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RICS Quantity Surveying & Construction Conference

The RICS Quantity Surveying and Construction Conference returns in 2018 to review how the sector is performing, analyse current demands on the industry and its future direction.

How can the sector adapt and modernise to remain competitive and resilient?

Thu 10 May 2018
08:30 AM - 06:20 PM
Etc. Venues, St Pauls, 200 Aldersgate, London, EC1A 4HD
6 hours formal CPD
£260 + VAT


While the growth of the construction sector remains positive, the skills shortage and Brexit continues to dominate the industry and cause uncertainty. Hear first-hand views from our expert speakers – CEOs, economists, developers, contractors and more, to discover how to solve and tackle these issues.

As a delegate, you will hear from expert speakers:

  • Economic update – understand current market conditions, results from the latest RICS Construction Survey and discover where we are in the current property cycle
  • Offsite construction in action – hear a case study of a project that successfully utilised off-site manufacture and whether this new modern method of construction is the future of the industry
  • Ethics in practice – An interactive session reviewing case studies and scenarios for solving ethical dilemmas in the construction industry

The event will be a mixture of high-level strategic debate combined with practical sessions that will positively impact your day-to-day practice. Dedicated technical sessions will examine building contracts, whole life costing and case law updates.

The day will culminate in a debate tying together the conference topics to understand the strategies and new methods of construction needed to respond to today’s, tomorrow’s and the future requirements of the industry.

You’ll receive:

  • access to a dedicated conference app, allowing you to connect to others, comment and quiz our speakers
  • a two-course lunch and networking opportunities
  • access to our conference exhibition showcasing the latest surveying products and services
  • 6 hours of formal RICS CPD.


Discover which expert speakers will be presenting at the conference, with more to be announced.

  • Paul Hamer, CEO, Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd
  • Beth West, Head of Development, London Portfolio, Landsec
  • Peter Flint, Chief Executive for Buildings & Places, AECOM
  • Peter Elliott, Head of Property Development, TfL Property Development
  • David Speight, Head of Construction, EDF-Energy NNBHinkley Point Construction Team
  • Anneliese Day, QC, Fountain Chambers
  • Simon Rubinsohn, Chief Economist, RICS
  • Kathryn Bourke, Managing Director, Whole Life Ltd
  • Steven Thompson, Associate Director Built Environment, RICS
  • Victoria Peckett, Partner, CMS 
  • Justin Sullivan, Founder and Managing Director, Adair Associates; Global & UK Chair, RICS QS and Construction Global Professional Group Boards

View full programme

David Bucknall Award

Join us to find out the recipient of this year’s David Bucknall Award. The networking drinks will start from 17:30 and all delegates are welcome to attend, with the award being presented at 18:00 to an individual who has made significant contribution to the QS profession.

This is the must attend event for anyone wanting to be at the forefront of the construction sector.


Build your surveying network

You’ve told us that networking is an important part of your conference experience. So, we’ve set aside times in the day to give you a chance to network with like-minded professionals, including your peers and our expert panel of speakers. One of these is a two-course hot lunch while you connect with colleagues old and new.

As part of our conference exhibition, sector-specific exhibitors will introduce the latest products and services to you to add value to your business.

You will also have access to RICS conference app to enhance your conference experience. With it you can:

  • Interact with the speakers via polling and live Q&A sessions to ensure your burning questions are answered.
  • Get access to all the speaker presentations and save these to your desktop for future reference. This means you’ll miss nothing important on the day.
  • View up-to-the-minute session details, including full speaker bios and add your own notes while the session is being delivered.
  • Use the advanced networking feature to interact and engage with fellow attendees. The app provides a great way to catch up and follow up if you miss them during the networking sessions.

What happened last year?

Hear what last year's delegates had to say.

Watch highlights from the 2017 RICS Quantity Surveying and Construction Conference and hear from Martain Roberts, Tony Burton and Rachael Walker on the changing role of the QS.

This year’s conference will again conclude with an insightful review of what the future holds QS and construction - with a panel debate spanning topics from Brexit to property investment.


Group bookings:

  • Book 3 or more places and get 10% off
  • Book 5 or more places and get 15% off
  • Book 7 or more places and get 20% off

Only one discount available per booking. This cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer from RICS.

  • RICS professionals £260 + VAT
  • Non-RICS professionals £351 + VAT
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