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05 Jul 2017
Urbanisation is placing increasing demands on our most precious commodity: water. What can we do to staunch the flow before it runs out?
New transport links increase the value of the areas they serve. Shouldn’t they get something in return?
What does Pride mean to our LGBT professionals? During this year's celebrations, we asked for their comments, and here's what they had to say.
RICS, along with the Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA), and the Non-Administrative Receivers Association (nara) have entered into a revised memorandum of memorandum of understanding for the Registered Property Receivers Scheme (formally known as the Fixed Charge Receivership Scheme).
As reported in the press at the start of July, the property industry, working with the Bank of England, has published a report on the results of research into methodologies for establishing a metric for long-term value to help lenders manage the risk presented by the property cycle.
Lewis Johnston, 04 Jul 2017
Sajid Javid (Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government) has invited local authorities to bid for a share of the £2.3 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund. The Fund was announced by the Chancellor in the 2016 Autumn Statement and is intended to help local authorities finance infrastructure development that can accelerate housebuilding.
Kim Bailey, 04 Jul 2017
A chartered surveyor, and keen private pilot, recently took part in a tough charity flying challenge to highlight the role the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has played in air-sea rescue and pay tribute to all those who save lives at sea.
Dr Clare Eriksson , 04 Jul 2017
What are the impacts of technology and innovation on the built environment? How can our industries adjust to increasing design and project complexity while ensuring progress is made towards environmental sustainability? How do we attract the best and brightest into our industries? And how do we equip them to take on the biggest challenges facing our industries in the next 30 years?
04 Jul 2017
Farming and traditional agriculture have rarely faced so much uncertainty. With inevitable changes to agricultural support on the near horizon, as well as environmental issues — flooding, soil erosion, nitrogen leaching — and challenges from pests and diseases, there is a real need to work more closely with nature to protect our critical land assets and maintain, if not improve, agricultural productivity.
01 Jul 2017
RICS and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) are pleased to announce a landmark collaboration that promises to transform the US$1 trillion global facility management (FM) industry.
Stephanie Bentley, 28 Jun 2017
As the rate of technological change increases, it is up to all professionals to demonstrate their value. Facilities management (FM) professionals are of no exception. At our recent Strategic FM Conference, we heard from industry leaders on some of the latest technology and how FM professionals can remain relevant.
Ben Elder FRICS, 28 Jun 2017
The Red Book is recognised throughout the industry as the leading standard for valuation. Updating it to incorporate changes to the International Valuation Standards (IVS) ensures that it continues to reflect best practice, not just in the way a valuation is done, but also in the way professionals conduct themselves when undertaking this work.
Dan Hughes, 28 Jun 2017
We are pleased to announce that our partners, MetaProp NYC, have published the Q2 results of the Global Real Estate Technology Confidence Index 2017.
27 Jun 2017
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Scotland has appointed Peter Haggarty FRICS as its new chairman.
Martin Burns, 27 Jun 2017
In my experience, lawyers and other professionals who desire to be commercial mediators are driven by three things. They want to add a new product to their service offering, they yearn for the challenge of doing something new and intellectually challenging, and they want to get paid for doing mediations.
It is all in a day’s work for Associate Project Manager at AECOM Matthew McBrien MRICS, winner of last year's Project Management RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year. Matthew tells us about his strangest project to date and reveals his top tips to manage seemingly insurmountable challenges.
Our Edinburgh office has become the first workplace in Scotland to be awarded the prestigious Fairplace Award®.
Ben Elder FRICS, 26 Jun 2017
RICS Valuation — Global Standards 2017 has undergone an essential update.
26 Jun 2017
Surveying professionals, especially those undertaking any type of estate agency work, must be aware that the much-anticipated update to the Money Laundering Regulations has now been published.
Sean Tompkins, 26 Jun 2017
As we continue to promote diversity within the profession and seek to inspire future generations, I'm pleased to announced that, for the fourth year, we are supporting the Women of the Future Awards and sponsoring the Real Estate, Infrastructure and Construction category. This award recognises female professionals, aged 35 or under, who shape the world we live in.
Richard J Garland, 26 Jun 2017
In the world of sport, the rules of the game need to be clear. Once that is in place, creativity and performance can flourish. When rules are not clear, no-one plays the game effectively because they are concerned with the rules. The same can be said for our sector and the standards we adopt.
23 Jun 2017
RICS Governing Council has taken a number of decisions to better equip it to set our strategy and ensure the appropriate level of oversight that our profession and external stakeholders would expect. Amongst the changes are a move to two Council meetings a year, timed to fit with our cycle of planning and performance reporting.
22 Jun 2017
Companies should be interested in the future. After all, they are going to spend every day doing business there.
Kim Bailey, 22 Jun 2017
More needs to be done to educate buyers that a valuation is not a home buyers survey, and the industry needs more home surveyors and valuers. These were key issues raised at a recent Residential Question Time Debate, held at the iconic Haydock Racecourse in the heart of the North West.
We're calling on construction firms across the UK to help tackle the skills shortage in the industry by helping some of their community’s most vulnerable people get back into work.
© RICS 2017
© RICS 2017