Thursday, May 17, 2012

Introduction to Blog

The main purpose of this blog is to provide information relating to common building and property related issues.  This will include subjects relating to Building Defects, Professional Work such as Building Regulation, Planning and the Party Wall etc. Act 1996.

The aim is to post information to help support students and members of the public, as well as to tackle topical issues as they arise.  Also, those undertaking professional qualifications such as Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) and similar accrediting bodies, may find postings of interest.

I have been working as Chartered Building Surveyor for over 12 years and prior to my current role at Coventry University I worked in Private Professional Practice, dealing with a wide range of professional activities and projects. Even so, information posted on this blog should not be relied upon by any person or any third party without first seeking further professional advice.

If there is a particular topic or problem you would like covered please let me know.


  1. Hi there

    What are your thoughts on the Green Deal? and how do you think chartered surveyors might be able to benefit from it in terms of gaining work?

    1. Thank you for your comment.

      In principle the Green Deal is a necessary and innovative way of encouraging everyone to conserve and create energy, however in reality whether it will work or not is questionable. The framework set by by the government has not been suitably developed and there is still a lot of confusion. I hope it has the effect that the government expect because if we want to make a significant impact in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and have any chance of meeting out commitments to the Climate Change Act, we need to deal with the existing building stock and not just regulate new build development.

      Building Surveyors are a very adaptable species and will no doubt adapt to the many opportunities that Green Deal will bring. Green Deal Assessors are an obvious opportunity, however general energy assessment advice is something that will be sought more regularly in the future.

  2. Nice blog about the construction site and the points which are described are also interesting to read. Thanks for the blog post.