Heritage can present itself to us in many forms. Traditionally, the word conjures up monuments of positive significance, so we rarely think of its potentially negative connotations. But it is wise to challenge our preconceptions a...
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...
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.
Ensuring fire safety can be problematic when dealing with flat entrance doors.
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.
The UK faces some significant challenges over the next decade sourcing its energy and maintaining security of supply.
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...
Why does so much training relate to new-build when a quarter of UK buildings are of traditional construction?
To ensure a consistent global approach on a critical matter, RICS is part of a coalition working to establish International Fire Safety Standards.
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.
As the new academic year starts, the theme of this issue is education, and we focus on careers and training in particular.
As we head into the new year, "Building Surveying Journal" has an energetic theme.
When you see the word “conservation”, the terms “protection” and “prevention” are never too far behind. The presence of heritage buildings, materials and other artefacts is a direct consequence of this. But what goes on behind the...
There is a revolution going on in the development and application of satellite technology, and much of it is highly relevant to surveyors.
This issue asks whether lessons can be learned from the US suburb of Levittown, Pennsylvania in building affordable homes quickly and cheaply in the UK today.
The notion of selling nature seems, at first, to be rather uncouth. You might wonder what a romantic poet such as Wordsworth would have made of it.
As editor of the Building Conservation Journal, I constantly find myself looking at material that is completely new to me.
You will all have seen extensive media coverage of the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower in west London in June, and our condolences go out to those whose lives have been affected. RICS will be submitting a response to the public in...
Whether it’s the hazards of the outback or identifying fire risks, surveying safely is our watchword this issue.