‘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.
- Geomatics surveys.
- Environmental surveys.
- Minerals and waste surveys.
- Rural surveys.
- Planning and development surveys.
- Property surveys and condition assessments.
- Property valuation, leasing, acquisition and sales.
- Property management.
- Property negotiations and dispute resolution.
 Construction/engineering surveys
- 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).
- Project management surveyors '...run teams to deliver projects on time and on budget'. Ref RICS
- Infrastructure surveyors ensure '..the effective running and connecting of cities, including rail, road, broadband and electricity'. Ref RICS
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- Development appraisal.
- Land surveying.
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- Minerals surveyor.
- New Rules of Measurement.
- Quantity surveyor.
- Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
- Site plan.
- Site surveys.
- Site appraisals.
- Site selection and acquisition.
- Space measurement professional.
- Surveying instruments.
- Technical due diligence.
- Vendor survey.
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