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Bill Jones FRICS, 01 Apr 2015
The Brunei government has stressed the need for international standards in the built environment.
02 Nov 2017
Advances in technology mean that the term “land surveyor” no longer properly describes the capabilities of today’s professional, argues Brian Coutts, Senior Lecturer in the School of Surveying, University of Otago
31 Aug 2017
Scans of heritage buildings that used to take weeks can now be done in hours thanks to mobile-mapping technology. Senior Project Manager for Oxford Archaeology Jamie Quartermaine relates his experience of scanning three such buildings in Israel in just two days.
James Kavanagh MRICS, 06 Nov 2017
As climate change exerts even more of malignant influence on rural livelihoods in the developing world, it really is time to consider how many of these affected nations will deal with what are essentially ‘internally displaced’ climate refugees. What measures can be used to alleviate some of the pressures on land and rapidly growing but unplanned urban environments?
23 Mar 2017
Being a founding member of the IPMS Coalition and since the publication of the IPMS Offices Standard, we've begun the task of measuring all our buildings, locally and internationally, against the Standard, starting with our UK headquarters in London.
08 Nov 2017
To meaningfully support the global climate agenda, the real estate and construction sector must develop a more systematic, coherent and aligned approach to data management.
Martin J Brühl FRICS, 26 May 2015
International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS) is quite simply one of the biggest and most far-reaching developments in our profession that I have experienced in my career.
06 Apr 2017
To operate successfully, multinational companies are no longer just about profits; society demands they are transparent, ethical and, above all, responsible. Sustainability is a key consideration for many of these companies, not just because of their corporate responsibility remit, but also because making buildings more efficient makes for better business.
Ursula Hartenberger, 25 Oct 2016
COP22, which will be held between 7–18 November in Marrakech, will once again play host to Buildings Day (10 November), and this time it's all about showing progress.
Alexander Aronsohn FRICS, 01 May 2017
Property measurement is evolving especially as the industry and transactions become more international. A new standard that responds to this trend is now open for consultation. We’re urging RICS professionals to help shape this new standard: RICS Property Measurement 2nd Edition Professional Statement.
Richard Stokes, 03 Jun 2015
Last week we joined representatives of other professional bodies from around the world for a meeting of the IPMS Coalition. The Coalition is spearheading a major initiative to introduce a common standard for measuring property throughout the world.
Laura Lindberg, 14 Jun 2017
This spring we were in the headlines of leading European media with regards to global standards on conflict of interest, valuation and property measurement.
31 May 2017
A panel of senior valuation professionals examined the status of the Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations (CEIV) credential and discussed next steps for the business valuation industry at the recent RICS Summit of the Americas. See what they agreed based upon their frank assessment of the profession.
Our sector is complex. It has many stakeholders with different interests and needs and we often find that there is disconnect between delivery and operation as developers may not have a direct connection with end-users. This fragmentation is a problem.
It is now a well-known and accepted fact that the built environment's impact on our climate is significant; we must meet internationally-agreed climate targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but what has happened since COP21?
25 Oct 2016
As stakeholder feedback and numerous studies have shown, Measurable, Reportable and Verifiable (MRV) information is pivotal to accelerating energy-efficiency in the construction and real estate and sector.
01 May 2017
RICS professionals are urged to help shape a new standard that will inform the way property measurement is undertaken.
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