About Digital Modus and Journals

Author: The Modus and journals team


Modus is our external publication. It acts as our global ambassador inspiring and informing professionals from the start of their careers to retirement. Highly interactive, new content is published weekly to be easily shared with your professional network on social media.


Journals provide sector-specific content tailored to the needs of RICS professionals and candidates. As an exclusive benefit to RICS members, journal articles are accessible through a secure login.

The journals provide technical updates, best practice and guidance for professionals in the built and natural environments, supporting them in their work.

About the editors

Our content is curated, commissioned and edited by a dedicated journals team.

Claudia Conway – Property Journal (commercial)

Claudia has edited the RICS Property Journal since 2013, where she focuses on commercial property. Her career before RICS was in health, social care and educational publishing.

Steph Fairbairn – Construction Journal and Building Conversation

Steph Fairbairn has been at RICS since 2018 and edits the Construction Journal and the building conservation content in the Built Environment Journal. She is an NCTJ-accredited journalist with previous experience working on magazines, newspapers and medical publications.

Barney Hatt – Built Environment Journal

Barney edits building surveying, building control and cross-discipline material for the Built Environment Journal. He has been with RICS since 2013, and previously worked on a range of business publications.

Sian Morgan – Land Journal

Sian Morgan has worked at RICS since 2015 and has edited the Land Journal since 2019. Previously she worked on digital content, magazines and books, mainly for primary teachers.

Amie Silverwood – Modus

Amie is a professional communicator and editor who has been with RICS since 2018. She is based in Toronto.

Brian Ward – Property Journal (residential and cross-discipline)

Brian joined RICS in 2019 and edits residential and cross disciplinary content for the Property Journal.

We want to hear from you

This platform exists primarily for our professionals, and your input is important to help us continuously improve the service we offer to support your professional development.

Email to let us know what content you would like to see, and give your feedback on the platform.

Where do I find more information?

You will find more information here including FAQs.


Read the disclaimer

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all online journal and Modus content, RICS will have no responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content. The views expressed in Modus and journals are not necessarily those of RICS. RICS cannot accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered by any person as a result of the content and the opinions expressed, or by any person acting or refraining to act as a result of the material included. All rights in the online journals and Modus content, including full copyright or publishing right, content and design, are owned by RICS, except where otherwise described. Any dispute arising out of the journals and Modus content is subject to the law and jurisdiction of England and Wales. Crown copyright material is reproduced under the Open Government Licence for Public Sector Information Version 3