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12 Apr 2018
Member firm, Mace Group is using its construction expertise to provide support to 85 Bee sculptures across Manchester this summer, as part of a creative event dubbed as Manchester’s biggest ever public art trail.
04 Jun 2018
Meet Julie Fittock, a Chartered Surveyor (GP) working for Cushman and Wakefield, as part of a team contracted to carry out Property Portfolio Management for the London Borough of Bromley.
Martin McAuley, 04 Jun 2018
The challenge facing devolved government in Northern Ireland took a further turn in the last few weeks as Belfast’s High Court ruled that in the absence of Executive Ministers, senior civil servants have no authority to approve regionally significant infrastructure projects.
16 May 2018
The BCIS Online featured project for May 2018, submitted by Potter Raper Partnership, is the recently tendered £19.4m Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in Peckham, South London.
14 May 2018
BCIS provides a ready source of data when establishing the replacement cost of a building for calculating a contractor's basis of valuation for rating purposes.
20 Apr 2018
Of the most recent projects* analysed by BCIS and published on the BCIS online service, 42% were for private clients and 58% for the public sector.
18 Apr 2018
The BCIS five-year forecast for the facilities management sector shows maintenance costs rising 16.5% over the next five years, while cleaning costs rise 28%.
Oil prices are an upside risk to civil engineering costs in the remainder of 2018. With President Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, Brent crude oil prices have risen to US$77 per barrel from US$67 at the beginning of April 2018.
30 Apr 2018
Collecting, analysing, modelling and interpreting cost data allows industry to make better informed decisions regarding projects and assets, and identify areas for improvement.
The BCIS assumptions for the future of construction labour cost inflation used in our current forecasts are set out below:
06 Apr 2018
BCIS research has highlighted the decline in directly employed maintenance staff in the public sector.
16 Apr 2018
BCIS is forecasting that oil prices in construction will rise by 2% in the year to Q4 2018, then by 3% per annum over the remainder of the forecast period. Oil prices are sensitive to political issues, particularly in the Middle East, which could put sudden upward pressure on prices. Consequently, oil prices are one of the biggest risks to the forecast.
BCIS has been working with the specialist valuation team at Ecclesiastical Insurance Group Plc, to create the Ecclesiastical Heritage Index (EHI).
05 Apr 2018
Housebuilders’ costs rose 4% in the year to 4Q2017 according to the BCIS Private Housing Construction Price Index (PHCPI).
15 May 2018
The BCIS All-in Tender Price Index (TPI) for 3rd quarter 2017 has been revised downwards to 313 based on an improved sample. The figure for the 4th quarter is 322. The annual change for 2017 (4Q16–4Q17) now stands at 13.4%.
18 May 2018
The value of Sterling against other currencies affects construction costs in a variety of ways.
17 Apr 2018
When using BCIS or any published indices it is important to understand how they are calculated. Most of the indices on the BCIS online database have detailed notes and definitions describing their calculation.
20 Jun 2018
Three working groups that actively celebrate and encourage a more diverse and inclusive property industry are taking part in this year’s Pride Parades to champion the contribution that the LGBT community make to the sector, and encourage more equality in the built environment profession.
19 Jun 2018
BCIS data and services can be used to assist surveyors in carrying out reinstatement cost assessments (RCA) for insurance purposes.
21 Jun 2018
In recent quarters, the BIS Tender Price Index of Public Sector Building Non-Housing (PUBSEC) has been producing erratic results.
Susan Mason, 14 Jun 2018
The vacuum in Executive decision-making in Northern Ireland is creating a backlog of delayed infrastructure projects.
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