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Claudia Conway, 21 Feb 2018
Propteq Europe 2018 brought together suppliers and users of technology in real estate from across Europe and beyond – over 270 delegates from 37 countries. Informal discussion groups highlighted the burning issues in the industry and a number of themes echoed throughout the day.
21 Feb 2018
Singapore has gone through a remarkable transformation from British colonial trading port 200 years ago, to first-world economy in little over 50 years. Now, with government setting its sights on the next frontier, award-winning architect, academic, author and TV presenter Jason Pomeroy explains what challenges Singapore may face as it plans to become the world’s first "smart nation".
The BCIS Online featured project for February 2018, submitted by Gleeds, is the recently tendered £233,742,823 Specialist and critical care centre in Llanfrechfa, Cwmbran.
19 Feb 2018
BCIS is receiving an increasing number of projects let on target cost contracts. There are now over 200 health projects let through Procure 21+ on the BCIS database, most of which were let on NEC target cost contracts.
20 Feb 2018
Commercial construction output for 2017 as a whole shows quite strong growth of 5%. However, in the second half of 2017, output fell by 5% compared with the first half.
12 Feb 2018
The BCIS average prices section provides a statistical analysis of the costs of projects, which can be used to provide a budget for a project. The costs can be adjusted for location and date.
09 Feb 2018
The Tender Price Indices for 2017 have been revised. The latest recalculation shows that prices rose strongly throughout the year.
A recent court case highlights the importance of order of cost estimates to set reasonable budgets and elemental cost planning in ensuring that a design develops within budget.
10 Jan 2018
As a child, Country Manager of Turner & Townsend India Ameya Gumaste MRICS was fascinated by how a plan on paper could become a real-life building. He is now responsible for 125 people across India, but how did he get there? Ameya tells us in his own words.
19 Dec 2017
Director of Arcadis Indonesia, Jakarta, Natalia Pujiyanti was one of the first construction professionals in Indonesia to gain MRICS status. She has worked her way up to become a Director with a passion for sharing knowledge with junior staff, but how did she get there? Natalia tells us in her own words.
Claudia Conway, 12 Jul 2017
This year’s packed RICS Diversity and Inclusion Conference in London had Inclusive leadership as its theme, but it could just as easily have been bringing your whole self to work — a phrase echoed throughout the day.
27 Nov 2017
Professionals and regulated firms are encouraged to have procedures in place to deal with conflicts of interest by 1 January, write William Glassey and James Morris.
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).
Kim Bailey, 30 Jan 2018
Our iconic HQ on Parliament Square, London – built in 1899 - has been recreated out of Lego in recognition of our 150th anniversary this year.
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.
Kim Bailey, 01 Feb 2018
Close to 1,000 construction professionals recently attended our largest global event - the Greater Manchester Quantity Surveying (QS) & Construction Dinner - where £11,500 was raised to help house the young homeless.
16 Jan 2018
The traditionally conservative construction industry needs surveyors to take ownership of impending challenges – or face irrelevance, maintains Mark Farmer.
18 Jan 2018
With the role of an employer’s agent still seen as ambiguous, Kelvin Hughes introduces a new RICS guidance note designed to clarify matters.
Ursula Hartenberger, 17 Jan 2018
With Brexit negotiations now fully under way, a whole host of questions have arisen on how Brexit will affect the UK and the EU’s sustainability agenda, its existing commitments, and ambitions going forward.
09 Jan 2018
The BCIS Location Indices have become increasingly volatile and BCIS regularly receives queries about the change in location indices for one region or another.
17 Jan 2018
The BCIS five-year forecast for the facilities management sector sees maintenance cost inflation rising by 2.3% to Q3 2018 and by a further 2.6% to Q1 2019. It is then forecast to rise by between 2.9% and 3.8% over the next three years.
11 Jan 2018
Tender prices have risen significantly in 2017 so far, but with output remaining unchanged in 2018, and with uncertainty about the effect of Brexit negotiations in the private commercial sector, tender prices are expected to fall in the year to 3rd quarter 2018, according to the latest BCIS five-year forecast.
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.
Nigel Sellars FRICS, 19 Jan 2018
From 1 January 2018, all RICS professionals and regulated firms are now required to follow the global professional statement on Conflicts of Interest, 1st edition.
The £60.9 billion annual spend on building maintenance (current prices) makes a significant contribution to the economy, accounting for over 3% of GDP.
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