CASLE was formed in 1969 as a federation of independent professional societies representing surveying and land economy in Commonwealth countries. It currently comprises over 40 societies in 32 countries; it has approved Associate Members and correspondents, some of whom are in 19 other countries. The professional societies represented cover the disciplines of surveying and mapping, land economy, and quantity surveying and cost-control.
CASLE has enjoyed a 50-year history and association with UWE which has seen it achieve several of its Constitutional aims and objectives.
It currently exists as a networking and mutual supportive association of professional bodies in the form of an umbrella organisation. The benefits are felt through the sharing and nurturing of each other’s professional bodies together with an educational and student support remit.
CASLE is keen to undertake new initiative and projects which widen its terms of engagement and transform the association into a more forward-facing and active organisation.