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RICS Building Surveying Conference

The UK’s leading Building Surveying Conference returns to central London with its best programme yet to provide you with the latest developments impacting the built environment sector and the surveying profession.

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Wed 2 May 2018
08:45 AM - 05:15 PM
QEII Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London, SW1P 3EE
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6 hours formal CPD
£235 + VAT


Some of the biggest names in the sector have created a day full of technical information and the latest guidance on core and emerging topics.

As a delegate, you will hear from expert speakers on a range of topics, including:

  • how technological changes (proptech) are starting to positively disrupt surveying
  • how WeWork use smart technologies to bring flexible solutions to commercial occupiers
  • where we are in the current economic cycle, likely future growth trends and areas of potential risk

Our technical breakout sessions offer you the chance to build your own programme, with specialist updates on dilapidations, building contracts, defects, technical due diligence, Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards, modular construction, and more.

The event will conclude with a drinks reception from 17:15 – 19:00 at the conference venue.

You'll receive:

  • access to a dedicated conference app, allowing you to connect to others, comment and quiz our speakers
  • a content map, produced for each session and emailed to you after the conference
  • a two-course lunch with further networking opportunities at the post-event drinks reception
  • access to our conference exhibition showcasing the latest surveying products and services
  • 6 hours of formal RICS CPD

With a line-up of expert speakers drawn from technical practice, academia and consultancy, and with the most comprehensive programme – designed by building surveyors, for building surveyors – the RICS Building Surveying Conference is one not to miss.

This conference is one of our most popular and sells out fast.


Your day, your way

You have a choice of breakout sessions, allowing you to tailor your day to best meet your specific professional development requirements. Everyone has different areas they are particularly interested in, so this year we’ve put together a choice of eight value packed breakout sessions.

You might choose to deepen your specialist knowledge at our building defects session or our or dilapidations update. Or perhaps you’ll opt to discover new areas such as modular construction or minimum energy efficiency standards or Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards.

The optional sessions also explore building contracts, reinstatement cost assessments, building conservation and flood resilience.

View the full programme and find the sessions which best fit your needs and surveying role.


Industry leading speakers include:

  • Helen Gough, Lead Director Building Consultancy, JLL
  • Bob Schukai, Global Head of Design, Digital Identity Solutions, Thomson Reuters
  • Anthony Walker, Director, Trident Building Consultancy Ltd
  • Thad Wester, Senior Reality Capture Specialist, WeWork
  • Trevor Rushton, Technical Director, Watts Group Ltd
  • Jon Rowling, Technical Partner, TFT

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.


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 £235 + VAT
  • Non-RICS professionals £317.25 + VAT
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  • Mastercard

What happened last year?

Hear what last year's delegates had to say.

Watch as Justin Urquhart-Stewart shares his economic outlook from last year’s RICS Building Surveying Conference.

This year’s conference will again conclude with an insightful closing keynote from Bob Schukai, Global Head of Design, Digital Identity Solutions at Thomson Reuters.

£235 + VAT
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