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FM: It’s not only about assets, it’s about people

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.


July Courses for RICS Training

Check out what RICS Training have on offer this month. There are a number of courses on offer including APC, Construction and Property. We have plenty to offer, both online and face to face.


Introducing SKA Rating

Recently featured in the UK Government's Low Carbon Action Plan, SKA Rating is an environmental assessment method, benchmark and standard for non-domestic fit-outs, led and owned by RICS.


Red Book 2017

The new edition of the Red Book — the RICS Valuation, Global Standards 2017, takes effect from 1 July 2017, the same date as the IVS 2017 published earlier this year.


APC Ask Me Anything - June Article

Welcome to June’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 session...


Why did these graduates chose a career in facilities management?

Facilities Management is what is at work when you see a building hum with energy, work with clockwork precision and provide safety and comfort to its inhabitants whether it is at work or in a residential setting. All this is made possible by workers who work tirelessly behind the scenes and carry out tasks and activities unknown to the it’s...


5 ways drones are changing real estate

It seems that every commercial, office or ranch property is marketed with a beautiful video collected by flying a drone. Changes to Federal Aviation Administration flight rules, increased affordability and simpler data processing make drones more affordable than ever. There’s so much more that can be done than simple videos – a world of new...


Apps for surveyors: 2017 edition

We use our phones for far more than just making calls and sending messages. We asked professionals in our global LinkedIn group for their suggestions of the best apps for surveyors — do you agree with their choices?


7 key metrics to transform work cultures

RICS Senior Consultant Rachel Dick FRICS summarises key metrics that can prove useful in decision-making when maintaining, acquiring or disposing of space and transforming work cultures.


June Courses for RICS Training

Check out what RICS Training have on offer this month. There are a number of courses on offer including APC, Construction and Property. We have plenty to offer, both online and face to face.


Get to know Clients' Money in our new eLearning course

If you are a newly registered RICS regulated firm, or simply have never held clients’ money before, our new fundamentals course provides best practice advice and warnings around common issues. Watch this video with two RICS Professional Assurance Accountants to find out what's included in the course.


The dependable expert witness: Five essential factors to consider

People who act as expert witnesses perform a crucial role in judicial proceedings in the UK. Judges and other tribunals depend on their opinions to understand technical evidence before them, and thus make informed decisions. However, in recent years the role of expert witness has become more onerous and the demands of instructing parties have...


Celebrating facility management's contributions to the built environment

Once a year the global facility management (FM) industry unites to recognise the important role of professionals in the sector. As part of World FM Day (17 May), this week we celebrate the contributions FM makes as a profession that lies at the very heart of any organisation's corporate real estate strategy


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.


APC Ask Me Anything - May Article

Welcome to May’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...


Commercial Management Infrastructure Programme: Online Learning

With the growing demand for infrastructure to modernise and secure future economic stability, the industry is now facing a shortage of Commercial Managers who are able to deliver investment returns on infrastructure programmes. To meet the demand, RICS Training have designed a programme that provides the highly sought after skills to commercially...


May Courses for RICS Training

Check out what RICS Training have on offer this month. There are a number of courses on offer including APC, Construction and Property. We have plenty to offer, both online and face to face.


Courses On Demand in your Region

RICS has launched the On Demand process which aims to better provide different regions with our face to face training solutions. On Demand is a submission form that allows professionals to register their interest for training courses, regardless of their location. Whenever the minimum number of interested people is achieved in a specific region...


Why you need to manage dilapidations properly

Dilapidations is a specific area of law relating to breaches of a tenant’s lease obligations or covenants. A dilapidations claim can be made by the landlord against the tenant during or towards the end of a lease, or after the lease has ended. Gillian Murray MRICS is an Associate Director with Savills Building Consultancy. Here she provides her...


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