Give your business the environmental advantage

Current and future Energy Performance Certificate for property managers and surveyors will be discussed in this webinar, along with how energy management systems can reduce energy use.

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Current and future Energy Performance Certificate requirements for property managers and surveyors will be discussed in this webinar, along with how energy management systems can reduce energy use.


Professional Experience Route (PER)

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New route to MRICS with advice given from the APC expert.

Originally posted on APCeye:

PER Jon Lever FRICS will be providing regular commentary for PER candidates and offering a common sense approach to this Membership Route.

I am a complete advocate for PER and in effect ANY of the current route into RICS Membership, but they all come with the need to prepare effectively and realise that they are not easy to achieve.

Unfortunately the PER route seems to be viewed as a quicker, simpler route into membership and I am sorry to burst that bubble and say it is not.


P is for PREPARATION and realising any attempt at the APC should be preceded with at least 4 to 6 months worth of preparation.  Do less than this and all you are doing, in my view, is preparing to fail.

E is for EXPERIENCE and it is not just about having years of experience but about identifying the relevant and effective experience that…

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Written by David Inman

March 19, 2014 at 16:56

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Register as a waste carrier, broker or dealer

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Link below to January 2014 Environmental Bulletin on how organisations need to register as a waste carrier, broker or dealer with the Environment Agency

DIEM Ltd – Register as a waste carrier, broker or dealer Environmental Bulletin-31 January 2014

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February 3, 2014 at 22:59

Site Waste Management Plan Update Jan 14

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Webinar update review of what contractors are doing with Site Waste Management Plans after the repeal of the related legislation in 2013

Written by David Inman

January 26, 2014 at 21:42

Brief introduction to ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems

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The short webinar gives a basic introduction to ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems (EnMS) by ISO 50001 specialists DIEM Ltd.

Written by David Inman

December 12, 2013 at 10:03

Royal Caribbean’s environmental management at sea on Allure of the Seas

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After attending an environmental lecture delivered by the Environmental Officer onboard Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas, this short webinar comments on Royal Caribbean’s “Save the Waves” initiative and environmental management on the largest cruise ship in the world.

Written by David Inman

December 12, 2013 at 10:00

Is a “Northern Boris” a transport solution?

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London has Boris and the West Coast Main Line will have HS2 to improve transport, but what does the north of England have for this?

Whilst transport into the city regions of Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle has political focus and management, what about the transport between these regions?

Take for example a journey I take regularly from home in Formby to a Client near Rochdale. There are two options, the East Lancs Road or the M62. Both grindingly slow, the M62 is the worst option where a 4 lane motorway becomes 2 lanes in one part near Warrington.

Public transport is sadly not an option, unless I want to take up to 3 hours to travel 40 road miles.

The only link across the north is the woeful Northern Rail. Grinding along on ancient stock, this dismal train franchise does not seem to run for the public. A classic example is late night services from Manchester Victoria. This railway station sits below Manchester Arena, so you can have up to 19,000 people wanting to get home after events which finish at 11pm. Some rail services were moved from a 11:10 pm departure to 11pm several years ago, meaning the car is not the only option for events at the arena. Does Northern Rail not want our money outside of peak times?

This is not saying we need more politicians, but we need a project such as a “Crossrail for the North” linking Merseyside to Newcastle. We are getting electrification between Liverpool and Manchester, which the Government has thankfully extended to Leeds (and beyond). Sadly this electrification is nothing but an infill scheme that should have been completed between the prolonged electrification of the West Coast Main Line.

HS2 is bold and Crossrail is fast approaching, but they are not currently helping the North, so putting political boundaries aside, is something radical needed such as a “Northern Boris”, and get the North of England moving again.


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