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10 Jan 2018
The proportion of projects submitted to BCIS that were let on design and build contracts rose from 28% to 58% over the past 10 years, reflecting the changes in procurement in the industry.
As a child, Country Manager of Turner & Townsend India Ameya Gumaste MRICS was fascinated by how a plan on paper could become a real-life building. He is now responsible for 125 people across India, but how did he get there? Ameya tells us in his own words.
Fiona Mannix, 09 Jan 2018
RICS Rural Professional Group were invited to attend a Land Entry Forum meeting co-ordinated by UK Water in December 2017. In addition to the water companies all key stakeholders were invited.
09 Jan 2018
A chartered surveyor, and one of LionHeart’s mental health ambassadors, is writing a series of blogs that will explore the issue of mental health in the property sector.
The BCIS Location Indices have become increasingly volatile and BCIS regularly receives queries about the change in location indices for one region or another.
A new series of Output Price Indices (OPI) has been issued by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Tamara Hooper, 08 Jan 2018
RICS welcomes the small certainties contained within Michael Gove’s speech at the Oxford Farming Conference, but he must go beyond ideas and principles and give clear indications of what a post-Brexit rural economy will look like.
Abdul Choudhury, 05 Jan 2018
New measures announced by the Government aim to tackle unfair and abusive practices within the leasehold system. RICS responded to the consultation and are broadly supportive of the government’s aims.
03 Jan 2018
In its 19th year, it’s fair to say that the Salary Survey acts as succinct and robust measurement tool when assessing salaries, attitudes and benefits in the profession. We have seen many changes in the industry which have made a significant impact on work related factors from income to satisfaction and rewards.
Dan Hughes, 03 Jan 2018
"2017 saw the PropTech space come into its own as a space to be reckoned with and invested in. The space is suddenly overflowing with disruptive start-ups competing for attention."
22 Dec 2017
The RICS annual housing market forecast shows a flat national prediction for 2018. But the forecast highlights growth in some regions counterbalanced by price declines in others.
Five professionals have been elected to sit on the RICS Transitionary Governing Council.
David Morgan, 21 Dec 2017
Universal high-speed broadband will be delivered by a regulatory Universal Service Obligation, with the aim that everyone in the UK will have access to speeds of at least 10 Mbps by 2020. This is the expectation according to a recent Government announcement.
Dan Hughes, 20 Dec 2017
When building a business, crossing borders is difficult. International growth is restrained by time zones, legal peculiarities, privacy and culture differences and localisation challenges (language, currency, etc.). PropTech companies are of no exception. We asked our partners, MetaProp NYC, how to overcome these challenges so that new companies can thrive.
19 Dec 2017
In an effort to reduce the number of people experiencing homelessness during winter – and the Christmas season - RICS has joined forces with property industry charity, LandAid to launch a campaign to deliver more bed spaces for young homeless people across all 12 UK regions.
Director of Arcadis Indonesia, Jakarta, Natalia Pujiyanti was one of the first construction professionals in Indonesia to gain MRICS status. She has worked her way up to become a Director with a passion for sharing knowledge with junior staff, but how did she get there? Natalia tells us in her own words.
18 Dec 2017
We welcome the findings of the independent review of the building regulations and fire safety led by Dame Judith Hackitt. The report rightly outlines the need for change, and underlines the need for Government and industry to work together.
How can the profession work to help tackle world hunger and poverty? I’ve been working with a team of experts from around the world, led by Prof Pete Wyatt - Henley Business School, part of the University of Reading, to produce a guide which will do just that by focusing on improving the land valuation process in developing nations.
Le-Anne Lim, 18 Dec 2017
As regulators pay ever-closer attention to fair value measurement processes and the US Securities and Exchange Commission leads the call for a more robust qualification process for business valuation, we respond with the launch of the Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations (CEIV) credential at the RICS Business Valuation Conference.
Hew Edgar, 15 Dec 2017
Yesterday's Scottish Budget revealed many announcements that will affect our professionals and the economy as a whole.
14 Dec 2017
Our professional statement ‘Whole life carbon assessment for the built environment’ is one example of our approach to promoting a whole lifecycle view of real estate. The launch of the standard follows our presence at this year´s 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, where we advanced on the commitments made at COP21 Paris to help limit global warming.
The second annual meeting of the RICS Governing Council took place in November, featuring this year's annual general meeting and the inauguration of new President John Hughes FRICS.
We're reviewing the crowning moments of the calendar year from an RICS perspective. Take a look at these memorable moments and see if you can play a part in making 2018 another year to savour.
The UK housing market remains flat at a headline level in the run up to Christmas, according to the November 2017 RICS UK Residential Market Survey.
Alongside today's release of the RICS UK Residential Market Survey we take a look at the devolved regions' housing market.
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