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20 Apr 2018
Of the most recent projects* analysed by BCIS and published on the BCIS online service, 42% were for private clients and 58% for the public sector.
16 Mar 2018
Tender prices rose sharply in the first half of 2017, but are expected to fall over the year to Q4 2018. This is against a background of new work output remaining static in 2018, and uncertainty about the effect of Brexit negotiations in the private commercial sector.
19 Mar 2018
The recently tendered contract for the £6.6m Feldon Valley Golf Club development in Banbury, Oxfordshire, consisted of a new hotel, clubhouse extension and refurbishment, and 4Nr 3-bedroom multi-occupancy lodges, together with external works. The project was submitted by Selway Joyce Partnership.
18 Apr 2018
The BCIS five-year forecast for the facilities management sector shows maintenance costs rising 16.5% over the next five years, while cleaning costs rise 28%.
30 Apr 2018
Collecting, analysing, modelling and interpreting cost data allows industry to make better informed decisions regarding projects and assets, and identify areas for improvement.
14 Mar 2018
Concerns about the availability of bricks and roof tiles are being reported by housebuilders.
22 Mar 2018
From April 2018 the publication dates for the Price Adjustment Formulae Indices (PAFI), the General Building Cost Index (GBCI), and related series have been revised following a change to the release timetable for data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The BCIS assumptions for the future of construction labour cost inflation used in our current forecasts are set out below:
06 Apr 2018
BCIS research has highlighted the decline in directly employed maintenance staff in the public sector.
16 Apr 2018
BCIS is forecasting that oil prices in construction will rise by 2% in the year to Q4 2018, then by 3% per annum over the remainder of the forecast period. Oil prices are sensitive to political issues, particularly in the Middle East, which could put sudden upward pressure on prices. Consequently, oil prices are one of the biggest risks to the forecast.
15 Mar 2018
Inflation in resource costs for maintenance work has risen between 2% and 5%, however the picture is not the same across all trades.
Jeffrey Matsu, 09 Mar 2018
Harnessing the creative energy of tech savvy youth into productive careers in the built environment will help us deliver the industrial transformation that society urgently requires to tackle issues related to the economy, environment and social mobility.
08 Mar 2018
This year, on International Women's Day (8 March) we're asking property firms to make their female role models more visible, and break down any barriers that prevent them from progressing in to leadership positions.
Matthew Howell, 21 Jun 2017
This update, for the UK profession, provides a summary of our actions and UK government requirements in response to the Grenfell Tower fire.
We're launching the new Inspire programme in April 2018, which will engage with over 9,000 school students in year one - and we need your help to make it a success.
BCIS has been working with the specialist valuation team at Ecclesiastical Insurance Group Plc, to create the Ecclesiastical Heritage Index (EHI).
09 Mar 2018
We have jointly produced a new residential mortgage Disclosure Form – alongside UK Finance, the Home Builders Federation and Homes for Scotland - for use during residential conveyancing. It aims to simplify the flow of information to all the key parties involved in the purchase of a mortgage, and improve transparency.
05 Apr 2018
Housebuilders’ costs rose 4% in the year to 4Q2017 according to the BCIS Private Housing Construction Price Index (PHCPI).
10 Mar 2018
RICS has sent an invitation to selected Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) service providers to tender for ADR services covering surveying services such as home buyer reports, building surveys and valuations.
05 Mar 2018
The 11th National Apprenticeships Week (NAW) 2018 runs from 5 to 9 March 2018, and what better way to celebrate than to meet apprentice surveyor, Jonathan Springer of JLL.
David Keddie MRICS, 29 Mar 2018
Each year the Matrics Chairman is given the task of raising £5000 for their chosen charity. This year, I am raising money for the mental health charity MIND.
26 Mar 2018
New guidance on neighbourhood plan examinations have been published.
Louise Weale, 02 May 2018
It's clear that no part of our industry will be unaffected by the technological changes we're seeing across the sector.
The construction industry generates a wealth of valuable cost data on projects, but most of it is not systematically captured for re-use on future projects.
Resource cost increases for painters and decorators have pushed up rates for this work between 1% and 2% in the past year, while costs for contractors working on domestic extensions and the like have seen rates generally rise by between 2% and 5%.
© RICS 2018
© RICS 2018