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Our stance on ethics

RICS is committed to providing the most relevant guidance on ethics and conflicts of interest to its members. Peter Bolton King details how

Tough questions

Urban resilience - Sara Wilkinson outlines the important questions surveyors need to ask themselves and their clients to ensure buildings are protected.

Bargaining chips

Chris Green explains why negotiation is vital to construction, and how to improve your skills while upholding ethical and professional standards

Reliable sources

Ewan Craig, a speaker at RICS’ annual It’s Your APC conference, offers guidance on Team working and Data management – two mandatory competencies for Building Surveying.

Lifetime view

With 85% of a building’s lifetime expense coming from its use as an asset, the demarcation between design, construction and operation translates into strategic risk.

On the side of the agents

With the role of employer’s agent still seen as ambiguous, Kelvin Hughes introduces a new RICS guidance note designed to clarify matters.

It all adds up

Business planning and Accounting principles and procedures are mandatory competencies for Building Surveying, and Ewan Craig, APC assessor, offers guidance.

Coping with APC Stress

The RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) is extremely important to all involved. This creates passion and motivation, but also sometimes stress.

Collaboration, value for money, and the infrastructure commercial manager

Effective supply chain engagement, progressive procurement and collaborative forms of contract can bring real added value in the delivery of an infrastructure project, and the commercial manager in Infrastructure is perfectly placed to make it happen, says Stephen Blakey FRICS, Commercial Projects Director,...

Top tips to help crack your APC case study

A key component of the APC, the case study is your opportunity to demonstrate your range of skills and competencies. Here’s some key tips all based around questions recently asked by candidates.

New Candidate eLearning Module

RICS has developed a number of varied assessments to enable individuals – from school-leavers through to experienced professionals – to gain the RICS chartered professional qualification (MRICS). The correct assessment will depend on the candidate’s current level of professional experience, qualifications and current job role.

From gamer to surveyor

With the use of technology in surveying growing and research showing that children aged 12 to 15 are spending an average of 13 hours a week gaming, could playing Minecraft or having a gaming background be new criteria on your graduate or apprenticeship applications?

APC Ask Me Aything - December Article

Welcome to December's APC Ask Me Anything (AMA) article. The RICS Training team are running free online sessions where candidates can ask an APC Assessor anything about the process, skills development and how to give yourself the best chance of success. Below you can read through some of the key questions raised by candidates from this month’s...