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08 Mar 2018
After the release of the latest UK Residential Market Survey, we take a closer look at the markets in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
The indicators for future activity in the UK housing market remain subdued, according to the February 2018 RICS UK Residential Market Survey.
07 Mar 2018
Across the UK, Governments and parliaments are seeking views of the public via consultations and calls for evidence.
06 Mar 2018
Over the past months there has been some high-profile cases in relation to leasehold homes. Kerry Bretherton QC of Tanfield Chambers provides an update on the implications of these cases.
05 Mar 2018
Christopher Sullivan looks at the potential impact of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards on dilapidations claims.
With news of Toys R Us and Maplin going into administration we want to start the debate, what is the future of the high street? And what role do surveyors play?
RICS will use the influential platform at the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference in Washington D.C. to canvass for further input on the ground-breaking International Land Measurement Standards (ILMS).
The 11th National Apprenticeships Week (NAW) 2018 runs from 5 to 9 March 2018, and what better way to celebrate than to meet apprentice surveyor, Jonathan Springer of JLL.
Five shortlisted female professionals are set to break new glass ceilings in the traditionally male-dominated property and real estate industry at the upcoming inaugural Women of the Future Southeast Asia Awards on 20 March.
02 Mar 2018
When slips, trips and falls occur should you claim against your professional indemnity or public liability insurance? Emma Vigus, Director of Professional Indemnity at Howden provides two residential themed case studies which explain the difference.
How do cities such as Christchurch, New Zealand, which has suffered major natural disasters, attract the people, investment and entrepreneurs they need to rebuild their economies? We asked Chief Executive Officer of Development Christchurch Limited (DCL) Rob Hall FRICS how the city is regenerating after the earthquakes in 2010 and 2011.
01 Mar 2018
The retail and logistics real-estate sector needs to be aware of the impact that the autonomous vehicles revolution will have, write Ian Craig and Mary Liu.
28 Feb 2018
Governing Council election result: Strategic seat for Land
27 Feb 2018
Our new mandatory standards that put in place Conflicts of Interest (COI) requirements for RICS regulated agents involved in UK commercial property investments, have been welcomed as a positive step forward for the industry.
With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) shortly to come into force, Alexandre Euverte and Noirin McFadden advise businesses on how to ensure compliance.
Alexander Aronsohn FRICS, 26 Feb 2018
The third building class in the series of International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS) has been released.
David Morgan, 26 Feb 2018
Welsh Government proposes new tax in bid to encourage development.
23 Feb 2018
Maureen Ehrenberg FRICS, CRE, is President of Global Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) at JLL. An internationally recognised expert in the facility management field, Ehrenberg provides strategic direction and expertise to a team of over 30,000 who currently manage more than 1.5 billion square feet of property globally. She also holds a seat on the IFMA board, where she was Global Chair in 2016.
A 62-storey residential tower, Empire Melbourne, has been delivered two months ahead of its completion date. In response to a recent article about this in the Australian Financial Review, Probuild's Estimator and Cost Planner Shannon McKenzie MRICS explains how applying production methods used in the automotive industry helped achieve this.
22 Feb 2018
Tender prices for civil engineering work are expected to grow 29% over the next five years, rising faster than costs throughout the period as infrastructure construction output continues to grow.
Claudia Conway, 21 Feb 2018
Propteq Europe 2018 brought together suppliers and users of technology in real estate from across Europe and beyond – over 270 delegates from 37 countries. Informal discussion groups highlighted the burning issues in the industry and a number of themes echoed throughout the day.
David Morgan, 21 Feb 2018
The future of the M4 relief road proposal remains clouded in political uncertainty with some political stakeholders pushing for a standalone vote on the proposal in order to block it.
21 Feb 2018
The BCIS Online featured project for February 2018, submitted by Gleeds, is the recently tendered £233,742,823 Specialist and critical care centre in Llanfrechfa, Cwmbran.
Singapore has gone through a remarkable transformation from British colonial trading port 200 years ago, to first-world economy in little over 50 years. Now, with government setting its sights on the next frontier, award-winning architect, academic, author and TV presenter Jason Pomeroy explains what challenges Singapore may face as it plans to become the world’s first "smart nation".
20 Feb 2018
In April 2018, the new legal standard for minimum energy efficiency (MEES) will apply to commercial and domestic buildings which are to be let.
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