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Building Surveying Diploma

CPD Certified Training | FREE PDF Certificate | 10 CPD Points | Assessment Included | 24x7 Tutor Support | 1 Year Access



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Study method
7 hours · Self-paced
Access to content
1 year
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
  • CPD PDF Certificate of Completion - Free
  • Hardcopy Certificate of Completion - £15.99
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Buildings can be difficult to survey. Although there are several ways to do it, surveying a building is a complicated process that requires years of experience and specialised training. But it doesn't have to be! With this Building Survey course from Janets, you can learn how to survey buildings quickly and properly.

Our Building Surveying course is divided into 16 modules. It teaches you all the basics of building surveying, from finding the best locations for taking measurements, planning an accurate survey method, and even pricing out your findings when selling them on the open market. You'll also learn about planning surveys (and what those are), some of the most common construction projects, and much more.

Building surveying is an interesting field because we use our minds and bodies to get things done. It's hard work, but it's also incredibly rewarding when we help people understand their homes and solve problems that have been lingering for years. So what are you waiting for? Enrol in the course right now!

Learning Outcome of this Building Surveying course

  • Learn the fundamentals of construction law.
  • Recognise the needs of building surveying professionals.
  • Discover the different types of contractual agreements.
  • Learn everything there is to know about Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Investigate building surveying technology.
  • Understand the building surveying process.
  • Discover more about building pathology.
  • Find out how to write accurate building surveying reports.

What You Get Out Of Studying Building Surveying Practice With Janets

  • Free PDF certificate
  • Full one-year access to course materials
  • Instant assessment results
  • Full tutor support available from Monday to Friday
  • Study the course at your own pace
  • Benefit from instant feedback through mock exams and multiple-choice assessments
  • Gain a complete understanding of the role of a Building Surveyor
  • Accessible, informative modules taught by expert instructors
  • Get 24/7 help or advice from our email and live chat teams
  • Study in your own time through your computer, tablet or mobile device


CPD PDF Certificate of Completion

Digital certificate - Included

Hardcopy Certificate of Completion

Hard copy certificate - £15.99

A physical, high-quality copy of your certificate will be printed and mailed to you for only £15.99.

For students within the United Kingdom, there will be no additional charge for postage and packaging. For students outside the United Kingdom, there will be an additional £10 fee for international shipping.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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Course Design

The Building Surveying Practice training course is delivered through Janets’ online learning platform. Access the Building Surveying Practice course content from any internet-enabled device whenever or wherever you want to. The Building Surveying Practice course has no formal teaching deadlines, meaning you are free to complete the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials
  • Mock exams
  • Multiple-choice assessment

********** Course Modules***********

**Building Surveyor Training**

Module 01: Building Survey: An Introduction

  • Survey
  • Building Survey
  • A Brief Story
  • Quality Initiatives for Housing
  • Requirements of a Building Surveyor

Module 02: Building Law Principles

  • What is a Contract?
  • Essential Elements of Contracts
  • What is Building Contracts?
  • What is Contract Law?
  • Principles of contract law
  • Negligence and the duty of care
  • Occupiers’ liability
  • The Land Law

Module 03: Building Procurement and Contract Administration

  • Parties and professionals in the construction process
  • Types of a contractual arrangement
  • Pre-contract Cost Control
  • Tendering Procedure
  • Contract Administration

Module 04: Building Information Modelling

  • Introduction to Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • BIM “Dimensions”
  • Stakeholders and BIM’s many roles
  • Data Exchange and Interoperability
  • BIM Implementation

Module 05: Building Technology

  • Introduction
  • Building Elements
  • Building Loads
  • The Functional Requirements of a Building
  • Site Investigation and the type of Ground

Module 06: The Procedure of Building Survey and Surveys of Historic Buildings

  • Inspection Procedures for House Survey
  • Detailed Procedures
  • Some Typical Defects in Residential Property
  • Mortars
  • Buildings of Special Interest

Module 07: Beginning of the Survey: Foundation and In-depth Survey in Walls

  • Foundation
  • Choice of foundation
  • Types of foundation
  • Design of foundation
  • Subsoils of foundation
  • Assessment of Damage of Foundation
  • Remedies
  • Drains and Foundations
  • Mining and Filled Ground
  • Landslips and Coastal Erosion
  • Geological Survey Maps
  • In-depth Survey in Walls

Module 08: Ground Level Investigation: Floors and Investigation Above the Ground: Roofs and Chimneys

  • Ground Level Investigation
  • Suspended Timber Floors
  • Solid Floors
  • Suspended Concrete Floors
  • General Characteristics of Floors
  • Investigation Above the Ground
  • Life of Roof Coverings
  • Examine Pitched Roofs

Module 09: Inspection of Joinery and Woodwork

  • Wood-boring Insects
  • Wood-rotting Fungi
  • Timber Frame Construction
  • Preservation
  • Treatment
  • Doors and Windows
  • Skirtings, architraves and picture rails
  • Cupboard fitments
  • Ironmongery

Module 10: Finishes and Surfaces of the Building

  • Finishes and Surfaces
  • Plaster Finishes
  • Other Wall and Ceiling Finishes
  • Condensation
  • Tiled Surfaces
  • Exterior Finishes
  • Risk, Probability and Asbestos

Module 11: Services Inspection

  • Goodbye to the Loft Tank?
  • Electricity
  • Gas
  • Water
  • Drainage

Module 12: Building Pathology

  • What is Building Pathology?
  • Cracking in buildings
  • Dampness in buildings
  • Deleterious materials
  • Cladding failures

Module 13: Building Adaption

  • What is Adaptation
  • Adaptability Criteria
  • Reasons for Adapting Buildings
  • The Decision to Adapt a Building
  • Feasibility
  • Adaptive reuses
  • Lateral and vertical extensions
  • Principles and aspects of Refurbishment

Module 14- Understanding Work Breakdown Structure

  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Why use a Work Breakdown Structure as a surveyor.
  • Work Breakdown Structure Guidelines
  • Tools to Create a Work Breakdown Structure

Module 15: Report Writing

  • Introduction
  • Presentation
  • Report Writing Criteria
  • Arrangement Information
  • Format
  • Valuations

Module 16– Legal Aspects

  • Introduction
  • Negligence Defined
  • Duty of Care
  • Breach of Duty
  • Damages

Method of Assessment

To successfully complete the course, students will have to take an automated multiple-choice exam. This exam will be online and you will need to score 60% or above to pass the course. After successfully passing the course exam, you will be able to apply for a CPD-accredited certificate as proof of your Building Surveying Practice knowledge.


All students who successfully complete the course can instantly download their free e-certificate. You can also purchase a hard copy of the course certificate, which will be delivered by post for £15.99.

Who is this course for?

The Building Surveyingcourse is ideal for:

  • Construction Estimator
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Civil Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Architect
  • Contractor
  • Construction Manager


The Building Surveying Practice is open to all students and has no formal entry requirements. To study the course, all your need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of English, numeracy, and IT skills. You must also be over the age of 16.

Career path

  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Assistant Quantity Surveyor
  • Project Manager
  • Building Site Manager
  • Architect
  • Project Quantity Surveyor

In the United Kingdom, the typical annual income for these professionals ranges from £35,000 to £90,000.

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Ponkog asked:

What's the duration of this building surveying course?


Hi Ponkog, Good morning. The estimated duration to complete the course is 7 hours. However, we provide our learners with one year of subscription with the course purchase so that they can complete the course at their own pace and time. Stay Safe.

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Diego asked:

What's the assessment method for this building surveying course?


Hi Diego, Good morning. There will be two exams after completing the 'Building Surveying Practice' course. A mock and a final exam. Both will be in MCQ based. Stay Safe.

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Chloe asked:

What's the assessment method for this Building Surveying Practice course?


Hi Chloe, Good morning. At the end of the 'Building Surveying Practice' course, there will be two exams. A mock and a final exam. Both will be based on the MCQ, and the entire test will be conducted online. Stay Safe.

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