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RICS Building Surveying Conference, Scotland 2018

The latest policy updates, market opportunities and future trends impacting the sector

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Thu 15 Nov 2018
08:45 AM - 04:45 PM
Hampden Park, Glasgow, G42 9BA
5 hours formal CPD


£175 + VAT


The annual RICS Building Surveying Conference will provide you with technical insight, legal updates and the latest developments impacting the built environment sector and the surveying profession.

A key feature of this year’s agenda is examining and reflecting on the recent tragedies of fire incidents and the school closures which has been a spotlight on fire safety standards, structural damage and health and safety. Our expert speakers will explore the above topics to identify best practice and strategies to ensure you are adhering to the highest standards.

The conference sees the return of the ever-popular breakout session that focus on subjects that will impact your day-to-day practice including dilapidations and disputes. Another breakout session will explore the role technology will play today, tomorrow and over the coming years and how you can utilise this to yours and your clients benefit.

Attending this conference gives you the opportunity to benefit from the knowledge of our expert speakers, ensuring you remain at the forefront of your profession and are equipped to provide the best advice to your clients in common areas of practice.


Industry leading speakers include:

  • Douglas Smith, Executive Director, CBRE Ltd
  • Anthony Walker, Director, Trident Building Consultancy Ltd
  • Derek Nash, Partner – Head of Commercial Property, Lindsays
  • John Bet, Partner – Dispute Resolution and Litigation, Lindsays
  • Jon Rowling, Technical Partner, TFT
  • Lynn Richmond, Associate, BTO Solicitors LLP
  • Greig Adams, Divisional Director, Capita
  • Mark Catchlove, Herman Miller

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Highlights of the conference include:

  • Economic update – Get up-to-date on the latest market and economic conditions across Scotland and understand how the construction sector is performing
  • PropTech – potential to positively disrupt Building Surveying - Discover the potential benefits that these new technologies could have for your daily practice and how to use them to your greatest advantage
  • Structural damage and quality of monitoring – Know how to spot and identify structural movement and fundamental defects in buildings. Review the principles and lessons learned from the school closures across Scotland to understand how this could be prevented in the future
  • Health and safety – Understand the surveyor’s duty on site and their roles and responsibilities. Hear a roundup of the latest legislations and regulations and an update on the CDM Regulations. 
  • The Office is Dead - At a time when there is an increased focus on the digital workplace, what role does the physical workplace play and are its days numbered? What are the pros and cons of virtual and physical working? Our expert speaker will examine internal and external research sources from around the globe to answer these questions and many more.


Build your surveying network

You’ve told us that networking is an important part of your conference experience. So, we’ve set aside times in the day to give you a chance to network with like-minded professionals, including your peers and our expert panel of speakers.

A two-course networking lunch (included in the price of your ticket) provides a great opportunity to refuel, catch up with colleagues, and make new contacts operating in your area of expertise.

As part of our conference exhibition, sector-specific exhibitors will introduce the latest products and services to you to add value to your business.


Group discounts:

  • Book 3 or more places and get 10% off
  • Book 5 or more places and get 15% off
  • Book 7 or more places and get 20% off

Book before 26 September to benefit from the Early Bird discount

  • RICS Professionals £175 + VAT
  • Non-RICS Professionals £236.25 + VAT
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