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16 Oct 2017
The RICS has 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.
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.
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.
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.
22 Jun 2017
Companies should be interested in the future. After all, they are going to spend every day doing business there.
Dan Hughes, 07 Feb 2017
From smart buildings and machine learning, to wellbeing trackers and virtual reality, data and technology is having a significant impact on all aspects of our lives - including the spaces where we work.
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.
Sean Tompkins, 26 Jun 2017
As we continue to promote diversity within the profession and seek to inspire future generations, I'm pleased to announced that, for the fourth year, we are supporting the Women of the Future Awards and sponsoring the Real Estate, Infrastructure and Construction category. This award recognises female professionals, aged 35 or under, who shape the world we live in.
19 Jul 2017
Cleaning costs are still set to rise by more than 25% over the next five years as labour cost pressures, fuelled by the projected National Living Wage (NLW) increases, remain unchanged.
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.
20 Jul 2017
The BCIS five-year forecast for the facilities management sector sees maintenance cost inflation rising by 2.5% to 1st quarter 2018 and by a further 2.9% to 1st quarter 2019. It's then forecast to rise by over 4% in each of the next three years.
Dan Hughes, 17 Mar 2017
“Technology provides huge opportunities for professionals if it is appropriately used and embraced.” This was one of the views that came out of a fascinating panel discussion on the third day of MIPIM.
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.
27 Jun 2017
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Scotland has appointed Peter Haggarty FRICS as its new chairman.
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.
Our Edinburgh office has become the first workplace in Scotland to be awarded the prestigious Fairplace Award®.
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.
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.
05 Dec 2016
The origins of artificial intelligence (AI) can be traced back to ancient Greeks and their efforts to model human thinking. Since that time, AI as a concept has snowballed to become one of the world's hottest topics. Science and technology journalist Mark Harris provides a potted history.
Paul Bagust, 15 May 2015
We are thrilled to announce four new appointments to our Facilities Management Professional Group board.
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.
Les Pickford, 13 Feb 2017
Katy Dowding has worked on some huge projects, including private finance initiative (PFI) schemes for the £352m refurbishment of the Ministry of Defence's headquarters in Whitehall and the £1bn redevelopment of Barts and The Royal London hospitals in London.
© RICS 2017
© RICS 2017