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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.
11 Jan 2018
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.
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.
Our regular survey of the profession is now open and we welcome your views on our current performance and future priorities.
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.
23 Nov 2017
The Department of Health (DoH) has submitted its final tranche of 72 projects procured using ProCure21+ to BCIS for analysis and publication as elemental cost analyses via BCIS Online. The contract value of the projects total over £700 million. This will further increase the sample sizes of health-related projects available to BCIS subscribers.
06 Nov 2017
A formal Strategic Alliance (Alliance) has been agreed between the Australian Property Institute (API) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Ursula Hartenberger, 27 Oct 2017
In recognition of the crucial role the built environment plays in reducing carbon emissions, the buildings sector will enjoy high levels of visibility at this years 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23). The annual climate change conference convened by the United Nations aims to move forward the commitments made at COP21 under the Paris Agreement in 2015. COP23 takes place from 6 to 17 November 2017 in Bonn, Germany.
14 Nov 2017
Tender prices for civil engineering work are expected to rise by an annual 4% over the next three years*, by 5% in 2021 and then by 7% in 2022 as site rates rise sharply to reflect the difficulty in obtaining labour. This is against a background of historically high new infrastructure output. (*five-year forecast from 2nd quarter 2017 to 2nd quarter 2021).
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.
23 Oct 2017
Combining police stations and fire stations on one site is an innovative trend in the asset management of publicly funded local resources.
08 Jan 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).
Geoff White, 28 Nov 2017
Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary Greg Clark launched his long-awaited Industrial Strategy White Paper this week and the good news is that there is a Sector Deal for construction.
James Kavanagh MRICS, 06 Nov 2017
As climate change exerts even more of malignant influence on rural livelihoods in the developing world, it really is time to consider how many of these affected nations will deal with what are essentially ‘internally displaced’ climate refugees. What measures can be used to alleviate some of the pressures on land and rapidly growing but unplanned urban environments?
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.
27 Nov 2017
The annual CPD Foundation Harris Debate, instigated in 2013 through a suggestion and financial contribution made by RICS Past President Jonathan Harris CBE, is an annual seminar on an engaging and highly topical theme, attended by an invited audience and broadcast live online.
12 Nov 2017
UK construction costs are among the most expensive in Europe when calculated in Euros according to a recent study. The post referendum weakening of Sterling against the Euro will have increased the UK costs in this study compared with previous years.
07 Nov 2017
17 UK-based members of the profession are today elected to sit on RICS’ Transitionary Governing Council after a vote held amongst the UK membership of RICS.
James Kavanagh MRICS, 08 Dec 2017
It is your opportunity to comment on the draft International Land Measurement Standard (ILMS) that aims to bring security of tenure to millions.
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.
21 Nov 2017
The way that designers select different components for their buildings has been transformed by the new Life Cycle Evaluator tool launched by the Building Cost Information Service (BCIS).
19 Oct 2017
RICS and the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution partnered to deliver a masterclass in support of Mediation Awareness Week 2017, which is running from 14-20 October.
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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