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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.
08 Dec 2017
We're accepting recommendations and applications for nomination to participate in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.
Dan Hughes, 06 Dec 2017
Our Tech Affiliate Program (TAP) gives companies the chance to build a professional profile and receive annual benefits while helping to increase awareness of the impact technology has on the industry.
04 Dec 2017
Professionals can contribute to the consultation as part of RICS’ review of its professional indemnity insurance (PII) run-off policy in the UK.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
Tender prices for social housing in Scotland have started to rise since the beginning of 2017 following a year of little change.
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, 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?
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.
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.
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.
18 Oct 2017
Lloyds Banking Group launched the first-of-its-kind initiative to support clients to reduce CO2 emissions from their real estate assets in March 2016. With the built environment responsible for almost 40% of energy consumption, as well as 36% of carbon emissions in the UK, incentivising and supporting green improvements for real estate clients is a priority area for Lloyds.
The status of BCIS indices is shown against the figure for each period. For some indices, this status is shown as ‘Forecast’.
16 Oct 2017
Cleaning costs continue to rise, reflecting wage fluctuations fuelled by the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW).
13 Oct 2017
We are honoured to be a founding partner of the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), a new national research centre on housing. The Centre formally opened its doors on 1 August 2017 with £7.5million in initial funding.
Lewis Johnston, 09 Oct 2017
The big topic for discussion at this year’s RICS Housing Reception was the Government’s recent announcements on plans to regulate the Private Rented Sector (PRS).
09 Oct 2017
Tender prices are expected to fall slightly over the next year to 2nd quarter 2018, then recover to rise 20% above current levels by 2nd quarter 2022, according to the latest BCIS five-year forecast.
Amanda Clack FRICS, 05 Oct 2017
Having completed a year trialling the new role of Secretary I’m sad to announce that Bill Gater FRICS has reluctantly decided to step down a year early from that role and will be spending more time on his business interests.
04 Oct 2017
As investigations into the cause, and the subsequent rapid spread, of the recent tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in West London continue, there is clearly a significant and understandable degree of public concern in relation to high rise residential developments; in particular regarding the existence and effectiveness of fire prevention measures and containment of fires once started.
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