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  • Could you be an RICS Awards judge?
    Quantity surveying & construction

    Could you be an RICS Awards judge?

    We’re looking for new judges to join regional judging panels for the RICS Awards 2018. Adrian Stenning FRICS of Stenning & Co has been a member of the national judging panel for five years. He tells us what being a judge means and what he enjoys most.

  • Recording history in double-quick time
    Geomatics

    Recording history in double-quick time

    Scans of heritage buildings that used to take weeks can now be done in hours thanks to mobile-mapping technology. Senior Project Manager for Oxford Archaeology Jamie Quartermaine relates his experience of scanning three such buildings in Israel in just two days.

  • Surveying one of the UK’s largest and oldest medieval monuments
    Building surveying

    Surveying one of the UK’s largest and oldest medieval monuments

    Delaney Marling Partnership Ltd (DMP Ltd) is celebrating ten years of assisting in the project management works of some of the most prestigious construction projects. Here, Director, Simon Delaney MRICS tells us about what it’s like to maintain one of the UK’s largest and oldest parish churches - the Beverley Minster in East Yorkshire - built in the period of 1190 - 1420, and widely regarded as a gothic masterpiece.

  • Great British Buildings: Restoration of the Year
    Conservation & restoration

    Great British Buildings: Restoration of the Year

    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.

  • Brightest BIM talent celebrated at RICS BIM4SME Awards
    Property technology

    Brightest BIM talent celebrated at RICS BIM4SME Awards

    Ten firms that utilise BIM technology to create smarter, more creative buildings were recognised at the 2017 RICS BIM4SME Awards, where Willmott Dixon Interiors won the esteemed ‘Best Overall BIM Project’ for their work on 39 Victoria Street in Westminster, London.

  • 2017 marks two significant heritage anniversaries
    Building surveying

    2017 marks two significant heritage anniversaries

    People who share a passion for conservation should celebrate the anniversaries of two important pieces of legislation in 2017, says Policy Director at Historic England Duncan McCallum.

  • The great renovate debate
    Commercial property

    The great renovate debate

    Renovating the UK’s Houses of Parliament will cost billions, but would it be money well spent? This was the question we asked Jonathan Edwards, Plaid Cymru MP for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr and James Bulley FRICS, CEO and co-founder of Trivandi.

    Which side of the debate do you fall on?

  • When smart cities meet heritage preservation
    Planning & development

    When smart cities meet heritage preservation

    As part of its smart city programme, China has created 400 smart cities and 20 “national smart city pilots”. The Chinese government reports on the status of the programme in annual white papers, however, these have shown that progress has slowed due to the absence of an overarching planning process and multiple, inconsistent standards.

  • From playgrounds to burial grounds
    Building surveying

    From playgrounds to burial grounds

    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.

  • Master of all he surveys
    Building materials & defects

    Master of all he surveys

    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.

  • Position of Trust
    Building surveying

    Position of Trust

    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.

  • Transformation of Oldham's historic Town Hall steals the show
    Conservation & restoration

    Transformation of Oldham's historic Town Hall steals the show

    The transformation of Oldham’s grade II listed Town Hall into a quality family entertainment and dining destination scooped three accolades at the 2017 RICS Awards, North West including the overall 'Project of the Year' title.