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Stephanie Bentley, 30 Nov 2017
Key decisions at all stages in the property life cycle – from financing, constructing and buying, to leasing and occupying assets – rely on the availability, accessibility and reliance of robust verifiable data. However, key challenges in relation to better data capturing and management have given rise to discussions around the potential of blockchain for a wide range of industries, business models and operating processes.
Les Pickford, 13 Apr 2015
Kath Fontana FRICS, Managing Director of BAM FM, talks about the drivers for BIM adoption and how facilities managers should respond.
Paul Bagust, 15 May 2015
We are thrilled to announce four new appointments to our Facilities Management Professional Group board.
Paul Bagust, 07 Nov 2017
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is predicted to have a huge impact on the facilities management (FM) landscape. Who will benefit from the opportunities AI offers, and who will fall foul of the challenges it presents?
Alan Muse FRICS, 22 Nov 2017
According to the latest NBS industry BIM survey, most respondents (51%) think that the government is on the right track with BIM, awareness is near-universal and adoption is up (62% of practices use BIM on some projects - up 8% year on year). Indeed, the year just gone has seen the most rapid BIM growth since 2014. 78% see BIM as the future of project information.
Stephanie Bentley, 28 Jun 2017
As the rate of technological change increases, it is up to all professionals to demonstrate their value. Facilities management (FM) professionals are of no exception. At our recent Strategic FM Conference, we heard from industry leaders on some of the latest technology and how FM professionals can remain relevant.
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.
10 Nov 2017
With less than a week until the Women of the Future, Real Estate, Infrastructure & Construction Award winner is announced, we caught up with the last of the five women shortlisted for this award to talk about her career, passion for the construction industry and work to inspire the next generation.
Les Pickford, 06 Feb 2015
Mark Kirkham, Director of Service Works Group, discusses how facilities management (FM) can use mobile devices and real-time data to improve productivity and create competitive advantage.
Dan Hughes, 23 Feb 2017
The property sector and, in particular, the commercial property sector, will become increasingly Darwinian over the next ten years and only service providers that are willing and able to adapt will survive. That is the view of Managing Director at Fixflo Rajeev Nayyar. Below he provides his thoughts on the changing role of technology in the property sector over the next two to ten years.
Paul Bagust, 08 Nov 2017
Delivering real non-financial value relating to the environmental, economic and social aspects of facilities management (FM) requires a disciplined approach aligned closely to corporate strategy and real leadership. FM is ideally placed to deliver this value.
Les Pickford, 07 Jan 2015
William Betts, Associate at recruitment consultancy Macdonald & Company, discusses the skills and qualifications that employers will be looking for in 2015 and beyond.
Les Pickford, 09 Dec 2014
Stephen Shallcroft FRICS, Head of Group Property and Facilities for EC Harris and a Member of the RICS Facilities Management Board, says that facilities management needs to understand not only the needs of a business but also its workforce if it is to provide the most effective workplace.
Les Pickford, 12 Jan 2015
Dr Connel Bottom MRICS, Partner at BWA Facilities Consultancy and Member of the RICS Facilities Management Board, advises that facilities management (FM) costs principally relate to assets, services and management. So cutting costs in any of these areas can have a big impact across a business.
Stephen Shallcroft FRICS, Director of Corporate Real Estate and Facilities Management at ARCADIS and a member of our Facilities Management Board, says that FM can help create competitive advantage if it focuses on what is ‘right’ for the business.
A formal Strategic Alliance (Alliance) has been agreed between the Australian Property Institute (API) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Lory Paterson, 29 Oct 2015
Chief Economist of the World Bank and President of Harvard University Dr Lawrence H Summers will headline our premiere international real estate event — Summit of the Americas: DC2016 — in Washington this April.
Paul Bagust, 15 Mar 2017
After a fantastic day launching the new RICS Conflicts of Interest Professional Statement to great recognition and market support, today was the day for facilities management to take centre stage and compete with the sunshine for an audience.
Paul Bagust, 19 Jul 2016
In a competitive, global business environment, it is increasingly recognised that facilities management (FM) has a strategic role to play in the experience of the end user of buildings and facilities, and ultimately the success of the organisations operating from them.
16 Oct 2017
We have launched an insight paper today which explores the impact of using artificial Intelligence (AI) in the built environment, and the urgent need for industry professionals to understand how it will influence their role, as the future will rely less on human labour and more on technology.
01 Jul 2017
RICS and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) are pleased to announce a landmark collaboration that promises to transform the US$1 trillion global facility management (FM) industry.
18 Nov 2017
A young director at one of the largest real estate advisory firms has won the highly-esteemed ‘UK Young Surveyor of the Year’ title - and the prize of a new car - for his outstanding achievements in the property industry at the 2017 RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards (YSOYA).
11 May 2015
To showcase the FM industry’s successes and highlight those individuals responsible for delivering them, we have identified 10 ‘Faces of FM’ for 2015.
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.
Les Pickford, 04 May 2015
William Betts, Associate at recruitment consultancy Macdonald & Company, looks at Jones Lang LaSalle’s US research into Generation Y’s perception of FM and why the industry can provide a great career for young people.
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