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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.
16 Oct 2017
We recently caught up with Haidee Gonsalves MRICS, an inspirational shortlistee for the Women of the Future, Real Estate, Infrastructure & Construction Award. She tells us more about advocates for women in the profession and phenomenal role models she's met so far.
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.
06 Nov 2017
With the Women of the Future Award winners being announced later this month, we caught up with the Anna Carolina Menezes-Dowson, one of the five inspirational women to be shortlisted in the Real Estate, Infrastructure & Construction category, to talk about her career to date and her role models.
09 Oct 2017
In the run up to this year’s Women of the Future awards, we caught up with inspiring RICS professionals who have been shortlisted. The first of these is Abigail Heyworth MRICS, who tells to us about role models and her work to attract the next generation of women into the profession.
John Hughes FRICS, 08 Nov 2017
I’m honoured to take on the RICS Presidency as we prepare to celebrate our 150th anniversary in 2018.
Amanda Clack FRICS, 09 Oct 2017
Unusually, by the time I hand over the Presidency, I will have been in office for nearly 17 months. This has been an incredible period of my life, and it has been a real honour to represent our profession around the world, working with our fabulous staff teams.
Stephanie Bentley, 01 Nov 2017
In the property industry, we understand better than anyone the importance of laying down strong foundations to guarantee the longevity of our assets. We cannot limit that to steel and concrete, but must understand how the digital foundations that we lay will be paramount to the future success of our properties.
John Hughes FRICS, 11 Oct 2017
Following the 30th anniversary of the M25 last year, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to visit the Connect Plus Services (CPS) team during a recent visit to the UK. CPS have managed the M25, along with its slip and trunk roads, since the start of a 30-year contract in 2009.
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.
08 Nov 2017
With a week to go until the winner of the Women of the Future, Real Estate, Infrastructure & Construction Award is announced we chatted to shortlisted candidate Sue McElroy about her career choices hopes for the future.
Lucile Kamar , 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.
03 Oct 2017
The Modern Slavery Act (MSA) 2015 was passed by Parliament to seek to take positive measures to stamp out this illegal practice which has been common for some time in other UK employment sectors such as agriculture, retail and hospitality.
28 Sep 2017
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.
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.
Stephanie Bentley, 20 Oct 2017
Technology and the ever-increasing availability of data is changing almost every aspect of the way we live our lives, from the way we travel and communicate to the way we design, construct and respond to the built environment. We caught up with leading thinkers at the UK-based event series Digital Construction Week (DCW). Here's what we learned.
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.
We are excited that the RICS Awards 2018 are now open for entries. Showcasing the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure; the awards celebrate the achievements and successes of RICS professionals and their impact on local communities.
Dan Hughes, 08 Nov 2017
Technology and changing expectations of employees is re-imagining the workplace. Although it was once predicted that remote working would entirely negate the need for offices, in fact we are seeing a greater variety of non-traditional workspaces appear, to support the wellbeing and productivity of all those utilising the space.
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.
A formal Strategic Alliance (Alliance) has been agreed between the Australian Property Institute (API) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
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.
23 Oct 2017
Combining police stations and fire stations on one site is an innovative trend in the asset management of publicly funded local resources.
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.
© RICS 2017
© RICS 2017