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Stephanie Bentley, 20 Oct 2017
Technology and the ever-increasing availability of data is changing almost every aspect of the way we live our lives, from the way we travel and communicate to the way we design, construct and respond to the built environment. We caught up with leading thinkers at Digital Construction Week (DCW), a UK-based event series dedicated to digital construction, engineering, design, manufacturing, and operation. Here's what we learned.
16 Oct 2017
We recently caught up with Haidee Gonsalves MRICS, an inspirational shortlistee for the Women of the Future, Real Estate, Infrastructure & Construction Award. She tells us more about advocates for women in the profession and phenomenal role models she's met so far.
John Hughes FRICS, 11 Oct 2017
Following the 30th anniversary of the M25 last year, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to visit the Connect Plus Services (CPS) team during a recent visit to the UK. CPS have managed the M25, along with its slip and trunk roads, since the start of a 30-year contract in 2009.
Kim Bailey, 10 Oct 2017
LionHeart, the charity for RICS professionals, provides a wide range of support to help members reduce workplace stress and anxiety. Here — to coincide with World Mental Health Day on 10 October — we look at some of the charity’s most influential initiatives that are actively making a real difference in improving mental health.
Amanda Clack FRICS, 09 Oct 2017
Unusually, by the time I hand over the Presidency, I will have been in office for nearly 17 months. This has been an incredible period of my life, and it has been a real honour to represent our profession around the world, working with our fabulous staff teams.
09 Oct 2017
In the run up to this year’s Women of the Future awards, we caught up with inspiring RICS professionals who have been shortlisted. The first of these is Abigail Heyworth MRICS, who tells to us about role models and her work to attract the next generation of women into the profession.
29 Sep 2017
The devolution of property taxation is a noteworthy milestone in the devolutionary process of Wales. For the first time in a number of centuries, Wales will have power to vary property tax, a development of undisputable significance.
28 Sep 2017
Delaney Marling Partnership Ltd (DMP Ltd) is celebrating ten years of assisting in the project management works of some of the most prestigious construction projects. Here, Director, Simon Delaney MRICS tells us about what it’s like to maintain one of the UK’s largest and oldest parish churches - the Beverley Minster in East Yorkshire - built in the period of 1190 - 1420, and widely regarded as a gothic masterpiece.
26 Sep 2017
With the use of technology in surveying growing and research showing that children aged 12 to 15 are spending an average of 13 hours a week gaming, could playing Minecraft or having a gaming background be new criteria on your graduate or apprenticeship applications?
Sean Ellison, 26 Sep 2017
China has been a key pillar in supporting global investment flows into property in recent years. Overseas real estate investment from China has grown rapidly since 2012, as shown in Chart 1.
25 Sep 2017
Firms must adopt an open-minded culture if they are to attract and retain a diverse pool of talent - including tomorrow's leaders - according to former town planner, Saira Khan, a successful entrepreneur, TV personality, and the host of this year’s RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards.
Fiona Mannix, 21 Sep 2017
What does the EU referendum really mean for the future of the rural economy and agriculture in particular?
Stephanie Bentley, 21 Sep 2017
Recent years have seen advances in technology that are impacting on all areas of the economy and the real estate industry is of no exception. Whilst it is true that some technology is being developed simply for technology’s sake, others are adding real value to the work of a professional.
13 Sep 2017
It is the responsibility of professionals in the estate and lettings sector to be advocates and leaders of professionalism to secure their future success and drive business. This was the key takeaway from the ‘Blue Book’ launch which sought to answer what does it mean to be a professional in the residential estate and lettings sector.
11 Sep 2017
Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) appears differently throughout each of the four seasons, meaning it can be a constant thorn in a homeowner’s side.
What’s the critical difference between being a quantity surveyor, a project manager in construction, or a commercial manager in infrastructure? Richard Graham FRICS, leader of our new distance learning course in Infrastructure Commercial Management, outlines how students will learn a new set of skills that augment their existing construction-based capabilities.
08 Sep 2017
From humble beginnings on Southport's building sites to the relocation of Christie’s auction house in New York, Jonathan Andrew MRICS explains why moving to work in the US was the best decision he ever made in his own words.
Tamara Hooper, 05 Sep 2017
Yesterday, the Chancellor convened the first meeting of the Government and the three Northern Metro Mayors to discuss regional growth, housing, and infrastructure. While employment in the North may be at a record high, Ministers believe that more can be done and will ask the region to continue to build upon its £102 billion economy.
Hew Edgar, 01 Sep 2017
The Scottish Conservatives have announced a number of measures to tackle the housing crisis in Scotland, referencing the RICS Scottish Housing Commission, published in July 2014.
31 Aug 2017
Scans of heritage buildings that used to take weeks can now be done in hours thanks to mobile-mapping technology. Senior Project Manager for Oxford Archaeology Jamie Quartermaine relates his experience of scanning three such buildings in Israel in just two days.
Sean Ellison, 31 Aug 2017
As I've written before, China has a debt problem; however, given the magnitude of the issue, concern does not appear to be widespread.
Tamara Hooper, 30 Aug 2017
Non-domestic rates have been a staple and important issue within the news since Government did a root-and-branch consultation in mid-2015; we welcomed the consultation and the focus that it represents.
Amanda Clack FRICS, 30 Aug 2017
No one who saw the pictures of the horrific scenes of the Grenfell Tower fire in London can have felt anything other than shock and deepest sympathy for the victims, their families, friends and all those affected.
25 Aug 2017
We recently met with two professionals to discuss the potential skills shortage which the industry is facing. To stimulate debate, we posed the following statement - never mind millennials, we should recognise the ability of experienced surveyors to learn and adapt. Discuss.
Sean Ellison, 23 Aug 2017
The July Hong Kong Residential Market Survey shows that sentiment surrounding the housing market continues to moderate, however, it remains positive.
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