SURVEYING OF BUILDINGS
course is designed as an introduction for students who wish
to develop their competence and skills in the physical surveying
of existing buildings but may also be of benefit to students
who have a basic knowledge of this type of work and wish to
further improve their presentation skills.
A course guide and an excellent textbook will guide you through
the twelve lessons. Students are also required to ‘research’
information for their ‘ Student Information Portfolio’
(SIP) as explained within the ‘welcome pack’.
Many of the questions within this course should be answered
using the ‘SIP’.
1 - Types of Surveys
2 - The Building
3 - Substructure
4 - External Walls
5 - Floors etc.
6 - Roofs etc.
7 - Woodwork
8 - Internal Finishing’s
9 - Building Services
10 - External Works
11 - Fire Damage
12 - Typical Building Survey Report
On completion of the course the student should be able to
appreciate the need to inspect existing buildings and become
aware of the physical state of the building structure, finishing’s
and services. The student should also become aware of the
main causes of problems within buildings and should be able
to convey this information into a report.
The course may be commenced at any time and should be completed
within 3 months (i.e. 80 hours of study) depending on the
students previous knowledge of the subject. A Premier School
of Building ‘Diploma ‘will be awarded on successful
completion of the course.