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Building surveying : a UK phenomenon or a profession with genuine global appeal? .

Wilkinson, Sara J. and Kibblewhite, Tom 2004, Building surveying : a UK phenomenon or a profession with genuine global appeal? ., in FIG 2004 : Proceedings of the 2004 International Federation of Surveyors Conference, [FIG], [Athens, Greece].

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Title Building surveying : a UK phenomenon or a profession with genuine global appeal? .
Author(s) Wilkinson, Sara J.
Kibblewhite, Tom
Conference name International Federation of Surveyors. Conference (2004 :Athens, Greece)
Conference location Athens, Greece
Conference dates 22 - 27 May 2004
Title of proceedings FIG 2004 : Proceedings of the 2004 International Federation of Surveyors Conference
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2004
Conference series International Federation of Surveyors Conference
Publisher [FIG]
Place of publication [Athens, Greece]
Keyword(s) building surveying
professional knowledge and skills
professional practice
Summary During the 1970s, a new profession emerged within UK Surveying; that of  Building Surveying. These surveyors, originally technically minded general practitioners, developed and adapted their professional skills and knowledge to fulfil client needs and to keep pace with the changing market (RICS, 1994). Within the UK, the knowledge and expertise of the building surveyor is widely known and used in the property and construction markets, however Building Surveying remains little known overseas. In the global market there is much more familiarity with the profession of the quantity surveyor than building surveyor, however undoubtedly the work of building surveying is undertaken in other countries. This research examines the professional knowledge and skills of the Building Surveyor in the UK context and illustrates the development and emergence of the profession. The knowledge and skills are evaluated in terms of adaptation to changing markets and demonstrate how Building Surveyors are able to adapt during changes in economic cycles. The potential future developments for Building Surveying are also investigated in this research project. Finally the question is posed as to whether the professional skills and knowledge of Building Surveyors are required in countries other than the UK.
Language eng
Field of Research 120299 Building not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2004, FIG
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30022422

Document type: Conference Paper
Collections: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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