Watts Bulletin
Building Relationships

New Black Book from RICS

New standards are now available for chartered surveyors working in the construction industry.

The RICS QS & Construction standards are a phased suite of new standards covering quantity surveying and construction activities, which will be known as the 'Black Book'. Each standard is structured to include general principles and practical application.

A new guidance note ‘Valuing Change’ is now available to download from the RICS website, in hard copy format from RICS Books or from isurv for subscribers to the service.

A number of new guidance notes are now in the pipeline. These include:

  • The building sectors and roles for the chartered surveyor
  • Retention
  • Damages
  • Value engineering and value management

These are all due for publication late 2010/early 2011. For more information go to www.rics.org

The Watts Bulletin is the technical companion to the Watts Pocket Handbook, the essential guide to property and construction, as used by professionals since 1983.

Watts Bulletin editor: Trevor Rushton.