Building Defects and Surveys (pm)

The University of Portsmouth has its own detached property, a former Caretakers ‘Lodge’ that has been turned into a ’laboratory’ for the study of building surveys. The lodge will be the location for this CPD enabling delegates to have a hands on approach in this seminar. A practical exercise will start the session which will then be reviewed against the known case history of the building. This will be followed by an explanation of how more advanced surveying techniques might be used by the practicing building surveyor. Because of the capacity of the Lodge numbers are limited to 10 delegates on each session.

This course covers:

  • practical workshop
  • residential survey reporting
  • defect diagnosis
  • schedule of condition
  • use of equipment
  • thermal imaging

Stephen Neale is a Chartered Building Surveyor responsible for construction technology subjects at the University of Portsmouth. He previously ran his own Building Surveying consultancy specialising in defect diagnosis and
commercial energy assessment.

Ray Faulkner, the Managing Director of iRed Ltd a company set up in 2002. iRed specialises in the use of thermography and other advanced surveying techniques.

Bruce Arnold CEng, FIMechE, MCIBSE is a thermographer and a senior trainer at iRed. He is a chartered engineer in the Navy for many years, Bruce now conducts thermographic building surveys on behalf of iRed specialising in BREEAM and investigative projects.

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Stephen Neale BSc (Hons) BA (Hons) MRICS MCMI, University of Portsmouth

Ray Faulkner, Managing Director, iRed Remote Sensing

Bruce Arnold, Instructor, iRed Remote Sensing


University of Portsmouth, ECO Lodge


Wednesday 1 May 2019, 1:50pm–5:10pm

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