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  • INSIGHT

    Construction Market Intelligence UK Edition Q1 2024

    Just published is the Q1 2024 edition of Construction Market Intelligence, RLB’s new digital publication incorporating our quarterly tender price forecast.  As always, our aim is to provide the data, insights and analysis that will enable ...

  • INSIGHT

    RLB Digital supports industry stakeholders to produce digital landscape guide for SMEs

    According to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)’s Digitalisation in Construction report 2023, over half of those working in the construction industry are failing to adopt digital practices[1].  In 2022, it was estimated that ...

  • INSIGHT

    RLB launches Net Zero Carbon Guide for Procurement

    We know that the drive to not only reduce but become net zero carbon (NZC) within the built environment is a major aim of all working in the industry whether on contractor side, as consultants like RLB, client side or within the supply chain. Most ...

  • INSIGHT

    Considering the Building Safety Act when procuring buildings

    We all know that the Building Safety Act will have a significant impact on the delivery of higher risk buildings and the requirements of the Act need to be understood by those procuring such buildings. It was in this context that we undertook our ...

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  • Market Research

    EMEA Hotels Monitor – Issue 33

    The EMEA Hotels Monitor, is a collaborative report by Whitebridge Hospitality, RLB, and HOTSTATS, ...

  • Future Thinking

    Signs of green shoots in a subdued market 

    We have just released Q1 2024 of our Construction Market Intelligence Report which looks at market ...

  • Future Thinking

    Nurturing Your Money Tree

    Reflections from Government Property 2024 The public sector can use its built assets to build ...

  • Tender Price Forecast

    Construction Market Intelligence UK Edition Q1 2024

    Just published is the Q1 2024 edition of Construction Market Intelligence, RLB’s new digital ...

  • Future Thinking

    The Supply Chain is crumpling – here’s how to bolster it

    Last year wasn’t the best of years to be a contractor. The last seven months of 2023 saw major ...

  • Digital Transformation

    RLB Digital supports industry stakeholders to produce digital landscape guide for SMEs

    According to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)’s Digitalisation in Construction ...

  • Perspective 2023 vol 2

    Perspective 2023 vol 2

    Each year it feels like the world is getting faster – and we have the data to prove it.  It ...

  • Perspective 2023 vol 2

    The missing link: How blockchain can help construction industry leaders to monitor and manage change

    As Heraclitus said around 2,500 years ago: “The only constant in life is change.” Unfortunately,...

  • Perspective 2023 vol 2

    The digital revolution: Unleashing the potential in the built environment

    Back in 2020, my colleague Matt Sharp, Chief Digital Officer for RLB UK, wrote an article for ...

  • Capability

    Supporting housing providers in their net zero journey

    The race to achieve net zero remains a number one priority for housing providers, and a more complex...

  • Future Thinking

    RLB debates the implications of new safety legislation at industry roundtable

    Claimed to be the biggest change in over 40 years, the new Building Safety Act came into force with ...

  • Capability

    The new Building Regulations – the impact explained

    Many of us in the built environment recognise and understand the importance of the Building ...

  • Future Thinking

    It’s time to reset our mindset when it comes to Last Mile Logistics

    I recently attended the Last Mile Logistics Conference, held at BAFTA in London, with the aim of ...

  • Future Thinking

    Adapting procurement in the built environment

    Navigating changing market dynamics This is an abridged article that first appeared in Building ...

  • Tender Price Forecast

    Construction Market Intelligence – UK Tender Price Forecast Q4 2023

    Construction Market Intelligence is the new name – along with a new look and digital format – of...

  • Future Thinking

    Blindsided: The short-sightedness of the UK’s lack of an industrial strategy 

    With the Party-political conference season all over, we have now all heard the promises from the ...

  • Future Thinking

    A roadmap to offset climate change’s predictable outcomes  

    With the countdown to meet decarbonisation targets still running, Lucia Glynn spoke to Schools Week ...

  • Future Thinking

    The Rise of Community Centric Retail Spaces

    The recent news that Wilko was going into administration came as no shock to those of us working ...

  • Future Thinking

    The challenges and opportunities facing the education estate

    With topics concerning education rarely out of the news of late, this year’s Education Estates ...

  • Capability

    Making a CIF bid – guidance, hints and tips

    The Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) can benefit schools and academies striving to balance ...

  • Future Thinking

    Decarbonising challenges for the higher education estate – 2030 and beyond

    Just over four years ago the UK became the first major economy in the world to legislate reaching ...

  • Capability

    The critical role of the PMO when surveying large estates for RAAC

    The initial challenge for estate managers when the potential hazards linked to RAAC panels were ...

  • Future Thinking

    The hidden cost of RAAC remediation

    What has become apparent, and many of us in our industry have known for a while, is that different ...

  • Capability

    When RAAC is the tip of the iceberg

    There is a chain of events that estate managers can be all too familiar with. An emergency fix ...

  • Capability

    The Role of Digital, Data and AI in supporting RAAC strategies

    The last few weeks has seen RAAC (Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete) dominate not just the ...

  • Future Thinking

    Optimising Public Sector Estates: Post Party Conference Reflections 

    So, the Party Conference season is now over with Liverpool and Manchester returning to business as ...

  • Capability

    How ESG is changing the value of our commercial estates

    Matthew Brooker, National Head of Commercial, RLB UK I recently celebrated 34 years at RLB. This ...

  • Future Thinking

    Consistency, Collaboration and Commitment

    Reflections from the Building the Future Commission conference “How is the net zero agenda ...

  • Future Thinking

    Navigating the Housing Sector’s ‘What Now, What Next’

    The autumn conference season is now officially off and running, with a wide range of conventions ...

  • Future Thinking

    RLB Westminster Business Forum – Managing the Transition from PFI contracts

    It was with my RLB Public & Civic sector hat on that I recently attended the Westminster ...

  • Future Thinking

    The Future is bright: Young Professionals at UKREiiF

    Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) and UKREiiF joined forces during the annual UKREiiF event to encourage ...

  • Tender Price Forecast

    RLB Tender Price Forecast UK Q3 2023

    In our TPF Q3 2023 report, RLB provides a forecast of tender price uplifts for UK regions, for 2023 ...

  • Capability

    RAAC: How to spot it and what to do next

    With the recent news that more than 100 schools and colleges are to partially or fully close ...

  • Future Thinking

    My Route into Construction: Michelle Zompi

    RLB’s Head of RLB Digital, Michelle Zompi talks to the leading built environment publication, ...

  • Future Thinking

    EMEA Hotels Monitor – Issue 32

    The EMEA Hotels Monitor, a collaborative effort by Whitebridge Hospitality, RLB, and HOTSTATS, ...

  • Future Thinking

    Embracing Positive Transformation: Major Shifts in Retail Property in 2023

    Following the launch of several completed retail repurposing schemes and our continued involvement ...