Read the latest surveying industry news and keep up with developments within RICS.
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21 Jun 2017
In the aftermath of the tragic events at Grenfell Tower, owners and managers of residential tower blocks need to urgently carry out fire safety checks to ensure that appropriate safety and response measures are in place.
20 Jun 2018
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.
16 May 2018
The BCIS Online featured project for May 2018, submitted by Potter Raper Partnership, is the recently tendered £19.4m Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in Peckham, South London.
14 May 2018
BCIS provides a ready source of data when establishing the replacement cost of a building for calculating a contractor's basis of valuation for rating purposes.
19 Jun 2018
BCIS data and services can be used to assist surveyors in carrying out reinstatement cost assessments (RCA) for insurance purposes.
Oil prices are an upside risk to civil engineering costs in the remainder of 2018. With President Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, Brent crude oil prices have risen to US$77 per barrel from US$67 at the beginning of April 2018.
21 Jun 2018
In recent quarters, the BIS Tender Price Index of Public Sector Building Non-Housing (PUBSEC) has been producing erratic results.
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.
28 Jun 2018
After almost 1,200 entries and over two weeks of deliberation, our regional judging panels of experts, RICS professionals and partners have narrowed the list down to a total of just 48 competitors.
The BCIS assumptions for the future of construction labour cost inflation used in our current forecasts are set out below:
Sean Tompkins, 17 May 2018
Dame Judith Hackitt today published the final report into the independent review of building regulations and fire safety, which addresses the need for regulatory change, and proposes solutions to the gaps in UK building regulations.
27 Jun 2018
RICS’ Data Services team has been appointed by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, to produce construction price level indicators across Europe for 2019 and 2020. The project will be led by Aaron Wright, RICS Head of International Data.
John Hughes FRICS, 18 May 2018
Our top governance body, Governing Council, met in London last month for the first of its two annual meetings, to look at future strategy.
25 Jun 2018
Housebuilders’ costs rose 3.4% in the year to Q1 2018, according to the BCIS Private Housing Construction Price Index (PHCPI).
11 Jun 2018
Over the past 40 years, the UK’s housing surplus has become a shortfall. Michael Sander explores the causes of this national crisis and recommends some policy responses.
15 May 2018
The BCIS All-in Tender Price Index (TPI) for 3rd quarter 2017 has been revised downwards to 313 based on an improved sample. The figure for the 4th quarter is 322. The annual change for 2017 (4Q16–4Q17) now stands at 13.4%.
01 Jul 2018
We have published new rules for the 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).
29 Jun 2018
Thanks to the 2018 Property Marketing Awards (PMA), one vital bed space has been donated to our Pledge150 campaign – in partnership with LandAid – which aims to deliver at least 150 bed spaces for young homeless people.
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.
08 May 2018
RICS Data Services are working with the European Commission’s Directorate General for Energy (DG ENER) to maintain and update the EU Building Stock Observatory (BSO).
21 May 2018
RICS welcomes the publication by the government of the draft regulations on Client Money Protection (CMP) Requirements for property agents in England.
26 Jun 2018
The average annual running cost of secondary schools is in the region of £65 per m2 of gross internal floor area, according to the latest Occupancy cost plan published by BCIS.
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.
18 May 2018
The value of Sterling against other currencies affects construction costs in a variety of ways.
Susan Mason, 14 Jun 2018
The vacuum in Executive decision-making in Northern Ireland is creating a backlog of delayed infrastructure projects.
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