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  • INSIGHT

    What role will the CoreNet Global Summit play in attracting young talent?

    It’s not long until our fit-out specialists Joe Benson, Joe Dowlaty and Libby Giddings head off to the CoreNet Global Summit in Amsterdam to explore the world of real estate and how we realign to the new norm. Looking ahead, it came as little ...

  • INSIGHT

    The film and media sector is booming, but what challenges does it face?

    In recent years, the team at Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) has been involved in a number of film and media projects across the country. Along the way, we’ve talked with colleagues about the challenges and themes facing film and media – many...

  • INSIGHT

    The Games may be over, but the legacy is already underway

    As the ‘Games for Everyone’ ended after an inspiring 11 days, it is natural that commentary will turn to the legacy that follows. The commitment from the start of the Commonwealth Games was to design a legacy programme “in step with the ...

  • INSIGHT

    The launch of the Value Toolkit is a big moment; but what comes next? 

    20 June saw the launch of the Value Toolkit, designed to change the way the industry thinks about and measures value, and one of the key initiatives of the Construction Innovation Hub.  Ann Bentley, RLB UK Board Member, who was instrumental in ...

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  • Market Research

    Global State of the Market Report

    RLB recently carried-out a global survey in which our Directors and Partners provided their views of...

  • Digital Transformation

    That 5D Feeling: An insight into the recent Middle East BIM uptrend

    The recent uptrend in the Middle East in BIM usage is a step in the right direction for 5D ...

  • Future Thinking

    What role will the CoreNet Global Summit play in attracting young talent?

    It’s not long until our fit-out specialists Joe Benson, Joe Dowlaty and Libby Giddings head off to...

  • Future Thinking

    The film and media sector is booming, but what challenges does it face?

    In recent years, the team at Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) has been involved in a number of film and ...

  • Future Thinking

    State of the Market Report

    RLB recently conducted a global survey, where our Directors and Partners provided their views on the...

  • Future Thinking

    The Games may be over, but the legacy is already underway

    As the ‘Games for Everyone’ ended after an inspiring 11 days, it is natural that commentary will...

  • Future Thinking

    Heatwave: Keeping cool is a concern for the future too

    There is little schools can do to mitigate extreme weather without investment to make the estate ...

  • International Report

    Strong post Covid-19 demand tempered by short term disruption

    Rider Levett Bucknall’s 2nd Quarter 2022 International Report shows pressures in regional ...

  • Future Thinking

    Reflection on Housing 2022

    RLB’s Richard Quarry, Jeremy Spill, James Miller, Zoe Rowan Tim Sims, and Stuart Wands, of the ...

  • Digital Transformation

    Why the future is in five dimensions

    The future of 5D BIM has been a long time coming. Way back in 1962, engineer and internet pioneer, ...

  • Future Thinking

    Building Safety Act 2022 – the time for action is now

    It has been a long journey for the Building Safety Bill that finally received Royal Assent in April,...

  • Future Thinking

    The launch of the Value Toolkit is a big moment; but what comes next? 

    20 June saw the launch of the Value Toolkit, designed to change the way the industry thinks about ...

  • VLR Conference: Light rail punching above its weight!

    Last week, I spoke at the Very Light Rail (VLR) conference about the varied role RLB plays in the ...

  • Future Thinking

    Returning to the office: A guide to different occupation scenarios

    There is no doubt that office occupancy is on the way to recovery. Facilities Management Journal ...

  • Future Thinking

    Can levelling up be achieved alongside our sector’s other priorities?

    Changing how we build projects is central to achieving a sustainable and equal society – we have ...

  • Tender Price Forecast

    RLB Tender Price Forecast UK H1 2022

    As the invasion of Ukraine by Russia developed through Q1 2022, it became clear that the already ...

  • Perspective

    Perspective 2022 vol 1

    The year is 1783. The treaty between the United States and Great Britain is signed in Paris, ...

  • Future Thinking

    From Green (plan) shoots to sustainable outcomes within healthcare estates

    At the start of the 2022 came the deadline for NHS Trusts across England to publish Green Plans, ...

  • International Women’s Day 2022

    The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is Break the Bias. We took the opportunity to...

  • Market Research

    Procurement Trends Report 2022

    RLB procurement report finds collaborative practices thriving and few contractors widening their ...

  • Market Research

    EMEA Hotels Monitor – Issue 29

    The EMEA Hotels Monitor, produced by Whitebridge Hospitality, RLB and HOTSTATS, looks at trend ...

  • Future Thinking

    Environment Act 2021: and how it will affect the Built Environment

    The Environmental Act, which came into law at the end of last year, is one of the forthcoming pieces...

  • Future Thinking

    Adopting agile working – the key to unlocking an estate strategy

    The move to agile/ hybrid working has shifted fundamentally in the last two years. There is no ...

  • Future Thinking

    One thing is certain: uncertainty lies ahead

    We have dealt with huge challenges over the past two years, but they have only created more hurdles ...

  • Future Thinking

    The power of data in your digital estate

    We all live and work in a data driven world with big data being part of our everyday ...

  • Future Thinking

    Residential: a look back on 2021 and a forward looking view to 2022

    National Head of Residential, Paul Sambrook, looks back on 2021 and anticipates whats to come over ...

  • Future Thinking

    Digital and sustainable construction go hand-in-hand

    The adoption of digital construction is critical to decarbonising the built environment, says Ann ...

  • Future Thinking

    Infrastructure: looking to the future

    During the pandemic, the UK infrastructure pipeline has shown both resilience and ...

  • International Report

    Global Construction Market Activity Positive according to Q4 International Report

    According to Rider Levett Bucknall’s (RLB) 4th Quarter 2021 International Report, global ...

  • Future Thinking

    We have heard the proposals and read the words. Action is imperative now

    Raising the conversation around a greener world is key to us raising awareness of what we need to ...

  • Future Thinking

    The rise and rise of Purpose Built Student Accommodation

    The ‘Purpose Built Student Accommodation’ (PBSA) market is often referred to by industry ...

  • Tender Price Forecast

    RLB Tender Price Forecast UK – Q4 2021

    The end-of-year 2021 edition of the Tender Price Forecast summarises the dramatic experience of the ...

  • Market Research

    Costs of MMC set to drop by a third, finds new Constructing Excellence report supported by RLB

    Costs associated with modern methods of construction (MMC) could fall by a third as demand in the ...

  • Market Research

    COVID-19: Global Survey Report, Issue 11

    The 11th edition of the RLB COVID-19 Survey continues the focus change made in the 10th edition, to ...

  • Future Thinking

    Reflections from COP26

    The Green industrial revolution – the time is now Ten days on from the end of the COP26 summit and...

  • Future Thinking

    Hospitality: change for good – but at what cost?

    With the Annual Hotel Conference upon us – with a its theme of “Change for Good” – and ...