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We provide high quality training on all areas concerning Construction and Property Professionals. No matter if you have a team of Quantity Surveyors who need to get up to speed on the latest NEC 4 contract or a facilities manager who wants to act as a CDM Co-ordinator we have the training course for you.

For the full list of all current courses see below:
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A Winner's Guide to Communication and Negotiation Skills

This 1 day interactive course will appeal to professionals dealing with both simple and complex negotiations and wishing to actively avoid escalation and legal claims. Delegates will learn how to prepare for the unexpected, win from a weak position and create relationships that work despite conflict. They will be given a series of practical tips and techniques and have the chance to perfect their skills, with plenty of practice, in a safe but realistic environment.

This course will appeal to both newer negotiators, who are now beginning to work with contracts, and to more experienced professionals, who are seeking to review and sharpen their skills.

Benefits of this course:
• Understand the various negotiating styles and the key necessary communication skills to deal with each one successfully
• Gain knowledge of the issues within negotiation and communication and learn the techniques that work best to handle them
• Learn the tools and tips needed for negotiation success
• Get to grips with resolving and reversing conflict quickly and cheaply
• Pick up additional techniques and solutions that will save you hours, 1,000s of pounds and a good deal of stress too
Public Course Delegate Rate: £295 plus VAT

An Introduction to Earned Value Management

Earned value management is a project control process based on a structured approach to planning, cost collection and performance measurement.
Earned value helps us manage a project by:
• providing data to enable objective measurement of project status;
• providing a basis for estimating final cost;
• predicting when the project will be complete;
• supporting the effective management of resources;
• providing a means of managing and controlling change.
Earned value provides information which enables effective decision making by knowing:
• what has been achieved of the plan;
• what it has cost to achieve the planned work;
• if the work achieved is costing more or less than was planned;
• if the project is ahead of or behind the planned schedule.
This course introduces delegates to the concepts and application of Earned Value Management and the role it has project control.
Public Course Delegate Rate: £295 plus VAT

Building Surveys Guide and Best Practice

This 1 day course will focus on best practice in preparation for the survey, inspection and reporting on a structure; and consider how to assess and report on a number of issues commonly found in properties. There will be particular reference to the requirement for a property to incorporate a ‘three-dimensional box structure’ comprising the main and mutually supporting structural elements of walls, floors and roof; with some simple examples and ‘rules of thumb’ delegates can use in their every day practice.

The possibility of introducing the concept of 'condition rating' for each element of a property using the 'traffic light' system, now generally adopted as the industry standard by most surveyors, will be addressed.

There will be an emphasis on practical, group-based, exercises to help to develop your skills and knowledge of defects. There is also a free option to undertake pre-course work that can add to your learning experience.

Larry Russen – author of the RICS isurv section on building surveys

CDM 2015 Awareness

Since 1995 Construction Study Centre has delivered CDM courses to thousands of delegates. On 6th April 2015 the revised CDM 2015 regulations came into force and Construction Study Centre continues to provide effective and dynamic training for these regulations.

To stay relevant in today’s construction industry, whether you are a client, designer, contractor, principal designer, principal contractor, project manager or contract administrator you need to be aware of the changed requirements. The requirements contain important updates relating to when and how they are applied, including detailed changes on various duty holders and associated documentation.

The alternative could be a criminal prosecution which your professional indemnity insurance or contractors all risk insurance will not protect you against.

This 1 day awareness course is designed to give delegates a clear concise overview of the regulations and the associated guidance.
Public Course Delegate Rate: £375 plus VAT

Delays, Damages and Compensation in Construction

This 1 day course deals practically with the law and its application to real construction time and/or money claims. This course has been developed and delivered by barristers and adjudicators who are actively practising in the field and have used their extensive knowledge to develop a course that will support all people who have delays, damage and compensation events.

It covers all main contract publications including NEC and JCT, and is relevant to all mainstream contracting, including traditional (with BOQ), design-build, target cost and partnering. There are many ways in which projects can be affected by delays, damage and compensation events. This course will cover areas where all parties involved can take actions to reduce or remove the risks involved, not only on receipt of the claim but upstream allowing for a successful claim event or winning defence.

It will also benefit those who have an active contract management and delivery role to understand the risks and opportunities within the clauses. The course is delivered to employers, contractors and sub-contractors allowing for an understanding and discussion and strategies for both sides.

Construction Study Centre also run contract specific courses that are built and delivered to highlight the areas of change, risk and opportunity within them.

Benefits of this course:
• Understand how the different standard forms of contract approach delay and damages
• Appreciate the importance and quality of records
• Get to grips with the rudiments of delay analysis
• Recognise allowable, and unsustainable, heads of claim
• Be conversant with how changes in time and money are dealt with in contracts
• Hear real practical anecdotal evidence of pitfalls from professionally qualified and practising speakers
• Interact with the speaker to resolve questions throughout the day
• Delays and Damages NEC3/ Delays and Damages JCT
• Benefit from a post seminar helpline facility
Public Course Delegate Rate: £375 plus VAT

Designers Responsibilities Under CDM 2015

Since 1995 CSC has provided training for thousands of delegates associated with CDM 94 & 7. The revised CDM regulations 2015 came into force on the 6th April and CSC are continuing to provide effective and dynamic training for these regulations.
They contain important changes related to when and how they are applied, including changes to detailed requirements on various duty holders and associated documentation.
You may be a Designer by profession, or a Principal Designer, or you may be a Client, Principal Contractor, or Contractor making design decisions. If so, then you need to understand the duties of Designers.
The alternative could be a criminal prosecution which your indemnity insurance will not protect you against.
This one day designers course is designed to give delegates a clear concise overview of the regulations and associated guidance but explores the designer’s role in depth.

Effective Project Management from Concept through to Close Out

Potential and current Project Managers will be equipped with an armoury of PM knowledge on this 1-day course. A must-have for all Project Managers, this course not only covers principle skills of PM, such as programming, stakeholder management, working structures and project monitoring, but also provides a wealth of key tips to get ahead in PM.

Highly qualified speakers will guide delegates through the course, providing real, anecdotal evidence of what to do to be a successful Project Manager, and what not to do!

Benefits of this course:
• Get to grips with the technical jargon, buzzwords and acronyms in Project Management
• Feel confident engaging with Project Managers and construction professionals
• Understand how to be a dynamic, self-assured Project Management
• Benefit from a post-seminar helpline facility

Public Course Delegate Rate: £375 plus VAT

Getting More Done In A Day: A Time and Self - Management Course

A One Day Time and Self - Management Course Outline

This one-day course changes the way people work. The average delegate thinks that they are doing, “OK” in handling their large workload and, “Feel swamped because that is how modern work is”. At the end of the course they leave amazed at how much more control they are able to gain over their schedule and how much more productive they can become, simply by applying the 10 Ps of time management. This course sometimes sees grown men weep, as they realise that they could have spent 100’s of hours less at work and still achieved the same result! The course changes people’s work – life balance and the work environment for its participants – Forever.

Benefits of this course - You will:

• Learn the difference between efficiency and effectiveness and what extra productivity results from applying the right one?
• Learn about the 4 Quadrants of time, and exactly, how “Urgent” will be beaten by “Important”, most of the time, to create a happy and much improved work environment
• Finally understand and know the implications of both urgents – Your urgent, and, their urgent
• Identify your main Time Robbers and so win back valuable hours for yourself
• Understand the 10 critical Ps’ of effective time management to reduce your stress levels and bring back a sense of control at work
• Know how to allocate your time to become 35% more effective
• Gain back control of your diary by learning the correct and professional use of the word “NO!”
• Claim back a healthy and manageable work-life balance
Public Course Delegate Rate: £375 plus VAT

Getting to Grips with NEC Suite of Contracts including NEC 4 Amendments

This refreshed 1 day course provides an intensive updated overview of the full range of NEC 3 & 4 contracts for construction professionals. The course sets out the various procurement options within the NEC4 suites of documents as well as dealing with the nuances of contracting under NEC 3 & 4 forms.

NEC has become one of the foremost used forms of contract in the industry. It provides a project management solution through the whole life cycle, from concept to handover, be that in supply, professional service or works contracts

Delegates will gain an understanding of the evolution of the NEC form, and gather skills, expertise and hints to ensure the smooth running of projects.

As well as explaining the workings of the current editions the seminar identifies how previous editions evolved by explaining differences between 2nd, 3rd and 4th editions making this course suitable for those new to NEC or those with limited experience.

An appreciation and awareness of the scope of NEC 3 & 4 contracts can be pivotal to successful projects; and it can serve as advantageous background knowledge across a vast array of industries.

Benefits of this course:
• Comprehend the use of the different NEC 3 & 4 forms, and their significant features
• Appreciate the range of the NEC 3 & 4 forms, and it’s evolution
• Recognise why the NEC3 & 4 is so different to other standard forms
• Benefit from a post-seminar helpline facility
• Gain from interaction with a qualified speaker, who has years of experience in the field to draw from
• Learn the vital mechanisms of the NEC3 & 4

Understand the changes from NEC3 to NEC4
Public Course Delegate Rate: £375 plus VAT

JCT: At the Cutting Edge of JCT 2016 Contracts

This 1 day course prepares delegates to proficiently deal with the JCT contracts suite in the construction industry. The revised 2016 JCT contracts are mandatory knowledge for contractors, sub-contractors, project managers, designers and construction professionals, and this course caters to everyone by introducing the whole suite and explaining the 2016 changes.

Our highly experienced speakers will delve into the world of JCT contracts, and guide delegates to feeling confident in approaching and dealing with JCT Standard Building, Intermediate Building and Minor Works Contracts, and Framework Agreement, Repair and Maintenance and Measured Term Contracts; as well as understanding and being aware of the other contracts in the JCT 2016 suite.

Benefits of this course:
• Hear real, practical, anecdotal evidence of pitfalls from professionally qualified and practising speakers
• Interact with the speaker to resolve questions throughout the day
• Benefit from a post-seminar helpline facility
• Understand the evolution of the JCT contract suite
• Appreciate the extent of the suite of the JCT contracts
• Recognise the difference JCT has to other standard forms
• Be cognisant of the approach that JCT provides to contract
• Receive tips to ensure maximum recovery though the contracts and minimise delays, poor quality and losses.
Public Course Delegate Rate: £375 plus VAT

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