This is a qualification for building surveyors or certifiers who apply knowledge of compliance requirements and construction methods and materials to the implementation of statutory building surveying requirements or to the provision of advisory building surveying services.
The scope of work undertaken by building surveyors applies to all Classes of residential and commercial buildings as defined in the National Construction Code (NCC), up to three storeys and not exceeding 2,000 square metres in floor area.
Building surveyors work in a highly regulated environment and require an understanding of relevant compliance requirements as well as traditional, new and emerging construction methods and materials. They make a significant contribution to the development and construction of the built environment, often working in collaboration with specialist consultants to assess and verify that proposed and actual building works are compliant and to ensure the safety of building occupants.
Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to building surveying in some states and territories. For further information, check with the relevant regulatory authority.