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16 Mar 2018
During the third day at MIPIM, RICS continued its series of events dedicated to the impact of new technologies in the property profession.
The construction industry generates a wealth of valuable cost data on projects, but most of it is not systematically captured for re-use on future projects.
Tender prices rose sharply in the first half of 2017, but are expected to fall over the year to Q4 2018. This is against a background of new work output remaining static in 2018, and uncertainty about the effect of Brexit negotiations in the private commercial sector.
15 Mar 2018
Day two continued to see new technologies at the centre of MIPIM discussions, with Maarten Vermeulen FRICS, RICS Managing Director for Europe presenting the findings of RICS' research paper: “Artificial Intelligence: what it means for the built environment”.
Resource cost increases for painters and decorators have pushed up rates for this work between 1% and 2% in the past year, while costs for contractors working on domestic extensions and the like have seen rates generally rise by between 2% and 5%.
Dr Patrice Cairns, 15 Mar 2018
Following the briefing on the Department of Finances’ Northern Ireland Budgetary Outlook 2018-20, the Secretary of State has announced a Northern Ireland Budget for the financial period 2018-2019.
Following the Grenfell Tower fire, Anthony Taylor and Richard Edwards offer a detailed rundown of the roles and responsibilities for ensuring safety.
Inflation in resource costs for maintenance work has risen between 2% and 5%, however the picture is not the same across all trades.
We're launching the new Inspire programme in April 2018, which will engage with over 9,000 school students in year one - and we need your help to make it a success.
Gary Strong FRICS, 15 Mar 2018
Following the tests carried out by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) on cladding materials where a failure to satisfy the guidance in the Approved Document has resulted, this guidance is to assist those RICS professionals who are faced with considering the options that are available.
14 Mar 2018
Day one at MIPIM saw RICS explain how we are leading the debate on the future of the industry on a global scale. Here’s a round-up from the first day.
Concerns about the availability of bricks and roof tiles are being reported by housebuilders.
Geoff White, 14 Mar 2018
Although the Chancellor made good on his promise that the 2018 Spring Statement would be a smaller affair focusing on economic performance and direction, he also made a mixture of old and new announcements that flagged up some interesting points for those in the built environment.
13 Mar 2018
To prepare professionals for the technological breakthroughs impacting the built environment, RICS is proud to announce its Technology Affiliate Programme (TAP) aimed at propelling the property industry towards what has been called “the fourth industrial revolution”.
12 Mar 2018
10 RICS members helped raise a record amount to help fight homelessness and poverty, through swapping their warm beds for sleeping bags and sleeping rough.
Salaries for UK property professionals increased in 2018, to a 10 year high, with RICS chartered status continuing to boost wages, according to the latest survey by RICS and Macdonald & Company.
10 Mar 2018
RICS has sent an invitation to selected Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) service providers to tender for ADR services covering surveying services such as home buyer reports, building surveys and valuations.
Jeffrey Matsu, 09 Mar 2018
Harnessing the creative energy of tech savvy youth into productive careers in the built environment will help us deliver the industrial transformation that society urgently requires to tackle issues related to the economy, environment and social mobility.
Sander Scheurwater, 09 Mar 2018
Due to the rapid development of online technology, the European Union is having to pay increasing attention to data handling and cybercrime. How will GDPR affect real estate professionals?
09 Mar 2018
We have jointly produced a new residential mortgage Disclosure Form – alongside UK Finance, the Home Builders Federation and Homes for Scotland - for use during residential conveyancing. It aims to simplify the flow of information to all the key parties involved in the purchase of a mortgage, and improve transparency.
08 Mar 2018
We are proud to be part of the Asian Women of Achievement Awards, one of the UK’s prestigious Asian events, celebrating Britain’s remarkable and often unsung Asian heroines, who have demonstrated ongoing commitment and success in their chosen sectors and who provide significant value to their communities.
This year, on International Women's Day (8 March) we're asking property firms to make their female role models more visible, and break down any barriers that prevent them from progressing in to leadership positions.
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.
After years of valuation and tax experience in the UK, Nicola embarked on a backpacking trip to Australia, where, after running out of funds, she started her own firm. What was she thinking? Nicola tells us in her own words.
After the release of the latest UK Residential Market Survey, we take a closer look at the markets in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
© RICS 2018
© RICS 2018