There's no point in skirting around it. Money does make the world go round. What's important is how? This month's edition of Modus focuses on some of the biggest issues affecting how we invest in real assets – from emerging technologies to declining fortunes.
What will infratech – the fusion of infrastructure and technology – mean for how we pay for large, capital projects? What are the potential benefits – and what are the challenges – of getting two very different industries to partner up?
The two regions with the greatest need for infrastructure investment in the coming decades are Asia and the Americas. Asia accounts for the vast majority of the need, but the funding gap is far greater for the Americas. What do the two regions need to do better?
Sometimes it can be hard for those involved in complex projects to see the immediate payback of investing in BIM. But its impacts are already being felt in a tangible way – in the operational phase of an asset's lifecycle. We explore how BIM is empowering a new generation of far-sighted facilities managers and commercial property surveyors.
The increase in tokenisation of property is one of 2018's most notable trends. But, in the highly speculative world of blockchain and cryptocurrency, might it all just be too good to be true?
Is it time to accept that high street retail is never going to recover and instead discuss how we can find new uses for the civic spaces that it represents? What role can local authorities, communities and planners play in finding a new purpose for our town centres?
Building information modelling can help surveyors operate, market and improve the assets under their care when used throughout a building’s lifecycle.
Is it time our town centres found a new purpose and stopped fighting their losing battle against online retail? Built environment journalist Mark Smulian investigates.
Editor of Modus
An experienced and award-winning magazine editor, Oliver has worked in the sectors of property, insurance, automotive and technology. At Sunday Publishing, he has edited titles for a variety of high-profile clients, including Miller Homes, British Gas, Allianz and Toyota, as well as RICS.