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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.
Geoff White, 24 Oct 2017
The government wants to speed up the house-buying and selling process, hoping to make it “cheaper, faster and less stressful”.
23 Oct 2017
Combining police stations and fire stations on one site is an innovative trend in the asset management of publicly funded local resources.
Stephanie Bentley, 20 Oct 2017
Technology and the ever-increasing availability of data is changing almost every aspect of the way we live our lives, from the way we travel and communicate to the way we design, construct and respond to the built environment. We caught up with leading thinkers at the UK-based event series Digital Construction Week (DCW). Here's what we learned.
19 Oct 2017
RICS and the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution partnered to deliver a masterclass in support of Mediation Awareness Week 2017, which is running from 14-20 October.
18 Oct 2017
Lloyds Banking Group launched the first-of-its-kind initiative to support clients to reduce CO2 emissions from their real estate assets in March 2016. With the built environment responsible for almost 40% of energy consumption, as well as 36% of carbon emissions in the UK, incentivising and supporting green improvements for real estate clients is a priority area for Lloyds.
The status of BCIS indices is shown against the figure for each period. For some indices, this status is shown as ‘Forecast’.
17 Oct 2017
With gavels at the ready, young RICS professionals took the rostrum earlier this week to compete in our bi-annual RICS Matrics Auction Competition.
16 Oct 2017
We recently caught up with Haidee Gonsalves MRICS, an inspirational shortlistee for the Women of the Future, Real Estate, Infrastructure & Construction Award. She tells us more about advocates for women in the profession and phenomenal role models she's met so far.
We have launched an insight paper today which explores the impact of using artificial Intelligence (AI) in the built environment, and the urgent need for industry professionals to understand how it will influence their role, as the future will rely less on human labour and more on technology.
Cleaning costs continue to rise, reflecting wage fluctuations fuelled by the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW).
13 Oct 2017
We are honoured to be a founding partner of the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), a new national research centre on housing. The Centre formally opened its doors on 1 August 2017 with £7.5million in initial funding.
12 Oct 2017
The outlook for the Northern Ireland housing market remains more buoyant than other UK regions despite a softening in the data for activity last month, according to RICS & Ulster Bank Residential Market Survey for September 2017.
Abdul Choudhury, 11 Oct 2017
The government's recent announcement of a construction T-Level is a critical element to bridging the skills gap we face in construction, however it's only part of the solution.
11 Oct 2017
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has today (11 October 2017) announced the location of its new office premises in Birmingham.
John Hughes FRICS, 11 Oct 2017
Following the 30th anniversary of the M25 last year, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to visit the Connect Plus Services (CPS) team during a recent visit to the UK. CPS have managed the M25, along with its slip and trunk roads, since the start of a 30-year contract in 2009.
Kim Bailey, 10 Oct 2017
LionHeart, the charity for RICS professionals, provides a wide range of support to help members reduce workplace stress and anxiety. Here — to coincide with World Mental Health Day on 10 October — we look at some of the charity’s most influential initiatives that are actively making a real difference in improving mental health.
Lewis Johnston, 09 Oct 2017
The big topic for discussion at this year’s RICS Housing Reception was the Government’s recent announcements on plans to regulate the Private Rented Sector (PRS).
Amanda Clack FRICS, 09 Oct 2017
Unusually, by the time I hand over the Presidency, I will have been in office for nearly 17 months. This has been an incredible period of my life, and it has been a real honour to represent our profession around the world, working with our fabulous staff teams.
09 Oct 2017
In the run up to this year’s Women of the Future awards, we caught up with inspiring RICS professionals who have been shortlisted. The first of these is Abigail Heyworth MRICS, who tells to us about role models and her work to attract the next generation of women into the profession.
Tender prices are expected to fall slightly over the next year to 2nd quarter 2018, then recover to rise 20% above current levels by 2nd quarter 2022, according to the latest BCIS five-year forecast.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has launched a campaign with property industry charity LandAid to raise over £2 million in the biggest ever fundraising campaign for the charity. The funds will contribute to ending youth homelessness, and will provide safe, secure and affordable bed spaces across all 12 UK regions.
06 Oct 2017
Prices for maintenance will be suppressed as demand from the repair and maintenance (R+M) sector is expected to grow very slowly over the next three years.
© RICS 2017
© RICS 2017