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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.
Bill Jones FRICS, 01 Apr 2015
The Brunei government has stressed the need for international standards in the built environment.
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.
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.
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.
04 Apr 2017
At last week's RICS Valuation Conference, Robert Ash, Account Manager at measurement specialists Plowman Craven shared his organisation’s IPMS journey from training staff, reporting and how other professionals can make it a success in the future.
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.
Dr Clare Eriksson , 26 Sep 2016
A new RICS research report sheds light on how much residential property measurements differ depending on where in the world this measurement is undertaken.
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.
27 Mar 2017
Building Surveyors Ltd was appointed to independently adjudicate, measure and verify the world record attempt for the narrowest J-Turn by the Nissan Juke on behalf of Nissan Europe.
Sean Tompkins, 27 Sep 2016
There’s a buzz in a few top newspapers in the United States. Yes, it is about the White House; no, it has nothing to do with the current presidential election.
Sean Tompkins, 09 Nov 2016
Recently, we took a bold step when we publically pledged to champion gender diversity across our sector.
Ursula Hartenberger, 25 Oct 2016
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.
07 Apr 2017
This week, RICS, representing the International Property Measurement Standards Coalition (IPMSC), collected the award for Best International Collaborative Project at the annual British Expertise International awards ceremony in London.
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.
26 Sep 2016
A new international measurement standard will offer more clarity and consistency to users of residential property services, whether they’re buying, selling, renting or investing.
07 Nov 2016
RICS is continuing to push for the built environment sector to lead in achieving its global climate change commitments as the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) gets underway in Marrakech, Morocco, from 7-18 November 2016.
01 May 2017
RICS professionals are urged to help shape a new standard that will inform the way property measurement is undertaken.
Gary Strong FRICS, 05 Feb 2016
The UK Government has announced that it will adopt the RICS professional statement and measure its estate to new International Property Measurement Standards for Offices (IPMS: Office Buildings).
Our Bookshop Manager at Parliament Square Paulo Ferreira shares his recommendations for the seven books you must read for measurement, which can all be ordered from the RICS Bookshop.
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.
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?
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