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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.
Abdul Choudhury, 11 Oct 2017
The government's recent announcement of a construction T-Level is a critical element to bridging the skills gap we face in construction, however it's only part of the solution.
Dan Hughes, 08 Nov 2017
Technology and changing expectations of employees is re-imagining the workplace. Although it was once predicted that remote working would entirely negate the need for offices, in fact we are seeing a greater variety of non-traditional workspaces appear, to support the wellbeing and productivity of all those utilising the space.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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).
© RICS 2017
© RICS 2017