The BSc Building Surveying (Honours) degree at the University of Westminster will provide you with the principal skills needed of a building surveyor. You will gain a thorough understanding of the construction process, the specification of building work and the identification and correction of faults in existing buildings. You will also gain knowledge of the professional, managerial and legal aspects of building performance. In practice, you may give advice on structural problems or interpret the meaning of 'repairing obligations' in a lease.
It concerns new builds, building control, refurbishment work, restorations, maintenance, and increasingly, design. Building surveyors have specialist skills and knowledge in the technologies of domestic, industrial and commercial building, construction processes, planning, project life-cycle assessment, and people and business management. In addition to the core themes of surveying and technology, this professional role requires a range of surveying skills including team working and effective communication.
Building surveying is a dynamic professional discipline, which centres on the physical, functional and economic performance of buildings. Around the world, building surveyors offer a wide range of professional services, not only in their traditional role but also in associated disciplines such as project management, facilities management and construction administration.
Graduates can progress directly towards full professional qualification with the RICS – Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and CABE – Chartered Association of Building Engineers professional accreditation that can help you to secure employment.
This course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE).
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