Ash dieback disease hit the headlines in 2012 with predictions of devastation, but then seemed to be forgotten. Yet in the intervening years it has continued to spread and is now threatening millions of trees across the UK.
At the core of all the services that surveyors provide is the ability to strip a building down into its component parts in their mind’s eye; this edition of Building Surveying Journal concentrates on that ability: building patholo...
Provides professional practitioners with best practice guidance relevant to the tasks and processes of design and specification for small to medium-size construction projects.
This note offers practical guidance for members in England and Wales who undertake the role of contract administrator.
The UK faces some significant challenges over the next decade sourcing its energy and maintaining security of supply.
Covers the appointment of surveyors as arbitrators, independent experts, mediators, adjudicators, and other dispute resolvers.
If a subject holds personal significance for us, we may want to supplement our knowledge by researching it further – and “significance” is a concept that is central to conservation practice.
Why does so much training relate to new-build when a quarter of UK buildings are of traditional construction?
Encompasses the wide range of physical, social, environmental and economic factors relating to sustainability that can impact on value of which valuers should be aware.
From 3D printing to building information modelling (BIM), digital transformation has permeated almost every aspect of business today, fuelling exponential growth in just-in-time and on-demand delivery processes.
To ensure a consistent global approach on a critical matter, RICS is part of a coalition working to establish International Fire Safety Standards.
A plethora of legal matters feature in this issue. We explore a case with implications for all surveyors making party wall awards, while we also look at how the new building regulations emphasise the importance of sustainable digi...
On 1 April, the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards come into force in England and Wales.
The RICS pathways and competencies framework defines the knowledge, skills, experience and level of competence required to become a chartered surveyor.
A monthly snapshot of the UK economy, focusing on the construction, housing and commercial property sectors.
These are exciting times at RICS, as we get into the swing of the organisation’s 150th birthday celebrations. But in this anniversary year, we also face the future.
Through a literature review and in-depth interviews, the study examines the position of Quantity Surveyors (QSs) in a collaborative production setting, revealing how they might collaborate with other stakeholders in construction. ...
With PropTech becoming more than just a buzzword, we look at the challenges of securing smart buildings against cyber threats, the lessons that the technology industry has for facilities management, and the future of residential p...
The implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) is accelerating within architectural practices. However, there is evidence to support the premise that lean construction principles are being underutilised. This research ...
Intended for use within the UK, this guidance is essential reading for all RICS members asked to advise in relation to renewable energy schemes.