The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is the leading source of land, property, construction and environmental knowledge. With 120,000 members, the RICS promote best practice and advise businesses, consumers, governments and global organisations. Reproduced from the RICS, this PDF document in whole or part can be used to form a survey specification by printing off the relevant sections or to provide more information regarding specifications. Unfortunately this document is only available to our clients and you will need a password to open it!

This guidance note is designed for use by land, engineering and measured building surveyors who are acting in an advisory capacity and by survey knowledgeable clients who specify their own surveys. This 3rd edition represents a complete review of the 1997 edition and supersedes the 2nd edition. One of the primary changes from the 2nd edition is the use of survey accuracy band, which takes into consideration client requirements for scale independent metadata and digital data handling environments. This 3rd edition is effective from 8 December 2014.This guidance note includes information on:

  • Project information
  • Survey accuracy, control, coordinate grid and datum
  • Topographic surveys
  • Measured building surveys
  • Underground utility surveys
  • Monitoring and deformation
  • Deliverables

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