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31 Aug 2017
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.
Kim Bailey, 13 Sep 2017
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.
25 Jul 2017
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.
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.
Kim Bailey, 20 May 2017
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.
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.
30 Mar 2017
Director of Works at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Caroline Churchill MRICS and Managing Director at CyArk Elizabeth Lee discuss whether we should repair heritage assets once they become damaged — discuss.
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.
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.
Tony Mulhall MRICS, 17 May 2017
The third edition of ‘Heritage Works’, a toolkit of best practice in heritage regeneration has been launched by Historic England, BPF and RICS.
Last Thursday, Cardigan Castle was crowned the worthy winner of ‘Great British Buildings: Restoration of the Year’, an RICS award series on Channel 4.
27 Apr 2017
Glasgow’s £35 million Kelvin Hall Refurbishment claims Scotland's overall ‘Project of the Year’ title, as well as the top Tourism & Leisure accolade at the 2017 RICS Awards, Scotland.
12 Apr 2017
Britain’s beloved historic buildings are at risk, due to a restoration skills crisis that threatens the future of some of our best-known national treasures, warns a RICS and YouGov survey.
05 Jan 2017
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.
Jeanie Chan, 14 Mar 2017
Over 220 delegates joined our International Heritage Conservation Conference in Hong Kong on 2 March to explore the social and economic benefits of built heritage conservation. Led by our speakers, another 90 participants also visited several heritage sites in Hong Kong the following day.
06 Dec 2016
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?
08 Dec 2016
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.
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