Building surveyors provide professional advice on property and construction, which spans across residential, commercial, industrial, leisure and agriculture projects. They work on the design and development of new buildings as well as the restoration and maintenance of existing ones. This is a very wide field and may include advising on various aspects of buildings at different stages.
The nature of the work may range from the design of large, multimillion-pound structures to modest adaptations and repairs, and sometimes includes working with buildings of architectural or historic importance.
Building surveyors often work on preventative measures to keep buildings in good condition and look to make buildings sustainable.
They may be called upon to give evidence in court in cases where building regulations have been breached and as expert witnesses on building defects and dilapidations.
Building surveyors work in many areas of property and construction so the work is diverse and rarely routine. Tasks often involve:
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