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25 Jun 2018
A group of female RICS professionals and role models in the industry have joined forces to front a new virtual summit.
Tender prices rose by 2.9% in the final quarter of 2017 compared with the previous quarter, and by 14.2% compared with a year earlier. Tender prices are expected to fall for most of 2018, but this is compared to the significant rises over the past year.
21 Jun 2018
Eve Mallon, Project Management category winner RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year explains her award-winning approach to Project Management, what technology she uses to help her and why she loves her job.
In recent quarters, the BIS Tender Price Index of Public Sector Building Non-Housing (PUBSEC) has been producing erratic results.
20 Jun 2018
RICS is pleased to announce that we have appointed the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) as our default Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Provider for regulated firms in the UK.
Whatever their actual job title, clerks of works perform a vital role in construction projects writes Rachel Morris.
Robert Jackson , 20 Jun 2018
The view from the Middle East outlines how RICS' public consultation will boost the profession while minimising exposure to financial crime.
Three working groups that actively celebrate and encourage a more diverse and inclusive property industry are taking part in this year’s Pride Parades to champion the contribution that the LGBT community make to the sector, and encourage more equality in the built environment profession.
The BCIS Online featured project for June 2018, submitted by The Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC), is the recently completed £17million Children's, Young People and Perinatal Mothers’ Hub in Woodthorpe, Nottingham.
19 Jun 2018
BCIS data and services can be used to assist surveyors in carrying out reinstatement cost assessments (RCA) for insurance purposes.
Nicola Dixon-Brown has been described as ‘a determined, person, who clearly cares for not just her own work but her team and her industry, a real inspiration’. Here Nicola tells us how she got into the career, what motivates her and why she is proud to be named Asset and Facilities Management winner at RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards 2017.
18 Jun 2018
RICS was invited by the Scottish Government to discuss viable conflict avoidance strategies to help reduce the financial and reputational costs caused by disputes. A range of Scottish public bodies and local authorities were represented at the meeting to learn about conflict avoidance and early intervention, and to contribute to the discussions.
Ash dieback has spread relentlessly across the UK since 2012. John Lockhart reports on how it threatens to change the landscape and will cost millions to manage.
As the domestic Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards begin to be enforced, Melanie Kendall-Reid considers the pressure these put on landlords.
Graham Ellis MRICS, 18 Jun 2018
With various requirements in play for home surveys, Graham Ellis outlines work on a new standard that will clarify the process.
15 Jun 2018
With productivity proving a persistent issue, Anthony Walker explains how data can best be harnessed to boost output.
With the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards newly in effect, Daniel Montlake and Sivan Gelb examine their potential impact on the market.
Tamara Hooper, 14 Jun 2018
The Government has announced that it will be taking doctors and nurses out of the Tier 2 migration cap, allowing for other high skilled migrants to apply for those visa’s and ensuring that our NHS is able to source much needed medical professionals without red tape of migration quotas.
Susan Mason, 14 Jun 2018
The vacuum in Executive decision-making in Northern Ireland is creating a backlog of delayed infrastructure projects.
14 Jun 2018
With the opening of the RICS’ public consultation on a new professional statement to help property professionals and regulated firms address the risks posed by bribery and corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing, we take a deeper look at the threat of Anti-Money Laundering in the UK and why there is a collective necessity to tackle it.
Today marks an important milestone for the Energy Efficient Mortgages Initiative, with the official launch of the Energy Efficient Mortgages Pilot Scheme, on the occasion of the Energy Efficient Mortgages Events in Windsor, UK.
The May RICS UK Residential Market Survey has shown a few signs of life as houses start to come back on to the market, but overall activity has remained flat and is looking unlikely to gain any impetus in the near term.
13 Jun 2018
Ahead of his appearance as a panellist at the upcoming RICS Residential Property Conference, Killian Hurley, CEO of Mount Anvil, shares his views on the need for collaboration within industry to help meet the demand for housing supply.
12 Jun 2018
Jonathan Manns has achieved more by his early thirties than most of us could hope to accomplish in a lifetime. His passion for urban planning, marked by accomplishments in professional and public life, have resulted in impactful leadership and sustained achievement.
Sporting events bring buzz to a city, region and country but in the wake of the event can leave the once buzzing space like a ghost town.
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