Our standards and guidance cover all areas of surveying practice and embody best practice. They fall into the following categories: professional statements, practice statements, codes of practice, and guidance notes.
RICS standards and professional guidance are available free of charge to all and you can download PDF versions of the publications below. Check the side-bar options to refine the listed items by topic or professional group, or search for specific guidance using the search box above. Some RICS professional guidance publications can be bought from the RICS Shop.
Members should note that when an allegation of professional negligence is made against a surveyor, the court is likely to take into account the contents of any relevant professional guidance published by RICS in deciding whether or not the surveyor has acted with reasonable competence.
Outdated guidance is archived, however you can still obtain a reference copy by contacting our library.
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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.
17 Jun 2013
Provides professional practitioners with best practice guidance relevant to the tasks and processes of design and specification for small to medium-size construction projects.
18 Apr 2016
Focusing on the fundamental question of why projects fail, this guidance outlines some of the most commonly occurring reasons for failure and offers practical solutions in the context of applying the lessons learned.
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.
20 Nov 2017
This guidance mandates a whole life approach to reducing carbon emissions within the built environment. It sets out specific mandatory principles and supporting guidance for the interpretation and implementation of EN 15978 methodology.
06 Jun 2010
This guidance note sets out best practice guidelines for surveyors and clients on the use of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) in land surveying and mapping.
14 Oct 2011
Relating solely to existing buildings in the UK, this paper gives recommendations for the diagnosis, remedy and prevention of failures in a variety of flat roof weathering materials.
31 May 2011
This paper provides a definition for the term 'green infrastructure' and explores the role it plays within built-up areas.
30 Aug 2016
Provides an accessible introduction to level 2 BIM, highlighting the important implications and considerations for building surveyors.
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