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Kim Bailey, 14 Feb 2018
A chartered surveyor – and keen private pilot – has beat tough competition from all over the world to win an international flying competition.
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.
23 Feb 2017
A hundred years can make a massive difference. Programme Leader at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) James Castle tells us why former military personnel have always been well-equipped to become successful surveyors, starting with his grandfather.
27 Nov 2017
Professionals and regulated firms are encouraged to have procedures in place to deal with conflicts of interest by 1 January, write William Glassey and James Morris.
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.
Kim Bailey, 10 Oct 2017
LionHeart, the charity for RICS professionals, provides a wide range of support to help members reduce workplace stress and anxiety. Here — to coincide with World Mental Health Day on 10 October — we look at some of the charity’s most influential initiatives that are actively making a real difference in improving mental health.
Ever since he went to university to study building surveying, Bryan Dickson MRICS had wanted work on historic buildings. Here he describes his role with the National Trust for Scotland and why there's no better place to work if you're interested in conservation.
14 Dec 2017
Our professional statement ‘Whole life carbon assessment for the built environment’ is one example of our approach to promoting a whole lifecycle view of real estate. The launch of the standard follows our presence at this year´s 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, where we advanced on the commitments made at COP21 Paris to help limit global warming.
09 Jan 2018
A chartered surveyor, and one of LionHeart’s mental health ambassadors, is writing a series of blogs that will explore the issue of mental health in the property sector.
11 Jan 2018
Richard Walker argues that effective enforcement of basement waterproofing standards is critical to building integrity.
25 Oct 2017
We welcomed more than 100 surveyors and built environment professionals from BAME (Black Asian Minority Ethnic) backgrounds for the launch of the DiverseCity Surveyors network which celebrates ethnic diversity in the industry.
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.
Hew Edgar, 11 Jan 2018
The Scottish Parliament debated tenement maintenance on Tuesday evening (9 January 2018), and whilst there was consensus that action is required to ensure the protection of Scotland’s historic and most common type of dwelling, there was a divergence in approach within the chamber
Ursula Hartenberger, 25 Oct 2016
Our sector is complex. It has many stakeholders with different interests and needs and we often find that there is disconnect between delivery and operation as developers may not have a direct connection with end-users. This fragmentation is a problem.
18 Dec 2017
We welcome the findings of the independent review of the building regulations and fire safety led by Dame Judith Hackitt. The report rightly outlines the need for change, and underlines the need for Government and industry to work together.
John Hughes FRICS, 24 Jan 2018
Of the many charges levelled against political and business elites, perhaps the most damning is that they have abandoned the interests of society.
24 Jan 2018
Technology has risen up the agenda of most property companies recently. However, whilst there is a lot of noise about it, there is also confusion in the market about what it means and what property professionals should be doing about it.
We have opened an exhibition to celebrate our 150th anniversary, as well as the significant contribution the surveying profession has made to local communities and the wider built environment over the past 150 years.
19 Jan 2018
Thought leaders emphasize importance of professionalism, adoption of standards and skilled workers as new technology impacts the nature of property management.
04 Aug 2017
So, who’s taking the lead with augmented reality, drones, BIM and blockchain? Here’s your answer…
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