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18 Oct 2017
Lloyds Banking Group launched the first-of-its-kind initiative to support clients to reduce CO2 emissions from their real estate assets in March 2016. With the built environment responsible for almost 40% of energy consumption, as well as 36% of carbon emissions in the UK, incentivising and supporting green improvements for real estate clients is a priority area for Lloyds.
The status of BCIS indices is shown against the figure for each period. For some indices, this status is shown as ‘Forecast’.
17 Oct 2017
With gavels at the ready, young RICS professionals took the rostrum earlier this week to compete in our bi-annual RICS Matrics Auction Competition.
16 Oct 2017
Cleaning costs continue to rise, reflecting wage fluctuations fuelled by the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW).
13 Oct 2017
We are honoured to be a founding partner of the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), a new national research centre on housing. The Centre formally opened its doors on 1 August 2017 with £7.5million in initial funding.
Lewis Johnston, 09 Oct 2017
The big topic for discussion at this year’s RICS Housing Reception was the Government’s recent announcements on plans to regulate the Private Rented Sector (PRS).
09 Oct 2017
Could you contribute to your profession at the highest level? We’re now inviting our professionals to form part, through election, of our Governing Council, the decision-making body that sets the long-term direction of RICS.
Tender prices are expected to fall slightly over the next year to 2nd quarter 2018, then recover to rise 20% above current levels by 2nd quarter 2022, according to the latest BCIS five-year forecast.
06 Oct 2017
Prices for maintenance will be suppressed as demand from the repair and maintenance (R+M) sector is expected to grow very slowly over the next three years.
Amanda Clack FRICS, 05 Oct 2017
Having completed a year trialling the new role of Secretary I’m sad to announce that Bill Gater FRICS has reluctantly decided to step down a year early from that role and will be spending more time on his business interests.
04 Oct 2017
As investigations into the cause, and the subsequent rapid spread, of the recent tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in West London continue, there is clearly a significant and understandable degree of public concern in relation to high rise residential developments; in particular regarding the existence and effectiveness of fire prevention measures and containment of fires once started.
03 Oct 2017
Meet Sophia, a 24 year old Commercial Property Manager at ISG, one of the UK’s leading commercial fit out contractors. From Thai and Ethiopian background and raised in South London, she's a co-founding members of CBRE’s Multi-Cultural Network and also sits on the Youth Advisory Board for the British Property Federation. Hear Sophia's story...
29 Sep 2017
The new redesigned isurv has launched today, with improved layout and functionality, making it easier to locate and digest the information that matters to you.
21 Sep 2017
The RICS ADR Product Group Director, John Fletcher, been invited to speak alongside the Shadow Minister for International Trade, Bill Esterson MP, at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton on Monday at an event organised by The New Statesman to explore the potential of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to assist small business.
08 Sep 2017
Civil engineering costs rose 4% in the year to 1st quarter 2017 and are forecast to rise by around 3% in the year to 1st quarter 2018 and 1st quarter 2019; by 4% in the year to 1st quarter 2020, and by 5% per annum over the last two years of the forecast.
While it is not yet known what the impact of leaving the European Union will be, because it is still not clear what form the Brexit agreement will take, it is becoming clearer what will be affected.
07 Sep 2017
The BCIS Online featured project for September 2017, submitted by Selway Joyce Construction Cost Consultants, is the recently tendered £4.8 million conference and community centre in Chichester, West Sussex.
Crossrail, Battersea Power Station and Hinkley point have all been in the news because of reports of increased costs. It is important to understand the causes of increased costs, many of which may be part of the planned delivery and contracting process for the project.
06 Sep 2017
Private housebuilders' costs rose at almost 5% in the year to 2nd quarter 2017 in response to demand pressures from resource costs.
29 Aug 2017
Congratulations to those shortlisted for the RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards 2017; the standard of entries was particularly high this year. From over 150 entries, we now have an impressive collection of inspirational role models.
It is with great sadness that we have heard that Governing Council member Christopher Green FRICS passed away on Sunday 27 August 2017. He served on the Council for six years.
24 Aug 2017
We have been working with Crown Commercial Service (CCS) on the Estates Professional Service framework, and are pleased to announce that the process of awarding this has now been completed.
Gail Hunter, 23 Aug 2017
We welcome the publication of the Barclay Review of business rates as “a welcome addition to the debate” surrounding Scotland’s competitiveness in the global marketplace.
22 Aug 2017
The updated 2018 resource datasets are now available, including all recent changes to wage rates, plant and materials prices, the revision of adjustment factors and a range of new items. Pricing information is based on second quarter 2017.
16 Aug 2017
Imagine landing your first dream job, earning money while still studying for a degree. Not just that, you've been provided with an opportunity to work on one of the most iconic developments in the UK. We talk to five apprentices, who don’t need to imagine.
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