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EC Harris joins RICS international disaster relief team

13 Jul 11 EC Harris has signed an agreement with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) that will give its staff the opportunity to provide pro bono consultancy on disaster management projects in developing countries.

The work will be carried out through RICS Disaster Management Commission and its BuildAction initiative.

The collaboration is part of the EC Harris flexible working scheme, which allows staff to take unpaid, or part paid, sabbaticals in order to support local communities, while also accelerating their personal development through learning new skills and broadening their experiences.

EC Harris chief operating officer Matt Bennion said: “RICS BuildAction provides an excellent service to developing countries, and we are very pleased to support them in their work. Partnerships such as this provide much needed professional expertise to local communities, and also provide excellent opportunities for our staff to develop professionally and enjoy a more rounded and diverse career path."

Chairman of the RICS Disaster Management Commission David Tuffin said: “RICS, through its Disaster Management Commission, provides an avenue for surveyors and other built environment professionals to apply their professional skills to strengthen the capacity of vulnerable communities to reduce disaster risks and ensure more effective post-disaster reconstruction and recovery.”

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