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Sander Scheurwater, 09 Mar 2018
Due to the rapid development of online technology, the European Union is having to pay increasing attention to data handling and cybercrime. How will GDPR affect real estate professionals?
27 Mar 2018
By mastering the full capabilities of technology, such as BIM, at a city level, we are able to create a completely customisable built environment. CEO, Southeast Asia, Savills, Chris Marriott FRICS explains why digitisation is going to change the lives of 90% of the real estate profession.
Mike Swain, 23 Nov 2017
Three familiar themes emerged from the RICS Telecoms conference 2017 – connectivity, community and collaboration. Mike Swain, Editor of the Land Journal reports.
01 Mar 2018
The retail and logistics real-estate sector needs to be aware of the impact that the autonomous vehicles revolution will have, write Ian Craig and Mary Liu.
Tony Mulhall MRICS, 11 Apr 2018
Bruce Katz a former Director at the Brookings Institution, a Washington think-tank on matters urban and governance, was in London earlier this week. Railing against populism and the sclerotic nation state he declared that from an early age he was ‘brainwashed to believe in hierarchy’.
17 Apr 2018
The rapid advancement of technology is impacting the day to day role of professionals working in the built environment sector, which in turn is changing the skills profile necessary for those entering the industry.
Claudia Conway, 21 Feb 2018
Propteq Europe 2018 brought together suppliers and users of technology in real estate from across Europe and beyond – over 270 delegates from 37 countries. Informal discussion groups highlighted the burning issues in the industry and a number of themes echoed throughout the day.
Stephanie Bentley, 19 Mar 2018
Changes in working environments are well documented – a more mobile workforce, a more connected workforce, and the continued blurring of the boundaries between work and home life. The exponential rise of co-working spaces is testament to the growing appeal of workspaces that are able to flex to accommodate these changing needs.
21 Feb 2018
Singapore has gone through a remarkable transformation from British colonial trading port 200 years ago, to first-world economy in little over 50 years. Now, with government setting its sights on the next frontier, award-winning architect, academic, author and TV presenter Jason Pomeroy explains what challenges Singapore may face as it plans to become the world’s first "smart nation".
John Hughes FRICS, 22 Mar 2018
In 2007, the proportion of the world’s population that lived in cities passed 50% for the first time. Urban populations are now set to grow by over two billion people in the next 30 years.
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.
12 Jun 2018
Many contradictory predictions are being made about the impact of artificial intelligence in the workplace. Chris Hoar investigates some of the threats and opportunities for professionals.
15 Jun 2018
With productivity proving a persistent issue, Anthony Walker explains how data can best be harnessed to boost output.
04 Aug 2017
So, who’s taking the lead with augmented reality, drones, BIM and blockchain? Here’s your answer…
Paul Bagust, 07 Nov 2017
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is predicted to have a huge impact on the facilities management (FM) landscape. Who will benefit from the opportunities AI offers, and who will fall foul of the challenges it presents?
08 Jun 2017
Our industry is on a digital journey; as technologies emerge then new surveying disciplines will need to evolve. Charlton Bland, Geomatics Consultant at Atkins and current Planning and Development RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year, discusses two ways they are advancing delivery to clients.
Stephanie Bentley, 16 Jan 2018
Recent years have seen advances in technology that are impacting the built environment and the role of professionals everywhere. The increasing reliance on data and technology for communication and making key business decisions has sparked intense ethical debates.
Stephanie Bentley, 28 Jun 2017
As the rate of technological change increases, it is up to all professionals to demonstrate their value. Facilities management (FM) professionals are of no exception. At our recent Strategic FM Conference, we heard from industry leaders on some of the latest technology and how FM professionals can remain relevant.
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