RICS Valuation Training in Cambodia
Feb. 16, 2017, 12:44 p.m.
The UK Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICs) launched their first specialist course on Plant and Machinery Valuation, in partnership with IBC, on the 3rd September in Phnom Penh, The course, which represents a first for the Kingdom, taught local and international participants the fundamentals of Plant & Machinery (P&M) Valuation Standards, Valuation Methodologies, Code of Ethics, and Risk Management principles. RICS promotes and enforces the highest professional qualifications and standards in the development and management of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. The organisation accredits 118,000 professionals and any individual or firm registered with RICS is subject to it's quality assurance. Their expertise covers property, asset valuation, real estate management; the development of infrastructure; and the management of natural resources, such as mining, farms and woodland. Read another useful article about valuation standards in Cambodia here. In addition to the RICS course, BritCham, in partnership with IBC and RICs, recently organised a half-day forum on the promotion of building and fire safety standards. To-date Cambodia still does not have a set of Building or Fire Safety standards in the area of construction. Several initiatives within the Government are currently being developed, as well as by the private sector and relevant institutions. This led to the UK Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office and UK Trade and Investment to commission the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICs) to produce a report on the topic with a view to providing the Cambodian Government with assistance in developing building standards and ensuring better regulation. The Report's findings and recommendations were presented to and welcomed by the Government last year. The Report further provided the foundation for the country’s first Building ConstructionLaw, drafted by H.E. Dr. SOK Siphana. Following on from this, the purpose of the joint IBC and BritCham seminar was to bring together relevant stakeholders - both from the private and public sector - to examine the findings and recommendations of the RICs report and discuss a common approach to the developing building and fire safety standards for Cambodia. Read another article about fire safety standards in Cambodia here.