This section features the latest news, comments and press releases from our offices around the world, covering all aspects of surveying practice and also current developments within RICS.
The items you can see are based on your geographic location. The list may be refined by topic or professional group by checking the side-bar options, or you can search for keywords using the search facility.
Showing 1 - 13 of 13 results
11 Sep 2017
Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) appears differently throughout each of the four seasons, meaning it can be a constant thorn in a homeowner’s side.
Amanda Clack FRICS, 30 Aug 2017
No one who saw the pictures of the horrific scenes of the Grenfell Tower fire in London can have felt anything other than shock and deepest sympathy for the victims, their families, friends and all those affected.
Alan Cripps FRICS, 01 Aug 2017
Introducing the world's first biophilic design research project at BRE Watford, using an existing 650m2, 1980’s office block to connect buildings with nature.
28 Jul 2017
Following the recent tests carried out by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) on cladding materials where a failure to satisfy the guidance in the Approved Document has resulted, this guidance is to assist those RICS professionals who are faced with considering the options that are available.
Kim Bailey, 08 Aug 2017
After graduating top of his class with first-class honours, Patrick Harley-Blake, a building surveyor from Faithful+Gould has been awarded the Yorkshire & Humber RICS Prize from Leeds Beckett University for his exceptional achievements and his passion for progressing technology and innovation within the industry.
13 Oct 2015
Technology presents major opportunities for improving project performance but it will have little impact without the buy-in of people and project teams, argues Anna Thompson from Turner & Townsend.
Matthew Howell, 21 Jun 2017
This update, for the UK profession, provides a summary of our actions and UK government requirements in response to the Grenfell Tower fire.
05 Jul 2017
RICS, along with the Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA), and the Non-Administrative Receivers Association (nara) have entered into a revised memorandum of memorandum of understanding for the Registered Property Receivers Scheme (formally known as the Fixed Charge Receivership Scheme).
18 Jul 2017
On 7 July 2017, the first meeting of RICS Buildings Fire Safety Group was held. This RICS working group will address concerns and recommendations in response to the Grenfell Tower disaster, with RICS professionals coming together to set out the best possible strategy and counsel.
21 Jun 2017
In the aftermath of the tragic events at Grenfell Tower, owners and managers of residential tower blocks need to urgently carry out fire safety checks to ensure that appropriate safety and response measures are in place.
25 May 2017
The increasing use of data in building information modelling and other applications requires robust cyber defence measures, warn Emma Vigus and Philip Tansley.
12 Jan 2017
Building Surveyor at Atkins Sophie Smith gives an update on her efforts to encourage more women to join her in the profession and her design of the "Sophie shoe".
Peter Bolton King FRICS, 20 Oct 2016
Just days after our sporting heroes had their Rio Olympics and Paralympics homecoming celebrations, I reflect on the pressures to succeed in both sport and business, and answer questions about the International Ethics Standards Coalition.
© RICS 2017
© RICS 2017