Chartered Building Surveyors are highly valued professionals who offer a variety of services across the whole of the built environment. The knowledge base of a Chartered Building Surveyor is broad but based on a solid technical understanding of how buildings work both technically and functionally. Their role therefore touches on all aspects of the construction and property industries, allowing them to approach their jobs from a holistic angle.
The full range and attributes of Chartered Building Surveyors is too large to cover here, but some key highlights include:
- Building pathology: The early identification and accurate diagnosis of a building defect or failure can often minimise damage and considerably reduce the cost of carrying out remedial work.
- Pre purchase advice and Building Surveys: When purchasing a commercial or residential property it is vital that a survey of the building is carried out to identify the condition of the property and any potential construction, planning or legal issues.
- Dilapidations: During and prior to the termination of a commercial lease there are obligations/clauses written into the terms of the lease which must be complied with.
- Property management: Planned preventative maintenance is now a fundamental part of property and asset management.
- Contract administration: An essential element of any building project is the contract administration.
- Design: Whether looking to develop a new building or alter/extend an existing one, it is vital that the finished product meets both the practical and technical requirements of the buildings intended use and client requirements.
- Project management: On projects which require liaising between a variety of specialist consultants, it is important to have a project manager to coordinate and control the project to ensure it is completed on schedule, budget and brief.
- Statutory Compliance: The proliferation of regulations with regard to buildings and construction means that advice is needed from a professional with an understanding of the broad areas covered.