SurveYOUR Podcast (@survpod)

SurveYOUR Podcast (@survpod)

Anything surveying, training, APC, RICS, CPD, hot topics, industry guests

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May 10, 2021 57 min

James and Jon discuss a recent Built Environment Journal article penned by Jordanne Wilson, a trainee surveyor.  The article reflects on the impact and effects of covid on the development of younger surveyors.

 Young or old, trainee or chartered this is an ever-growing topic and the boys thought the article was perfect material for the SurveYOUR podcast.  An opportunity to chat through a number of thought provokers, considering the ...

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James and Jon discuss whether you would prefer to sleep or work in it?  As they consider the opportunity of converting hotel bedrooms (and retail space) into mid/post COVID individual social distancing offices.

It’s a strange and consistently interesting how the leisure and retail world may spin/develop their assets and whether short or long term, local or long distance and if employers will want something like this for their pre-pa...

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April 26, 2021 48 min

James and Jon tuck in and take a bite out of the hot potato that is Covid Passports. ? What are they?? How do we feel about it?? How do we think it is going to impact our Industry and are they here to stay? ?
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?As you have come to expect, the boys have an opinion and also how all of this could impact on their own businesses.? Further toppings were added with the appearance of a very large Mr Waspy,? who brought a small amount of exc...

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April 19, 2021 26 min

S1 E16 Competence in Numbers

 James and Jon have been promising Sammy Nic that they would attend his APC Study Group for weeks, so, finally, the SurveYOUR podcast popped along to find out what it is all about, how the APC study group was set up and what tips can they give to other APC candidates.

We discussed APC challenges and questioning technique, how they meet twice a week to discuss Mandatory and Technical Competencies and test ...

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April 12, 2021 54 min

We want to start this off with just… WOW!

 James and Jon were honoured to have Dan, a Chartered Building Surveyor and Natasha a Commercial Real Estate Surveyor and APC Candidate along to the podcast to chat about what brought them both into surveying and the trials and challenges they have both dealt with along the way…

 In the mix we discussed cancer, self belief, ‘burglaring’ your brother (there is more to tell here :o), the APC be...

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An opportunity for anyone preparing for their APC Final Assessment to draw on over 30 years of APC assessment experience!

James and Jon and Sam(my) discuss the RICS APC online assessment 10-minute presentation and visual aids. A topic that often makes, 30-year presenting veteran, Jon’s blood boil, due to some of the ludicrous advice and guidance given!

Hold things up to the camera, screen share project documents… just some of the daf...

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James and Jon pause, take stock and catch their breath for a moment as they reflect on the amazing fun they have had in the first 12 episodes of the SurveYOUR podcast.  The fabulous guests and the already huge amount of ground they have covered.  Also up for discussion is the strange disappearance of January to March 2021, in a puff of smoke, and how their businesses and general wellbeing is going at the moment…

A chance to kick bac...

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March 22, 2021 72 min

James and Jon have enjoyed discussing Sam Nicholson’s career and jam-packed life to date, they thought they would lull him into a false sense of security and turn the tables by allowing Sam to pick up the reigns and ask them some questions instead!

Running around buildings hitting each other with loaded sticks, music, the movies, family life and business, work ethic and a keen sense of you can achieve anything with a bit of hard wor...

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March 15, 2021 79 min

"Founder of DiverseCity Surveyors, Non Exec Director of the Chartered Surveyors Training Trust, Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Fellow of RICS and awarded an OBE in the 2019 New Years Honours list... meet Bola Abisogun OBE... 

Pull up your comfy chair, make yourself a cuppa and enjoy the next 80 minutes as James and Jon have a great time chatting with Bola about business, life, turning 50, flying learjets and meeting the Queen.  Pl...

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James and Jon discuss one of the hot topics currently on everyone’s mind and lips…. Where and how am I going to work when it all gets back to normal?  Another question (for a future podcast) is probably, what is ‘normal’ now?  

Drawing on 10 predictions from a recent CBRE publication “The Future Workplace - Top 10 Predictions 2021”, James and Jon discuss each prediction and give their unique viewpoint on their own experience, trials...

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Following the success of ‘Lifeboat Man’ (S1E5) we have invited our VIP Guest, Sam Nicholson, back to the SurveYOUR podcast to massage his ego, discuss his eclectic career path and bring us bang up to date as he embarks upon his new career in Building Surveying.

 We covered Sam’s early experience of surveying which then took a back seat as he embarked upon a ten-year hiatus, surfing, saving lives and skiing in the French alps and a m...

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February 22, 2021 63 min

Chartered Commercial Property Surveyor, public sector team leader and navigating life and career challenges.  James and Jon chat with Sara Cameron FRICS about thankfully avoiding Building Surveying, managing wellbeing, building resilience and allegedly being a closet introvert.  Sara comments on her initiatives such as ‘www.surveyorhood.com’ and ‘www.surveyorhood.com/celebr8surveyors’ plus building and managing a new team in the mi...

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James and Jon chat with Sam about starting out on his APC adventure.  education, previous job experience, training wind farmers, furlough and applying the school of life to his meticulously APC management plan.  

Focused, driven and it would seem firmly in control.

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‘Route Master’ takes James and Jon on a journey of discussion and reflection through the different APC routes.  It not only explains the routes but also reflects on 30 years of support and assessment, discussing the pros and cons of each one.

With the odd anecdote thrown in, if you are considering your APC route options then ‘Route Master’ is well worth a listen before you take the plunge. 

If listening to ‘Route Master’ conjures up ...

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Lifeboat-man, Water-man, Surveyor-man and APC-candidate. Volunteering for the RNLI, measuring how much water is in the sea, living life to the full, but with all the traits of a surveyor and a very carefully managed itinerary.   Meet Sam ‘Blue Steel’ Nicholson Esq

James and I have only recently (last 10 months) met Sam and have been impressed with his drive and commitment to his APC Journey.  Sam, like our last VIP guest, is also ba...

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What a joy it was to catch up with our international man of mystery, Mr Michael Henning FRICS.  Amongst other things, we discussed his 45th year in surveying, how he became a quantity surveyor, homemade soup blenders, what would he tell his 20-year-old self now and whether he would rather be a surveyor or the captain of a cruise liner!

James and I have known Michael for years through the RICS Matrics and he runs a well-established p...

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January 18, 2021 42 min

James and Jon discuss APC Referral, how, why and what you should do next, including a few anecdotal candidate faux pas and things that make us APC Assessor-angry.


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James and Jon discuss their five predictions for 2021, including covid, technology, working practice, travel, furlough, zombies, Russian scientists and vacuum packed birthday cake!

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December 22, 2020 32 min

James and Jon discuss their career paths to date...

This episode includes PE Teachers, playing on building sites at the age of 15 and coming out of school with practically no qualifications and yet still working hard to become a professionally qualified surveyor.

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