Autumn 2014 Archive

A day in the life…

Senior Quantity Surveyor John Freeman told ANN-MARIE HARDIMAN about his work with Arup. John has worked in Arup’s cost management team for two years, and his first job with the company involved quite a lengthy commute. “An opportunity arose in London, so I worked there for a

Compromise doesn’t work

ANDREW WARREN argues that cycle lanes need to be properly constructed if they are to succeed in getting more people to cycle to work. One thing’s for sure, if the North Quays cycle lane project is to go ahead, it must do so with real commitment to

There’s an app for that

In the first of what we hope will be a regular tech spot in the Surveyor’s Journal, FRANK HARRINGTON highlights some apps that may be of use to surveyors. Dictation apps Applications that are likely to be equally relevant to all surveyors are dictation apps. These offer

Words worth, price and value

TOM DUNNE explains the terms used in relation to the valuation of property, and the need for common understanding among all parties using those terms. In discussions about property the words value and valuation are often used on the assumption that all involved have a clear understanding of

Positive change

ANDREW RAMSEY explains how the new Building Control Regulations bring positive change to the building sector. As part of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland’s public awareness campaign, the ‘Owners’ guide to the new Building Control Regulations’ was published in February this year. It provides clear and