Building surveyors advise on, interpret and enforce laws and regulations regarding building construction and safety.
Duties & Tasks
Building surveyors may perform the following tasks:provide advice and assistance to builders and owners before finalisation and lodgement of building plans to avoid potential problems
assess building plans submitted for approval to ensure they conform to building regulations and codes of practice
make recommendations on matters such as the provision of amenities for the community
issue building permits
carry out pre-purchase inspections of all types of buildings
inspect buildings during construction to ensure proper methods and materials are used and that they conform to building regulations
keep records and write reports on building progress in instances where regulations have been breached and plans have been altered
issue compliance certificates on completion
give evidence in court cases involving breaches of building regulations
assess the condition of existing buildings
audit buildings for access by disabled persons.
enjoy technical work
good communication skills
management and leadership skills.