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Modus

Modus is the RICS magazine that brings you the latest news and views, expert advice and in-depth features spanning the breadth of the surveying profession around the world.

Its title comes from our motto: est modus in rebus – 'there is measure in all things'.

Modus has a circulation of over 90,000 and we recently won 'Best use of Illustration' at the 2015 Content Marketing Awards.

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Read the latest editions below.

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  • The Adaptable Issue
    Planning & development

    The Adaptable Issue

    Meet the new, most important person in city hall: the Chief Risk Officer. Working across departments, these 'resilience tsars' bang heads together to learn about the particular threats that their city faces, and lead the development of a suitable resilience strategy.

  • The Air Issue
    Infrastructure

    The Air Issue

    More than ever in this shrinking world, a country’s economic growth is dependent on strong airport infrastructure, so if they are to thrive, it’s vital that they plan and deliver airports that are fit for the future. But how can we build that infrastructure in time?

  • Modus Asia edition, Q3 2017
    Commercial property

    Modus Asia edition, Q3 2017

    We probably all think that we have a strong sense of right and wrong, but how does that change when we’re working in an environment where culture, leadership and competing priorities make moral decisions much harder? How does our judgement change?

  • Next Generation issue
    Environment

    Next Generation issue

    With new technologies emerging and transforming working practices, it’s inevitable that the skills and aptitudes required by the industry will change. But the questions are… how, and when?

  • The Earth issue
    Environment

    The Earth issue

    The school where you and your children were educated has been at the heart of your community for 30 years. And now it’s been given two weeks to vacate the premises – because someone else is claiming that they own the land it stands on.

  • Modus Asia edition, Q2 2017
    Commercial property

    Modus Asia edition, Q2 2017

    The world’s cities are turning into megacities at lightning pace, putting pressure on living space and conditions, zoning and infrastructure. To avoid a dystopian urban nightmare, what forms of leadership do we need in cities and where will this leadership come from?

  • The Responsible issue
    Dispute resolution

    The Responsible issue

    Despite efforts to promote a less adversarial culture in construction, disputes are becoming more protracted. Last year’s Arcadis survey of global construction disputes shows they are taking longer to resolve – lasting an average of 13 months, compared to nine in 2010.

  • The Data issue
    Property technology

    The Data issue

    Our world is driven by data. From Google using your search history to return better results, to the complex financial transactions that are protected via blockchain, it shapes, governs and influences every corner of our lives.

  • The Standard issue
    Commercial property

    The Standard issue

    In our everyday lives, most of us find it relatively easy to judge and conform to appropriate ethical standards, but put any of us into an organisation or company, and everything changes. This is particularly true in business, where leaders, managers and employees face conflicting incentives, messages and pressures from multiple stakeholders.

  • Modus Asia edition, Q1 2017
    Planning & development

    Modus Asia edition, Q1 2017

    Spending millions on a thing that cannot be moved, no matter what happens, has to be the ultimate statement of confidence in the future. So when it comes to the built environment, confidence is absolutely critical. In fact, without it, we’d all be living in tents.

  • The Confidence Issue
    Quantity surveying & construction

    The Confidence Issue

    Spending millions on a thing that cannot be moved, no matter what happens, has to be the ultimate statement of confidence in the future. So when it comes to the built environment, confidence is absolutely critical. In fact, without it, we’d all be living in tents.

  • The Disruption issue
    Quantity surveying & construction

    The Disruption issue

    After a turbulent 12 months that’s seen the UK decide to leave the EU and the US elect the controversial Donald Trump as President, we’re capping off the year with a highly appropriate theme: disruption.

  • The Ruined Issue
    Quantity surveying & construction

    The Ruined Issue

    As we become more and more used to seeing flooding events every year, climate scientists are starting to talk about a ‘new normal’ of frequent floods.

  • Modus Asia edition, Q4 2016
    Residential property

    Modus Asia edition, Q4 2016

    As business deals become more complex, and more challenged by the variety of cultural norms that we are exposed to in the global marketplace, how can you be sure you are behaving ethically?

  • The influence issue
    Planning & development

    The influence issue

    Across the world, cities are turning into megacities at lightning pace, and in turn compromises are being made in terms of living space and conditions, zoning and infrastructure. To avoid a dystopian urban nightmare, what forms of leadership do we need in cities … and where will this leadership come from?

  • The education issue
    Business & management

    The education issue

    The profession is facing a demographic timebomb. With 25% of members reaching retirement age in the next 10 years, and immediate skills shortages in areas such as quantity surveying, teaching the next generation of surveyors has never been more important or urgent.

  • Modus Asia edition, Q3 2016
    Planning & development

    Modus Asia edition, Q3 2016

    The growth of the global middle class is driving demand for better housing across the world – especially in countries such as China, India and Brazil.

  • The fair issue
    Business & management

    The fair issue

    As business deals become more complex, and more challenged by the variety of cultural norms we are exposed to in the global marketplace, how can you be sure you are behaving ethically?

  • The cash issue
    Finance & taxation

    The cash issue

    In order to keep global warming to below two degrees, the built environment sector needs to reduce its carbon emissions by 84 billion tonnes by 2050 – that’s equivalent to taking 22,000 coal-fired power stations offline.

  • The free issue

    The free issue

    If Britain votes to leave the EU, how will that decision affect the built environment sector? It's the big question this month, as we count down to the summer’s referendum.

  • Modus Asia edition, Q2 2016

    Modus Asia edition, Q2 2016

    With economies across the world, and particularly in Asia, building new transport networks at a blistering pace, many chartered surveyors are being attracted to the infrastructure sector. But just how different is it to work at the massive scale of railways, interchanges and bridges, rather than at that of individual buildings?

  • The class issue
    Residential property

    The class issue

    The growth of the global middle class is driving demand for better housing across the world – especially in countries such as Brazil, India and China. In our cover feature this month, we speak to experts and RICS members about the particular challenges 
of delivering middle-class housing in these markets.

  • Modus Asia edition, Q1 2016
    Finance & taxation

    Modus Asia edition, Q1 2016

    Risk versus reward: it’s an age-old conflict ever-present in the worlds of economics and finance.

  • The Frontiers issue

    The Frontiers issue

    A perfect storm of job losses during the last – property-led – recession, an aging workforce, and a lack of awareness about the profession in school leavers has created a skills shortage at all levels of the construction sector.

  • The Connected Issue
    Quantity surveying & construction

    The Connected Issue

    We live in a connected society. Every aspect of our lives is now – to some degree – influenced by the connections we make. Could your journey to work benefit from a better integrated transport network? Is your broadband speed too slow? Should you accept that LinkedIn invite?