It’s the building surveyor’s job to care for new and old buildings. Building surveyors provide professional advice on commercial aspects of builiding and construction. 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.
Their work includes:
- monitoring projects
- assessing repair proposals
- preparing documents for tender
- preparing scheme designs with costings, programmes for completion of projects and specification of works
- attending regular commecial meetings with clients, contractors and other specialists
- dealing with planning applications and advising on property legislation and building regulations
- making site visits to check on progress and carrying out measures
- Interim valuations and final accounts.
There are no specific requirements to begin training as a building surveyor, although most entrants do have A Levels / Higher Grades. To become a qualified building surveyor, you will need to hold a BTEC or HND/HNC, and to achieve this you will need 4 GCSE passes (A-C) / Standard Grades (1-3).
Courses and training in Building Surveying:-
CIOB Chartered Institute of Buildings examination.
Qualification accredited by RICS Royal institution of Chartered Surveyors
And one year's work experience.
- Newly-qualified Graduate building surveyors can expect to earn around £14,000, a chartered surveyor about £24,000 and a partner about £43,000.
- Average salaries are between £25,000 and £40,000.
- Partners and directors can earn up to £80,000 or more.
Some surveyors set up their own practices and can earn even more, while others choose to move into project management.