Building Surveying Practices
Listed below are details of over 170 of the UK's building surveying practices, including those listed in the league tables produced by key industry journals. Updated in July 2018, it may also be downloaded in MS-Excel database format and includes a senior contact name for each practice, together with address, telephone number, website and email address.
This list complements a similar list of 160+ UK Quantity Surveying Practices and, whilst the duplication of practices in the two have been kept to a minimum there is some overlap. However, it should be noted that the individual contact names provided for each entry have not been duplicated and have been selected according to their primary role, i.e. in this list all contacts have a managerial or directorial responsibility for building surveying functions.
In order to summarise the role of the building surveyor, the RICS states, “Building surveyors are involved in all aspects of property and construction, from supervising large mixed-use developments to planning domestic extensions. This varied workload can include everything from the conservation and restoration of historic buildings to contemporary new developments.”
In terms of the specification of products and services, building surveyors may have influence (or, in some cases, authority) in the selection. Needless to say, this will occur in significantly fewer cases than, perhaps, an architect, but nonetheless they represent an important group for suppliers. In 2002, The Builder Group and Barbour Index commissioned NOP to carry out research to “provide marketeers with data to guide their advertising and promotion decisions”. Whilst somewhat dated, the findings do still provide a useful guide to the influence which industry professionals have on the selection and specification of products. The results suggested that, of the professionals “involved in specifying the types of product or materials used in projects”, 4% were building surveyors (compared, for example, to 24% for architects and 30% for contractors).
Direct promotions, social media and trade shows aside, specific targeting of the sector by construction product and service providers is possible through focused media such as the journals Building Surveying Journal, Modus, Building and Facilities Management, etc. This directory includes a database of over 300 UK construction industry journals for viewing or downloading, with details including ad rates, circulation data, and editorial contacts (with email addresses). In order to find those which include surveyors amongst their circulation, download the database, select the 'main readership' column and enter the term surveyor in the search box. In order to support PR activities, please view or download our separate database Editorial Contacts at 300+ UK Construction Journals, which includes editorial-specific email addresses for each publication.
There are over 200 construction exhibitions detailed in our UK Construction Exhibition Calendar; however, the RICS Annual Building Surveying Conference is a dedicated and key event in the profession's calendar and includes an exhibition area for suppliers to present their services/products. The next edition will held on 1st May 2019 and you can find the details here.