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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...

Have your say: sustainability as a factor in the valuation process

ReValue is an EU funded three-year project of which RICS is a part of. It involves a number of specialist companies (valuers, accountants, academics, technology companies etc) from across Europe who are collaborating in research and consulting with stakeholders in the wider secured lending, valuation and sustainability industries.

The future will see you now

Technology and the ever-increasing availability of data is changing almost every aspect of the way we live our lives, from the way we travel and communicate to the way we design, construct and respond to the built environment. We caught up with leading thinkers at the UK-based event series Digital Construction Week (DCW). Here's what we learned.

Artificial Intelligence – friend or foe in FM?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is predicted to have a huge impact on the facilities management (FM) landscape. Who will benefit from the opportunities AI offers, and who will fall foul of the challenges it presents?

RICS & INREV research: How is technology affecting valuers and investors?

Digital technology and the increasing availability of data is changing the nature of work for valuers and investors. For example, increased strategic investment in technology is re-defining the way that property valuations are carried out and new business models like Air BnB are impacting traditional investor markets.

World's first 3-D printed concrete bridge opens to public

Engineers at the Netherlands Eindhoven University of Technology have produced the world's first 3-D printed concrete bridge. Intended for cyclists, the 26-foot-long bridge took three months to print out its approximately 800 layers of reinforced, pre-stressed concrete material.

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.