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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%.
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.
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).
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.
30 Apr 2018
The BCIS assumptions for the future of construction labour cost inflation used in our current forecasts are set out below:
Collecting, analysing, modelling and interpreting cost data allows industry to make better informed decisions regarding projects and assets, and identify areas for improvement.
26 Apr 2018
We look back at the best World Built Environment Forum Summit yet. Where innovators and global influencers arrive in one place to determine the future direction of the built environment.
David Morgan, 23 Apr 2018
RICS held a policy roundtable with Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary for Finance Mark Drakeford on April 22 at the Welsh Labour Conference in Llandudno North Wales, to discuss how International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS) could support the Construction sector in Wales.
20 Apr 2018
BCIS has been working with the specialist valuation team at Ecclesiastical Insurance Group Plc, to create the Ecclesiastical Heritage Index (EHI).
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.
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%.
17 Apr 2018
When using BCIS or any published indices it is important to understand how they are calculated. Most of the indices on the BCIS online database have detailed notes and definitions describing their calculation.
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.
As of Monday 23 April 2018, we will be closing our offices at Surveyor Court, Coventry and opening our new offices at 55 Colmore Row, Birmingham.
06 Apr 2018
BCIS research has highlighted the decline in directly employed maintenance staff in the public sector.
05 Apr 2018
Housebuilders’ costs rose 4% in the year to 4Q2017 according to the BCIS Private Housing Construction Price Index (PHCPI).
Alexander Aronsohn FRICS, 03 Apr 2018
On 1 May 2018, the RICS Property Measurement Professional Statement 2nd Edition becomes mandatory for all our professionals and regulated firms.
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.
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).
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.
16 Mar 2018
During the third day at MIPIM, RICS continued its series of events dedicated to the impact of new technologies in the property profession.
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.
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.
15 Mar 2018
Day two continued to see new technologies at the centre of MIPIM discussions, with Maarten Vermeulen FRICS, RICS Managing Director for Europe presenting the findings of RICS' research paper: “Artificial Intelligence: what it means for the built environment”.
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