RICS launches Whole Life Carbon Assessment second edition following public consultation

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) launched the second edition of its Whole Life Carbon Assessment for the Built Environment (WLCA) standard. First published in 2017 for the UK’s built environment sector, this 2023 edition is a global version of the standard that provides a considerably more developed understanding of the carbon costs and […]

RICS releases global best practice for measurement of land

In a significant move, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has published what it calls a ‘pioneering’ draft guidance for the measurement of land. Once adopted, RICS says the guidance will have far-reaching implications for development surveyors, planners, architects and government administrators around the world as the new standards become global best practice for […]

Belfast top city for office investors

The Belfast office market is performing better for investors than the likes of Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Cardiff and London.  A report produced by Ulster University and MSCI in collaboration with RICS commercial property firms, entitled The Northern Ireland Commercial Property Investment Review, benchmarked the Northern Ireland and Belfast market against UK and European markets.  The […]

London’s high office space costs leading occupants to move South East…

According to the Annual Occupiers Survey 2016 conducted by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the next five years will see South East-bound office occupiers expanding their portfolios at a faster pace compared to those in the capital. Produced in association with Savills and EY, the survey found that 20 per cent of UK […]

IFMA and RICS collaborate in celebration of World FM Day…

Further to the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) collaboration — which was announced in April of this year — both parties have publicly continued to commend the approximate 25 million facilities management (FM) professionals around the world for the variety of fundamental roles they play. Consistent with the ‘Empowering people for a productive world,’ theme of this year’s World […]