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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?
04 Dec 2017
Statistics show that crimes such as fly-tipping, metal theft and squatting are on the rise, with vacant properties far more vulnerable. Gideon Reichental outlines some of the risks and explains how these can be mitigated.
Much attention has been paid to the benefits of cycling for society and cyclists, but what are the asset management advantages of providing better cycle parking facilities in office buildings?
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.
10 Jan 2018
The £60.9 billion annual spend on building maintenance (current prices) makes a significant contribution to the economy, accounting for over 3% of GDP.
25 Jan 2018
Industrial property is the clear outperformer in the UK Commercial market as retail continues to lag significantly, according to the Q4 2017 RICS UK Commercial Property Market Survey.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Cleaning costs continue to rise, reflecting wage fluctuations fuelled by the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW).
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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