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Valuation of Land for Affordable Housing, 2nd edition

This guidance note aims to assist practitioners in the approach to the valuation of affordable housing development land. The focus is on the valuation of land for housing and flats but the principles are broadly adaptable for other types of affordable housing, such as special needs and sheltered housing accommodation.

Flipbook: Facilities Management

This interactive presentation examines the value of a strategic approach to facilities management. In section six you can read about how RICS Training can equip you with the skills needed to succeed.

How to successfully complete your APC journey

On your way to qualifying as a member through your chosen pathway? Then check out this interactive presentation for a detailed overview of what you need to do in order to become MRICS and how our training courses can help you to successfully pass your assessment day. 

BIM Level 2 – it’s just the beginning

As of the 4th April 2016, central government departments must embrace the adoption of BIM Level 2. In their strategy, the government state that the majority of departments have already met the requirements and the remaining departments are on target to meet the 2016 mandate.

A holistic approach to real estate

Decisions taken without a definitive understanding of the whole real estate lifecycle may lead to financial challenges in the future. Professionals must therefore understand how each stage is linked and recognise that all decisions taken have long-term implications for the value, performance and risk profile of an asset.


What do you, as a built environment leader, need to succeed?

Sarah Smith, RICS Executive Education faculty member, Senior Associate at Cegos and qualified leadership coach, explores the idea of 'leadership' and what the key characteristics are for leaders working in the built environment to successfully tackle future challenges.

Adding a metre to a mountain

Those who have conquered the challenging terrain of Ben Nevis can now gloat about their triumph that little bit more, after Ordnance Survey this week revealed the mountain has grown by a metre. But how is this possible?

How to get a seat at the table as the Facilities Manager

One of the most common complaints I hear from Facilities Management professionals is that they aren’t included in strategic discussions about their buildings. Decisions get made without their input. This can often lead to unnecessary expense e.g. costly maintenance being undertaken on a building that is about to be sold.

RICS and Zhidi Alliance sign strategic cooperation agreement

On 3rd March 2016 the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Zhidi Alliance signed a cooperation agreement that formally established their strategic partnership. The RICS will offer support to the members of Zhidi Alliance, helping improve professional competence in valuation. The signing ceremony was held in Nanjing.


Would the real budget please stand up?

Failing to get the budget right on a project is one of the reasons most often cited for project failure and the breakdown of teamwork. Paul Wilson, RICS Executive Education faculty member, gives his insight on how to give your project the best chance of success.

Flipbook: Executive Education

This interactive presentation examines the key competencies vital for effective leadership in the built environment and looks at how RICS Executive Education can equip you with the skills needed to succeed.