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Okay so I'm going to keep this short and sweet, my end goal is to obviously become a chartered surveyor but which degree is best for knowledge towards that? will the building surveying degree have as much about valuation of built properties as real estate? or focus more on the actual building side of things
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It depends if you want to be a general practice surveyor, building surveyor or quantity surveyor. All of these fall under the umbrella of 'chartered surveyor'. The chartered bit just means you have sat professional exams after graduation with a professional body.
General Practice surveyor- they are your valuers. So they value properties and advise on portfolios.
Building Surveyor- They project manage both commercial and residential construction/refurbishment/rennovations. They look at building construction, design, defects, pathology, rennovations, refurbishments, conserving historic buildings. They can provide asset management and deal with administering contracts.
Quantity surveyors- these are like building accountants. So they work out how much things costs.

out of all the surveying careers Building Surveying I think is the most varied and allows you to get involved in different parts of the building lifecycle and also allows you to develop into various other jobs further along your career.
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It depends if you want to be a general practice surveyor, building surveyor or quantity surveyor. All of these fall under the umbrella of 'chartered surveyor'. The chartered bit just means you have sat professional exams after graduation with a professional body.
General Practice surveyor- they are your valuers. So they value properties and advise on portfolios.
Building Surveyor- They project manage both commercial and residential construction/refurbishment/rennovations. They look at building construction, design, defects, pathology, rennovations, refurbishments, conserving historic buildings. They can provide asset management and deal with administering contracts.
Quantity surveyors- these are like building accountants. So they work out how much things costs.

out of all the surveying careers Building Surveying I think is the most varied and allows you to get involved in different parts of the building lifecycle and also allows you to develop into various other jobs further along your career.
Thanks for the reply, before I seen this response I accepted on offer to start Building Surveying and I'm happy with my choice.
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