Journal of Building Survey, Appraisal & Valuation

Journal of Building Survey, Appraisal & Valuation is the major new peer-reviewed journal for building surveyors, structural engineers and other professionals concerned with building condition, defects, valuation, repair and maintenance.


Published quarterly and guided by an expert Editor and Editorial Board, each 100-page issue – published both in print and online – contains in-depth, practical articles on building condition, defects, valuation, repair and maintenance written by and for leading surveying professionals. The journal provides detailed, actionable advice on the latest thinking, techniques and instrumentation available to the surveyor in the diagnosis and repair of building defects, as well as valuation and legal and regulatory updates - with no advertising.

The Journal’s scope encompasses the diverse range of concerns in the survey, appraisal and valuation of the built environment, including – among others:

  • Building surveys
  • Structural surveys
  • Defect investigation
  • Instrumentation and its use
  • Valuation
  • Repairs and maintenance
  • Dilapidations
  • Fit out and refurbishment
  • Building control and building regulations
  • Party wall issues
  • Remedial works
  • Acquisition surveys
  • Insurance assessment and claims
  • Measured surveys
  • Project management and monitoring
  • Sustainable buildings
  • Dispute resolution
  • Professional liability

The Journal’s overriding goal is to support the continuing professional development and education of those working in, or entering, the field. As such its peer-reviewed content is both intellectually rigorous and of direct relevance to the practice of building surveying, appraisal and valuation.

Essential reading and reference material for:

  • Building surveyors
  • Structural engineers
  • Valuers
  • Building services engineers
  • Specialist surveyors, such as those advising on accessibility and material sampling
  • Building control officers
  • Architectural technologists and technicians
  • Energy assessors
  • Estates managers
  • Architects
  • Contractors
  • Lawyers advising on disputes involving party walls, dilapidations, liability, negligence and boundary issues
  • Loss adjusters
  • Academics and educators