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28 Apr 2018
Urban construction projects are renowned for their dynamic complexities, which can adversely affect the external stakeholders surrounding the project. Complex collaboration and communication amongst stakeholders has resulted in the fast development of ICT in the construction industry, which tends to lag behind other industries considering technological advancements. Therefore, this paper aims to identify and document methods of ICT and emerging technologies used in the management and engagement of external stakeholders on urban construction projects.
Greater understanding and implementation of Supply Chain Management (SCM) practices may help construction firms to survive and remain competitive. However, there is little evidence that SCM practices are utilised in construction firms, particularly subcontractors. This research study examines the SCM practices implemented by UK construction subcontractors and tests the proposition that firms with higher SCM maturity levels experience superior firm performance.
25 Apr 2018
Postmasburg is a rural small mining town in South Africa that has seen recent expansion in its population. To plan and provide services for these expanding mining operations, a tripartite entity was formed between the local government (municipality) and two mining companies. This paper assesses the success of the tripartite entity against the background of a hybrid approach of governance.
26 Mar 2018
This insight paper provides an introduction to MEES and the potential impact of the regulations on UK property management and valuation.
23 Mar 2018
This insight paper summarises the key challenges and opportunities of sharing construction cost data as well as outlining the main points for further debate. This paper will be widely distributed to elicit more comprehensive and representative views from the industry and its clients.
08 Mar 2018
Ecosystem damage over the last 50 years of the twentieth century was greater than in any comparable period of human history, with estimates that the demands of contemporary global society effectively consume 1.5 ‘Planet Earths’. There is a pressing need to use landscapes and other ecosystems in more sustainable and integrated ways. This regenerative landscapes report highlights the need and the means for rebuilding carrying capacity across rural, urban and other cultural landscapes, with a significant emphasis on water.
07 Mar 2018
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.
Sander Scheurwater, 18 Dec 2017
The relevance of real estate valuations for institutional investors and banks – views from a European expert group
Paul Bagust, 22 Nov 2017
The way business is conducted is changing. Many of the roles that will exist in 2030 will combine skills in ways not imagined today. It’s been clear from employers of all types – big and small, public and private – that a stronger emphasis on technology is going to be needed as an enabler of business performance.
22 Nov 2017
Property services, along with frontline services, are now firmly in the spotlight for sharing or integration in some form. RICS commissioned a research project to understand the pace of change of shared property services in the public sector.
03 Nov 2017
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.
16 Oct 2017
“The time is ripe, even overdue, to take a cold, hard look at what a highly disruptive technology could do to the industry.” From the design and construction of a building through to managing and maintaining it, artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly being integrated into core business strategies and impacting the work of surveyors of all disciplines and their fellow professionals.
10 Oct 2017
This report offers the perspectives of global real estate investors on the theme of risk management. It is based on the insights of the RICS Real Estate Investment Risk Forum (IRF), a network of more than 40 senior investors from many of the world’s largest real estate investment businesses.
24 Jul 2017
This insight paper outlines the leadership challenge facing the UK rail sector in the current decade, drawing on both demand and supply side challenges with recommendations for the industry.
03 Jul 2017
This paper identifies the most recent and important advances in technology and shows how they are relevant to the surveying profession.
Alan Muse FRICS, 30 May 2017
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new paper - BIM for Project Managers - which provides market insight into organisational strategic issues and the role and functions of project managers in BIM implementation.
27 Apr 2017
Stakeholders in North American infrastructure must take decisive actions to reform the policies and practices that helped to create its decline over the past quarter century.
19 Apr 2017
This insight paper reviews the broad topic of environmental valuation from the perspective of a practising valuer, land manager or estate manager. This paper approaches the field of economic valuation of the environment from a professional valuation perspective.
27 Mar 2017
Commentators have increasingly raised concern over the impact of flood risk on commercial property insurability, maintenance and recovery, property utility and, ultimately, property value.
20 Mar 2017
The third instalment in RICS’ ground-breaking 'Raising the Bar' research series makes a powerful case for how, as an industry, FM makes significant contributions to business success and organisational effectiveness. This report reviews the current state of the FM industry and is published in collaboration with IFMA.
16 Mar 2017
The interconnected agendas of smart cities, big data and open data, on the face of it, provide bold and exciting opportunities for built environment professionals. With a focus at the city level, this research examines the development of data platforms in the UK and internationally, and determines how professionals in the built environment can benefit from these data platforms.
14 Mar 2017
28 Sep 2016
Using Sydney as a case study, this report aims to develop an understanding of what best practice looks for land-use planning on the urban fringe.
26 Sep 2016
The report by University of Ulster investigated local property measurement practice across five world regions and attempted to quantify the measurement choices made locally.
20 Sep 2016
This paper examines the key to successful management of construction alliances.
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