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  • BIM: Justifying the Investment
    Property technology

    BIM: Justifying the Investment

    According to the latest NBS industry BIM survey, most respondents (51%) think that the government is on the right track with BIM, awareness is near-universal and adoption is up (62% of practices use BIM on some projects - up 8% year on year). Indeed, the year just gone has seen the most rapid BIM growth since 2014. 78% see BIM as the future of project information.

  • Create and enable change in the built environment
    Property technology

    Create and enable change in the built environment

    With ultra-fast broadband being listed as almost as important to home buyers as water and electricity, it should be of no surprise that digital connectivity is creating and enabling change in the built environment. We explored the challenges and opportunities posed by the increasing pressure to create a fully digitally connected economy at our recent Telecoms Conference.

  • High-speed broadband plans needs an update

    High-speed broadband plans needs an update

    Universal high-speed broadband will be delivered by a regulatory Universal Service Obligation, with the aim that everyone in the UK will have access to speeds of at least 10 Mbps by 2020. This is the expectation according to a recent Government announcement.

  • A New Era for the Property Profession in Australia
    Quantity surveying & construction

    A New Era for the Property Profession in Australia

    A formal Strategic Alliance (Alliance) has been agreed between the Australian Property Institute (API) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

  • General Election 2017: The new Government must refocus on property
    Residential property

    General Election 2017: The new Government must refocus on property

    The UK has its second hung Parliament in seven years, with no party commanding a majority in the Commons. With the Conservatives proceeding as a minority administration; it is more important than ever that Government listens to the views of the property sector and pursues effective policies across housing, infrastructure and construction.