Building Surveying: Principles in Practice


200 Hours Formal CPD

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Building surveyors undertake a variety of essential roles related to the design, construction and care of buildings. Take a practical approach to the day-to-day procedures and processes that are carried out by qualified Building Surveyors.

Learning outcomes

  • Evaluate the different stages of design and construction from inception to completion
  • Determine the appropriate processes of construction and alteration
  • Identify building works and how they relate into different property structures
  • Establish the appropriate various stages of the design process
  • Recognise the functional requirements and performance of building materials and components
  • Analyses the requirements of a client’s brief, in order to satisfy their requirements
  • Recognise the requirements supporting different types of property inspections
  • Review the different methods of completing property inspections
  • Establish various techniques of carrying out inspections
  • Identify building defects likely to be encountered in typical building surveying
  • Establish the causes of failure, and the likely results of failure, together with recommendations of appropriate remedial measures
  • Effectively implement administrative procedures necessary for the smooth running of a construction contract
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of the contract administrator
  • Recognise the legal/regulatory requirements for surveying
  • Identify health and safety risks in relation to building surveying regulations and guidance
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    Course information

    Course Overview

    As one of the largest areas in surveying practice, building surveying covers a wide range of professional roles.  You will be asked to provide a variety of services related to the maintenance and care of buildings, and will work in areas such as building design, refurbishment or alteration, as well as other construction and property matters.

    As such, grasping crucial knowledge of construction technology, contracts and building pathology is vital in order to demonstrate your ability in building surveying practice.

    In our course, you will learn the fundamentals of practice related to contract administration, construction and environmental services, design and specification, inspection and legal and regulatory compliance.  Training in these key areas will furnish you with important knowledge and techniques for this multi-disciplined industry, and will give you a practical skill set with which to implement key building surveying techniques.

    Course Modules

    Module 0 – Introduction to Building Surveying

    Module 1 – Construction technology and environmental services

    Module 2 – Design and specification

    Module 3 – Inspection

    Module 4 – Building Pathology

    Module 5 – Contract administration

    Module 6 – Legal/regulatory compliance and property management

    Module 7 – Review & Reflect

    For more information on the topics covered within each module, please see the detailed course guide link contained in the Additional Information area

    Who is this course for?

    Building Surveying BSc/MSc graduates and Assistant/Graduate Building Surveyors

    APC and Assoc. candidates looking to qualify through the building surveying pathway  

    Property and Construction professionals including Building technicians, Quantity Surveyors, Property Valuers and Civil Engineers with a minimum of 3 years’ professional experience


    Further Guidance
    +44 (0) 24 768 685 84

    Additional information

    Next available start date: 15 June 2018 - 10:00am

    Enrollment duration: 180 Days

    Languages: English

    Category: Construction

    Member price: £895.00

    Price: £1,075.00

    Detailed course guide

    Course Type: Distance Learning