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John Kraus, 21 Feb 2018
The built environment is changing - are you ready to harness its potential?
Claudia Conway, 21 Feb 2018
Propteq Europe 2018 brought together suppliers and users of technology in real estate from across Europe and beyond – over 270 delegates from 37 countries. Informal discussion groups highlighted the burning issues in the industry and a number of themes echoed throughout the day.
David Morgan, 21 Feb 2018
The future of the M4 relief road proposal remains clouded in political uncertainty with some political stakeholders pushing for a standalone vote on the proposal in order to block it.
21 Feb 2018
The BCIS Online featured project for February 2018, submitted by Gleeds, is the recently tendered £233,742,823 Specialist and critical care centre in Llanfrechfa, Cwmbran.
Singapore has gone through a remarkable transformation from British colonial trading port 200 years ago, to first-world economy in little over 50 years. Now, with government setting its sights on the next frontier, award-winning architect, academic, author and TV presenter Jason Pomeroy explains what challenges Singapore may face as it plans to become the world’s first "smart nation".
20 Feb 2018
In April 2018, the new legal standard for minimum energy efficiency (MEES) will apply to commercial and domestic buildings which are to be let.
Commercial construction output for 2017 as a whole shows quite strong growth of 5%. However, in the second half of 2017, output fell by 5% compared with the first half.
19 Feb 2018
BCIS is receiving an increasing number of projects let on target cost contracts. There are now over 200 health projects let through Procure 21+ on the BCIS database, most of which were let on NEC target cost contracts.
We have reviewed our pathways to professional qualification, which will launch on 1 August 2018. We’re publishing the new content now so, if you’re a candidate, employer, assessor or have an interest in RICS assessments, you can see the changes.
16 Feb 2018
UK laws brought in during 2016 made it illegal to sell ivory which is less than 70 years old, but stopped short of a total ban.
14 Feb 2018
Effective supply chain engagement, progressive procurement and collaborative forms of contract can bring added value in the delivery of an infrastructure project.
Robert Mallett, 14 Feb 2018
Most of us are familiar with the Oyster Card and contactless ticketing technology that has made major improvements to the travel experience across London.
Kim Bailey, 14 Feb 2018
A chartered surveyor – and keen private pilot – has beat tough competition from all over the world to win an international flying competition.
Ben Elder FRICS, 13 Feb 2018
Risk is a word that is frequently used but less often well understood. Property valuation is an area of surveyors’ work where so much rests on the professional advice given to the client. We have updated our risk, liability and insurance in valuation work, guidance note.
13 Feb 2018
After years of valuation and tax experience in the UK, Nicola embarked on a backpacking trip to Australia, where, after running out of funds, she started her own firm. What was she thinking? Nicola tells us in her own words.
Farmland prices remain relatively steady compared to a year earlier according to the RICS/RAU UK Rural Land Market Survey, H2 2017.
Hew Edgar, 12 Feb 2018
The Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee’s Call for Evidence on the Planning (Scotland) Bill recently closed, with oral evidence sessions forthcoming
12 Feb 2018
The BCIS average prices section provides a statistical analysis of the costs of projects, which can be used to provide a budget for a project. The costs can be adjusted for location and date.
09 Feb 2018
We are making a number of changes to the rules of our Designated Professional Body (DPB) scheme. The scheme enables us to regulate our firms for general insurance distribution activities, on behalf of the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
A recent court case highlights the importance of order of cost estimates to set reasonable budgets and elemental cost planning in ensuring that a design develops within budget.
The Tender Price Indices for 2017 have been revised. The latest recalculation shows that prices rose strongly throughout the year.
Sean Ellison, 08 Feb 2018
Mainland Chinese demand has significantly shaped property markets globally, eliciting a response from both professionals and policymakers. This has been particularly true for mainland Chinese purchases of overseas housing, which has reshaped residential property markets across Asia Pacific and beyond.
08 Feb 2018
The UK housing market has started the new year off in a similar fashion to the closing stages of 2017, according to the January 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.
06 Feb 2018
Ombudsman Services has announced that it will no longer be offering alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services with regard to building surveyors, managing agents, estate agents and letting agents, and their services, from 6 August 2018.
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