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Stephanie Bentley, 16 Jun 2017
With questions still being asked around whether Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 is necessary for businesses success, it’s clear that there is still some way to go before there is sufficient understanding of how BIM will help businesses achieve digital transformation. This was the view of Director of BIM Strategy and Development at Atkins and Chair of the UK BIM Alliance Anne Kemp at our recent BIM Conference.
27 Jun 2017
It is all in a day’s work for Associate Project Manager at AECOM Matthew McBrien MRICS, winner of last year's Project Management RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year. Matthew tells us about his strangest project to date and reveals his top tips to manage seemingly insurmountable challenges.
25 Jul 2017
The Ministry of Defence’s Future Accommodation Model will enable military personnel to live in the private property market, affecting the lives of more than 160,000 servicemen, servicewomen and their families. Assistant Manager at Deloitte LLP Michael Griffith, and category winner of RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year 2016, describes his part in delivering this ambitious project.
05 Jun 2017
In 2013, the projected growth in London’s population led to the demand for Transport for London (TfL) to expand the capital’s rail network and open up areas for new development to increase access to jobs and social opportunities.
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.
13 Oct 2015
Technology presents major opportunities for improving project performance but it will have little impact without the buy-in of people and project teams, argues Anna Thompson from Turner & Townsend.
Joe Martin DMS FRICS MCMI, 23 Jan 2015
The Education Funding Agency (EFA) has selected the Building Cost Information Service All-in Tender Price Index* for use within their funding calculations to adjust for inflation.
Sean Ellison, 27 Mar 2017
The One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is essential to propelling the next stage of not only China’s but global economic growth.
Kim Bailey, 07 Oct 2015
After joining Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) back in 1989 as a project manager, Ann Bentley FRICS was recently appointed Global Chair of the international property and construction firm. Ann, tells us more about her role, inspiring the next generation and her greatest career challenges and achievements.
Laura Lindberg, 11 Jun 2015
PROVADA 2015 attracted more visitors (over 20 000), more stand holders and also more international guests than in previous years and RICS contribute it to the success of the fair in various ways.
10 Aug 2016
With the return of test cricket to the Kia Oval, London this week, we spoke to Richard Ashton MRICS, Project Manager for the ground’s recent development about what the re-design means for the local area, and his tips for becoming a surveyor.
25 May 2017
What's the value of high ethical standards and what are the challenges of maintaining organisational ethics standards? A group of market leaders discussed this question at our Summit of the Americas: Chicago 2017.
Les Pickford, 08 Mar 2017
A property project can be a hugely complex and expensive beast. Adam Linard, Director of 2110 Consult, explains the benefits of using a chartered surveyor and how they can manage your project to help ensure it’s delivered on time, on budget and with a minimum of risk.
Ken Creighton, 16 May 2017
The built environment will change dramatically in the coming years due to the influence of technology and as the rate of change gets faster and faster, technology is increasingly becoming an essential part of a professional’s workflow.
19 May 2015
Richard Garland FRICS discusses the importance of the global economy and why global recognition for the brand is relevant to smaller businesses in the UK.
07 Apr 2017
RICS Data Services recently held their first breakfast seminar, covering topics such as inflation,
17 May 2017
Infrastructure programmes are extraordinarily complex: they can take many years, have many stakeholders and often have to be executed while connected infrastructure is still in public use. For this reason, being a commercial manager is perhaps as much about controlling risk as it is about controlling cost.
18 Sep 2015
Pricing on contracts for refurbishment and conversion schemes is 9% higher than on new work contracts, while pricing on horizontal extensions is 4% higher, according to the BCIS Study of Tender Prices.
28 Mar 2017
How do you make your city resilient? Start by appointing a Chief Resilience Officer and then engage with as many stakeholders as possible from the public, government and the private sector.
Mark Walley, 24 Feb 2017
The slump in economic growth in Africa over the past five years has been a setback, but it should not cloud the bigger picture of a youthful continent that will supply the global workforce of the future and is well-equipped to create dynamic solutions to the fastest rate of urbanisation in the world. Roz Wrottesley reports from the 2017 RICS Africa Summit in Johannesburg.
27 Mar 2017
Dr Zhu Min, former Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) highlighted at the rise of populism and the ambiguities of “Trumpnomics” as important factors contributing to global economic uncertainty.
18 Apr 2017
Last Thursday, Cardigan Castle was crowned the worthy winner of ‘Great British Buildings: Restoration of the Year’, an RICS award series on Channel 4.
13 May 2017
The biggest and most dynamic event space in Yorkshire and the North East took the highly esteemed 'Project of the Year' title at the 2017 RICS Awards, Yorkshire & Humber.
21 Apr 2017
As President Donald Trump plans to unveil his infrastructure proposal, perhaps as soon as next month, a new RICS research report sets out how policymakers and the private sector can work in tandem to address the long term infrastructure demands that ensure public works investments realize financial and social benefits.
28 Oct 2016
The M25 is 30 years old this month. We take a trip back in time to look at why the motorway was built, the challenges it has faced and what the future holds for this valuable piece of UK infrastructure.
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