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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.
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.
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.
Amanda Clack FRICS, 09 Oct 2017
Unusually, by the time I hand over the Presidency, I will have been in office for nearly 17 months. This has been an incredible period of my life, and it has been a real honour to represent our profession around the world, working with our fabulous staff teams.
John Hughes FRICS, 11 Oct 2017
Following the 30th anniversary of the M25 last year, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to visit the Connect Plus Services (CPS) team during a recent visit to the UK. CPS have managed the M25, along with its slip and trunk roads, since the start of a 30-year contract in 2009.
Mark Walley, 25 Nov 2013
Infrastructure is vital to the global competitiveness of any nation and forms a key component of sustainable economic growth. It is also an essential part of everyday life that we want to be efficient and well maintained.
28 Sep 2017
Delaney Marling Partnership Ltd (DMP Ltd) is celebrating ten years of assisting in the project management works of some of the most prestigious construction projects. Here, Director, Simon Delaney MRICS tells us about what it’s like to maintain one of the UK’s largest and oldest parish churches - the Beverley Minster in East Yorkshire - built in the period of 1190 - 1420, and widely regarded as a gothic masterpiece.
Abdul Choudhury, 11 Oct 2017
The government's recent announcement of a construction T-Level is a critical element to bridging the skills gap we face in construction, however it's only part of the solution.
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.
20 Jul 2017
RICS and Tughans Northern Ireland Construction & Infrastructure Market Survey, Q2 2017
25 Oct 2017
We're developing new mandatory requirements to ensure service charges to commercial tenants are transparent, upfront and fair, and that any costs incurred to repair or maintain their building are in accordance with the terms of their lease.
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.
19 Jan 2017
With the constantly evolving demands of work, how do workers ensure they are paid on time — or at all? This is where the concept of a payment standard can come into play.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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