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Building Surveyors in Victoria

Melbourne & Geelong

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In this modern world, people are busy in their 24/7 jobs and find no time to construct a new home for themselves. For this, they rely on already constructed houses that may be either new or old. In such cases, people generally do not have an idea of the house they are going to buy. They just go along with the marketing tactics of the middle man or the owner. They should get the house surveyed by a professional building surveyor. Building surveys is an important process to be undergone while buying a new house. If not, it would result in costly repairs in future and leaves us to regret later.

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Building surveys are a way of understanding the condition of a building. It is advisable for listed buildings, old buildings more that are over 75 years old and buildings that are reconstructed or remodelled.

Surveys includes all types of buildings like commercial, domestic and industrial. Specific tools are utilised for the survey of the buildings. These are just a few: Theodolite is a tool that sits on a tripod and measures angle’s horizontally and vertically. Many theodolites have a computer and software attached to it so that the information is sent right to the office. Tape measure is carried to measure the distances. Stadia rod is used to measure and requires a man to hold it in place. Cinometer is used to measure angles, elevation, slope and incline of a hillside.

Thus, building surveys can bring to light the faults in the construction or remodelling of the building.

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Land surveys are very important if you own or are considering owning any land. They tell you exactly where the boundaries of your land are and protect you from any future land ownership disputes with your neighbors!

So you know that you need a land survey, but how do you go about getting one done?

Steps:

  1. Speak to your local town council or look online for free access to property records and land surveys. Make a copy of the maps and use those when surveying your land. Also get hold of any other documents that could be of help - including the property deed.
  2. Continue onwards until you have completed the full perimeter of your property and made note of all the markers. You will now have surveyed your land and know where the property boundaries are.
Tips and Warning
  • If you are trying to solve any legal disputes then you should always consult a licensed land surveyor.
  • Only licensed land surveyors are permitted to perform legally standing land surveys.

Team Building Question:

I'm a manager of a team of 20 people and here is my question. At this year's survey, the results show that my team members don't think their colleagues (from my section and from other sections) often act on their own initiative. I would like to know what are the best ways to encourage team members to take initiative. Also, are you aware of any road blocks that would prevent employees to take initiative ?

Open (and often) communication with your team will help you identify what may be causing this type of survey response.