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Nigel Sellars FRICS, 19 Jan 2018
From 1 January 2018, all RICS professionals and regulated firms are now required to follow the global professional statement on Conflicts of Interest, 1st edition.
17 Jan 2018
The BCIS five-year forecast for the facilities management sector sees maintenance cost inflation rising by 2.3% to Q3 2018 and by a further 2.6% to Q1 2019. It is then forecast to rise by between 2.9% and 3.8% over the next three years.
11 Jan 2018
Our regular survey of the profession is now open and we welcome your views on our current performance and future priorities.
10 Jan 2018
On 23 and 24 April, the World Built Environment Forum (WBEF) Summit will assess the effect disruptive technologies are having on our cities, beginning with a keynote address from Tesla Chief Technology Officer and co-founder, J.B. Straubel.
22 Dec 2017
Five professionals have been elected to sit on the RICS Transitionary Governing Council.
18 Dec 2017
How can the profession work to help tackle world hunger and poverty? I’ve been working with a team of experts from around the world, led by Prof Pete Wyatt - Henley Business School, part of the University of Reading, to produce a guide which will do just that by focusing on improving the land valuation process in developing nations.
15 Dec 2017
«O imobiliário, ou de forma mais alargada o setor da arquitetura, engenharia e construção está finalmente a ser transfigurada pela digitalização», afirmou Francisco Rocha Antunes FRICS, Chairman do RICS em Portugal. Uma mudança «profunda e muito rápida».
14 Dec 2017
The second annual meeting of the RICS Governing Council took place in November, featuring this year's annual general meeting and the inauguration of new President John Hughes FRICS.
James Kavanagh MRICS, 08 Dec 2017
It is your opportunity to comment on the draft International Land Measurement Standard (ILMS) that aims to bring security of tenure to millions.
Dan Hughes, 06 Dec 2017
Our Tech Affiliate Program (TAP) gives companies the chance to build a professional profile and receive annual benefits while helping to increase awareness of the impact technology has on the industry.
06 Dec 2017
The award is presented to RICS candidates who are outstanding in their interviews for membership. The awards were presented in Budapest on 21 November as part of the highly successful Property Investment Forum. All the Chairs of the interviewing panels were invited to submit nominations for the Award.
04 Dec 2017
Professionals can contribute to the consultation as part of RICS’ review of its professional indemnity insurance (PII) run-off policy in the UK.
27 Nov 2017
The annual CPD Foundation Harris Debate, instigated in 2013 through a suggestion and financial contribution made by RICS Past President Jonathan Harris CBE, is an annual seminar on an engaging and highly topical theme, attended by an invited audience and broadcast live online.
14 Nov 2017
Tender prices for civil engineering work are expected to rise by an annual 4% over the next three years*, by 5% in 2021 and then by 7% in 2022 as site rates rise sharply to reflect the difficulty in obtaining labour. This is against a background of historically high new infrastructure output. (*five-year forecast from 2nd quarter 2017 to 2nd quarter 2021).
09 Nov 2017
The Red Book is now recognised in most parts of the world as a standard of reference to enhance transparency and mitigate risk. In Europe, apart from RICS professionals and regulated firms adopting and applying these standards, there is a growing number of investors, mortgage lenders and portfolio managers recommending their use.
07 Nov 2017
17 UK-based members of the profession are today elected to sit on RICS’ Transitionary Governing Council after a vote held amongst the UK membership of RICS.
James Kavanagh MRICS, 06 Nov 2017
As climate change exerts even more of malignant influence on rural livelihoods in the developing world, it really is time to consider how many of these affected nations will deal with what are essentially ‘internally displaced’ climate refugees. What measures can be used to alleviate some of the pressures on land and rapidly growing but unplanned urban environments?
06 Nov 2017
A formal Strategic Alliance (Alliance) has been agreed between the Australian Property Institute (API) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Ursula Hartenberger, 27 Oct 2017
In recognition of the crucial role the built environment plays in reducing carbon emissions, the buildings sector will enjoy high levels of visibility at this years 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23). The annual climate change conference convened by the United Nations aims to move forward the commitments made at COP21 under the Paris Agreement in 2015. COP23 takes place from 6 to 17 November 2017 in Bonn, Germany.
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.
10 Oct 2017
Trends and perspectives in Facility Management were discussed at one of our four expert panels at Expo Real, the International Trade Fair for Property and Investment in Munich.
This year RICS has supported IREC (International Real Estate Challenge) 2017 in a big way by lending our time and resources to help shape the minds of young students across Europe.
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.
Alessandra De Lisio, 29 Sep 2017
As soon as you sign-up to qualify as an RICS professional, you are required to comply with our strict rules of conduct and ethical standards. They are tailored to protect your clients, minimize the risks associated with your practice and safeguard the reputation of the whole profession. We review them periodically to align with the social, technical and legislative developments and we issue guidelines to help RICS professionals to comply with them.
29 Sep 2017
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