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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24 Apr 2012
Part of the RICS NRM suite, this volume provides detailed rules for the measurement and description of building works for the purpose of obtaining tender prices.
06 Nov 2014
This guidance note is designed for use by land, engineering and measured building surveyors who are acting in an advisory capacity and by survey knowledgeable clients who specify their own surveys.
23 Jan 2018
The bases of value contained with the Code of measuring practice, 6th edition applies to all building classes except offices and residential buildings.
07 Nov 2014
NRM provides a standard set of measurement rules and essential guidance for the cost management of construction projects and maintenance works.
08 Nov 2007
This note provides guidance on acceptable procedures for the calibration and testing of Electromagnetic Distance Measurement (EDM) instruments.
11 Aug 2015
This guidance note should be used as a source of reference for quantity surveyors (QS) or cost managers when BIM has been implemented in the life cycle of a project. It offers an awareness of BIM and provides readers with recommendations for good practice when producing measurement outputs.
© RICS 2018
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