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Last edited 31 May 2018
‘Surveyor’ is a very broad term that covers a wide range of disciplines and activities:
- Land and hydrographic assessment, surveying and mapping.
- Boundary identification and land registration.
- Land and resource management.
- Land valuation, rental, leases, sales and acquisitions.
- Mineral surveying for extraction activities.
- Property surveys and condition assessments.
- Property valuation, leasing, acquisition and sales.
- Property management.
- Property negotiations and dispute resolution.
- Building surveying, laying out construction projects and verify their position during construction.
- Building regulations compliance.
- Project management.
- Quantity surveying. Sometimes referred to as cost consultants or commercial managers, quantity surveyors provide expert advice on construction costs. They help to ensure that proposed projects are affordable and offer good value for money, helping the client and the design team assess and compare different options, and then track variations, ensuring that costs remain under control as the project progresses. Quantity surveyors can specialise in a specific aspect of construction costs, or in a particular type of construction (see Quantity surveyor for more information).
For more information, see Chartered surveyor.
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- Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
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