Provides professional practitioners with best practice guidance relevant to the tasks and processes of design and specification for small to medium-size construction projects.
Intended for use within the UK, this guidance is essential reading for all RICS members asked to advise in relation to renewable energy schemes.
The RICS Condition Report should be used for a conventional house, flat or bungalow built from common building materials and in reasonable condition.
Provides a clear, flexible framework for practitioners to develop their own services the public can trust, consistent with the quality standards expected from RICS members.
Summarises what is meant by conflict avoidance and dispute resolution, identifying the key issues that all surveyors should understand in respect of these distinct and substantive areas.
Reviews security and performance documents normally associated with a construction project, noting the main types of document, the parties to them, their purpose and general terms.
This guidance summarises what is meant by ‘acceleration’ in the construction industry; it also looks at how acceleration can be achieved and how it can be valued.
The RICS Building Survey is the most comprehensive report of its kind and should be used for larger or older properties, or when planning major works.
NRM 1 provides guidance on the quantification of building works for the purpose of preparing cost estimates and cost plans. It is the ‘cornerstone’ of good cost management of construction projects – enabling more effective and acc...
NRM 3 gives guidance on the quantification and description of maintenance works for the purpose of preparing initial order of cost estimates. The rules also aid the procurement and cost control of maintenance works.
This guidance note provides a professional practitioner or individual commissioned to undertake a survey with outlined guidance on fulfilling elements of a client's brief, along with unique aspects arising from the myriad of asset...
Produced by a cross-professional group specialist panel of associate and chartered surveyors, this guidance deals with easements known as rights of light and outlines current best practice for surveyors in this field.
Delays occur on most construction projects, and always have done. At some point during a project, particular parts of the works, or the works as a whole, will not progress as quickly as planned, with the risk that the contractual ...
The purpose of this guidance note is to outline the different types of fluctuating price mechanisms available for use within those contracts, selection of the most appropriate mechanism for particular situations, and techniques fo...
Intended to assist surveyors of all levels of expertise, this note provides guidance on advising clients as to how environmental and sustainability issues impact upon all aspects of land, property and construction.
Focuses on the daylight, sunlight and shading encountered in the design, planning and environmental impact assessment of developments.
Written as a starting point in the subject, this note provides guidance on the dangers of asbestos to health and business, protecting professional indemnity (PI) insurance, complying with legislation, and implementing an effective...