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15 Jul 2018
We are pleased to announce the introduction of an RICS Working Group in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
12 Jul 2018
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.
Chris Nicholl FRICS, 03 Jul 2018
Around the world, governments, organisations and professionals are faced with the challenge of identifying and mitigating the risks posed by corruption, bribery, money laundering and terrorist financing.
28 Jun 2018
After almost 1,200 entries and over two weeks of deliberation, our regional judging panels of experts, RICS professionals and partners have narrowed the list down to a total of just 48 competitors.
The new survey of the profession is now open and we would welcome your views on our current performance and future priorities.
Sean Ellison, 28 Jun 2018
Official data shows that tighter credit conditions are beginning to act as a drag on the Chinese economy, but what affect is this having on real estate companies?
26 Jun 2018
What are the implications of the Greater Bay Area (GBA) on Hong Kong’s 2030+ city strategy? This was a question tackled by Arcadis’ Global Director of Cities Mr John Batten at our recent Hong Kong Annual Conference, who elaborated on the subject from four key areas.
24 Jun 2018
Arbitration has been used to settle commercial disputes in many areas for hundreds of years. The process of using arbitration, rather than the courts has become more common, with the regional construction sector making it their preferred method to resolve disputes.
20 Jun 2018
Whatever their actual job title, clerks of works perform a vital role in construction projects writes Rachel Morris.
Robert Jackson , 20 Jun 2018
The view from the Middle East outlines how RICS' public consultation will boost the profession while minimising exposure to financial crime.
17 Jun 2018
To demonstrate to regional stakeholders how the International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS) can be used effectively in Qatar, RICS and Turner & Townsend Qatar, a global supporter of the ICMS, conducted a mapping exercise of the commonly used Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement (CESMM), to ICMS.
15 Jun 2018
With productivity proving a persistent issue, Anthony Walker explains how data can best be harnessed to boost output.
With the opening of the RICS’ public consultation on a new professional statement to help property professionals and regulated firms address the risks posed by bribery and corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing, we take a deeper look at the threat of Anti-Money Laundering in the UK and why there is a collective necessity to tackle it.
With the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards newly in effect, Daniel Montlake and Sivan Gelb examine their potential impact on the market.
14 Jun 2018
Today marks an important milestone for the Energy Efficient Mortgages Initiative, with the official launch of the Energy Efficient Mortgages Pilot Scheme, on the occasion of the Energy Efficient Mortgages Events in Windsor, UK.
The May RICS UK Residential Market Survey has shown a few signs of life as houses start to come back on to the market, but overall activity has remained flat and is looking unlikely to gain any impetus in the near term.
13 Jun 2018
RICS and Ashghal hosted a seminar on Tuesday, 5 June at Ashghal’s offices, to discuss best practices in Qatar’s construction industry.
12 Jun 2018
Many contradictory predictions are being made about the impact of artificial intelligence in the workplace. Chris Hoar investigates some of the threats and opportunities for professionals.
A new standard to inform global benchmarks on measuring retail buildings is open for consultation.
11 Jun 2018
Organisations are subject to continual change, yet their facilities often remain static, impeding progress that is critical to business success. We ask Dave Wilson, FRICS, IFMA Fellow and Director of Effective Facilities Ltd, how facilities managers can manage change to ensure that it bridges the gap between what an organisation has and what it needs.
Sean Tompkins, 11 Jun 2018
Devolve more power to the West Midlands so Birmingham can reach its true potential as a world class city is the rallying call from RICS, as it underlines its commitment to the city by opening new offices at 55 Colmore Row.
08 Jun 2018
In our 150th year, we're recognising the achievements and contributions of the profession, past and present.
05 Jun 2018
The International Mineral Valuation Committee (IMWAL) has boosted the harmonisation of valuing mineral assets through the release of the third edition of their standards.
04 Jun 2018
Meet Julie Fittock, a Chartered Surveyor (GP) working for Cushman and Wakefield, as part of a team contracted to carry out Property Portfolio Management for the London Borough of Bromley.
© RICS 2018
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