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Martin Burns, 14 Aug 2017
Adjudication is a generic term for a range of procedures by which differences of opinion are referred to independent third parties, known as adjudicators. These adjudicators review evidence and/or make investigations, and then make decisions, which determine the outcome of disputes.
04 Aug 2017
Meet the drone-flying, BIM-using, forward-thinking, user-experiencing, dog-walking, AR-dwelling, blockchaining, continually thinking, scenario-designing, wax jacket-wearing, value-adding, data-wrangling, change-embracing surveyor of the future. Recognise yourself in there?
So, who’s taking the lead with augmented reality, drones, BIM and blockchain? Here’s your answer…
28 Jul 2017
There are very few instances in your lifetime where you can visualize and experience a nation evolve.
Laura Lindberg, 28 Jul 2017
In July, the media outlets all over Europe used our market insights as a basis for their stories, whereas the topic of firms regulation was prominent in the Spanish media.
27 Jul 2017
Construction is one of the largest industries in the world economy with an estimated $10 trillion spent in the sector every year.
Marcia Ferrari, 20 Jul 2017
The idea to enhance professional development and analyze new market opportunity while networking sounded very exciting.
20 Jul 2017
Resolving contract disputes in the building industry can be time consuming, especially if a process for resolving such disputes has not been established at the outset.
Last year's 'Building Inclusivity' report showed that 85% of respondents think their leadership team take diversity & inclusion in to account when making business decisions. Furthermore, 75% of respondents feel that leaders who have been trained in D&I were more likely to have plans to increase diversity in leadership.
Neil Shah, 14 Jul 2017
According to Publilius Syrus, Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Martin Burns, 10 May 2017
People who act as expert witnesses perform a crucial role in judicial proceedings.
Alessandra De Lisio, 26 Apr 2017
The length, costs and uncertainty of litigation is leading to an increased use of mediation to settle disputes out of court. How does it work in practice?
Martin Burns, 24 Apr 2017
In this time of changing economic and political direction, it is important that chartered surveyors acting as sole practitioners evolve and adapt their services and skills to enable their businesses to survive and thrive.
For decades there have been frequent discussions and proposals about using alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to inspire harmony between participants in the planning process and speed up official decisions about planning matters.
06 Apr 2017
Collaboration, progressive procurement, and early contractor engagement can save the taxpayer millions of pounds across the lifecycle of an infrastructure project, and the commercial manager is perfectly placed to help make it happen, writes Stephen Blakey FRICS, Commercial Projects Director, Network Rail.
To operate successfully, multinational companies are no longer just about profits; society demands they are transparent, ethical and, above all, responsible. Sustainability is a key consideration for many of these companies, not just because of their corporate responsibility remit, but also because making buildings more efficient makes for better business.
Jeffrey Matsu, 29 Mar 2017
After nearly half a century of matrimony, the UK has made it official — so long EU, hello world. Seeking to be a free agent unencumbered by the need to compromise or "harmonise" the Government has acted decisively to pursue the will of its people.
Neil Shah, 23 Feb 2017
With increased attention on infrastructure investment in both Canada and the U.S., we recently invited Global RICS President, Amanda Clack FRICS, on a tour of the region that focused on the latest thinking and developments in North American infrastructure.
06 Feb 2017
Jessica Austen discovered the world of surveying while at sixth form summer school. She has since completed a week's work experience at CBRE and secured a position with them as an apprentice surveyor. Jessica tells us more about the importance of outreach in schools in her own words.
Sean Ellison, 19 Dec 2016
Top Chinese authorities concluded their annual Central Economic Work Conference over the weekend, and in doing so laid out the policy agenda for 2017 in a brief statement. Although more details on policies will likely slowly be released over the coming months leading up to China’s 19th National Congress next year, last weekend’s statement did offer some key insights to short-term policy direction.
Sean Ellison, 22 Nov 2016
An increase in leverage among Chinese developers via an opaque financing structure has increased the risk of a downturn in the residential property market. The Chinese government's annual Central Economic Work Conference held in December will likely offer an indication of whether authorities begin to reign in leverage.
31 Oct 2016
Trainee Quantity Surveyor with Turner and Townsend Joe Chapman always had an interest in the built environment, but it was a business trip to the Philippines in 2014 that opened his eyes to the variety of roles available within the construction industry. Joe tells us about his experiences so far in his own words.
Ursula Hartenberger, 25 Oct 2016
COP22, which will be held between 7–18 November in Marrakech, will once again play host to Buildings Day (10 November), and this time it's all about showing progress.
Our sector is complex. It has many stakeholders with different interests and needs and we often find that there is disconnect between delivery and operation as developers may not have a direct connection with end-users. This fragmentation is a problem.
03 Oct 2016
20-year-old Adelle Rhule-Martin discovered the property industry during her work experience and instantly knew it was a job that would perfectly complement her character. Now working as a surveying apprentice at Bilfinger GVA, we find out how beneficial her apprenticeship has been in her career to date.
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