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Building Surveying Conference, Scotland

The latest policy updates, market opportunities and future trends impacting the sector

Leading the way in innovation, standards and technical expertise

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Thu 7 Nov 2019
08:45 AM - 04:30 PM
Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel, 38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4HQ
5.5 hours formal CPD

Be the early bird and book before 26 September for a reduced rate

£150 + VAT


The new programme for 2019 fields industry leading speakers covering the most important topics within the world of surveying. Offering 11 sessions, 2 panels, live interactive sessions and 4 networking opportunities, this annual conference is not one to be missed.

From the standards, regulations and management of fire safety to the practical use of technology for building surveyors, the programme targets the most prominent issues and caters for all types of professionals and practitioners. Also, hear how modern methods of construction is changing the built environment and why surveyors need to be up to speed when identifying and rectifying associated defects.

Choose the sessions you want to attend! Join either our Technology stream or Dilapidations and Development Monitoring sessions and tailor your CPD to suit your practice.


Defects in modern construction
Modern methods of construction are changing the future of the built environment. Surveyors will need the capacity to identify and rectify defects as modern construction methods advance further. Cladding defects and fire safety issues associated with modern methods will also be covered in this session.

The world of dilapidations can be complex. Keeping abreast of legislation changes, recent case law and technical guidance updates is essential for all surveyors. Delivered by one of Scotland’s leading experts, this session gives insight into the most important dilapidations issues.

Modern survey techniques and data recording with traditional skills preservation
From laser scanning to thermal imaging it’s vital building surveyors stay in line with the advancement of technology and yield the efficiency gains they offer. This expert led session will also cover data recording and traditional preservation skills. A must attend session for surveyors seeking to or actively engaged in technology surveying.

The technological revolution – how is technology shaping the building surveying profession?
Technology is changing how we interact with buildings and cities. What is the practical future for tech in within building surveying? What technology should smaller practitioners be using? Hear market experts debate alongside tech-companies to give leading analysis on where and how technology can revolutionise the way surveyors work.

Building Standards Scotland: An update from the Building Standards Division
Scotland building standards are changing. Hear an update from the Building Standards Division on what’s new in the technical handbook across domestic and non-domestic buildings and what’s new in relation to Changing Places Toilets.

Fire safety for building surveyors: Scotland strengthens standards Tragedies of major fire incidents in recent years have cast a spotlight on fire safety standards, regulations and risk management. Several key changes have been made to the Scottish Building Regulations which will come into force in October 2019. The panel session provides some much-needed insight for surveyors as we move towards new change and regulation.


Industry leading speakers include:

  • Craig Mattocks, Chairman, RICS Building Surveying Professional Group, Scotland and Director, Cademuir Building Consultants Limited
  • Moses Jenkins, Senior Technical Officer, Historic Scotland
  • Trevor Rushton, Technical Director, Watts
  • Gillian Murray, Building Surveyor, The National Trust for Scotland
  • Euan McSherry, Partner, Aberdein Considine
  • Anthony Walker, CEO, GoReport
  • Iain MacLaren, Associate - Building Consultancy, Project & Development Services, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Stephen Garvin, Head of Building Standards, Scottish Government
  • Hugh McNamara, Fire Engineer, Arup
  • Gavin Kerr, Façade Engineer, Arup

View the full programme

Build your surveying network

You’ve told us that networking is an important part of your conference experience. So, we’ve set aside times in the day to give you a chance to network with like-minded professionals, including your peers and our expert panel of speakers.

A two-course networking lunch (included in the price of your ticket) provides a great opportunity to refuel, catch up with colleagues, and make new contacts operating in your area of expertise.

As part of our conference exhibition, sector-specific exhibitors will introduce the latest products and services to you to add value to your business.


Group discounts:

  • Book 3 or more places and get 10% off
  • Book 5 or more places and get 15% off
  • Book 7 or more places and get 20% off

Book before 26 September to benefit from the Early Bird discount

  • Early Bird (Expires 26 September) RICS Professionals £150 + VAT
  • Non-RICS professionals £202.50 + VAT
  • Standard Rate RICS Professionals £180 + VAT
  • Non-RICS Professionals £243 + VAT
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