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  • Clerks of works: Performing a vital role
    Building control

    Clerks of works: Performing a vital role

    Whatever their actual job title, clerks of works perform a vital role in construction projects writes Rachel Morris.

  • Addressing Anti-Money Laundering in MENA
    Facilities management

    Addressing Anti-Money Laundering in MENA

    The view from the Middle East outlines how RICS' public consultation will boost the profession while minimising exposure to financial crime.

  • Changing face of retail

    Changing face of retail

    Some say it’s the era of retail apocalypse as some of the United States’ most prominent retailers are shuttering stores and out of the 1,200 malls across the country, just 50% are expected to be in business by 2023.
    Some say it’s the era of Digitally Native Vertical Brands (DNVBs) whose rapid expansion meant the number of store openings versus closures were actually up in 2017.

  • In data we trust
    Building surveying

    In data we trust

    With productivity proving a persistent issue, Anthony Walker explains how data can best be harnessed to boost output.

  • Addressing Anti-Money Laundering in the UK
    Finance & taxation

    Addressing Anti-Money Laundering in the UK

    With the opening of the RICS’ public consultation on a new professional statement to help property professionals and regulated firms address the risks posed by bribery and corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing, we take a deeper look at the threat of Anti-Money Laundering in the UK and why there is a collective necessity to tackle it.

  • MEES: The stick that became a carrot
    Commercial property

    MEES: The stick that became a carrot

    With the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards newly in effect, Daniel Montlake and Sivan Gelb examine their potential impact on the market.

  • AI: Mixed messages
    Property technology

    AI: Mixed messages

    Many contradictory predictions are being made about the impact of artificial intelligence in the workplace. Chris Hoar investigates some of the threats and opportunities for professionals.

  • Facilitating change
    Facilities management

    Facilitating change

    Organisations are subject to continual change, yet their facilities often remain static, impeding progress that is critical to business success. We ask Dave Wilson, FRICS, IFMA Fellow and Director of Effective Facilities Ltd, how facilities managers can manage change to ensure that it bridges the gap between what an organisation has and what it needs.

  • Honouring outstanding chartered surveyors

    Honouring outstanding chartered surveyors

    In our 150th year, we're recognising the achievements and contributions of the profession, past and present.

  • Cities must prioritize resilient design

    Cities must prioritize resilient design

    Resilient design and building will become the key to a city’s success. It has already become a critical topic to be addressed in the industry and the need for responsible stewardship at all levels of influence cannot be overstated.

  • Notice of opportunity with the U.S. Department of State

    Notice of opportunity with the U.S. Department of State

    Real Estate Appraisal and Advisory Services

  • Julie Fittock: Returning to the workplace

    Julie Fittock: Returning to the workplace

    Meet Julie Fittock, a Chartered Surveyor (GP) working for Cushman and Wakefield, as part of a team contracted to carry out Property Portfolio Management for the London Borough of Bromley.

  • Toronto is strong because of the work Torontonians do
    Infrastructure

    Toronto is strong because of the work Torontonians do

    How prepared are we for an emergency? We saw that Toronto is a resilient city when a van-driver struck several pedestrians on Yonge street. Our collective hearts broke when we learned of the deaths of our neighbours. But in the light of this devastation, we saw our strength.

  • Until the next bubble

    Until the next bubble

    The following article was written by a student volunteer who attended the RICS Summit Series Americas 2018 stop in New York.

  • Elevating FM to a new level
    Facilities management

    Elevating FM to a new level

    Scott McMillan, FRICS, is Advisor In The Office Of The Managing Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Scott is not only a well-respected and highly experienced facilities management executive, but a member of IFMA and a Chartered Electrical Engineer too.

  • Partnering with ARES to engage the next generation
    Quantity surveying & construction

    Partnering with ARES to engage the next generation

    The future is digital and as more of our daily tasks are automated, the value we bring to the profession is the experience and judgement we have earned in our careers.

  • Automatic fire suppression systems
    Building control

    Automatic fire suppression systems

    Gary Strong looks at the value of automatic fire suppression systems, in an article based on a recent submission to the London Assembly consultation on installing or retrofitting sprinklers in all buildings.

  • International Fire Safety Standards
    Building surveying

    International Fire Safety Standards

    Despite rapid globalisation, with investment flowing across borders, money pouring into built assets and increasing numbers of different professionals operating across the world, the industry currently lacks a consistent set of high-level principles for design, construction and management of buildings for fire safety.

  • Affordability is our responsibility, too
    Quantity surveying & construction

    Affordability is our responsibility, too

    A member recently commented that our profession should do more to enhance our image; that we need to be more visionary if we are to live up to our “public advantage” responsibilities.

  • How we are turning SDGs into action
    Environment

    How we are turning SDGs into action

    How we are turning SDGs into action.

  • A powerful catalyst for positive change in FM
    Facilities management

    A powerful catalyst for positive change in FM

    Lawrence Melton is the CEO and President of The Building People, a global real estate and FM operations organisation he founded in 2013 with the ambition of driving efficiency, investment and performance for its clients. He has more than 20 years’ experience working in FM for the Federal Government, including a long term at the White House.

  • MIPIM: The impact of emerging tech on skills
    Property technology

    MIPIM: The impact of emerging tech on skills

    The rapid advancement of technology is impacting the day to day role of professionals working in the built environment sector, which in turn is changing the skills profile necessary for those entering the industry.

  • Join us at the World Built Environment Forum Summit

    Join us at the World Built Environment Forum Summit

    The built environment is changing - are you ready to harness its potential?

  • Millennial housing
    Residential property

    Millennial housing

    Studies have shown that millennials are expected to have an enormous impact on the housing market. Associate Dean and Director of the School of Real Estate, RICS School of Built Environment, Sunil Agarwal FRICS explains why it is critical for us to understand the way they think to ensure we don't alienate future home buyers.

  • Future for cities: ‘It’s not the hierarchy, it’s the network!’
    Planning & development

    Future for cities: ‘It’s not the hierarchy, it’s the network!’

    Bruce Katz a former Director at the Brookings Institution, a Washington think-tank on matters urban and governance, was in London earlier this week. Railing against populism and the sclerotic nation state he declared that from an early age he was ‘brainwashed to believe in hierarchy’.