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14 Aug 2018
Following his review of different facade types, Diego Alves looks at the performance of modern systems during fires.
Stephanie Bentley, 13 Aug 2018
We have pools of information larger than any library mankind has ever built at our finger tips; communication with anyone in any location in the world can happen instantly; new modes of production with robotics and 3D printing are available for very reasonable costs; and finance and banking models are being transformed through digital currencies.
09 Aug 2018
Governments around the world are doing more than ever to combat corruption and money laundering, however, money laundering, bribery and corruption still pose a significant economic, social and legal threat to economies and financial systems worldwide.
The most striking feature of the July 2018 survey is the continued reduction of new property being put on the market in the lettings sector with 9% more respondents seeing a fall rather than rise in New Landlord Instructions. This is the eighth consecutive quarter in which this indicator has recorded a negative number.
07 Aug 2018
The Asian Development Bank's Principal Energy Specialist, Sohail Hasnie, explains how a clear-air revolution starts with electric vehicles, but the transition won't be an easy one.
06 Aug 2018
Significant trends – rapid urbanisation, climate change, resource scarcity – weigh ever heavier on our built and natural environments.
Partner at Kensington Swan Henry Brandts-Giesen considers the privacy implications of extending anti-money laundering legislation.
Looking to 2020 and beyond, we expect a shift in workspace-demand due to the influence of the Generation Y and Z workforce and possible mass adoption of AI. In an RICS-Colliers International report launched at our recent Corporate Real Estate Conference, we investigate key changes that will impact corporate real estate and discuss how occupiers and developers can harness the potential of this change.
02 Aug 2018
RICS is pleased to announce the appointment of Nimish Gupta FRICS as Managing Director for South Asia, with effect from 1 August 2018.
01 Aug 2018
The European Commission has published the state of play of the Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance.
Recent political scandals have impacted public trust in Brazil’s public institutions. Political corruption has resulted in mismanaged infrastructure projects impacting viability of public transportation, waste, water, energy and other public services.
Sean Tompkins, 30 Jul 2018
Fundamental disruption to long-established status-quos within the built and natural environments is changing the industry at a rate faster than ever before. As a professional body, we have a responsibility to lead, through both ideas and actions.
30 Jul 2018
It’s been a year since a global coalition of organisations working in the construction sector launched the International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS) in Canada last July.
29 Jul 2018
A handful of years ago hardly anyone except tech geeks had heard of blockchain. Today, the digital world is abuzz with claims that the system’s decentralised database technology has ushered in a new internet that is transforming the way people do business in every sector of the economy, real estate included.
Sean Ellison, 26 Jul 2018
Results from the Q2 Global Commercial Property Monitor show that the positive momentum across most Asia-Pacific markets in Q1 continued into Q2, though at a slightly more subdued pace. Although some markets were seen to be in the later stages of the cycle, expectations for rent and capital growth are indicative of a "soft landing" rather than anything more severe.
25 Jul 2018
Bribery and corruption remains a problem in India, in part due to an eco-system that makes professionals especially vulnerable to financial crimes.
24 Jul 2018
What is the best way to attract new talent to cities with declining populations? We spoke to Research Fellow at Tokyo Foundation Shoko Yoshihara, and President of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Haruaki Deguchi, who share their two points of view.
23 Jul 2018
RICS regulation is going to undertake its first thematic Review. This is research, with the help of the research company Research by Design, into a specific area of risk in surveying work, practice, or the implementation of a standard.
Ilana B.R. Rosenzweig, 23 Jul 2018
In recent months, we have learnt of situations where RICS quantity surveyors have conducted valuations. This is only permissible if the surveyor is a Registered Valuer, who is competent to perform the work and complies with all RICS' rules and standards.
18 Jul 2018
The continent of Africa is going to take up a bigger and bigger share of the planning and development agenda in the coming decades, with its phenomenal projected population growth, rapid urbanisation and complex problems.
These 12 competitors represent Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia and China, Europe, Middle East and Northern Africa, North America, Oceania, South East Asia, South and Central America, South Asia and the UK.
12 Jul 2018
RICS is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Nicholl as Managing Director for Southeast Asia, Australasia and Japan.
Sales activity in the UK housing market remained subdued, according to the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey.
10 Jul 2018
RICS has joined more than 30 organisations from around the world to develop landmark industry standards to address fire safety in buildings.
05 Jul 2018
Vietnam offers significant opportunities to those willing to adapt to the nuances of working in a developing nation, but foreign investors must follow due diligence and be willing to take on a higher level of risk than they would in a more mature market. These were the views of a highly experienced panel who discussed the opportunities for developers seeking to operate in Vietnam.
© RICS 2018
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