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Robert Mallett, 14 Feb 2018
Most of us are familiar with the Oyster Card and contactless ticketing technology that has made major improvements to the travel experience across London.
Stephanie Bentley, 30 Nov 2017
Key decisions at all stages in the property life cycle – from financing, constructing and buying, to leasing and occupying assets – rely on the availability, accessibility and reliance of robust verifiable data. However, key challenges in relation to better data capturing and management have given rise to discussions around the potential of blockchain for a wide range of industries, business models and operating processes.
Stephanie Bentley, 16 Jan 2018
Recent years have seen advances in technology that are impacting the built environment and the role of professionals everywhere. The increasing reliance on data and technology for communication and making key business decisions has sparked intense ethical debates.
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.
Alan Muse FRICS, 04 Dec 2017
Our professionals now have access to a new technical resource to help them work with and use the recently launched International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS).
09 Jan 2018
A chartered surveyor, and one of LionHeart’s mental health ambassadors, is writing a series of blogs that will explore the issue of mental health in the property sector.
Hew Edgar, 11 Jan 2018
In October 2017, RICS submitted evidence the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) call for evidence on EEA-workers in the UK labour market.
16 Jan 2018
The traditionally conservative construction industry needs surveyors to take ownership of impending challenges – or face irrelevance, maintains Mark Farmer.
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.
Geoff White, 28 Nov 2017
Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary Greg Clark launched his long-awaited Industrial Strategy White Paper this week and the good news is that there is a Sector Deal for construction.
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.
Hew Edgar, 16 Jan 2018
Membership of the EU provides the UK with access to a number of EU funding streams – notably, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF). A loss of these funding streams could have negative consequences for infrastructure investment and development.
04 Dec 2017
Professionals can contribute to the consultation as part of RICS’ review of its professional indemnity insurance (PII) run-off policy in the UK.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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