In this issue of the Construction Journal, we highlight new developments in international standards, namely, the publication of the International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS).
Lately it seems that a day doesn’t go by without a new report or article being published that assesses the health of the construction industry.
We look at why contracts are crucial to any project’s success, the range of contracts available – and how they affect the procurement processes.
It only seems like yesterday that we were welcoming in 2017, and yet here we are again. So what’s coming over the hill in 2018?
Sustainability, environment, social value – this issue explores these terms and more as we take a look at the bigger picture for construction and the impact of our work.
How do you manage yourself, your team and your business when errors occur in the construction industry?
The last issue 2017 explores a topic that has continued to develop throughout the year – technology.
Heritage can present itself to us in many forms. Traditionally, the word conjures up monuments of positive significance, so we rarely think of its potentially negative connotations. But it is wise to challenge our preconceptions a...
Why does so much training relate to new-build when a quarter of UK buildings are of traditional construction?
This issue of focuses on quantification and on programming and planning.
Ensuring fire safety can be problematic when dealing with flat entrance doors.
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.
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...
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...
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.
To ensure a consistent global approach on a critical matter, RICS is part of a coalition working to establish International Fire Safety Standards.
As we head into the new year, "Building Surveying Journal" has an energetic theme.
As editor of the Building Conservation Journal, I constantly find myself looking at material that is completely new to me.
When you see the word “conservation”, the terms “protection” and “prevention” are never too far behind. The presence of heritage buildings, materials and other artefacts is a direct consequence of this. But what goes on behind the...