The tragedies of major fires in recent years have cast a spotlight on safety standards, risk management and the Building Regulations.
This Chinese translation summarises what is meant by ‘change’ and how it is valued under JCT, NEC and FIDIC forms of contract.
If the profession is to uphold its own standards, enforcement is an essential responsibility, this is a key issue in this edition.
The UK faces some significant challenges over the next decade sourcing its energy and maintaining security of supply.
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.
These are exciting times at RICS, as we get into the swing of the organisation’s 150th birthday celebrations. But in this anniversary year, we also face the future.
With PropTech becoming more than just a buzzword, we look at the challenges of securing smart buildings against cyber threats, the lessons that the technology industry has for facilities management, and the future of residential p...
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.
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.
From the Soviet project to map the world to the use of camera technology in US water management, this issue is concerned with the past and future of land measurement.
This paper presents a qualitative study that investigated occupants’ practices in two BREEAM Excellent buildings. This research investigated the levels of satisfaction of the building occupants with the thermal, lighting and aural...
Over the past few years, studies on the benefits of green building have been conducted and published. However, little scholarly attention has been paid to the need to review the existing literature on the benefits of green buildin...
The availability of adequate affordable housing is a concern for all Asian countries.
What can surveyors do to address the housing crisis? The first of our new-look issues examines the problem from a number of perspectives
With India experiencing a construction boom, and with an estimated 66% of property stock required by 2030 yet to be built, this timely piece of research investigates the perceived market demand, value premiums and workplace produc...
This joint guidance from the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS) and RICS provides advice to construction professionals who are RICS members engaged in the practice of project monitoring.
A form to be used with the RICS Scotland Standard form of consultant's appointment and RICS Scotland Short form of consultant's appointment.