Guidance notes provide advice to practitioners on all aspects of the profession. Where procedures are recommended for specific professional tasks, these documents are intended to embody 'best practice'.
All practitioners must inform themselves of new and updated guidance notes within a reasonable time of their promulgation in order to remain professionally competent. When an allegation of professional negligence is made against a surveyor, the court is likely to take into account any relevant guidance notes published by RICS in deciding whether or not the surveyor acted with reasonable competence.
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22 Apr 2013
Provides practical guidance to those involved in the commissioning or procurement of project management services, as well as RICS members undertaking the role of project manager in relation to building works contracts.
30 Mar 2012
Written in the context of construction projects, this guidance examines design delivery management (DDM), situating it as a key process that connects the various aspects of the construction value chain.
16 Sep 2014
Outlines the principles of effective stakeholder engagement, providing readers with practical guidance through a series of 'real world' case examples and advice from experienced practitioners.
14 Mar 2013
Based on law and practice in Scotland, this publication offers guidance to members acting as adjudicators to disputes relating to works carried out under construction contracts.
12 Aug 2009
Covering the stages of a project from inception to commencement on site, this note offers best practice guidance for property professionals involved in development management of construction projects.
22 Mar 2007
Guidance for members filling the role of project monitor, discussing aspects of best practice and the various types of project monitoring.
03 Jul 2009
Aimed at surveyors in practice, this guidance note shows how the overarching concept of sustainability relates to the entire range of practice disciplines that make up the surveying profession.
07 May 2009
This guidance deals with the strategic and procedural matters that must be considered when carrying out building maintenance works.
07 Nov 2014
NRM provides a standard set of measurement rules and essential guidance for the cost management of construction projects and maintenance works.
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