Insights cover topical issues in land, real-estate, construction and infrastructure in order to promote understanding of the profession, aid knowledge transfer and stimulate debate.
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19 Jun 2018
The urban environment has long been recognised as a crucial to human health, but the last few years have seen a marked growth in the health and well-being agenda. This insight paper recognises the major contribution property professionals can make in establishing healthy, liveable places for all.
01 May 2018
In recent years there has been a significant expansion in permitted development (PD) rights in England. This Insights report brings together the key findings from two pieces of research, commissioned by the RICS Research Trust, to provide evidence about the extent, usage and implications of new PD rights. Impacts identified in the research relate to rural planning, the provision of affordable housing and the role of local authorities in place making.
23 Mar 2018
This insight paper summarises the key challenges and opportunities of sharing construction cost data as well as outlining the main points for further debate. This paper will be widely distributed to elicit more comprehensive and representative views from the industry and its clients.
07 Mar 2018
Big data is a term used to refer to large, complex data sets that cannot be analysed using traditional data analysis techniques. The use of big data is becoming a key basis of competition and growth for professional firms, and it is already affecting every area of business activity including real estate, construction and the built environment.
Sander Scheurwater, 18 Dec 2017
The relevance of real estate valuations for institutional investors and banks – views from a European expert group
Paul Bagust, 22 Nov 2017
The way business is conducted is changing. Many of the roles that will exist in 2030 will combine skills in ways not imagined today. It’s been clear from employers of all types – big and small, public and private – that a stronger emphasis on technology is going to be needed as an enabler of business performance.
03 Nov 2017
As part of our participation at the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23), the annual United Nations (UN) member summit on climate change, we have launched a new report which that pulls together insights gained from members of the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (Global ABC). The Global ABC is made up of UN member states and sector leaders in the building sector, including RICS.
16 Oct 2017
“The time is ripe, even overdue, to take a cold, hard look at what a highly disruptive technology could do to the industry.” From the design and construction of a building through to managing and maintaining it, artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly being integrated into core business strategies and impacting the work of surveyors of all disciplines and their fellow professionals.
10 Oct 2017
This report offers the perspectives of global real estate investors on the theme of risk management. It is based on the insights of the RICS Real Estate Investment Risk Forum (IRF), a network of more than 40 senior investors from many of the world’s largest real estate investment businesses.
24 Jul 2017
This insight paper outlines the leadership challenge facing the UK rail sector in the current decade, drawing on both demand and supply side challenges with recommendations for the industry.
27 Apr 2017
Stakeholders in North American infrastructure must take decisive actions to reform the policies and practices that helped to create its decline over the past quarter century.
10 May 2016
We spoke to over 500 office workers to explore productivity in office environments and challenge preconceptions and understanding of why "one size does not fit all". This survey was run in partnership with the Middle East Council for Offices (MECO).
18 Feb 2016
This paper identifies and discusses the three challenges: commercial sustainability, policy and innovative design and solutions in heritage conservation in Hong Kong, and how to tackle these challenges.
Daniel Cook, 22 Apr 2015
The RICS Futures programme explores the implications of key drivers for change to 2030, from mass urbanisation and the emergence of real estate as an investment class, to the rise of the worldwide middle class and the revolutionary promise of big data.
© RICS 2018
© RICS 2018