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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.
07 Sep 2017
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.
John Kraus, 09 Jun 2017
When asked what words describe a successful city, experts at the 2017 World Built Environment Forum Annual Summit in Shanghai suggested the following list. Connectivity, capacity, character, resilient, efficient, having identity, healing, inclusive, healthy, bold, leading, authentic.
18 Jul 2017
Following the removal of the cap on university places in 2015, higher education student numbers have continued to expand in the UK, placing pressure on the student accommodation infrastructure.
13 Jun 2017
Private housebuilders' costs rose at over 5% in the year to 1st quarter 2017 in response to demand pressures on resources.
On 7 July 2017, the first meeting of RICS Buildings Fire Safety Group was held. This RICS working group will address concerns and recommendations in response to the Grenfell Tower disaster, with RICS professionals coming together to set out the best possible strategy and counsel.
The average annual running cost of student residences is in the region of £51 to £67 per m2 of gross internal floor area, according to the latest occupancy cost plan published by BCIS.
28 Aug 2015
The process of devolution throughout the UK gives our towns and cities the chance to take hold of their own future, and wield powers and funding to a plan of their own devising. We are being given a real opportunity to bring about long-term change and put property at the centre of this Government’s plans.
Alan Cripps FRICS, 19 May 2017
Our Inclusive Design Working Group recently highlighted a recent Government enquiry which explores how the built environment can improve access and inclusion within the industry.
12 May 2017
The BCIS Online featured project for May 2017, submitted by East Ayrshire Council, is the recently completed £1.9 million parade of 7Nr retail units in Cumnock, Strathclyde. The size of each retail unit ranges between 96m2–117m2, totalling 775m2.
20 Apr 2017
BCIS has recently published its 20,000th project cost analysis online. The project is a recently completed £16.3m 250-bed hotel in the West Midlands, submitted by Baker Hollingworth.
04 May 2017
Average kitchen and bathroom costs rose by approximately 2% in the year to 1st quarter 2017 after a significant fluctuation in labour rates owing to wage increases and skills shortages within the industry as well as an upturn in materials costs.
The cost of rebuilding houses and flats has risen nearly 4% in the year to April 2017 in response to demand pressures and an upturn in resource costs.
14 Apr 2017
Maintenance costs, as measured by the BCIS All-in Maintenance Cost Index, rose by 2.8% in the year to fourth quarter 2016.
07 Oct 2015
BCIS has taken over the production and publication of price and cost indices previously published by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS).
10 May 2017
The costs of maintaining and operating buildings of different functions can vary significantly.
28 Apr 2017
Cardiff University’s Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) has received the coveted Project of the Year accolade at the 2017 RICS Awards, Wales.
29 Apr 2017
Out of the ashes of the former building, the latest landmark development from the University of Nottingham wins the RICS Awards, Project of the Year 2017, East Midlands title.
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