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The podcast for surveyors who love what they do!

You know you are a surveyor when you can't hold a conversation without thinking about property. From buildings and construction to the legal issues and of course what it's all worth.

Join Marion Ellis a chartered surveyor as she explores what it means to be a surveyor with guests who share their career highs and lows and the geeky stuff that makes us tick.

Vist www.lovesurveying.com or connect with Marion @love_surveying or on https://www.linkedin.com/in/marion-ellis-love-surveying-surveyor-hub/

The Surveyor Hub Podcast Marion Ellis

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The podcast for surveyors who love what they do!

You know you are a surveyor when you can't hold a conversation without thinking about property. From buildings and construction to the legal issues and of course what it's all worth.

Join Marion Ellis a chartered surveyor as she explores what it means to be a surveyor with guests who share their career highs and lows and the geeky stuff that makes us tick.

Vist www.lovesurveying.com or connect with Marion @love_surveying or on https://www.linkedin.com/in/marion-ellis-love-surveying-surveyor-hub/

    Joshim Uddin - Development Viability and Social Value

    Joshim Uddin - Development Viability and Social Value

    Today Marion Ellis chats with Joshim Uddin, a Chartered Surveyor in Tower Hamlets and RICS Matrics Award Winner.

    Joshim is a Chartered Surveyor who leads a public sector development viability service. The key purpose of his role is to ensure maximum levels of affordable housing/developer contributions is provided as part of planning applications for new development schemes for local residents.

    In this episode, we discuss development viability, the public sector and local authorities, the RICS Matrics surveyor of the year award, and the purpose of work and social value.

    What Is Covered


    3.44 - Role Models and Inspiration in Surveying
    16.42 - Joshim’s perspective on the PGP
    22.04 - Joshim’s work in Tower Hamlets
    34.08 - Discussion on Social Value

    Resources


    Connect with Joshim on LinkedIn
    Guidance from the NPPF
    Financial viability in planning: conduct and reporting (rics.org)
    Buy me a Coffee
    The Surveyor Hub Community - Facebook

    • 54 min
    George Hooton - Surveying with a Disability

    George Hooton - Surveying with a Disability

    Today, Marion Ellis chats with George Hooton, a General Practice Surveyor and the RICS Matrics Commercial Property Surveyor of the Year 2023.

    A surveyor with a demonstrated history of working in the commercial real estate industry, George works hard both inside and outside of the business to drive a better and more inclusive property profession.

    In this episode, we discuss George’s career, his award, his perspective on the surveying sector, how it could better accommodate people with disabilities, and how this would improve everyone’s quality of life.

    What Is Covered


    5.03 - George’s Career and Award
    13.59 - Discussion on Facilitating Disability
    28.16 - Perspective and Responsibility as a Wheelchair User
    36.40 - How Disability has impacted George’s work

    Resources


    Follow George on LinkedIn
    Changing Perceptions of Disability in Surveying (Article)
    Uniting around accessibility – George Hooton, Hootons Commercial Ltd. Article France+Associates (franceandassociates.co.uk)
    Buy me a Coffee
    The Surveyor Hub Community - Facebook

    • 48 min
    Sinead Clarkson - Driving Diversity in Surveying

    Sinead Clarkson - Driving Diversity in Surveying

    Today Marion Ellis chats with Sinead Clarkson, Chartered Quantity Surveyor, working for PH Plasterers Ltd.

    As a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Co-Chair of the NAWIC Yorkshire region (National Association for Women in Construction), Sinead has an interest in improving gender diversity in our profession through support and research, and early engagement - especially using social media.

    In this episode, we discuss engaging younger audiences through social media, how it can support others and your own career, as well as the movements for increased gender diversity in surveying and construction.

    What Is Covered


    7.20 - Sinead’s career and discussion on apprenticeships
    16.20 - Surveying and Social Media
    37.23 - The difference in diversity between construction and surveying
    53:56 - Sinead’s work with NAWIC

    Resources


    NAWIC (LinkedIn)
    Follow Sinead's TikTok
    Buy me a Coffee
    The Surveyor Hub Community - Facebook

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Chris Rispin - Creating a Better Surveying Profession

    Chris Rispin - Creating a Better Surveying Profession

    Today, Marion chats with Chris Rispin, the author of many notable books and papers in the residential and valuation surveying sector and a regular contributor to The Surveyor Hub Community.  

    Now retired, Chris was the former Managing Director of BlueBox Partners, previously Technical Director at Allied Surveyors. 

    In this episode, they discuss his career and the transformative years of being in surveying practice from naive practitioner to experienced Technical Director.

    What Is Covered



    12.46 - How and why surveyors used to report



     22.40 - RICS Guidance and how it evolved during Chris’s career


     31.15 - AVM's and AI

     45.33 - Chris's contributions to the RICS Red Book



     50.18 - Chris's time at BlueBox partners 



    Resources


    Residential Property Appraisal: Volume 1 - Valuation and Law
    Home Information Packs: A short history
    Smith vs Bush
    Yianni vs Edwin Evans & Sons

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Alice Graham - Visibility and Technology in Quantity Surveying

    Alice Graham - Visibility and Technology in Quantity Surveying

    Today Marion Ellis chats with Alice Graham, Solutions Engineer at Procore Technologies.

    A Chartered Quantity Surveyor with six years of industry experience, Alice combines industry expertise with a passion for technology to help construction organisations adopt cutting-edge cost management solutions, contributing to the industry's digital transformation. Alice also actively supports early career professionals in their development.

    In this episode, we discuss the development and integration of new technologies in the Surveying community, and ways in which diversity can help support our own careers and each other.

    What Is Covered


    02:44 - Discovering and entering Quantity Surveying
    12:00 - Alice’s work with Procore
    19.19 - Bridging the Technology Gap
    25:30 - Building Diversity in Quantitative Surveying

    Resources


    Procore Construction Management Software
    LinkedIn - Celebrating Black Women in Construction
    BPIC Network
    Mentoring Circle
    Empower Equity

     

    • 50 min
    Michael Schendel - Beyond the Runway: A Journey Into Surveying

    Michael Schendel - Beyond the Runway: A Journey Into Surveying

    Today Marion Ellis chats with Michael Schendel, Chartered Surveyor, Chartered Building Engineer and Registered Valuer at SelectSurv.

    Born and raised in South London, after a successful career in modelling, Michael decided to pursue his ambition to work in the property sector. Working in corporate and private practice, Michael qualified as a Chartered Surveyor, Registered Valuer, and, more recently, as a Building Engineer.

    In this episode, we discuss how Michael transitioned from his previous work to surveying, the difficulties young people face trying to enter into surveying, and the power of charitable causes.

    What Is Covered


    2:30 - Michael's Journey from Modelling to Surveying
    13:53 - Difficulties for Young Surveyors
    30.09 - Michael's work with Battersea Dogs & Cats
    36.01 - The Future of Surveying and Sustainability

    Resources


    The Design, Delivery and Management of Healthy Buildings, 1st edition
    Bernadette Jiwa - Story Driven
    Environment Study Centre
    Free personal psychological safety survey
    Battersea Dogs & Cats

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

C_D_KING ,

Brilliant Podcast for Students

I have just got up to date with the podcast and I have to say how great a resource it is for aspiring surveyors like me. Marion is an incredible host and has some truly amazing guests on, together dropping gem after gem and giving listeners a comprehensive insight into the workings of the industry that a university course alone simply can't.

I can't wait to start my course and I feel more prepared and excited having listened to this podcast. I think a bit of Marion's passion may have rubbed off on me!! Thanks for all the continued excellent work!!

Surfbuoy ,

Surveyor Hub Podcast

Marion is an awesome interviewer who has a range of interesting guests discussing residential property and issues relevant to professional advisers active in the sector. Some of my favourite podcasts give an insight into the interviewees background and professional experience. It’s always comforting to hear fellow professionals exploring topics that Agee the you daily. A great resource for any professional practicing in the area of residential survey and valuation.

PaulJ@ ,

A brilliant surveyor resource

Marion has put together some fantastic and useful podcasts. Highly recommended for any residential surveyors.

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