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16 Aug 2018
A group of female RICS professionals and role models in the built environment sector have joined forces to front a new virtual summit known as the Surveying Sisterhood. One of their opening conversations addressed the urgent need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that fits female professionals in the construction industry.
15 Aug 2018
RICS provides independent, risk-based regulation of the profession in the public interest.
Fiona Mannix, 15 Aug 2018
Population growth, urbanisation, climate change, development pressures and legislative changes all have serious impacts on how water is conserved, managed, stored and utilised.
14 Aug 2018
With GCSE and A level results being opened this month. We talk to three surveyors about how they found out about surveying and made their journey into a successful career.
Following his review of different facade types, Diego Alves looks at the performance of modern systems during fires.
13 Aug 2018
Disruptors are coming in and we need to respond accordingly.
Stephanie Bentley, 13 Aug 2018
We have pools of information larger than any library mankind has ever built at our finger tips; communication with anyone in any location in the world can happen instantly; new modes of production with robotics and 3D printing are available for very reasonable costs; and finance and banking models are being transformed through digital currencies.
Alan Muse FRICS, 09 Aug 2018
Not only do Grenfell and the demise of Carillion bring the UK recurring challenges to the sector, but globalisation and technological change threaten seismic changes.
09 Aug 2018
Governments around the world are doing more than ever to combat corruption and money laundering, however, money laundering, bribery and corruption still pose a significant economic, social and legal threat to economies and financial systems worldwide.
Confidence in Northern Ireland’s housing market remains higher than elsewhere in the UK, according to the latest RICS and Ulster Bank Residential Market Survey.
At the 2018 Labour and Conservative Party Conferences RICS, alongside other industry bodies, will be hosting fringe events focusing on housing, including affordability and supply, as well as the importance of diversity and an adequate and professional skills base to drive the sector forwards.
The most striking feature of the July 2018 survey is the continued reduction of new property being put on the market in the lettings sector with 9% more respondents seeing a fall rather than rise in New Landlord Instructions. This is the eighth consecutive quarter in which this indicator has recorded a negative number.
James Kavanagh MRICS, 08 Aug 2018
RICS, along with the CLA, Mobile UK and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) have issued a joint statement on ongoing discussions linked to the new Electronics Communications Code and have agreed to work together to improve mobile phone coverage across the country.
08 Aug 2018
New regulations to bring mandatory licensing to all multi-occupied properties where there are five or more people, forming two or more separate households.
The latest BCIS review of construction resource costs shows that costs have generally risen between 1.5% to 3.5% over the last 12 months, however the picture is not the same across all trades.
07 Aug 2018
With over 150,000 young people getting their Highers results today and thinking about their future career journeys, we highlight what initiatives the Future Talent team at RICS have been working on to help inspire the next generation of surveyors in Scotland.
The deadline for regulated firms in the UK to transition away from Ombudsman Services: Property (OS:P) has now passed.
06 Aug 2018
Significant trends – rapid urbanisation, climate change, resource scarcity – weigh ever heavier on our built and natural environments.
Partner at Kensington Swan Henry Brandts-Giesen considers the privacy implications of extending anti-money laundering legislation.
Susan Mason, 02 Aug 2018
Northern Ireland recently passed the 500-day mark without its power-sharing Executive, meaning that it is quickly closing in on the unenviable record set by Belgium of 589 days without an elected government. The tangible impacts of this are rapidly coming to the fore.
01 Aug 2018
The European Commission has published the state of play of the Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance.
Recent political scandals have impacted public trust in Brazil’s public institutions. Political corruption has resulted in mismanaged infrastructure projects impacting viability of public transportation, waste, water, energy and other public services.
Jeffrey Matsu, 01 Aug 2018
The latest issue of the National Institute Economic Review contains new research focused on the “broken” housing market in the UK and policy options for fixing it, following a successful conference on these themes co-organised by RICS.
31 Jul 2018
The RICS Digital Built Environment Conference 2018 brought together industry leaders to debate why surveyors must use technology to survive and thrive.
Sean Tompkins, 30 Jul 2018
Fundamental disruption to long-established status-quos within the built and natural environments is changing the industry at a rate faster than ever before. As a professional body, we have a responsibility to lead, through both ideas and actions.
© RICS 2018
© RICS 2018