This Chinese translation summarises what is meant by ‘change’ and how it is valued under JCT, NEC and FIDIC forms of contract.
At the core of all the services that surveyors provide is the ability to strip a building down into its component parts in their mind’s eye; this edition of Building Surveying Journal concentrates on that ability: building patholo...
Provides professional practitioners with best practice guidance relevant to the tasks and processes of design and specification for small to medium-size construction projects.
This note offers practical guidance for members in England and Wales who undertake the role of contract administrator.
The UK faces some significant challenges over the next decade sourcing its energy and maintaining security of supply.
What is building conservation? This question, posed by Dr Henry Russell, opens our last issue of 2017.
If a subject holds personal significance for us, we may want to supplement our knowledge by researching it further – and “significance” is a concept that is central to conservation practice.
Why does so much training relate to new-build when a quarter of UK buildings are of traditional construction?
Encompasses the wide range of physical, social, environmental and economic factors relating to sustainability that can impact on value of which valuers should be aware.
From 3D printing to building information modelling (BIM), digital transformation has permeated almost every aspect of business today, fuelling exponential growth in just-in-time and on-demand delivery processes.
To ensure a consistent global approach on a critical matter, RICS is part of a coalition working to establish International Fire Safety Standards.
A plethora of legal matters feature in this issue. We explore a case with implications for all surveyors making party wall awards, while we also look at how the new building regulations emphasise the importance of sustainable digi...
On 1 April, the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards come into force in England and Wales.
The RICS pathways and competencies framework defines the knowledge, skills, experience and level of competence required to become a chartered surveyor.
A monthly snapshot of the UK economy, focusing on the construction, housing and commercial property sectors.
The implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) is accelerating within architectural practices. However, there is evidence to support the premise that lean construction principles are being underutilised. This research ...
This paper will examine the implementation of an immersive learning approach and how the delivery of a 20-credit module at Level 4 of study in this way affected the engagement, motivation and retention of students in higher educat...
Intended for use within the UK, this guidance is essential reading for all RICS members asked to advise in relation to renewable energy schemes.
Download the French translation of Technical Due Diligence of Commercial and Industrial Property in Continental Europe.
This guidance note provides an effective framework for assessing financial viability, regardless of the regulatory regime in place, or the stage of the economic cycle at which the evaluation is being carried out.