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  • Leading technology companies converge at RICS London
    Property technology

    Leading technology companies converge at RICS London

    Last Wednesday, we hosted the first event as part of the Tech Affiliate Program (TAP). Industry leaders from both large and small technology companies serving the built environment came together to help increase awareness of the impact of technology on the industry.

  • The changing face of residential surveying
    Property technology

    The changing face of residential surveying

    Residential surveying has experienced a rapid turnaround in the way that surveyors "at the coalface" are undertaking valuation instructions. This is the view of Ali Junkison of Landmark Valuation Services, who explains how the use of technology is changing from mobile technology to automated valuation models (AVMs).

  • How to save the taxpayer money
    Infrastructure

    How to save the taxpayer money

    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.

  • Common standards, common good

    Common standards, common good

    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.

  • Embracing change in the status quo
    Property technology

    Embracing change in the status quo

    “Just two years ago I was stumbling around rooftops, often without adequate safety systems and at night, taking infrared images to find areas of trapped moisture underneath the waterproof membrane. Nowadays, I rarely have to leave the safety of the ground at all, day or night.”

    Intrigued? You should be.

  • Improving the quality of cost data in construction
    Infrastructure

    Improving the quality of cost data in construction

    Construction might be a global industry, but the way costs are reported varies enormously. Roger Flanagan FRICS, Professor of construction management at the University of Reading and Tolis Chatzisymeon CEO of cost-estimating software developer Nomitech, answer our questions about how international standards will address many problems facing the profession.

  • Crossrail revisited: Whitechapel
    Infrastructure

    Crossrail revisited: Whitechapel

    Treading in the footsteps of past-President Louise Brooke-Smith, I recently visited Crossrail, Europe’s largest infrastructure project, at the Whitechapel station site. My visit really brought home the value of infrastructure investment and the contribution of our professionals.

  • Reliable data: Making progress in property possible
    Property technology

    Reliable data: Making progress in property possible

    Property is finally catching up with its peers and embracing technology for business success — this is the view of Founder and CEO of REalyse Gavriel Merkado. Below he explains how and why this market is ripe for new opportunities.

  • Brexit: One step forward to exit
    Finance & taxation

    Brexit: One step forward to exit

    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.

  • Technology: No longer an added bonus
    Property technology

    Technology: No longer an added bonus

    The workplace in industries such as surveying and the built environment sector is becoming increasingly fast-paced and complex, meaning companies must invest in ways to keep their processes up to date and the most efficient they can be.

  • PropTech: Don’t get caught up on the buzz word
    Property technology

    PropTech: Don’t get caught up on the buzz word

    Technology, in some shape or form, will impact on the built environment and the surveying profession. Here at RICS, we use the word ‘PropTech’ in the broadest sense of the word referring to all aspects of innovation in the built environment and are providing the forum for discussions on how data and technology is impacting the market.

  • Knowing your assets: How we're using IPMS
    Measurement

    Knowing your assets: How we're using IPMS

    Being a founding member of the IPMS Coalition and since the publication of the IPMS Offices Standard, we've begun the task of measuring all our buildings, locally and internationally, against the Standard, starting with our UK headquarters in London.

  • MIPIM 2017 coverage: the future of professionalism
    Facilities management

    MIPIM 2017 coverage: the future of professionalism

    MIPIM 2017 (14–16 March) was crucial for us to spead our message to and engage with the most influential professionals from all sectors of the international property industry.

  • How can trust in the sustainability performance assessment of buildings be improved?
    Sustainability

    How can trust in the sustainability performance assessment of buildings be improved?

    We joined forces with PropertyEU on 16 March at MIPIM by hosting a panel session on sustainability and the need for consistent and comparable data for valuers, property professionals, investors and occupiers across Europe.

  • Citizen-led innovation
    Property technology

    Citizen-led innovation

    The consequences of putting public infrastructure and services in place when we don’t understand the user can be dire. Not only are there excessive costs in time and money associated with retro-fitting infrastructure to suit the needs of the user, but there is also less buy-in and acceptance from citizens, making the cities we live, work and play in unhappy places for us all.

  • Transforming RICS for the digital age
    Property technology

    Transforming RICS for the digital age

    According to a recent McKinsey report, 44% of real estate roles could be automated in the future. This will have a profound impact upon the built environment as technology becomes an increasingly essential and challenging part of a professionals work flow.

  • Building a more gender diverse profession
    Business & management

    Building a more gender diverse profession

    As we celebrate International Women's Day, we catch up with Amanda Clack FRICS on her experience of being the second female RICS President, the challenges to creating a more diverse and inclusive profession, and the key achievements so far.

  • Our top 5 strategic priorities for Brexit negotiations

    Our top 5 strategic priorities for Brexit negotiations

    The Prime Minister’s 'Plan for Britain' sets out 12 high-level priorities for Britain to leave the EU, but it is incumbent on professional bodies to inform ministers on the impacts and opportunities which this change creates. Here are our top 5 strategic priorities in the Brexit negotiation process.

  • Added complexity: Brexit highlights UK's policy challenges
    Residential property

    Added complexity: Brexit highlights UK's policy challenges

    UK Government faces several major policy challenges, not least around housing. The Brexit process has added impetus to solving these challenges that are now more important and more complex than ever before. In order to provide solutions, the Prime Minister's 'Plan for Britain' must be seen in a wider domestic policy context.

  • Brexit implications for Northern Ireland
    Rural

    Brexit implications for Northern Ireland

    While Northern Ireland shares similarities to other UK nations in regards of Brexit, it is in many ways unique. The nation shares a physical land border with another state, one that will remain in the EU after our exit. We focus on some of the most important facets of Northern Ireland’s situation below.

  • The rise of data-driven FM
    Property technology

    The rise of data-driven FM

    A strong focus on the collection and application of data makes it possible for facilities management to transform itself from a cost centre to a value centre. Lone Rooftop, a company that utilises technology to create intelligent buildings that are optimised for efficiency, shares a case study on how data-driven FM has transformed the workings of ABN AMRO, a Dutch bank.

  • Blockchain platforms: Speeding up the money & assets transfer process
    Property technology

    Blockchain platforms: Speeding up the money & assets transfer process

    In the same way that the internet makes it quick and easy to transfer information in the form of words and images, blockchain platforms allow for the quick and easy transfer of money and assets. This means that utilising blockchain technology when making real estate transactions can offer real advantages.

  • Rural priorities for exiting the EU
    Rural

    Rural priorities for exiting the EU

    What does the EU referendum really mean for the future of the rural economy? We take a closer look at the rural economies and priorities for exiting the EU in each of the UK's devolved nations: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

  • Spotlight on Infrastructure: RICS President Amanda Clack FRICS’ North American tour
    Quantity surveying & construction

    Spotlight on Infrastructure: RICS President Amanda Clack FRICS’ North American tour

    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.

  • PropTech: Don't be lulled into inaction
    Property technology

    PropTech: Don't be lulled into inaction

    The property sector and, in particular, the commercial property sector, will become increasingly Darwinian over the next ten years and only service providers that are willing and able to adapt will survive. That is the view of Managing Director at Fixflo Rajeev Nayyar. Below he provides his thoughts on the changing role of technology in the property sector over the next two to ten years.