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The Construction Study Centre Ltd are able to provide training to suit you in a variety of formats.  You could attend one of our popular public courses at a venue around the UK; we could present an off-the-shelf course at your premises in-house, or we could tailor a bespoke course especially to suit your training needs.

Below are just a small selection of our many satisfied customers and the courses we’ve put on for them.

After attending another in-house course with Coventry Council, Mouchel approached us and asked if we were able to provide an NEC3 course slanted towards the needs of a joint venture team with Mouchel, Carillion and Highways agency staff working together on the Birmingham Box ATM project.  Our speaker Michael Rowlinson of Alway Associates put together and presented a course based on our popular ‘Getting to Grips with NEC3’ course using his vast experience using such contracts on large infrastructure projects.

Customer feedback from this course included... ‘Very much appreciated and well presented’, ‘useful forum to discuss queries and issues regarding NEC contracts’, ‘very interesting’, ‘examples given were relevant to my work’, very informative and well informed’.


Kier approached us and asked if we could provide an NEC course as part of their new-staff inductions.  We now provide NEC courses at venues for them around the country every quarter as well as PPC2000 courses when required using a number of speakers including Lorne Alway and Michael Rowlinson, both from Alway Associates.

Customer feedback from these courses included... ‘A good introduction to NEC’, ‘very useful for implementing NEC’, ‘well presented & a good overview of the conditions of contract’, ‘Mike did a good job keeping a long subject interesting’, ‘I felt the speaker understood our requirements’, ‘Good all-round, informative speaker knows all aspects’, ‘Good overview of NEC procedures’


Dominion Housing Group understand that it  is more important than ever to demonstrate a commitment to their staff by providing training and asked us to present a series of staff training courses.  We put together a programme of courses on ‘A Practical Guide to Construction Contracts’, ‘Keeping up to speed with JCT 05-07 Contracts’ and ‘Project Management Training Camp, 50 things a PM needs to know’ using our speaker Richard Silver of Silver Shemmings.

Customer feedback from these courses included... ‘very well delivered, in-depth knowledge of the subjects’, ‘Good presentation.  Good use of case study examples’, ‘very eye opening’, ‘very lively delivery.  Lots of discussion’, ‘very good overview of law surrounding contracts’.


The City Surveyors Department of City of London Council attend many of our public courses on a regular basis; however since they had so many delegates wanting to do a CDM course we ran one at their premises, using a course drawn up and presented by our speaker Peter Andrews.  In the thank you letter received after the course they said ’... the presentation was well received and staff found the subject both interesting and informative’.


Tent and Dove Housing recently approached us looking for a course on Value Engineering, to include cost efficiencies and value for money in relation to building and maintenance projects.  In particular they asked us to include: engaging effectively with the team; negotiating skills; value for money, how is it measured, how do you know you have it; effective analysis, evaluation, alternatives etc. and effective partnering.  We asked Chad Murrin of Murrin Associates to develop and present a brand new course specifically for Trent & Dove which was very well received.

Customer feedback from these courses included... ‘very good insight into & background into the finance mechanisms used in the housing industry’, ‘concise course, filled with valuable information - enlightening’, ‘well paced and informative’, ‘very interesting, covers a complicated subject matter’,


If any of these courses are of interest to you, please browse through the courses that we have available for ideas and when you’re ready get in contact and we’ll develop a course that meets the training needs of your organisation.

We look forward to working with you.

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JCT suite of contracts revisions: 2016 editions to replace the 2011 editions

24/01/17 11:06:09
2016 saw many revisions in the contracting world, most noticeably was the JCT suite of contracts which had 2016 editions to replace the 2011 editions. The new editions feature:
- Fair Payment, transparency and BIM
- CDM Regulations 2015
- Public Contracts Regulations 2015,
- Fair Payment principles, simplification and consolidation of payment provisions
- Easier third party arrangements including performance bond
- Insurance of Existing Structures cover for Contractors, Further changes to improve
- Named Specialists

2016 also saw the issue of the THE SOCIETY OF CONSTRUCTION LAW DELAY AND DISRUPTION PROTOCOL 2nd Edition, all be it as a consultation draft.

The 2nd Edition of the Pre Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes was also launched in 2016. It is similar in many ways to its predecessor, with the main change being the new edition introduces a Protocol Referee Procedure where by TeCSA appoint a referee who provides a binding Decision.

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