21 Sep 2017
Recent years have seen advances in technology that are impacting on all areas of the economy and the real estate industry is of no exception. Whilst it is true that some technology is being developed simply for technology’s sake, others are adding real value to the work of a professional.
11 Sep 2017
Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) appears differently throughout each of the four seasons, meaning it can be a constant thorn in a homeowner’s side.
What’s the critical difference between being a quantity surveyor, a project manager in construction, or a commercial manager in infrastructure? Richard Graham FRICS, leader of our new distance learning course in Infrastructure Commercial Management, outlines how students will learn a new set of skills that augment their existing construction-based capabilities.
08 Sep 2017
From humble beginnings on Southport's building sites to the relocation of Christie’s auction house in New York, Jonathan Andrew MRICS explains why moving to work in the US was the best decision he ever made in his own words.
31 Aug 2017
Scans of heritage buildings that used to take weeks can now be done in hours thanks to mobile-mapping technology. Senior Project Manager for Oxford Archaeology Jamie Quartermaine relates his experience of scanning three such buildings in Israel in just two days.
Sean Ellison, 31 Aug 2017
As I've written before, China has a debt problem; however, given the magnitude of the issue, concern does not appear to be widespread.
Amanda Clack FRICS, 30 Aug 2017
No one who saw the pictures of the horrific scenes of the Grenfell Tower fire in London can have felt anything other than shock and deepest sympathy for the victims, their families, friends and all those affected.
29 Aug 2017
It is with great sadness that we have heard that Governing Council member Christopher Green FRICS passed away on Sunday 27 August 2017. He served on the Council for six years.
25 Aug 2017
We recently met with two professionals to discuss the potential skills shortage which the industry is facing. To stimulate debate, we posed the following statement - never mind millennials, we should recognise the ability of experienced surveyors to learn and adapt. Discuss.
Sean Ellison, 23 Aug 2017
The July Hong Kong Residential Market Survey shows that sentiment surrounding the housing market continues to moderate, however, it remains positive.
22 Aug 2017
Whenever exam results are announced, young people inevitably think about their future and options, but how many are looking at a future in surveying?
Stephanie Bentley, 22 Aug 2017
Changes in working environments are well documented – a more mobile workforce, a more connected workforce, and the continued blurring of the boundaries between work and home life. The exponential rise of co-working spaces is testament to the growing appeal of workspaces that are able to flex to accommodate these changing needs.
You may have seen that RICS Oceania undertook a major restructure in early June. The purpose of the restructure was to deliver a better level of service to our professionals. As part of the restructure we have also undertaken a root and branch review of the products we deliver.
21 Aug 2017
We are aware of situations arising where clients are requiring valuers to agree to contractual terms, such as broad intellectual property clauses, that may result in a breach of RICS ethical obligations as well as the requirements contained in PS2 of RICS Valuation-Global Standards 2017 (2017 Red Book) that incorporate International Valuation Standards set by IVSC.
Sean Ellison, 21 Aug 2017
Corporate debt in China has expanded at an unprecedented rate since the onset of the global financial crisis, to now surpass that of Japan in the late 1980s. Although concerns of a major credit event have subsided of late, the threat of one continues to loom large over the Chinese economy.
18 Aug 2017
The world of valuation extends far beyond the land we walk and live on, in fact, it extends right out to sea. Meet Captain Ed Geary FRICS, chartered surveyor, maritime enthusiast and valuer of some of the world’s most elaborate ships, both above and below the sea.
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