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11 Jun 2018
Organisations are subject to continual change, yet their facilities often remain static, impeding progress that is critical to business success. We ask Dave Wilson, FRICS, IFMA Fellow and Director of Effective Facilities Ltd, how facilities managers can manage change to ensure that it bridges the gap between what an organisation has and what it needs.
Sean Tompkins, 11 Jun 2018
Devolve more power to the West Midlands so Birmingham can reach its true potential as a world class city is the rallying call from RICS, as it underlines its commitment to the city by opening new offices at 55 Colmore Row.
Over the past 40 years, the UK’s housing surplus has become a shortfall. Michael Sander explores the causes of this national crisis and recommends some policy responses.
08 Jun 2018
In our 150th year, we're recognising the achievements and contributions of the profession, past and present.
06 Jun 2018
The 2018 Young Surveyor of the Year Awards are now open for nominations. To help inspire people to enter this year’s awards, we caught up with Tom Wallbank, RICS Matrics Mentor of the Year 2017, who explains why mentoring is high on his agenda and looks to others to help develop the industry.
The RICS Red Book is mandatory for all RICS professionals working in valuation and aims to ensure the delivery of credible, transparent and high-quality reports.
05 Jun 2018
The International Mineral Valuation Committee (IMWAL) has boosted the harmonisation of valuing mineral assets through the release of the third edition of their standards.
04 Jun 2018
Meet Julie Fittock, a Chartered Surveyor (GP) working for Cushman and Wakefield, as part of a team contracted to carry out Property Portfolio Management for the London Borough of Bromley.
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.
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.
31 May 2018
Investors in rural land are better off adopting the Moomin philosophy than following in the footsteps of Trump International, according to the latest research from RICS.
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.
Hew Edgar, 29 May 2018
Action on compulsory tenement maintenance in Scotland took a closer step last week as parliament agreed, following a vote on an opposition debate, to review existing legislation and consider the implementation of mandatory tenement health checks.
25 May 2018
A south Belfast building project which has transformed an overgrown corner of Botanic Gardens into a new and exciting visitor attraction has been named Project of the Year at RICS Awards 2018, Northern Ireland.
22 May 2018
The search to find the UK’s most inspiring young surveyors - who have made a significant contribution to the built environment - is on, following the opening of entries for the annual RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards (YSOYA).
Tamara Hooper, 22 May 2018
RICS welcomes any attempt to improve standards and consumer outcomes, however it must be done in a holistic way and not be implemented through piecemeal legislation.
21 May 2018
RICS welcomes the publication by the government of the draft regulations on Client Money Protection (CMP) Requirements for property agents in England.
Susan Mason, 21 May 2018
The challenge facing the world’s built environment can perhaps be summed up with two statistics – the global population is growing by more than 1.5million people per week, and three million people each week are moving into cities from more rural areas.
John Hughes FRICS, 18 May 2018
Our top governance body, Governing Council, met in London last month for the first of its two annual meetings, to look at future strategy.
18 May 2018
Over 40 of the South West’s most impressive and community beneficial property schemes battled it out for top honours at last night’s 2018 RICS Awards, South West where the Aerospace Bristol Project took the overall, esteemed ‘South honours Project of the Year’ title.
The value of Sterling against other currencies affects construction costs in a variety of ways.
Sean Tompkins, 17 May 2018
Dame Judith Hackitt today published the final report into the independent review of building regulations and fire safety, which addresses the need for regulatory change, and proposes solutions to the gaps in UK building regulations.
17 May 2018
Fifty-four of London’s most impressive property schemes battled it out for top honours at last night’s 2018 RICS Awards, London where Woodberry Down, located in Finsbury Park, took the overall, esteemed ‘London Project of the Year’ title.
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.
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.
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