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Robert Mallett, 14 Feb 2018
Most of us are familiar with the Oyster Card and contactless ticketing technology that has made major improvements to the travel experience across London.
12 Feb 2018
The BCIS average prices section provides a statistical analysis of the costs of projects, which can be used to provide a budget for a project. The costs can be adjusted for location and date.
09 Feb 2018
We are making a number of changes to the rules of our Designated Professional Body (DPB) scheme. The scheme enables us to regulate our firms for general insurance distribution activities, on behalf of the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
A recent court case highlights the importance of order of cost estimates to set reasonable budgets and elemental cost planning in ensuring that a design develops within budget.
The Tender Price Indices for 2017 have been revised. The latest recalculation shows that prices rose strongly throughout the year.
Sean Tompkins, 02 Feb 2018
RICS has received a number of enquiries in response to the recent President’s Club dinner in London.
02 Feb 2018
RICS has released our gender pay report. This report is required by UK legislation.
Alexander Aronsohn FRICS, 01 Feb 2018
We have updated our Property Measurement Professional Statement to incorporate the International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS): Residential Buildings.
30 Jan 2018
The RICS regulatory board is looking at how we can strengthen the value proposition of firm regulation, and make it easier for clients to identify firms regulated by RICS.
John Hughes FRICS, 24 Jan 2018
Of the many charges levelled against political and business elites, perhaps the most damning is that they have abandoned the interests of society.
24 Jan 2018
Technology has risen up the agenda of most property companies recently. However, whilst there is a lot of noise about it, there is also confusion in the market about what it means and what property professionals should be doing about it.
Nigel Sellars FRICS, 19 Jan 2018
From 1 January 2018, all RICS professionals and regulated firms are now required to follow the global professional statement on Conflicts of Interest, 1st edition.
17 Jan 2018
The BCIS five-year forecast for the facilities management sector sees maintenance cost inflation rising by 2.3% to Q3 2018 and by a further 2.6% to Q1 2019. It is then forecast to rise by between 2.9% and 3.8% over the next three years.
Private housebuilders' costs increased by 4.6% in the year to Q3 2017 in response to demand pressures on resources. They have been rising steadily since the beginning of 2014.
Hew Edgar, 16 Jan 2018
Membership of the EU provides the UK with access to a number of EU funding streams – notably, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF). A loss of these funding streams could have negative consequences for infrastructure investment and development.
11 Jan 2018
Our regular survey of the profession is now open and we welcome your views on our current performance and future priorities.
Tender prices have risen significantly in 2017 so far, but with output remaining unchanged in 2018, and with uncertainty about the effect of Brexit negotiations in the private commercial sector, tender prices are expected to fall in the year to 3rd quarter 2018, according to the latest BCIS five-year forecast.
10 Jan 2018
The £60.9 billion annual spend on building maintenance (current prices) makes a significant contribution to the economy, accounting for over 3% of GDP.
On 23 and 24 April, the World Built Environment Forum (WBEF) Summit will assess the effect disruptive technologies are having on our cities, beginning with a keynote address from Tesla Chief Technology Officer and co-founder, J.B. Straubel.
The proportion of projects submitted to BCIS that were let on design and build contracts rose from 28% to 58% over the past 10 years, reflecting the changes in procurement in the industry.
09 Jan 2018
The BCIS Location Indices have become increasingly volatile and BCIS regularly receives queries about the change in location indices for one region or another.
A new series of Output Price Indices (OPI) has been issued by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
22 Dec 2017
Five professionals have been elected to sit on the RICS Transitionary Governing Council.
18 Dec 2017
We welcome the findings of the independent review of the building regulations and fire safety led by Dame Judith Hackitt. The report rightly outlines the need for change, and underlines the need for Government and industry to work together.
How can the profession work to help tackle world hunger and poverty? I’ve been working with a team of experts from around the world, led by Prof Pete Wyatt - Henley Business School, part of the University of Reading, to produce a guide which will do just that by focusing on improving the land valuation process in developing nations.
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