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How does a Building Surveyor health check a house




Learn how Building Surveyors ‘health check’ a house using building pathology to spot rot, damp or movement.

Interested in a career in Building Surveying? In this webinar, discover BSc (Hons) Building Surveying and the core skills required to enter the profession. Explore the process of Building Pathology and how surveyors ‘health check’ a building like a doctor. You’ll learn how surveyors spot building horrors such as damp, rot, insect infestations or structural movement. We will explore the causes, symptoms and identification of key building defects, as well as how surveyors test and problem-solve to make homes safe for living.

Who should attend?

Anyone who is interested in a career in Building Surveying, construction or the Built Environment or who is considering studying BSc (Hons) Building Surveying at Birmingham City University.

Why should I attend?

This webinar will introduce you to the role of a Building Surveyor and how they apply a range of technical and problem solving skills to identify and prevent house defects. It will also outline the BSc (Hons) Building Surveying course at BCU and show how the core skills required to become a surveyor are embedded into the course.

What can I expect from this session?

Let Susan Hayhow, Senior Lecturer in Built Environment and chartered surveyor with over 20 years industry experience, will introduce you to the course and explain the role of a Building Surveyor. You’ll learn how surveyors health check a property for dangerous defects and understand how BSc (Hons) Building Surveying will prepare you for a career in industry.

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