Spring 2014 Archive

Room to improve?

Chartered Building Surveyor NOEL LARKIN reminds readers of the importance of compliance with the new building regulations. Anybody involved in the property industry is likely to find RTE’s television programme Room to Improve compulsive viewing. In a well-worked formula, architect Dermot Bannon exposes omissions, additions, and shortcomings in his projects, and the consequential fall

QS networking reception

A successful QS Professional Group networking reception was held in No. 38 on Thursday, February 20. The event aimed to create an opportunity for attendees to meet new colleagues and learn how to forge new business contacts. Senior management from Quantity Surveying firms were on hand to offer their considerable experience and

Society roundtable lunches

The Society recently presented the results of its Annual Property Review & Outlook to a roundtable lunch event, attended by the CEOs of the estate agencies, as well as John Moran, Secretary General at the Department of Finance. The SCSI Construction Outlook 2014 was also presented at an industry lunch event.

Survey of public sector clients

Following concerns expressed by some public sector clients, the Society commissioned Brooker Consulting to undertake a survey of public sector clients in late 2013. The aim was to gauge clients’ level of satisfaction and obtain feedback on a number of significant service areas. The survey primarily focused on quantity surveying issues,

Report finds graduate surveyors in demand again

A forthcoming report – Employment Opportunities and Skills Requirements for Property and Construction Surveying 2014 – 2018 – shows that, in spite of negative sentiment towards surveying courses and careers, real opportunities are emerging within the sector, and graduate surveyors are in demand once again. The report was commissioned by the Society