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29 Aug 2017
Congratulations to those shortlisted for the RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards 2017; the standard of entries was particularly high this year. From over 150 entries, we now have an impressive collection of inspirational role models.
It is with great sadness that we have heard that Governing Council member Christopher Green FRICS passed away on Sunday 27 August 2017. He served on the Council for six years.
25 Aug 2017
We recently met with two professionals to discuss the potential skills shortage which the industry is facing. To stimulate debate, we posed the following statement - never mind millennials, we should recognise the ability of experienced surveyors to learn and adapt. Discuss.
24 Aug 2017
We have been working with Crown Commercial Service (CCS) on the Estates Professional Service framework, and are pleased to announce that the process of awarding this has now been completed.
Subdued demand for farmland, coupled with falling land prices and a lack of new supply across the rural sector, sees calls for more post-Brexit clarity from respondents to the RICS/RAU Rural Land Market Survey H1 2017.
Gail Hunter, 23 Aug 2017
We welcome the publication of the Barclay Review of business rates as “a welcome addition to the debate” surrounding Scotland’s competitiveness in the global marketplace.
Sean Ellison, 23 Aug 2017
The July Hong Kong Residential Market Survey shows that sentiment surrounding the housing market continues to moderate, however, it remains positive.
22 Aug 2017
The updated 2018 resource datasets are now available, including all recent changes to wage rates, plant and materials prices, the revision of adjustment factors and a range of new items. Pricing information is based on second quarter 2017.
Whenever exam results are announced, young people inevitably think about their future and options, but how many are looking at a future in surveying?
Stephanie Bentley, 22 Aug 2017
Changes in working environments are well documented – a more mobile workforce, a more connected workforce, and the continued blurring of the boundaries between work and home life. The exponential rise of co-working spaces is testament to the growing appeal of workspaces that are able to flex to accommodate these changing needs.
Sean Ellison, 21 Aug 2017
Corporate debt in China has expanded at an unprecedented rate since the onset of the global financial crisis, to now surpass that of Japan in the late 1980s. Although concerns of a major credit event have subsided of late, the threat of one continues to loom large over the Chinese economy.
18 Aug 2017
The world of valuation extends far beyond the land we walk and live on, in fact, it extends right out to sea. Meet Captain Ed Geary FRICS, chartered surveyor, maritime enthusiast and valuer of some of the world’s most elaborate ships, both above and below the sea.
Mark Walley, 17 Aug 2017
As the only representative for the built environment institutions, we were recently invited to join Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer in forming a high-level business delegation for the second UK-Brazil Economic and Financial Dialogue (EFD).
17 Aug 2017
We've issued a fresh call to female A-level talent to consider a career in the land, property and construction sectors, and help meet increasing demand for a more diverse workforce and profession, whilst bridging the skills gap.
16 Aug 2017
Imagine landing your first dream job, earning money while still studying for a degree. Not just that, you've been provided with an opportunity to work on one of the most iconic developments in the UK. We talk to five apprentices, who don’t need to imagine.
14 Aug 2017
With less than a month to go until Women of the Future nominations close, we catch up with Turner & Townsend's Associate Director Catherine Kelly whose passion for encouraging people into the construction sector and tackling its gender imbalance at higher levels, led her to self-nominate and reach the shortlist at last year’s award.
Hew Edgar, 14 Aug 2017
The Scottish Government has pledged to ensure that 100 per cent of Scotland has access to superfast broadband by 2021. But is there a way to maximise this pledge in conjunction with the planning system?
Martin Burns, 14 Aug 2017
Adjudication is a generic term for a range of procedures by which differences of opinion are referred to independent third parties, known as adjudicators. These adjudicators review evidence and/or make investigations, and then make decisions, which determine the outcome of disputes.
On 8 August 2017, Government introduced new regulations which impose enhanced responsibilities for professional services firms to report suspected breaches of international sanctions. Many RICS-regulated firms are potentially affected by these regulations, as estate agencies are listed among the "relevant businesses and professions" that the regulations apply to.
11 Aug 2017
This week A-Level results are released across much of the UK. With a new flurry of young talent entering the world of work, there’s never been a better time to consider taking on a surveying apprentice and attract the brightest and the best from this new generation.
If you’re counting down to your APC Final Assessment, it’s possible you may still have questions or concerns about what to expect. Fear not, as we’ve collated the top five key questions asked by candidates to our APC Assessors at recent Q&A sessions.
10 Aug 2017
Jeffrey Tribich, an associate at Malcolm Hollis LLP, warns of the increasing dangers to surveyors from attacks by gulls and the safety precautions that can be taken.
Record low stock numbers, political uncertainty and the aftermath of tax changes are obstacles hindering the UK housing market, according to the RICS UK Residential Market Survey, with price growth and sales activity subdued during the month of July.
Dan Hughes, 09 Aug 2017
It's been well documented that technology is changing the nature of the real estate industry. It's leading to a much greater focus on flexibility over long leases, service over product and transparency over inefficiency. With this in mind, we're working with the profession to identify and address the risks and opportunities that technology presents. Stay updated with this work and get involved in the direction we take.
08 Aug 2017
What would you do after being rejected for a place on your dream project management postgraduate course? How about enrol on a quantity surveying course, get a job with AECOM, move to Canada and oversee the management, design and construction of petrol stations in one of the biggest countries in the world? Kerhys Sterling describes her inspirational journey into surveying.
© RICS 2017
© RICS 2017