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Gail Hunter, 23 Nov 2017
Firms recognised as 'Regulated by RICS' already guarantee compliance with new Code of Practice for letting agents.
Jeffrey Matsu, 22 Nov 2017
The Chancellor of the Exchequer entered today’s Budget beleaguered by doubt, and the performance he delivered did little to address structural concerns.
Lewis Johnston, 22 Nov 2017
In the run-up to the budget Phillip Hammond suggested he would be leading a concerted Government effort to deliver 300,000 homes a year. While some industry concerns have been taken into account, overall today’s announcements don’t match up to that ambition.
Alan Muse FRICS, 22 Nov 2017
According to the latest NBS industry BIM survey, most respondents (51%) think that the government is on the right track with BIM, awareness is near-universal and adoption is up (62% of practices use BIM on some projects - up 8% year on year). Indeed, the year just gone has seen the most rapid BIM growth since 2014. 78% see BIM as the future of project information.
21 Nov 2017
Deep learning and Artificial Intelligence present big opportunities for residential businesses highlighted by Co-Founder of Houzen, Angelica Donati, at the launch of RICS insight paper 'The Technological Revolution and the Future of Residential Property' at Parliament Square on Monday 20 November 2017.
The way that designers select different components for their buildings has been transformed by the new Life Cycle Evaluator tool launched by the Building Cost Information Service (BCIS).
20 Nov 2017
The Pledge150 campaign will see RICS partnering with property industry charity LandAid, to lead the built environment sector in raising £2.25m for the provision of 150 bed spaces across all 12 UK regions by December 2018. The kick-off event raised £127,000 towards the £2.25m target.
Northern Ireland’s construction sector stagnated for a second successive quarter as a lack of public spending continued to impact on the industry, according to the latest RICS and Tughans Northern Ireland Construction & Infrastructure Market Survey.
A pick-up in infrastructure activity was the main bright spot in the Welsh construction sector during the third quarter of the year, according to figures from our latest RICS Construction & Infrastructure Market Survey.
18 Nov 2017
A young director at one of the largest real estate advisory firms has won the highly-esteemed ‘UK Young Surveyor of the Year’ title - and the prize of a new car - for his outstanding achievements in the property industry at the 2017 RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards (YSOYA).
17 Nov 2017
At a special charity fundraising event, The Duke of Cambridge helped launch the RICS Pledge150 project which aims to raise money to help end youth homelessness. Read his speech below.
Dan Hughes, 17 Nov 2017
Data and technology is transforming the property industry which is something that valuation professionals should embrace. This was the overriding message from the recent Aviva Investors’ Annual Property Conference made up over 200 valuation and legal professionals. Below is a snapshot of what was said:
Lewis Johnston, 16 Nov 2017
Ahead of the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget, we are calling on government to take urgent action to ensure the delivery of affordable homes, fill funding gaps for vital infrastructure, and boost skills to ensure the delivery of both.
16 Nov 2017
The Duke of Cambridge will, on Friday 17 November, attend the launch event for the RICS Pledge150 campaign at its Headquarters in Parliament Square.
Workloads in UK construction and infrastructure continued to rise in Q3 2017, according to the latest RICS UK Construction and Infrastructure Market Survey, with 22% more respondents seeing a rise in workloads of the quarter, with a steady pace of growth.
14 Nov 2017
Tender prices for civil engineering work are expected to rise by an annual 4% over the next three years*, by 5% in 2021 and then by 7% in 2022 as site rates rise sharply to reflect the difficulty in obtaining labour. This is against a background of historically high new infrastructure output. (*five-year forecast from 2nd quarter 2017 to 2nd quarter 2021).
Tender prices for social housing in Scotland have started to rise since the beginning of 2017 following a year of little change.
David Morgan, 14 Nov 2017
Our professionals in North Wales last week joined with our partners in ICE to assist the Welsh Government team developing the National Development Framework for Wales, with a roundtable held at the Welsh Government Offices in Llandudno Junction.
Stephanie Bentley, 13 Nov 2017
Increasing urbanisation, climate change and pressure on public sector budgets are just some of the issues facing our cities today. How can data and technology help? We supported the recent Smart Cities and Communities conference to share insight from industry leaders. Here’s what we learned:
12 Nov 2017
UK construction costs are among the most expensive in Europe when calculated in Euros according to a recent study. The post referendum weakening of Sterling against the Euro will have increased the UK costs in this study compared with previous years.
10 Nov 2017
With less than a week until the Women of the Future, Real Estate, Infrastructure & Construction Award winner is announced, we caught up with the last of the five women shortlisted for this award to talk about her career, passion for the construction industry and work to inspire the next generation.
09 Nov 2017
The Welsh housing market looks set for a positive end to the year, the latest RICS Residential Market Survey suggests.
Northern Ireland surveyors are optimistic about the housing market into 2018, the latest RICS and Ulster Bank Residential Market Survey suggests.
The UK housing market continued to stutter in October with both demand from buyers and agreed sales declining once more, while price trends are now flat. With most UK regions showing a flat or negative trend in newly agreed sales, momentum in the market is likely to remain subdued in the near term, according to the October 2017 RICS UK Residential Market Survey.
08 Nov 2017
To meaningfully support the global climate agenda, the real estate and construction sector must develop a more systematic, coherent and aligned approach to data management.
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