As a surveying technician you could work on all kinds of properties, helping people to understand what they involve and contributing to estimates for construction and development work. You might produce surveys on 38 storey office blocks, or on a development of 200 different sized homes. Your speciality could be sports arenas and leisure centres, or retail parks with multiple restaurants and 15 screen cinemas.
There is much more involved in a building than simply the materials used to build it. For instance, the regulations new buildings need to follow, specifications that are built into agreements, where land ownership boundaries lie, and which repair works on older buildings are necessary before they are ready to use or sell.