Infrastructure is the basic physical and organisational structures needed for the operation of a society or enterprise, or the services and facilities necessary for an economy to function.

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Built infrastructure comprises those sub-sectors which are constructed as programmes and projects such as rail, road and energy. This pathway relates to their project and cost management.

A built infrastructure surveyor could work as a consultant in private practice, for a developer, in the development arm of a major organisation (e.g. a utility company or airport provider) or for a government organisation.

On the contracting side, they could be working for a major national or international contractor, a local or regional general contractor, or for a specialist contractor or sub-contractor.

Infrastructure pathway guide

Important note

You must use this guide in conjunction with the core APC documentation, which consists of:

  • APC Requirements and competencies guide
  • APC Candidate guide
  • APC Counsellor guide

Pathways and competencies

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