Survey Booker speak at the RICS Tech Partner Conference 2023

Our founder, Matt, joined Alan Milstein from Skyline discussing “Building Surveying in a Digital Age”.

It was great to be able to share the stage and review how the industry is changing, challenges being faced by tech providers and surveying firms alike and the opportunities to improve solutions and surveying in the future.

Across the day, we heard from suppliers covering everything from data management, to digitising processes, and cybersecurity to the future of AVMs.

Although not surprising, a common theme emerged around data standards and this will be an interesting area to watch. With an abundance of data across so many platforms, updating them to follow common standards will take time. It’s not something that can be rushed, both to ensure accuracy but also to manage a lot of the unusual side cases.

For example, an address might have a Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) and these can be paired. But how does that UPRN link to a property that has multiple title deeds. Another example is an apartment block which might have a UPRN and each apartment within it will have its own UPRN too. When does the building UPRN get used and when does the apartment level URPN get used?

The good news is that many providers and groups are working together to see how these challenges can be solved and streamlined to help improve accuracy and the ease of surveying in the future.

Topics covered through the day
  • Digital Transformation in Construction
  • Enhancing ESG in Real Estate & Green Land Management
  • AI Ethics: Navigating the Challenges and Opportunities
  • Building Surveying in a Digital Age
  • Better Data: Building Passports and Property Logbooks
  • Streamlining Property Management, Maintenance and Tenant Services
  • Cybersecurity Challenges: Insights and Strategies
  • Circular Economy within Construction
  • Advancements in Automated Valuation Models (AVMs) and Valuation Automation
  • The role of FinTech within the Built Environment
  • Promise or Peril: How are we talking about AI in Real Estate?
  • RICS’ Focus, RICS Standards, and the RICS Tech Partner Programme: Past, Present and Future
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