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sur·vey·ing

 (sər-vā′ĭng)
n.
The measurement of dimensional relationships, as of horizontal distances, elevations, directions, and angles, on the earth's surface especially for use in locating property boundaries, construction layout, and mapmaking.

surveying

(sɜːˈveɪɪŋ)
n
1. (Surveying) the study or practice of measuring altitudes, angles, and distances on the land surface so that they can be accurately plotted on a map
2. (Surveying) the setting out on the ground of the positions of proposed construction or engineering works

sur•vey•ing

(sərˈveɪ ɪŋ)

n.
1. the science or scientific method of making surveys of land.
2. the occupation of one who makes land surveys.
3. the act of one who surveys.
[1425–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.surveying - the practice of measuring angles and distances on the ground so that they can be accurately plotted on a mapsurveying - the practice of measuring angles and distances on the ground so that they can be accurately plotted on a map; "he studied surveying at college"
triangulation - a method of surveying; the area is divided into triangles and the length of one side and its angles with the other two are measured, then the lengths of the other sides can be calculated
measurement, measuring, mensuration, measure - the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
Translations
zaměřovánízeměměřičství
geodeesia
maanmittaus

surveying

[sɜːˈveɪɪŋ] Nagrimensura f, topografía f

surveying

[sərˈveɪɪŋ] n [land] → arpentage m

surveying

n
(of site, land)Vermessung f; (of building)Inspektion f
(= profession)Landvermessung f; (of buildings)Inspektion fvon Gebäuden

surveying

[səˈveɪɪŋ] n (of land) → agrimensura
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THE Caernarfon office of property and construction consultancy Wakemans has strengthened its team in response to growing demand for building surveying services due to an increase in affordable home developments and investment in housing maintenance/improvement.
He brings with him over 13 years of building surveying and project management experience gained in both the UK and more latterly in New Zealand, said a statement from Cavendish Maxwell.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Building Surveying from Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland, UK.
Walker has amassed over 13 years of building surveying and project management experience gained in he UK and New Zealand.
The firm, which specialises in residential building surveys for homebuyers, was established by Alex Hunter, a former property lawyer, alongside Ben Hunter and Richard Farrey, co-directors of commercial building surveying practice, Silverstone Building Consultancy.
Originally from Wrexham, Mr Davies has a MSc in Commercial Building Surveying from Liverpool John Moore's University.
Propitas is a commercial building surveying and project management practice established in 2007 by Lori Clarke and Elliott Dawson.
Gordon Hewling, senior director and head of building at the Bilfinger GVA Newcastle office, said: "These are two further key appointments within our 10-strong building surveying and project management team here in Newcastle.
Also joining the building consultancy team is Michael Stewart who has 25 years' experience in building maintenance, professional work and project-based building surveying.
The RICS North East Building Surveying Group will help firms to discuss what's important to the industry and increase their knowledge to benefit business.
Jon Grimes joins the firm with more than 15 years of building surveying industry experience.

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