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Dan Hughes, 19 Apr 2017
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).
Stephanie Bentley, 16 Jun 2017
With questions still being asked around whether Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 is necessary for businesses success, it’s clear that there is still some way to go before there is sufficient understanding of how BIM will help businesses achieve digital transformation. This was the view of Director of BIM Strategy and Development at Atkins and Chair of the UK BIM Alliance Anne Kemp at our recent BIM Conference.
Dan Hughes, 04 Apr 2017
“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.
Dan Hughes, 11 May 2017
The industry has so far been underserved by technology, but this is beginning to change.
Stephanie Bentley, 28 Jun 2017
As the rate of technological change increases, it is up to all professionals to demonstrate their value. Facilities management (FM) professionals are of no exception. At our recent Strategic FM Conference, we heard from industry leaders on some of the latest technology and how FM professionals can remain relevant.
28 Apr 2017
There has been a huge transformation in where the industry is at over the last 12 months. Data and technology is starting to play a much bigger role in the work of a professional and there has been a move towards more data driven approaches.
Stephanie Bentley, 18 May 2017
Innovative enhancements in technology and changing customer demands are impacting the way businesses operate. There are as many opportunities for real estate professionals as there are threats but as a traditionally slow moving industry, a degree of patience is needed as businesses move forward to meet new demands.
Dave Ramsey, 19 Jun 2017
We're committed to developing a suite of data standards to help the digital world interact with data that represents information created by its professionals. We need your help.
Laura Lindberg, 20 Mar 2017
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.
Dan Hughes, 23 Feb 2017
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.
Dan Hughes, 24 Apr 2017
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.
Dan Hughes, 03 Jan 2018
"2017 saw the PropTech space come into its own as a space to be reckoned with and invested in. The space is suddenly overflowing with disruptive start-ups competing for attention."
Stephanie Bentley, 25 May 2017
It is estimated that by 2050, there will be 50 billion people living on the planet and 50 mega cities; movement of people, pollution and resources will become a massive challenge. No company, government or individual can solve these problems alone; geography, mapping and Geographic Information Systems have never been so important.
Dan Hughes, 05 Apr 2017
Technology moves fast – but the property industry does not. This is the essential paradox at the heart of PropTech. While technology has proved a disruptive force in other industries from music making to taxi hailing, the property industry’s insistence on long leases is not what occupiers want.
Dan Hughes, 11 Apr 2017
“Technology and the availability of data is changing property investment.” This was the unanimous view of a panel made up of thought leaders on our stand at MIPIM.
27 Mar 2017
Is the world on the brink of a new economic era, prompted by historically high levels of populism and wealth disparity? Is the global economy locked into low growth, while carrying risks from a strong dollar, rising interest rates and currency volatility? And how will we cope as productivity fails to keep pace with a shrinking working age population in the developed economies? These were just some of the globally significant challenges put to 700 participants on the first day of the Annual Summit of the World Built Environment Forum in Shanghai.
04 Aug 2017
So, who’s taking the lead with augmented reality, drones, BIM and blockchain? Here’s your answer…
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?
Dan Hughes, 09 Aug 2017
It's been well documented that technology is changing the nature of the real estate industry. It's leading to a much greater focus on flexibility over long leases, service over product and transparency over inefficiency. With this in mind, we're working with the profession to identify and address the risks and opportunities that technology presents. Stay updated with this work and get involved in the direction we take.
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