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14 Aug 2017
With less than a month to go until Women of the Future nominations close, we catch up with Turner & Townsend's Associate Director Catherine Kelly whose passion for encouraging people into the construction sector and tackling its gender imbalance at higher levels, led her to self-nominate and reach the shortlist at last year’s award.
16 Oct 2017
We recently caught up with Haidee Gonsalves MRICS, an inspirational shortlistee for the Women of the Future, Real Estate, Infrastructure & Construction Award. She tells us more about advocates for women in the profession and phenomenal role models she's met so far.
Alessandra De Lisio, 26 Apr 2017
The length, costs and uncertainty of litigation is leading to an increased use of mediation to settle disputes out of court. How does it work in practice?
Lynn Robinson, 11 Jun 2015
Last week saw over 200 leading figures in property and construction come together for RICS' second annual Property Leaders’ Summit at the QEII Conference Centre in London’s Westminster.
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.
Ursula Hartenberger, 27 Oct 2017
In recognition of the crucial role the built environment plays in reducing carbon emissions, the buildings sector will enjoy high levels of visibility at this years 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23). The annual climate change conference convened by the United Nations aims to move forward the commitments made at COP21 under the Paris Agreement in 2015. COP23 takes place from 6 to 17 November 2017 in Bonn, Germany.
19 Jul 2017
Cleaning costs are still set to rise by more than 25% over the next five years as labour cost pressures, fuelled by the projected National Living Wage (NLW) increases, remain unchanged.
Cleaning costs continue to rise, reflecting wage fluctuations fuelled by the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW).
20 Jul 2017
The BCIS five-year forecast for the facilities management sector sees maintenance cost inflation rising by 2.5% to 1st quarter 2018 and by a further 2.9% to 1st quarter 2019. It's then forecast to rise by over 4% in each of the next three years.
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.
16 Feb 2017
Business rate changes are causing alarm in some quarters. Director at Bilfinger GVA Rob Gurney-Smith asks whether the "Check, Challenge, Appeal" (CCA) system for those questioning their non-domestic rates bill will be an improvement.
16 Mar 2017
The consequences of putting public infrastructure and services in place when we don’t understand the user can be dire. Not only are there excessive costs in time and money associated with retro-fitting infrastructure to suit the needs of the user, but there is also less buy-in and acceptance from citizens, making the cities we live, work and play in unhappy places for us all.
Dan Hughes, 19 Dec 2016
Digital technologies are transforming our relationship with information and how we interpret the world. This is the view of Charlotte McCarthy, Commercial Director at Infabode. Below, she explains how technology can help us to cut through the noise and find trusted and relevant industry information efficiently.
26 Sep 2016
While eReaders are on the rise, many of us still succumb to the discreet charm of paper. Our Bookshop Manager at Parliament Square Paulo Ferreira shares his recommendations for the five books every real estate professional should read, which can all be ordered from the RICS Bookshop.
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.
Martin Burns, 23 Mar 2016
As part of our series looking at the different types of dispute avoidance and resolution mechanisms, find out why training is only the first step on the journey to working as a mediator.
Hew Edgar, 22 Dec 2016
Following significant stakeholder engagement, we have published our Tenement Health Check policy proposal. This establishes mandatory five-year building condition surveys, with an objective to tackle poor maintenance in residential properties with common parts.
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, 01 Jun 2017
PROVADA is the most important meeting point for developers, investors, financiers, advisers, housing corporations, city officials and end-users in the Dutch real estate sector, taking place in the RAI in Amsterdam.
16 Sep 2015
Members with a penchant for rugby gathered at last night’s RICS Rugby and Business Networking Event to celebrate the year that England hosts the Rugby World Cup and mark the connections between property and rugby.
Dr Clare Eriksson , 04 Jul 2017
What are the impacts of technology and innovation on the built environment? How can our industries adjust to increasing design and project complexity while ensuring progress is made towards environmental sustainability? How do we attract the best and brightest into our industries? And how do we equip them to take on the biggest challenges facing our industries in the next 30 years?
Dan Hughes, 17 Mar 2017
“Technology provides huge opportunities for professionals if it is appropriately used and embraced.” This was one of the views that came out of a fascinating panel discussion on the third day of MIPIM.
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