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23 Feb 2018
A 62-storey residential tower, Empire Melbourne, has been delivered two months ahead of its completion date. In response to a recent article about this in the Australian Financial Review, Probuild's Estimator and Cost Planner Shannon McKenzie MRICS explains how applying production methods used in the automotive industry helped achieve this.
John Kraus, 22 Feb 2018
The built environment is changing - are you ready to harness its potential?
Claudia Conway, 21 Feb 2018
Propteq Europe 2018 brought together suppliers and users of technology in real estate from across Europe and beyond – over 270 delegates from 37 countries. Informal discussion groups highlighted the burning issues in the industry and a number of themes echoed throughout the day.
21 Feb 2018
Singapore has gone through a remarkable transformation from British colonial trading port 200 years ago, to first-world economy in little over 50 years. Now, with government setting its sights on the next frontier, award-winning architect, academic, author and TV presenter Jason Pomeroy explains what challenges Singapore may face as it plans to become the world’s first "smart nation".
19 Feb 2018
We have reviewed our pathways to professional qualification, which will launch on 1 August 2018. We’re publishing the new content now so, if you’re a candidate, employer, assessor or have an interest in RICS assessments, you can see the changes.
Lory Paterson, 16 Feb 2018
The second stop in the RICS Summit Series powered up in San Francisco. Though the overall themes were the same (resilience, new technology, infrastructure and mitigating the bubble), what came to mind when pondering the future of cities in San Francisco was vastly different than the conversation that bubbled up in Houston.
13 Feb 2018
After years of valuation and tax experience in the UK, Nicola embarked on a backpacking trip to Australia, where, after running out of funds, she started her own firm. What was she thinking? Nicola tells us in her own words.
08 Feb 2018
Challenges, Opportunities and Experience SharingThe Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the International Property Tax Institute are pleased to announce the 7th Annual Caribbean Valuation and Construction Conference, to be held in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
How will new technology impact how we write and enforce contracts? Drones, sensors, artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies are collecting more data than has ever been available before. With the right process, this data can be used to monitor costs, shipments, schedule around delays and in the overall management of construction projects.
Which is worth more - the Golden Gate Bridge or the Brooklyn Bridge?
Michael Zuriff, 08 Feb 2018
At the 4th annual RICS International Investment Panel in New York Tuesday night, four real estate investment leaders met to discuss their insights and strategies for the global real estate market. It was sponsored by Herrick Feinstein LLP.
Sean Ellison, 08 Feb 2018
Mainland Chinese demand has significantly shaped property markets globally, eliciting a response from both professionals and policymakers. This has been particularly true for mainland Chinese purchases of overseas housing, which has reshaped residential property markets across Asia Pacific and beyond.
The UK housing market has started the new year off in a similar fashion to the closing stages of 2017, according to the January 2018 RICS UK Residential Market Survey.
02 Feb 2018
How will emerging technologies impact how I do my job? This was an underlying question that came up frequently in Houston at the first stop of the RICS Summit of the Americas 2018.
Last week, we launched our first event in the RICS Summit of the Americas 2018 – a series of events visiting seven cities across the region to mark our 150th anniversary.
The RICS Summit of the Americas 2018 launched in Houston this week and has six more stops in cities throughout the Americas over the next few months. We’re inviting students and recent grads from local colleges and universities to attend the events and join the discussions on the issues that impact the industry today.
01 Feb 2018
RICS has updated its Property Measurement Professional Statement to incorporate the International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS): Residential Buildings.
Alexander Aronsohn FRICS, 01 Feb 2018
We have updated our Property Measurement Professional Statement to incorporate the International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS): Residential Buildings.
30 Jan 2018
Meet Kate Charrington, a residential surveyor with Countrywide, recently elected RICS Matrics Chair in Surrey, and a prolific vlogger on LinkedIn helping to inspire more people to come into surveying from wider and diverse backgrounds. Read Kate’s story.
The RICS regulatory board is looking at how we can strengthen the value proposition of firm regulation, and make it easier for clients to identify firms regulated by RICS.
29 Jan 2018
The consultation on international standard by a coalition of over 30 not-for-profit organisations - International Land Measurement Standards (ILMS) – is now open for comments.
Simon Rubinsohn, 29 Jan 2018
The Q4 2017 RICS Global Commercial Property Monitor, which has just been released, suggests that sentiment remains generally upbeat across the majority of real estate markets covered by the survey.
25 Jan 2018
Industrial property is the clear outperformer in the UK Commercial market as retail continues to lag significantly, according to the Q4 2017 RICS UK Commercial Property Market Survey.
John Hughes FRICS, 24 Jan 2018
Of the many charges levelled against political and business elites, perhaps the most damning is that they have abandoned the interests of society.
24 Jan 2018
We caught up with Neil Shah, RICS Regional Managing Director of the Americas, to learn about the global network and how the various global events build engagement between industry professionals.
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