WHO IS A BUILDING SURVEYOR?
A building surveyor is responsible for advising clients about the design, construction, maintenance and repair of buildings. They survey buildings and then report on their findings and make recommendations.
WHAT DOES A BUILDING SURVEYOR DO ?
A Building Surveyor offers specialist services on matters relating to building and property development such as project and construction management, maintenance and repair of building, refurbishment and restoration of old properties, building law and regulation, demolition works and property development. A competent Building Surveyor is expected to manage, organise, supervise, monitor, evaluate, and coordinate every aspect of building and development work and act as a vital link in the project between all affiliated professions such as architects, engineers, planners and builders. Besides that, Building Surveyors also provide liaison and consultation services aith public and local authorities for the client.
WHERE DOES A BUILDING SURVEYOR WORK ?
There is a very good demand for qualified Building Surveyor in local authorities, with housing and building developers, colleges, universities, insurance companies, banking and financial institutions, government and semi-government departments, consultancy firms and research organisations.
IN WHICH AREA IS A BUILDING SURVEYOR’S SERVICES REQUIRED ?
The services of a Building Surveyor is required in the following:
Building Control Administration
- Scrutiny of building plans for all types of buildings (new as well as alterations) and issuance of building approval.
- Imposing and enforcing of legislative requirements of building and construction operations, illegal/unauthorised structures, ruinous and dilapidated buildings.
- Inspection of building works during construction and upon completion, issuance of Certificate For Occupation.
- Upgrading of buildings to new requirements.
- Coordinating the restoration, refurbishment and conservation of buildings of historical importance/cultural heritage etc.
Development and Construction Management
- Analysis and feasibility study of project.
- Appointment and coordination of consultants.
- Negotiations and contract administration.
- Project management including monitoring and coordinating of development.
- Advice on alterations, extensions and refurbishment of buildings including planning and building applications to local authorities.
- Diagnosis of building defects and advice on remedial works including structural survey.
Maintenance of Buildings
- Planning and implementation of day to day and long term maintenance.
- Repair and dilapidation advice and negotiations.
- Assessment of replacement costs for insurance purposes.
- Preparation and negotiation of insurance claims – for fire and structural damage and organisation of reinstatement works. Source – https://rism.org.my/building-surveying-division-bs/