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25 Aug 2017
We recently met with two professionals to discuss the potential skills shortage which the industry is facing. To stimulate debate, we posed the following statement - never mind millennials, we should recognise the ability of experienced surveyors to learn and adapt. Discuss.
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.
04 Aug 2017
So, who’s taking the lead with augmented reality, drones, BIM and blockchain? Here’s your answer…
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.
31 Jul 2017
We recently caught up with last year’s Real Estate, Infrastructure and Construction Women of the Future award winner, Arcadis Associate Bryony Day MRICS, to discuss the awards, her career and inspirational role models.
20 Jul 2017
Last year's 'Building Inclusivity' report showed that 85% of respondents think their leadership team take diversity & inclusion in to account when making business decisions. Furthermore, 75% of respondents feel that leaders who have been trained in D&I were more likely to have plans to increase diversity in leadership.
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) were published by the EU in May 2016, and were the conclusion of a lengthy process to improve the protection of data held about individuals in the EU. They are accompanied by a further directive, the Network and Information Security Directive 2016 (NISD).
28 Apr 2017
There has been a huge transformation in where the industry is at over the last 12 months. Data and technology is starting to play a much bigger role in the work of a professional and there has been a move towards more data driven approaches.
10 Aug 2017
Jeffrey Tribich, an associate at Malcolm Hollis LLP, warns of the increasing dangers to surveyors from attacks by gulls and the safety precautions that can be taken.
Meet the drone-flying, BIM-using, forward-thinking, user-experiencing, dog-walking, AR-dwelling, blockchaining, continually thinking, scenario-designing, wax jacket-wearing, value-adding, data-wrangling, change-embracing surveyor of the future. Recognise yourself in there?
Hew Edgar, 22 Dec 2016
Following significant stakeholder engagement, we have published our Tenement Health Check policy proposal. This establishes mandatory five-year building condition surveys, with an objective to tackle poor maintenance in residential properties with common parts.
Luay Al-Khatib, 17 Jul 2017
The Chartered Surveying profession is in the privileged position of having the authority, under the royal charter, to self-regulate. This is a good thing for many reasons and not least for the profession itself, which benefits from having a “one stop” professional body.
22 Apr 2015
Former RICS Matrics Board member Henry Skinner MRICS tells us about his journey in to the world of surveying.
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.
11 Aug 2017
This week A-Level results are released across much of the UK. With a new flurry of young talent entering the world of work, there’s never been a better time to consider taking on a surveying apprentice and attract the brightest and the best from this new generation.
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 Apr 2017
Great British Buildings: Restoration of the Year is a series on Channel 4 following RICS professionals as they judge the best restoration projects in the UK.
23 Jun 2017
RICS Governing Council has taken a number of decisions to better equip it to set our strategy and ensure the appropriate level of oversight that our profession and external stakeholders would expect. Amongst the changes are a move to two Council meetings a year, timed to fit with our cycle of planning and performance reporting.
17 Aug 2017
We've issued a fresh call to female A-level talent to consider a career in the land, property and construction sectors, and help meet increasing demand for a more diverse workforce and profession, whilst bridging the skills gap.
20 Apr 2017
Our Head of Alternative Dispute Resolution Research and Development Martin Burns explains why it is important to resolve dilapidations disputes quickly, cheaply and early.
21 Mar 2017
Many people feel a connection to the UK's Royal Parks, whether they go to concerts, run or cycle or head there for family picnics. It's the job of Greg McErlean MRICS to balance people’s different needs and desires, which sometimes clash.
10 Aug 2016
With the return of test cricket to the Kia Oval, London this week, we spoke to Richard Ashton MRICS, Project Manager for the ground’s recent development about what the re-design means for the local area, and his tips for becoming a surveyor.
19 Oct 2015
Drone Technology has been hovering on the horizon for some years now and is finding its way into the day-to-day operations of many modern businesses.
20 Mar 2017
Protecting the UK’s built heritage and natural assets is a tough job, but highly rewarding. Meet Adrian Phillips MRICS, Surveyor of the Fabric at Historic Royal Palaces.
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