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08 Nov 2017
To meaningfully support the global climate agenda, the real estate and construction sector must develop a more systematic, coherent and aligned approach to data management.
John Hughes FRICS, 08 Nov 2017
I’m honoured to take on the RICS Presidency as we prepare to celebrate our 150th anniversary in 2018.
Dan Hughes, 08 Nov 2017
Technology and changing expectations of employees is re-imagining the workplace. Although it was once predicted that remote working would entirely negate the need for offices, in fact we are seeing a greater variety of non-traditional workspaces appear, to support the wellbeing and productivity of all those utilising the space.
With a week to go until the winner of the Women of the Future, Real Estate, Infrastructure & Construction Award is announced we chatted to shortlisted candidate Sue McElroy about her career choices hopes for the future.
Paul Bagust, 08 Nov 2017
Delivering real non-financial value relating to the environmental, economic and social aspects of facilities management (FM) requires a disciplined approach aligned closely to corporate strategy and real leadership. FM is ideally placed to deliver this value.
07 Nov 2017
17 UK-based members of the profession are today elected to sit on RICS’ Transitionary Governing Council after a vote held amongst the UK membership of RICS.
Paul Bagust, 07 Nov 2017
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is predicted to have a huge impact on the facilities management (FM) landscape. Who will benefit from the opportunities AI offers, and who will fall foul of the challenges it presents?
James Kavanagh MRICS, 06 Nov 2017
As climate change exerts even more of malignant influence on rural livelihoods in the developing world, it really is time to consider how many of these affected nations will deal with what are essentially ‘internally displaced’ climate refugees. What measures can be used to alleviate some of the pressures on land and rapidly growing but unplanned urban environments?
Gail Hunter, 06 Nov 2017
An RICS policy proposal on tenement maintenance has received cross-party support in the Scottish Parliament.
06 Nov 2017
With the Women of the Future Award winners being announced later this month, we caught up with the Anna Carolina Menezes-Dowson, one of the five inspirational women to be shortlisted in the Real Estate, Infrastructure & Construction category, to talk about her career to date and her role models.
We are excited that the RICS Awards 2018 are now open for entries. Showcasing the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure; the awards celebrate the achievements and successes of RICS professionals and their impact on local communities.
A formal Strategic Alliance (Alliance) has been agreed between the Australian Property Institute (API) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
04 Nov 2017
Nominations for the six 'strategic seats' has now closed. We will make our professionals aware when the voting stage will take place, this will be during December.
02 Nov 2017
The Remembrance Centre at the National Memorial Arboretum (NMA) scooped the top ‘UK Project of the Year’ title at this year’s industry leading RICS Awards Grand Final, making it the second year in a row that a West Midlands built project has won the prestigious accolade.
Advances in technology mean that the term “land surveyor” no longer properly describes the capabilities of today’s professional, argues Brian Coutts, Senior Lecturer in the School of Surveying, University of Otago
There is an increasing trend in infrastructure and construction procurement exercises to include an assessment and evaluation of behavioural characteristics of individuals within tendering teams.
Stephanie Bentley, 01 Nov 2017
In the property industry, we understand better than anyone the importance of laying down strong foundations to guarantee the longevity of our assets. We cannot limit that to steel and concrete, but must understand how the digital foundations that we lay will be paramount to the future success of our properties.
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.
26 Oct 2017
Demand for industrial property space in Wales is significantly outstripping supply, the RICS Commercial Market Survey, Wales, Q3 2017.
Occupier demand for office space is one of the few bright spots in Northern Ireland’s commercial property market, according to the latest RICS and Ulster Bank Commercial Market Survey.
The commercial market remains buoyant in Scotland, with respondents expecting capital values to rise in each sector, according to the RICS UK Commercial Market Survey, Q3 2017.
Both investor and occupier demand edged up during Q3 for UK commercial property, but there is still a significant difference between sectors with industrial clearly outperforming, according to the Q3 2017 RICS UK Commercial Property Market Survey.
Lucile Kamar , 25 Oct 2017
We welcomed more than 100 surveyors and built environment professionals from BAME (Black Asian Minority Ethnic) backgrounds for the launch of the DiverseCity Surveyors network which celebrates ethnic diversity in the industry.
David Morgan, 25 Oct 2017
In association with our partners in the Homes 4 Wales Alliance, RICS last week held a highly stimulating and successful roundtable discussion on the implications of Brexit for Housing and construction in Wales.
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.
© RICS 2017
© RICS 2017