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21 Mar 2018
Bradley Parker stresses the importance of fire protection in a maintenance schedule.
John Kraus, 20 Mar 2018
The built environment is changing - are you ready to harness its potential?
19 Mar 2018
Charles Ostroumoff is a Director of Arca Property Risk Management. He talks about the benefits of his RICS status and how being qualified in both finance and real estate helps him talk authoritatively in both worlds.
Matt Farman assesses the possible fallout from the Grenfell Tower fire for professional indemnity insurance.
Stephanie Bentley, 19 Mar 2018
Changes in working environments are well documented – a more mobile workforce, a more connected workforce, and the continued blurring of the boundaries between work and home life. The exponential rise of co-working spaces is testament to the growing appeal of workspaces that are able to flex to accommodate these changing needs.
16 Mar 2018
During the third day at MIPIM, RICS continued its series of events dedicated to the impact of new technologies in the property profession.
15 Mar 2018
Day two continued to see new technologies at the centre of MIPIM discussions, with Maarten Vermeulen FRICS, RICS Managing Director for Europe presenting the findings of RICS' research paper: “Artificial Intelligence: what it means for the built environment”.
Following the Grenfell Tower fire, Anthony Taylor and Richard Edwards offer a detailed rundown of the roles and responsibilities for ensuring safety.
14 Mar 2018
Day one at MIPIM saw RICS explain how we are leading the debate on the future of the industry on a global scale. Here’s a round-up from the first day.
13 Mar 2018
To prepare professionals for the technological breakthroughs impacting the built environment, RICS is proud to announce its Technology Affiliate Programme (TAP) aimed at propelling the property industry towards what has been called “the fourth industrial revolution”.
Jeffrey Matsu, 09 Mar 2018
Harnessing the creative energy of tech savvy youth into productive careers in the built environment will help us deliver the industrial transformation that society urgently requires to tackle issues related to the economy, environment and social mobility.
08 Mar 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.
Director of Arcadis Indonesia, Jakarta, Natalia Pujiyanti was one of the first construction professionals in Indonesia to gain MRICS status. She has worked her way up to become a Director with a passion for sharing knowledge with junior staff, but how did she get there? Natalia tells us in her own words.
Managing Director, East and South-West China at Colliers International Lina Wong MRICS was the real estate industry’s first female MD for Shanghai and now manages more than 200 professionals in one of the key cities in global real estate, but how did she get there? Lina tells us in her own words.
The indicators for future activity in the UK housing market remain subdued, according to the February 2018 RICS UK Residential Market Survey.
05 Mar 2018
RICS will use the influential platform at the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference in Washington D.C. to canvass for further input on the ground-breaking International Land Measurement Standards (ILMS).
Five shortlisted female professionals are set to break new glass ceilings in the traditionally male-dominated property and real estate industry at the upcoming inaugural Women of the Future Southeast Asia Awards on 20 March.
02 Mar 2018
How do cities such as Christchurch, New Zealand, which has suffered major natural disasters, attract the people, investment and entrepreneurs they need to rebuild their economies? We asked Chief Executive Officer of Development Christchurch Limited (DCL) Rob Hall FRICS how the city is regenerating after the earthquakes in 2010 and 2011.
01 Mar 2018
The retail and logistics real-estate sector needs to be aware of the impact that the autonomous vehicles revolution will have, write Ian Craig and Mary Liu.
28 Feb 2018
Governing Council election result: Strategic seat for Land
Stephanie Bentley, 27 Feb 2018
Feedback from our conferences, survey results and anecdotal claims from our professionals have shown that ‘PropTech’ is a topic on which the industry at large would like to know more.
Alexander Aronsohn FRICS, 26 Feb 2018
The third building class in the series of International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS) has been released.
26 Feb 2018
The RICS Regulatory Board is considering changes to firm regulation.
23 Feb 2018
Maureen Ehrenberg FRICS, CRE, is President of Global Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) at JLL. An internationally recognised expert in the facility management field, Ehrenberg provides strategic direction and expertise to a team of over 30,000 who currently manage more than 1.5 billion square feet of property globally. She also holds a seat on the IFMA board, where she was Global Chair in 2016.
A 62-storey residential tower, Empire Melbourne, has been delivered two months ahead of its completion date. In response to a recent article about this in the Australian Financial Review, Probuild's Estimator and Cost Planner Shannon McKenzie MRICS explains how applying production methods used in the automotive industry helped achieve this.
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