A building surveyor is professionally trained in understanding the building control process.
There are two types of building surveyor:
- private building surveyors
- municipal building surveyors.
They are responsible for assessing building plans with a view to ensuring they comply with building legislation and the National Construction Code.
A registered building surveyor is authorised to:
- assess building permit applications for compliance with the Act, Building Interim Regulations 2017 and the National Construction Code
- issue building and occupancy permits and certificates of final inspection
- conduct building inspections at the mandatory notification stages
- serve directions to fix non-compliant building work
- serve building notices and orders under the Act.