What is Surveying?
Surveying involves measuring, valuing, protecting and enhancing physical assets – from homes, shopping centres, skyscrapers to football stadiums.
- Hydrographic surveyor
- Land/geomatics surveyor
- Minerals surveyor
- Quantity surveyor
What skills do you need to work as a surveyor?
- Ability to read architectural drawings
- Excellent numerical and IT skills
- Organised and methodical
- Good negotiation and communication skills
- Ability to work as part of a team
In what sectors do surveyors work?
Surveyors work in private practice, for central or local government or for a contractor. A surveyor may specialise in one of seventeen areas. These seventeen areas are split across three groups: Construction, Land and Property
Typical work activities
- Providing valuations and cost reports
- Providing advice on designs and constructions
- Submitting tenders for contracts
- Managing materials procurement
- Negotiating contracts and claims
- Managing a team of contractors
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