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08 Sep 2017
From humble beginnings on Southport's building sites to the relocation of Christie’s auction house in New York, Jonathan Andrew MRICS explains why moving to work in the US was the best decision he ever made in his own words.
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.
Civil engineering costs rose 4% in the year to 1st quarter 2017 and are forecast to rise by around 3% in the year to 1st quarter 2018 and 1st quarter 2019; by 4% in the year to 1st quarter 2020, and by 5% per annum over the last two years of the forecast.
07 Sep 2017
Crossrail, Battersea Power Station and Hinkley point have all been in the news because of reports of increased costs. It is important to understand the causes of increased costs, many of which may be part of the planned delivery and contracting process for the project.
While it is not yet known what the impact of leaving the European Union will be, because it is still not clear what form the Brexit agreement will take, it is becoming clearer what will be affected.
The BCIS Online featured project for September 2017, submitted by Selway Joyce Construction Cost Consultants, is the recently tendered £4.8 million conference and community centre in Chichester, West Sussex.
06 Sep 2017
Private housebuilders' costs rose at almost 5% in the year to 2nd quarter 2017 in response to demand pressures from resource costs.
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.
Sir Michael Burton, a Judge of the High Court of England and Wales from 1998–2016, and the President of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, has been appointed Chair of the RICS Conduct and Appeal Committee.
14 Aug 2017
With less than a month to go until Women of the Future nominations close, we catch up with Turner & Townsend's Associate Director Catherine Kelly whose passion for encouraging people into the construction sector and tackling its gender imbalance at higher levels, led her to self-nominate and reach the shortlist at last year’s award.
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.
07 Jul 2017
Kimberly Hepburn, Junior Quantity Surveyor at TfL and Justin Carty, Senior Director at CBRE recently spoke at the RICS Diversity and Inclusion Conference. Here, Kimberly discusses her experience as an apprentice and how the industry should communicate with young people, while Justin explores the challenges he faced while moving up the career ladder and what can be done differently to attract talent from a diverse group.
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.
Mark Walley, 17 Aug 2017
As the only representative for the built environment institutions, we were recently invited to join Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer in forming a high-level business delegation for the second UK-Brazil Economic and Financial Dialogue (EFD).
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.
Claudia Conway, 12 Jul 2017
This year’s packed RICS Diversity and Inclusion Conference in London had Inclusive leadership as its theme, but it could just as easily have been bringing your whole self to work — a phrase echoed throughout the day.
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).
The Ministry of Defence’s Future Accommodation Model will enable military personnel to live in the private property market, affecting the lives of more than 160,000 servicemen, servicewomen and their families. Assistant Manager at Deloitte LLP Michael Griffith, and category winner of RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year 2016, describes his part in delivering this ambitious project.
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.
A chance meeting with a recruitment consultant on a plane journey led Laura Collins MRICS to consider a career in quantity surveying. She has since gone on to become Mace Group's youngest ever associate director and win Quantity Surveyor of the Year at the Women in Construction and Engineering Awards 2016. Laura tells us how she got so far so quickly in her own words.
22 Aug 2017
Whenever exam results are announced, young people inevitably think about their future and options, but how many are looking at a future in surveying?
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?
© RICS 2017
© RICS 2017