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  • Environment

    Big data, smart cities, intelligent buildings – surveying in a digital world

    Big data is a term used to refer to large, complex data sets that cannot be analysed using traditional data analysis techniques. The use of big data is becoming a key basis of competition and growth for professional firms, and it is already affecting every area of business activity including real estate, construction and the built environment.

  • Global Trends in Data Capture and Management in Real Estate and Construction

    Global Trends in Data Capture and Management in Real Estate and Construction

    As part of our participation at the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23), the annual United Nations (UN) member summit on climate change, we have launched a new report which that pulls together insights gained from members of the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (Global ABC). The Global ABC is made up of UN member states and sector leaders in the building sector, including RICS.