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08 Feb 2018
How will new technology impact how we write and enforce contracts? Drones, sensors, artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies are collecting more data than has ever been available before. With the right process, this data can be used to monitor costs, shipments, schedule around delays and in the overall management of construction projects.
Which is worth more - the Golden Gate Bridge or the Brooklyn Bridge?
Sean Ellison, 08 Feb 2018
Mainland Chinese demand has significantly shaped property markets globally, eliciting a response from both professionals and policymakers. This has been particularly true for mainland Chinese purchases of overseas housing, which has reshaped residential property markets across Asia Pacific and beyond.
The UK housing market has started the new year off in a similar fashion to the closing stages of 2017, according to the January 2018 RICS UK Residential Market Survey.
02 Feb 2018
How will emerging technologies impact how I do my job? This was an underlying question that came up frequently in Houston at the first stop of the RICS Summit of the Americas 2018.
Last week, we launched our first event in the RICS Summit of the Americas 2018 – a series of events visiting seven cities across the region to mark our 150th anniversary.
The RICS Summit of the Americas 2018 launched in Houston this week and has six more stops in cities throughout the Americas over the next few months. We’re inviting students and recent grads from local colleges and universities to attend the events and join the discussions on the issues that impact the industry today.
01 Feb 2018
RICS has updated its Property Measurement Professional Statement to incorporate the International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS): Residential Buildings.
Alexander Aronsohn FRICS, 01 Feb 2018
We have updated our Property Measurement Professional Statement to incorporate the International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS): Residential Buildings.
30 Jan 2018
Meet Kate Charrington, a residential surveyor with Countrywide, recently elected RICS Matrics Chair in Surrey, and a prolific vlogger on LinkedIn helping to inspire more people to come into surveying from wider and diverse backgrounds. Read Kate’s story.
The RICS regulatory board is looking at how we can strengthen the value proposition of firm regulation, and make it easier for clients to identify firms regulated by RICS.
29 Jan 2018
The consultation on international standard by a coalition of over 30 not-for-profit organisations - International Land Measurement Standards (ILMS) – is now open for comments.
Simon Rubinsohn, 29 Jan 2018
The Q4 2017 RICS Global Commercial Property Monitor, which has just been released, suggests that sentiment remains generally upbeat across the majority of real estate markets covered by the survey.
25 Jan 2018
Industrial property is the clear outperformer in the UK Commercial market as retail continues to lag significantly, according to the Q4 2017 RICS UK Commercial Property Market Survey.
John Hughes FRICS, 24 Jan 2018
Of the many charges levelled against political and business elites, perhaps the most damning is that they have abandoned the interests of society.
24 Jan 2018
We caught up with Neil Shah, RICS Regional Managing Director of the Americas, to learn about the global network and how the various global events build engagement between industry professionals.
Technology has risen up the agenda of most property companies recently. However, whilst there is a lot of noise about it, there is also confusion in the market about what it means and what property professionals should be doing about it.
Nigel Sellars FRICS, 19 Jan 2018
From 1 January 2018, all RICS professionals and regulated firms are now required to follow the global professional statement on Conflicts of Interest, 1st edition.
19 Jan 2018
Thought leaders emphasize importance of professionalism, adoption of standards and skilled workers as new technology impacts the nature of property management.
18 Jan 2018
With the role of an employer’s agent still seen as ambiguous, Kelvin Hughes introduces a new RICS guidance note designed to clarify matters.
The UK housing market continued to display a lack of momentum in December, with buyer interest edging lower. Changes to Stamp Duty for first time buyers is having little immediate effect, according to the December 2017 RICS UK Residential Market Survey.
17 Jan 2018
The BCIS five-year forecast for the facilities management sector sees maintenance cost inflation rising by 2.3% to Q3 2018 and by a further 2.6% to Q1 2019. It is then forecast to rise by between 2.9% and 3.8% over the next three years.
A new global competition to encourage students and young people to find solutions to the issues facing the world’s rapidly expanding cities has been launched today.
Stephanie Bentley, 16 Jan 2018
Recent years have seen advances in technology that are impacting the built environment and the role of professionals everywhere. The increasing reliance on data and technology for communication and making key business decisions has sparked intense ethical debates.
15 Jan 2018
Following Carillion entering liquidation, we respond.
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