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12 Jun 2018
Many contradictory predictions are being made about the impact of artificial intelligence in the workplace. Chris Hoar investigates some of the threats and opportunities for professionals.
15 Jun 2018
With productivity proving a persistent issue, Anthony Walker explains how data can best be harnessed to boost output.
Tamara Hooper, 14 Jun 2018
The Government has announced that it will be taking doctors and nurses out of the Tier 2 migration cap, allowing for other high skilled migrants to apply for those visa’s and ensuring that our NHS is able to source much needed medical professionals without red tape of migration quotas.
Susan Mason, 14 Jun 2018
The vacuum in Executive decision-making in Northern Ireland is creating a backlog of delayed infrastructure projects.
Tamara Hooper, 01 Jun 2018
RICS support the development of T-Levels as a high quality, technical alternative to A levels, helping in the construct of the Design, Surveying and Planning pathway that forms one of the options within the Construction route way for the new T-Levels.
John Hughes FRICS, 03 May 2018
A member recently commented that our profession should do more to enhance our image; that we need to be more visionary if we are to live up to our “public advantage” responsibilities.
David Morgan, 26 Apr 2018
In a dramatic and emotionally charged speech at the Welsh Labour Conference, First Minister Carwyn Jones announced he would be standing down this Autumn.
12 Apr 2018
Member firm, Mace Group is using its construction expertise to provide support to 85 Bee sculptures across Manchester this summer, as part of a creative event dubbed as Manchester’s biggest ever public art trail.
27 Mar 2018
By mastering the full capabilities of technology, such as BIM, at a city level, we are able to create a completely customisable built environment. CEO, Southeast Asia, Savills, Chris Marriott FRICS explains why digitisation is going to change the lives of 90% of the real estate profession.
05 Apr 2018
We caught up with Beth West, head of development for Landsec, to gain a client perspective on current developments in the construction industry. The company manages a £14.5bn portfolio of office, retail, leisure estate in London, and across the UK.
Gary Strong FRICS, 30 May 2018
Ensuring fire safety can be problematic when dealing with flat entrance doors. Gary Strong offers advice on the regulatory regime.
17 Apr 2018
The rapid advancement of technology is impacting the day to day role of professionals working in the built environment sector, which in turn is changing the skills profile necessary for those entering the industry.
01 May 2018
The subject of mental health and wellbeing in the property industry will be under the spotlight at four symposium-style events being run by LionHeart.
Martin McAuley, 04 Jun 2018
The challenge facing devolved government in Northern Ireland took a further turn in the last few weeks as Belfast’s High Court ruled that in the absence of Executive Ministers, senior civil servants have no authority to approve regionally significant infrastructure projects.
16 May 2018
The BCIS Online featured project for May 2018, submitted by Potter Raper Partnership, is the recently tendered £19.4m Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in Peckham, South London.
14 May 2018
BCIS provides a ready source of data when establishing the replacement cost of a building for calculating a contractor's basis of valuation for rating purposes.
20 Apr 2018
Of the most recent projects* analysed by BCIS and published on the BCIS online service, 42% were for private clients and 58% for the public sector.
19 Mar 2018
The recently tendered contract for the £6.6m Feldon Valley Golf Club development in Banbury, Oxfordshire, consisted of a new hotel, clubhouse extension and refurbishment, and 4Nr 3-bedroom multi-occupancy lodges, together with external works. The project was submitted by Selway Joyce Partnership.
18 Apr 2018
The BCIS five-year forecast for the facilities management sector shows maintenance costs rising 16.5% over the next five years, while cleaning costs rise 28%.
Oil prices are an upside risk to civil engineering costs in the remainder of 2018. With President Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, Brent crude oil prices have risen to US$77 per barrel from US$67 at the beginning of April 2018.
30 Apr 2018
Collecting, analysing, modelling and interpreting cost data allows industry to make better informed decisions regarding projects and assets, and identify areas for improvement.
The BCIS assumptions for the future of construction labour cost inflation used in our current forecasts are set out below:
06 Apr 2018
BCIS research has highlighted the decline in directly employed maintenance staff in the public sector.
16 Apr 2018
BCIS is forecasting that oil prices in construction will rise by 2% in the year to Q4 2018, then by 3% per annum over the remainder of the forecast period. Oil prices are sensitive to political issues, particularly in the Middle East, which could put sudden upward pressure on prices. Consequently, oil prices are one of the biggest risks to the forecast.
BCIS has been working with the specialist valuation team at Ecclesiastical Insurance Group Plc, to create the Ecclesiastical Heritage Index (EHI).
© RICS 2018
© RICS 2018