The Survey Association
The Survey Association, known generally as TSA, is the trade body for commercial survey companies in the UK. The association was formed in 1979 to give a focus for private sector businesses in land and hydrographic survey. It is important to realise, however, that it is not a regulatory body. The role of TSA is to promote best practice amongst its members, provide a forum for members for discussion, debate and continuing professional development and, to the wider audience such as engineers and architects, provide guidance on new methods and techniques and a list of suitably qualified and experienced companies. Today, the association has over 160 companies in membership. In 2014, TSA took over the running of The Survey School in Worcester. TSA is governed by an elected Council comprising twelve member companies. TSA also works closely with RICS and ICES as part of The Survey Liaison Group.