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An international coalition of construction experts has today published the world’s first universal standard for reporting carbon dioxide emissions used in the building and lifecycle of structures – also known as ‘embodied and operational carbon’ within the industry.

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New guidance on the measurement of land for development projects such as new housing and commercial development has been published today by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. The guidance, which defines common measurements used across the built environment and associated metrics such as d

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A VAT cut on home improvement works from 20% to 5% for a temporary five year period would generate an economic stimulus worth £51 billion and create 345,000 new jobs, according to new research published today by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Sur

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Activity across the Scottish commercial property sector ended a tumultuous year with industrial demand strengthening while retail and office vacancy rates rose at the strong rates in over a decade, according to the latest market survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

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The very strong demand witnessed in Scotland’s housing market since the summer started to ease back in November as the end of the year nears, according to the latest RICS Residential Market Survey. More respondents in Scotland saw the number of newly agreed sales fall last month than saw them

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