Building Surveying Practice

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7 hours
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1 year
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
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The Building Surveyor Training is a wonderful learning opportunity for anyone who has a passion for this topic and is interested in enjoying a long career in the relevant industry. It’s also for anyone who is already working in this field and looking to brush up their knowledge and boost their career with a recognised certification.

This Building Surveyor Training consists of several modules that take around 7 hours to complete. The course is accompanied by instructional videos, helpful illustrations, how-to instructions and advice.

The course is offered online at a very affordable price. That gives you the ability to study at your own pace in the comfort of your home. You can access the modules from anywhere and from any device.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Accreditation Group

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Why choose this course

  • Earn a free e-certificate upon successful completion.
  • Accessible, informative modules taught by expert instructors
  • Study in your own time, at your own pace, through your computer tablet or mobile device
  • Benefit from instant feedback through mock exams and multiple-choice assessments
  • Get 24/7 help or advice from our email and live chat teams
  • Full Tutor Support on Weekdays

Course Design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study 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


Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to obtain your course completion PDF certificate free of cost. Print copy by post is also available at an additional cost of £9.99.

Who is this course for?

Whether you're an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this Building Surveyor Training course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and a professional qualification attesting to your knowledge.


The Building Surveyor Training is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

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