Careers

Surveying stories

Think you know everything there is to know about a career in surveying? Well think again.

Our members are involved in the construction of world-class stadiums, ground-breaking music venues, super-fast racetracks and everything in between.

Don't take our word for it, hear from our members themselves about what it's like to work in the world's of land, property and construction.

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  • ‘Birthplace of British cinema’ restored to former glory
    Project management

    ‘Birthplace of British cinema’ restored to former glory

    Following a complex renovation programme, the Grade II Listed Regent Street Cinema, set on the site of London's University of Westminster, has seen a return to its original 1927 look and feel. Peter Clark MRICS, Associate Project Manager, Pellings, takes up the story.

  • The Houses of Parliament
    Building surveying

    The Houses of Parliament

    You may think surveyors are more suited to property than politics but that didn’t stop Liverpool John Moores University student Ashley Anastasia Cooper from working on the estate of one the UK’s most recognisable and hallowed buildings, the seat of UK Parliament.

  • Life as a project management surveyor

    Life as a project management surveyor

    Ada Fung MRICS graduated with a degree in town planning and a master’s in urban design. Ada is now Head of Sales Management, Greater China, at CBRE. Ada tells us more about her journey to become a project management surveyor in her own words.

  • Life as a commercial surveyor
    Matrics

    Life as a commercial surveyor

    Senior Commercial Surveyor at CBRE Sahar Rezazadeh MRICS tells us what it's like to be a commercial surveyor in her own words.

  • Life as a quantity surveyor

    Life as a quantity surveyor

    Senior Quantity Surveyor at calfordseason Anna Keys MRICS tells us what it's like to be a senior quantity surveyor in her own words.

  • Life as a rural practice surveyor

    Life as a rural practice surveyor

    Partner at Stephensons & Son Davina Fillingham MRICS tells us what it's like to be a rural practice surveyor in her own words.

  • Surveyors assemble — surveying Captain America: Civil War

    Surveyors assemble — surveying Captain America: Civil War

    Huseyin Caner has done digital mapping on over 100 films, including the Harry Potter series and the marvellous new summer blockbuster, Captain America: Civil War.

  • The London 2012 Olympics

    The London 2012 Olympics

    Maintaining the iconic venues of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

  • Dr Mayank Kaul MRICS, Citibank NA, Hong Kong

    Dr Mayank Kaul MRICS, Citibank NA, Hong Kong

    The real estate industry is a fascinating one. In Asia Pacific, it has been, and continues to be, a significant contributor to wealth creation. It is not surprising to find that many of the old economy billionaires in Asia are linked in one way or another to real estate.

  • Andy Dare MRICS: where are you now?

    Andy Dare MRICS: where are you now?

    Andy Dare MRICS is Business Development Manager for Harkand Andrews Survey in Aberdeen. We asked him how his career has progressed over the past decade, from hydrographic surveyor to passing his APC.

  • Sahar Rezazadeh, commercial agent - a Young Surveyor of the Year

    Sahar Rezazadeh, commercial agent - a Young Surveyor of the Year

    Sahar Rezazadeh won the Commercial Agent category in the RICS matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards 2014. Here she tells her surveying story and outlines plans for bringing young people together to talk about things affecting them - online and in person - and empowering them to do something about it.

  • Diversity in the profession
    Building surveying

    Diversity in the profession

    Martin Smith is a recently chartered building surveyor who is an active member of Freehold, the leading networking forum for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender professionals working in real estate.

  • The Shard

    The Shard

    The Shard is the tallest building in Europe at 309.6 metres (1,016ft) high.

  • The Eden Project

    The Eden Project

    The artificial domes of the Eden Project are home to plants collected from all around the world.

  • Sage Gateshead

    Sage Gateshead

    The unique curved roof of this unique concert hall and music centre contains over 3,000 stainless steel panels and 250 glass panels. If laid flat, they would cover over 12,000 square metres.

  • Digital mapping for James Bond: Skyfall

    Digital mapping for James Bond: Skyfall

    Peter Folwell at digital mapping company Plowman Craven describes his experiences on working on the lastest Bond film.

  • Forth Bridge

    Forth Bridge

    The Forth Bridge in Scotland - 50,000 tonnes of steel!

  • Derby Roundhouse

    Derby Roundhouse

    A historical link to George Stephenson, inventor of the steam engine.

  • Formula 1 - Daytona, Miami

    Formula 1 - Daytona, Miami

    Derek Muldowney MRICS is Executive Vice President of the International Speedway Corporation's design department. He works on Daytona Beach in Florida.