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Global standards vital to boosting infrastructure investment

The adoption of regulated internationally recognised standards can increase the UK’s ability to attract private infrastructure investment to offset the fall in public sector spending, according to our new paper which was launched at the Labour Party Conference today.


Recording history in double-quick time

Scans of heritage buildings that used to take weeks can now be done in hours thanks to mobile-mapping technology. Senior Project Manager for Oxford Archaeology Jamie Quartermaine relates his experience of scanning three such buildings in Israel in just two days.


The role of technology in managing co-workplaces

Changes in working environments are well documented – a more mobile workforce, a more connected workforce, and the continued blurring of the boundaries between work and home life. The exponential rise of co-working spaces is testament to the growing appeal of workspaces that are able to flex to accommodate these changing needs.


Using Data Science to build a better world

When people think of construction, they often think of building work taking place in their immediate community. Projects that follow a common template, building upon existing ideas are known as “paradigm takers”.


APC Ask Me Anything - October Article

Welcome to October’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...


The work that shapes our world | RICS

RICS promotes and enforces the highest professional qualifications and standards in the development and management of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. The work of RICS professionals is hugely varied – watch our video to see how their work shapes our world.


Ahead of the game

So, who’s taking the lead with augmented reality, drones, BIM and blockchain? Here’s your answer…


RICS Valuation Standards: Our duty as professionals

The Red Book is recognised throughout the industry as the leading standard for valuation. Updating it to incorporate changes to the International Valuation Standards (IVS) ensures that it continues to reflect best practice, not just in the way a valuation is done, but also in the way professionals conduct themselves when undertaking this work.


Upcoming Courses for RICS Training

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


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...


APC Ask Me Anything - September Article

Welcome to September’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...


Top 5 tips for commercial mediators

In my experience, lawyers and other professionals who desire to be commercial mediators are driven by three things. They want to add a new product to their service offering, they yearn for the challenge of doing something new and intellectually challenging, and they want to get paid for doing mediations.


Are you preparing for the APC Final Assessment?

If you’re counting down to your APC Final Assessment, it’s possible you may still have questions or concerns about what to expect. Fear not, as we’ve collated the top five key questions asked by candidates to our APC Assessors at recent Q&A sessions.


September 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.


The multi-stakeholder world of infrastructure

Stakeholders exist in multiple forms across construction, but the scale, longevity and critical public role of infrastructure means that the commercial manager must deal with a much more complex ecosystem.


Commercial managers: Have you got what it takes?

What does it take to make it as a commercial manager in infrastructure? Richard Graham FRICS, leader of the new RICS distance learning course in Infrastructure Commercial Management gives us his view on the skills and attributes that students will need in order to succeed in the sector


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