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Outdated guidance is archived, however you can still obtain a reference copy by contacting our library.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.
01 May 2008
A construction design and management (CDM) form to use with the RICS Scotland Standard form of consultant's appointment and RICS Scotland Short form of consultant's appointment.
A construction design and management (CDM) form to use with the RICS Standard form of consultant's appointment and RICS Short form of consultant's appointment.
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.
18 Jul 2013
Examines communications in an industry context, covering how clear, consistent communication via different media enables stakeholders to play their part in delivering a successful project.
25 Jul 2013
This guidance provides a summary of the purpose and process of both cost analysis and construction project benchmarking.
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.
12 Feb 2018
A form to be used with the RICS Scotland Standard form of consultant's appointment, and RICS Scotland Short form of consultant's appointment.
A form to be used with the RICS Standard form of consultant's appointment, and RICS Short form of consultant's appointment.
A form to be used with the RICS Short form of consultant's appointment.
A form to be used with the RICS Scotland Standard form of consultant's appointment and RICS Scotland Short form of consultant's appointment.
A form to be used with the RICS standard form of consultant's appointment and RICS Short form of consultant's appointment.
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.
04 May 2010
This guidance note summarises what is meant by ‘change’ and how it is valued under JCT, NEC and FIDIC forms of contract.
13 Dec 2010
Concerned with the tender process and procedure rather than procurement, this note provides guidance on perceived barriers to the wide-scale adoption of e-tendering within the construction industry.
15 Apr 2011
This note offers practical guidance for members in England and Wales who undertake the role of contract administrator.
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.
12 Jun 2011
Based on the law in England, Wales and Scotland, this note gives guidance to health and safety responsibilities at both a corporate level (for all sizes of organisation) and that of the individual property professional.
01 Jun 2011
This guidance summarises what is meant by ‘acceleration’ in the construction industry; it also looks at how acceleration can be achieved and how it can be valued.
22 Mar 2007
Guidance for members filling the role of project monitor, discussing aspects of best practice and the various types of project monitoring.
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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