39 episodes

Welcome to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Podcast, an exclusive podcast series bringing together expert guests to discuss the most pertinent, industry-shaping topics from the world of Chartered Surveying. Every Monday you can expect a vibrant panel discussion covering topics such as new rules of conduct, the future of quantity surveying and the RICS global standard to name a few. Tune in to stay on top of the latest industry trends and changes whilst topping up your skills. Learn more and become a member at: https://www.rics.org/uk/

The RICS Podcast The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

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Welcome to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Podcast, an exclusive podcast series bringing together expert guests to discuss the most pertinent, industry-shaping topics from the world of Chartered Surveying. Every Monday you can expect a vibrant panel discussion covering topics such as new rules of conduct, the future of quantity surveying and the RICS global standard to name a few. Tune in to stay on top of the latest industry trends and changes whilst topping up your skills. Learn more and become a member at: https://www.rics.org/uk/

    WBEF: How ‘Creative Mixed-Use’ Buildings Create More Equitable and Sustainable Cities with Professor Matti Siemiatycki #39

    WBEF: How ‘Creative Mixed-Use’ Buildings Create More Equitable and Sustainable Cities with Professor Matti Siemiatycki #39

    Toronto has been an exciting test bed for the creative mixed-use building model, combining interests of different parties to achieve individual goals and extend their benefits city-wide.
    Sharing his observations within Canada, and how the model might work globally, is Matti Siemiatycki, Professor in Department of Geography & Planning and Director of the Infrastructure Institute at School of Cities, University of Toronto.
    In this WBEF episode of The RICS Podcast, we explore the foundational ideas behind the creative mixed-use model, the collaborative process, and goals it hopes to achieve.
    This episode of WBEF covers:
    The existing mixed use model and how creative mixed use builds upon itHow developments within this model have been received in TorontoBenefits to individual parties and citywide objectives of creative mixed useChallenges that each party within the arrangement must addressHow the model could develop in a global context

    • 25 min
    RICS: Selecting Your Competencies and Structured Training with Steve Joel-Dicks #38

    RICS: Selecting Your Competencies and Structured Training with Steve Joel-Dicks #38

    Welcome to the first Candidate Support-hosted podcast. In this episode, Georgi Hill (Candidate Support Co-ordinator) and Steve Joel-Dicks (FRICS member) focus on ‘Selecting your competencies and structured training’. 
    The content includes what candidates need to consider when selecting the competencies across the APC journey, and what candidates should be doing throughout their structured training period on routes APC 24 and APC 12.
    For any further queries, please email ukicandidatesupport@rics.org
    Please find other Candidate Support team material, here: https://www.rics.org/uk/surveying-profession/global-professional-network/candidate/candidate-support/
    We hope you enjoy!
    This episode of The RICS Podcast covers:
    How to best choose your competencies and pathwaysThe importance of keeping a detailed diary to support your structured trainingMethods of evaluating your experiencesMaking the most of the relationship with your counsellor

    • 44 min
    WBEF: The Circular Economy and the Built Environment with Richard Boyd, Arup #37

    WBEF: The Circular Economy and the Built Environment with Richard Boyd, Arup #37

    In this podcast with Arup Senior Engineer Richard Boyd we explore how CEOs and their Board members can make sense of the Circular Economy in the built environment. 
    A circular lens encourages businesses to consider the impact of potential future events on asset value, and how the assets might adapt to new circumstances. If Covid leads to reduced demand for office space, how can offices be re-purposed without expensive and wasteful deconstruction? This is not without problems, as the experience of New York showed when businesses relocated to mid town Manhattan after 9/11 and offices were converted to residential use with mixed success. The UK has also had mixed success in commercial to residential conversion, as highlighted by RICS research on Permitted Development Rights https://www.rics.org/uk/news-insight/research/research-reports/assessing-the-impacts-of-extending-permitted-development-rights-to-office-to-residential-change-of-use-in-england/
    The Circular economy  in buildings is inspiring new business models such as Philips’  Signify, https://www.lighting.philips.com/main/cases/cases/airports/schiphol-airport Kaer https://www.caas-initiative.org/news/video-case-study-kaer-implements-caas-in-singapore/ and Mitsubishi Electric  https://emea.mitsubishielectric.com/en/products-solutions/building/index.html Respectively they offer light, cooling and vertical transportation as a service to buildings occupiers. This gives occupiers assurances on running costs (since they do not own the systems) and incentivises the providers to minimise resource use, maximise component longevity and ensure they can be remanufactured for future clients. 
    Law makers are beginning to set Circular Economy performance standards. Denmark has a strategy to reduce GNP per tonne of material used https://dakofa.com/element/danish-national-strategy-for-circular-economy/#:~:text=Circular%20economy%20is%20all%20about,but%20in%20a%20new%20product.
    The Netherlands aims to be 100% circular by 2050 and Amsterdam aims to halve the use of virgin material per unit of economic output by 2030. https://www.iamsterdam.com/en/business/news-and-insights/circular-economy#:~:text=Amsterdam%20and%20the%20Netherlands%20are,to%20minimise%20waste%20of%20resources
    Read more:
    https://www.arup.com/perspectives/publica

    For more information on the World Built Environment Forum please visit: https://www.rics.org/uk/wbef/

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    • 33 min
    WBEF: The Role of Robotics in Construction with Professor Thomas Bock #36

    WBEF: The Role of Robotics in Construction with Professor Thomas Bock #36

    Since an introduction to the construction industry towards the end of the 20th century, the role of robotics is ever-growing with the technology facilitating its implementation.
    In this week’s WBEF episode of The RICS Podcast, Alan Muse draws on the expertise of a highly accomplished Doctor of Engineering, Professor Thomas Bock from the Technical University of Munich.
    We hear how robots can be used safely alongside human workers to enhance construction, advance the decarbonisation agenda, and how they’ll link in with BIM and Digital Twins.
    This episode of WBEF covers:
    The evolution of robotics in the construction industryDistinctions between robots & cobots, and how they can be used to enhance the sectorBenefits and barriers to using robotics on-site and off-sitePotential effects on the continued efforts to decarbonise construction projects

    • 53 min
    RICS: Overview of the Global Profession with FIG’s Vice President, Dr Diane Dumashie #35

    RICS: Overview of the Global Profession with FIG’s Vice President, Dr Diane Dumashie #35

    Surveying is, by its nature, a global profession. Through bodies like the FIG, it’s key to set our sights further afield and consider how local bodies can connect, improving the profession overall.
    This week on The RICS Podcast, FIG Vice President Diane Dumashies dive into the values and initiatives that FIG stands for, RICS’s role within those movements, and how FIG fulfils an essential aspect of connecting global surveyors.
    This episode of The RICS Podcast covers:
    FIG initiatives to connect local bodies in diverse sectorsThe need to appeal to future generations in order to uphold the profession’s standingDynamics within the three-way relationship between RICS, FIG and CASLE

    • 43 min
    RICS: Leading the Adoption of Green Dilapidations Processes with Sam Piplica & Jon Rowling #34

    RICS: Leading the Adoption of Green Dilapidations Processes with Sam Piplica & Jon Rowling #34

    Dilapidations may not be a new area of dispute, but as we collectively shift towards hitting essential carbon targets, TFT are leading the way in reducing lease-end waste.
    Their ‘Green Dilapidations’ approach encourages a collaborative process focused on reducing the need for refits, favouring the reuse and repair of assets. We hear from TFT’s Jon Rowling as he shares the foundations of this forward thinking approach with Sam Piplica on The RICS Podcast.
    This episode of The RICS Podcast covers:
    Why we need to push the Green Dilapidations approachCutting down on ‘single use fitouts’How Green Dilapidations are implemented at TFTParticular trouble areas such as retail spaces and air conditioning units

    • 42 min

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