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20 Oct 2017
Your 2018 RICS professional fee will be due soon, and depending on your personal circumstances you may be entitled to receive a concession and pay a discounted fee.
Stephanie Bentley, 20 Oct 2017
Technology and the ever-increasing availability of data is changing almost every aspect of the way we live our lives, from the way we travel and communicate to the way we design, construct and respond to the built environment. We caught up with leading thinkers at Digital Construction Week (DCW), a UK-based event series dedicated to digital construction, engineering, design, manufacturing, and operation. Here's what we learned.
Jeanie Chan, 19 Oct 2017
RICS and Macdonald & Company released its 11th Annual Salary and Benefits Study for the Asian property sector. The survey revealed that the age group between 25-30 years old received the largest average salary increase, as a result of employers being willing to offer attractive compensation packages to young professionals.
18 Oct 2017
Lloyds Banking Group launched the first-of-its-kind initiative to support clients to reduce CO2 emissions from their real estate assets in March 2016. With the built environment responsible for almost 40% of energy consumption, as well as 36% of carbon emissions in the UK, incentivising and supporting green improvements for real estate clients is a priority area for Lloyds.
16 Oct 2017
We have launched an insight paper today which explores the impact of using artificial Intelligence (AI) in the built environment, and the urgent need for industry professionals to understand how it will influence their role, as the future will rely less on human labour and more on technology.
Amanda Clack FRICS, 09 Oct 2017
Unusually, by the time I hand over the Presidency, I will have been in office for nearly 17 months. This has been an incredible period of my life, and it has been a real honour to represent our profession around the world, working with our fabulous staff teams.
09 Oct 2017
Could you contribute to your profession at the highest level? We’re now inviting our professionals to form part, through election, of our Governing Council, the decision-making body that sets the long-term direction of RICS.
Amanda Clack FRICS, 05 Oct 2017
Having completed a year trialling the new role of Secretary I’m sad to announce that Bill Gater FRICS has reluctantly decided to step down a year early from that role and will be spending more time on his business interests.
Jeanie Chan, 04 Oct 2017
In response to a recent public views collection exercise on the consultancy study report on Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer of the Hong Kong SAR Government, the Hong Kong Board Geomatics Committee collated views from RICS professionals and submitted a response in end September.
29 Sep 2017
The new redesigned isurv has launched today, with improved layout and functionality, making it easier to locate and digest the information that matters to you.
Jeanie Chan, 28 Sep 2017
After a successful launch event of the Hong Kong Board Diversity and Inclusion Committee earlier this year, the Committee brought back professionals from their summer sojourns to a networking cocktail at Mezcalito, a cozy bar with wonderful views of the Central skyline in September. Member of the Committee Dr Mayank Kaul MRICS gave an account of the event.
26 Sep 2017
With the use of technology in surveying growing and research showing that children aged 12 to 15 are spending an average of 13 hours a week gaming, could playing Minecraft or having a gaming background be new criteria on your graduate or apprenticeship applications?
Jeanie Chan, 26 Sep 2017
Located in the south eastern part of China, the Guangdong–Hong Kong–Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) is composed of nine cities in Guangdong province, Hong Kong and Macau. It is one of China’s three main economic regions. We have recently consolidated views regarding the development of the GBA.
Sean Ellison, 26 Sep 2017
China has been a key pillar in supporting global investment flows into property in recent years. Overseas real estate investment from China has grown rapidly since 2012, as shown in Chart 1.
Stephanie Bentley, 21 Sep 2017
Recent years have seen advances in technology that are impacting on all areas of the economy and the real estate industry is of no exception. Whilst it is true that some technology is being developed simply for technology’s sake, others are adding real value to the work of a professional.
Jeanie Chan, 18 Sep 2017
The “benchmark for success” and the industry’s “highest recognition of property professionals’ achievements” – this is how industry specialists describe our showcase annual event, the RICS Awards, Hong Kong.
11 Sep 2017
Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) appears differently throughout each of the four seasons, meaning it can be a constant thorn in a homeowner’s side.
What’s the critical difference between being a quantity surveyor, a project manager in construction, or a commercial manager in infrastructure? Richard Graham FRICS, leader of our new distance learning course in Infrastructure Commercial Management, outlines how students will learn a new set of skills that augment their existing construction-based capabilities.
08 Sep 2017
From humble beginnings on Southport's building sites to the relocation of Christie’s auction house in New York, Jonathan Andrew MRICS explains why moving to work in the US was the best decision he ever made in his own words.
Jeanie Chan, 01 Sep 2017
We congratulate Mr Alvin Leung MRICS for his appointment as the Chair of Hong Kong Board Matrics Committee with effect from 1 September 2017 for a term of two years.
31 Aug 2017
Scans of heritage buildings that used to take weeks can now be done in hours thanks to mobile-mapping technology. Senior Project Manager for Oxford Archaeology Jamie Quartermaine relates his experience of scanning three such buildings in Israel in just two days.
Sean Ellison, 31 Aug 2017
As I've written before, China has a debt problem; however, given the magnitude of the issue, concern does not appear to be widespread.
Amanda Clack FRICS, 30 Aug 2017
No one who saw the pictures of the horrific scenes of the Grenfell Tower fire in London can have felt anything other than shock and deepest sympathy for the victims, their families, friends and all those affected.
29 Aug 2017
It is with great sadness that we have heard that Governing Council member Christopher Green FRICS passed away on Sunday 27 August 2017. He served on the Council for six years.
25 Aug 2017
We recently met with two professionals to discuss the potential skills shortage which the industry is facing. To stimulate debate, we posed the following statement - never mind millennials, we should recognise the ability of experienced surveyors to learn and adapt. Discuss.
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