As editor of the Building Conservation Journal, I constantly find myself looking at material that is completely new to me.
When you see the word “conservation”, the terms “protection” and “prevention” are never too far behind. The presence of heritage buildings, materials and other artefacts is a direct consequence of this. But what goes on behind the...
If a subject holds personal significance for us, we may want to supplement our knowledge by researching it further – and “significance” is a concept that is central to conservation practice.
From risk management to digital surveying — both of which are covered in this issue of the Building Conservation Journal — so much can be gleaned from just talking to people.
Why does so much training relate to new-build when a quarter of UK buildings are of traditional construction?
The topics of security and diversity both feature prominently within this issue of the Building Control Journal.
The RICS pathways and competencies framework defines the knowledge, skills, experience and level of competence that are required to become a chartered surveyor.
To ensure a consistent global approach on a critical issue, RICS is one of a coalition of organisations that is working to establish International Fire Safety Standards.
Ensuring fire safety can be problematic when dealing with flat entrance doors - this edition of the Building Control Journal explores.
If the profession is to uphold its own standards, enforcement is an essential responsibility, this is a key issue in this edition.
In this issue, the spotlight falls on defects discovered in 17 Scottish schools, which, as Michael Dignan points out, are a salutary reminder of building owners’ responsibility for ensuring regulatory compliance.
The report analyses how building related data, including physical, performance and financial information, is currently being captured and managed by key sector representatives.
This paper is a call to action that delivers insights from industry leaders on the current environment, while offering guidance on how to influence and restore this central pillar of economic growth.
This insight paper outlines the leadership challenge facing the UK rail sector in the current decade, drawing on both demand and supply side challenges with recommendations for the industry.
This insight paper reviews the broad topic of environmental valuation from the perspective of a practising valuer, land manager or estate manager. This paper approaches the field of economic valuation of the environment from a pro...