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Fiona Mannix, 24 Apr 2018
RICS and the ICF (Institute of Chartered Foresters) were delighted to work together on their “Creating Value from Woodlands” event which took place in Oxford on the 17 April.
23 Apr 2018
It is something you do every day. As a professional working in the built environment, it is highly relevant to your working life. But how often do you really think about walking? Asks Susan Claris, Associate Director of Transport Consulting at Arup.
Paul Bagust, 23 Apr 2018
The recent IFMA-RICS Raising the Bar report found that FM as an industry is still focussed on cost and not adding the strategic value it can. Is this focus on cost driving unethical business practices? Is the Carillion collapse an indication of a fundamentally broken business model for outsourced service delivery?
21 Apr 2018
The Hitachi Rail Europe manufacturing and assembly plant in Newton Aycliffe took the overall, esteemed ‘Project of the Year, North East’ title at this year's RICS Awards, North East.
Abdul Choudhury, 20 Apr 2018
Labour has just announced a new housing green paper, setting out its housing policy for discussion.
20 Apr 2018
BCIS has been working with the specialist valuation team at Ecclesiastical Insurance Group Plc, to create the Ecclesiastical Heritage Index (EHI).
Of the most recent projects* analysed by BCIS and published on the BCIS online service, 42% were for private clients and 58% for the public sector.
19 Apr 2018
Over 25 of Scotland’s most impressive and community beneficial building projects battled it out for top honours at the RICS Awards 2018, Scotland, where the Caithness-Moray electricity network reinforcement took the overall, esteemed Scotland Project of the Year title.
Debra Ward is Strategy and Growth Director, Corporate Solutions, EMEA for JLL, where she, along with her team, help clients achieve their ambitions using new thinking and innovative property, workplace and facilities strategies.
RICS UK Construction and Infrastructure Market Survey, Q1 2018.
Facility Management (FM), as a discipline, is about much more than managing buildings and services. It is critical to how every organisation or property occupier functions successfully as a real estate investment.
18 Apr 2018
Lawrence Melton is the CEO and President of The Building People, a global real estate and FM operations organisation he founded in 2013 with the ambition of driving efficiency, investment and performance for its clients. He has more than 20 years’ experience working in FM for the Federal Government, including a long term at the White House.
The BCIS five-year forecast for the facilities management sector shows maintenance costs rising 16.5% over the next five years, while cleaning costs rise 28%.
17 Apr 2018
The rapid advancement of technology is impacting the day to day role of professionals working in the built environment sector, which in turn is changing the skills profile necessary for those entering the industry.
When using BCIS or any published indices it is important to understand how they are calculated. Most of the indices on the BCIS online database have detailed notes and definitions describing their calculation.
Tony Mulhall MRICS, 16 Apr 2018
The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) 2012 replaced around a thousand pages of planning policy which had accumulated over the years. It was intended to encourage an enabling role for planning, rather than what was characterised as a controlling role.
16 Apr 2018
BCIS is forecasting that oil prices in construction will rise by 2% in the year to Q4 2018, then by 3% per annum over the remainder of the forecast period. Oil prices are sensitive to political issues, particularly in the Middle East, which could put sudden upward pressure on prices. Consequently, oil prices are one of the biggest risks to the forecast.
As of Monday 23 April 2018, we will be closing our offices at Surveyor Court, Coventry and opening our new offices at 55 Colmore Row, Birmingham.
John Kraus, 12 Apr 2018
The built environment is changing - are you ready to harness its potential?
12 Apr 2018
Member firm, Mace Group is using its construction expertise to provide support to 85 Bee sculptures across Manchester this summer, as part of a creative event dubbed as Manchester’s biggest ever public art trail.
Studies have shown that millennials are expected to have an enormous impact on the housing market. Associate Dean and Director of the School of Real Estate, RICS School of Built Environment, Sunil Agarwal FRICS explains why it is critical for us to understand the way they think to ensure we don't alienate future home buyers.
The momentum in the UK housing market continues to slow, as buyer demand falls for the twelfth consecutive month, according to the March 2018 RICS UK Residential Market Survey.
After the release of the latest UK Residential Market Survey, we take a closer look at the markets in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Tony Mulhall MRICS, 11 Apr 2018
Bruce Katz a former Director at the Brookings Institution, a Washington think-tank on matters urban and governance, was in London earlier this week. Railing against populism and the sclerotic nation state he declared that from an early age he was ‘brainwashed to believe in hierarchy’.
Abdul Choudhury, 11 Apr 2018
Government have put forwards strong measures to tackle poor space standards and overcrowding in the Private Rental Sector (PRS) with a potential fine of up to £30,000 for those who fail to comply.
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