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  • BCIS Infrastructure forecast
    Quantity surveying & construction

    BCIS Infrastructure forecast

    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).

  • ECB welcomes our valuation standards
    Valuation

    ECB welcomes our valuation standards

    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.

  • Governing Council election results: 17 UK Elected Seats

    Governing Council election results: 17 UK Elected Seats

    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.

  • Climate change and rapid urbanisation
    Planning & development

    Climate change and rapid urbanisation

    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?

  • A New Era for the Property Profession in Australia
    Quantity surveying & construction

    A New Era for the Property Profession in Australia

    A formal Strategic Alliance (Alliance) has been agreed between the Australian Property Institute (API) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

  • Help shape the future of your profession
    Quantity surveying & construction

    Help shape the future of your profession

    Nominations for the six 'strategic seats' has now closed. We will make our professionals aware when the voting stage will take place, this will be during December.

  • Exploring attitudes to behavioural assessment in infrastructure procurement
    Infrastructure

    Exploring attitudes to behavioural assessment in infrastructure procurement

    There is an increasing trend in infrastructure and construction procurement exercises to include an assessment and evaluation of behavioural characteristics of individuals within tendering teams.

  • High-visibility for the built environment at COP23
    Sustainability

    High-visibility for the built environment at COP23

    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.

  •  Green lending and its importance to the built environment
    Sustainability

    Green lending and its importance to the built environment

    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.

  • Facility Management can transform properties into assets
    Facilities management

    Facility Management can transform properties into assets

    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.

  • Students for students
    APC

    Students for students

    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.

  • Bill Gater FRICS, Secretary to the Profession

    Bill Gater FRICS, Secretary to the Profession

    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.

  • Dispute resolution

    Handle conflicts of interest professionally

    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.

  • isurv launches a new look and design
    Quantity surveying & construction

    isurv launches a new look and design

    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.

  • Neue Kriterien für Senior Professionals
    APC

    Neue Kriterien für Senior Professionals

    Als Resultat einer intensiven Überprüfung und Beratung gelten seit dem 1. August 2017 geänderte Anforderungen für das Senior Professional Assessment der RICS.

  • Global accreditation standards review

    Global accreditation standards review

    RICS strives to continue development and implementation of higher standards in real estate education. We have been reviewing the processes that are in place to ensure that we have a robust and workable global accreditation system.

  • The RICS accreditation team is changing

    The RICS accreditation team is changing

    The RICS accreditation team in Europe is changing and we would be please to share some updates with you.

  • Valuer registration rolls out across Europe
    Valuation

    Valuer registration rolls out across Europe

    As Germany becomes the latest country in Europe to make valuer registration mandatory, we look at how the programme is raising the profile of valuers and the profession.

  • Lead the real estate revolution through professional development
    Planning & development

    Lead the real estate revolution through professional development

    In today's fast-paced and highly competitive environment, the gap between relevance and obsolescence has the potential to grow wider every day. Organisations and individuals need to constantly adapt, anticipating new challenges and trends, and the best way to do so is through learning.

  • Uppföljning av Värderingsseminariet

    Uppföljning av Värderingsseminariet

    RICS Sveriges värderingsgrupp arrangerade ett frukostseminarium den 5 september som främst behandlade Beställarhandledningen och International Property Measurement Standard (IPMS).

  • ICMS: counting the cost of construction
    Quantity surveying & construction

    ICMS: counting the cost of construction

    When they started building the Channel Tunnel in 1988, engineers couldn’t know that they were creating one of the seven wonders of the modern world. But they should have known that it would cost £4.6 billion. They didn’t. Due to an 80% forecast error, their engineering masterpiece became the most over-budget construction project in the world.

  • RICS herziet richtlijn duurzaamheid en taxatie commercieel vastgoed
    Commercial property

    RICS herziet richtlijn duurzaamheid en taxatie commercieel vastgoed

    Voorburg, 5 september 2017 – RICS in Nederland publiceert vandaag de tweede, herziene versie van de professionele richtlijn ‘Duurzaamheid en taxatie van commercieel vastgoed’, die oorspronkelijk dateert uit 2013.

  • The passing of Christopher Green FRICS

    The passing of Christopher Green FRICS

    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.

  • Are you preparing for the APC Final Assessment?
    APC

    Are you preparing for the APC Final Assessment?

    If you’re counting down to your APC Final Assessment, it’s possible you may still have questions or concerns about what to expect. Fear not, as we’ve collated the top five key questions asked by candidates to our APC Assessors at recent Q&A sessions.

  • Fuelling a surveying career around the world
    Quantity surveying & construction

    Fuelling a surveying career around the world

    What would you do after being rejected for a place on your dream project management postgraduate course? How about enrol on a quantity surveying course, get a job with AECOM, move to Canada and oversee the management, design and construction of petrol stations in one of the biggest countries in the world? Kerhys Sterling describes her inspirational journey into surveying.