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Tony Mulhall MRICS, 16 Apr 2018
The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) 2012 replaced around a thousand pages of planning policy which had accumulated over the years. It was intended to encourage an enabling role for planning, rather than what was characterised as a controlling role.
16 Apr 2018
BCIS is forecasting that oil prices in construction will rise by 2% in the year to Q4 2018, then by 3% per annum over the remainder of the forecast period. Oil prices are sensitive to political issues, particularly in the Middle East, which could put sudden upward pressure on prices. Consequently, oil prices are one of the biggest risks to the forecast.
As of Monday 23 April 2018, we will be closing our offices at Surveyor Court, Coventry and opening our new offices at 55 Colmore Row, Birmingham.
John Kraus, 12 Apr 2018
The built environment is changing - are you ready to harness its potential?
12 Apr 2018
Member firm, Mace Group is using its construction expertise to provide support to 85 Bee sculptures across Manchester this summer, as part of a creative event dubbed as Manchester’s biggest ever public art trail.
Studies have shown that millennials are expected to have an enormous impact on the housing market. Associate Dean and Director of the School of Real Estate, RICS School of Built Environment, Sunil Agarwal FRICS explains why it is critical for us to understand the way they think to ensure we don't alienate future home buyers.
The momentum in the UK housing market continues to slow, as buyer demand falls for the twelfth consecutive month, according to the March 2018 RICS UK Residential Market Survey.
After the release of the latest UK Residential Market Survey, we take a closer look at the markets in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Tony Mulhall MRICS, 11 Apr 2018
Bruce Katz a former Director at the Brookings Institution, a Washington think-tank on matters urban and governance, was in London earlier this week. Railing against populism and the sclerotic nation state he declared that from an early age he was ‘brainwashed to believe in hierarchy’.
Abdul Choudhury, 11 Apr 2018
Government have put forwards strong measures to tackle poor space standards and overcrowding in the Private Rental Sector (PRS) with a potential fine of up to £30,000 for those who fail to comply.
Abdul Choudhury, 10 Apr 2018
The government has introduced new measures to professionalise the estate agent market, coupled with the same efforts in the managing and letting agents market.
10 Apr 2018
Alex Holliday, Associate Building Surveyor, Bowman Riley is taking on the tough challenge of running 127 miles from Liverpool to Leeds along the canal side in support of RICS' Pledge150 campaign, and children’s charity, SELFA.
The government's proposed new measures to professionalise the estate agent market (8 April 2018), and the managing and letting agents market (1 April 2018) announcement, are positive steps and in line with RICS' ethos.
06 Apr 2018
BCIS research has highlighted the decline in directly employed maintenance staff in the public sector.
05 Apr 2018
We caught up with Beth West, head of development for Landsec, to gain a client perspective on current developments in the construction industry. The company manages a £14.5bn portfolio of office, retail, leisure estate in London, and across the UK.
Housebuilders’ costs rose 4% in the year to 4Q2017 according to the BCIS Private Housing Construction Price Index (PHCPI).
Alexander Aronsohn FRICS, 03 Apr 2018
On 1 May 2018, the RICS Property Measurement Professional Statement 2nd Edition becomes mandatory for all our professionals and regulated firms.
David Keddie MRICS, 29 Mar 2018
Each year the Matrics Chairman is given the task of raising £5000 for their chosen charity. This year, I am raising money for the mental health charity MIND.
28 Mar 2018
First meeting of Working Group on maintenance of Tenement Scheme Property.
27 Mar 2018
By mastering the full capabilities of technology, such as BIM, at a city level, we are able to create a completely customisable built environment. CEO, Southeast Asia, Savills, Chris Marriott FRICS explains why digitisation is going to change the lives of 90% of the real estate profession.
26 Mar 2018
The Secretary of State for Education, Damien Hinds, has given final approval for a Geospatial Technician Apprenticeship. The funding band has now been approved meaning it is now ready for delivery.
New guidance on neighbourhood plan examinations have been published.
23 Mar 2018
Mediation is growing rapidly in popularity as a dynamic and multi-faceted practice in many countries, which has been increasingly integrated into both new and existing legislation.
John Hughes FRICS, 22 Mar 2018
In 2007, the proportion of the world’s population that lived in cities passed 50% for the first time. Urban populations are now set to grow by over two billion people in the next 30 years.
22 Mar 2018
David McCullogh, Chair of RICS' Leaders Forum on Fire Safety, weighs up initial industry submissions to the Hackitt Review and considers the future of building control.
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