About RICS journals and Modus


  • RICS editorial team

RICS journals

Journals provide sector-specific content tailored to the needs of RICS professionals and candidates.  The journals provide technical updates, best practice and guidance for professionals in the built and natural environments, supporting them in their work.

Editorial advisory groups

Journals' editorial advisory groups (EAGs) are made up of RICS members, other professionals, in-house technical staff and an Editor. Together they set the direction of the journal, ensuring that we are commissioning topical and instructive articles as well as providing a technical review for all published content. 


Modus acts as our global ambassador inspiring and informing professionals from the start of their careers to retirement. New content is published weekly and can be easily shared with your professional network on social media.

About the editors

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

Property Journal (residential) and Built Environment Journal (Building Conservation)

Adam Bell edits residential content for the Property Journal and building conservation content for the Built Environment Journal. He joined RICS in 2021, having previously worked on legal commentary for senior corporate counsel and global law firms.

Built Environment Journal

Barney Hatt 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.

Property Journal (commercial)

Patrick McGauley joined RICS in 2022 and edits commercial content for the Property Journal. He previously worked in educational and legal publishing.

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.


Kieran Halliwell 

Construction Journal

Brian Ward joined RICS in 2019 and is editor of the Construction Journal.

We want to hear from you

This platform exists primarily for our professionals, and your input is important to help us continuously improve our support for your professional development.  Email to give your feedback on the platform and and let us know what content you would like to see. 

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

An ISSN is an eight-digit number used to uniquely identify a serial publication. ISSNs are used in ordering, cataloging, interlibrary loans and related processes. 

The ISSNs for the technical journals are: 

Built Environment Journal  2631-8431

Construction Journal 1759-3360

Land Journal 1754-9108

Property Journal 2053-5732 

The ISSN for Modus is 2753-7862


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