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22 May 2018
Around the region continued low oil prices, as well as the introduction of austerity measures, has led to a reduction in public sector spending. This has caused numerous project deferrals and cancellations, ultimately leading to an increase in the number of claims submitted.
21 May 2018
RICS is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and as part of this, staff are attempting to achieve a Guinness World Record.
John Hughes FRICS, 18 May 2018
Our top governance body, Governing Council, met in London last month for the first of its two annual meetings, to look at future strategy.
16 May 2018
RICS is consulting on a new standard designed to help property professionals and regulated firms address the risks posed by bribery and corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing.
11 May 2018
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.
10 May 2018
We are making changes to the rules and guidance of our Designated Professional Body (DPB) scheme.
Gary Strong FRICS, 09 May 2018
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.
09 May 2018
Two things are requisite for anyone acting as an expert witness: first, they must have high levels of subject matter expertise, and secondly, they must be able to discharge the role of expert witness effectively and in accordance with relevant judicial rules.
Gary Strong FRICS, 03 May 2018
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.
John Hughes FRICS, 03 May 2018
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.
01 May 2018
Becoming a Chartered Surveyor with RICS takes time and effort, but once you achieve that status, doors in your career open; giving you global recognition as a professional, and your technical opinion credibility.
26 Apr 2018
We look back at the best World Built Environment Forum Summit yet. Where innovators and global influencers arrive in one place to determine the future direction of the built environment.
25 Apr 2018
Global leader in facilities management Kath Fontana FRICS has been elected to the role of Senior Vice President of RICS.
Ursula Hartenberger, 25 Apr 2018
How we are turning SDGs into action.
24 Apr 2018
How can we integrate technology to reduce costs and increase efficiencies in the FM industry? How do we achieve a successful performance management process, and what are the challenges faced when adopting sustainable practices on built assets?
23 Apr 2018
Infrastructure in the Middle East has evolved slowly but significantly to become an integral part of the economy.
19 Apr 2018
Facility Management (FM), as a discipline, is about much more than managing buildings and services. It is critical to how every organisation or property occupier functions successfully as a real estate investment.
18 Apr 2018
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.
17 Apr 2018
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.
16 Apr 2018
As of Monday 23 April 2018, we will be closing our offices at Surveyor Court, Coventry and opening our new offices at 55 Colmore Row, Birmingham.
John Kraus, 12 Apr 2018
The built environment is changing - are you ready to harness its potential?
12 Apr 2018
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.
The momentum in the UK housing market continues to slow, as buyer demand falls for the twelfth consecutive month, according to the March 2018 RICS UK Residential Market Survey.
Tony Mulhall MRICS, 11 Apr 2018
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’.
Alexander Aronsohn FRICS, 03 Apr 2018
On 1 May 2018, the RICS Property Measurement Professional Statement 2nd Edition becomes mandatory for all our professionals and regulated firms.
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