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It is increasingly recognised that consideration of a project and its effectiveness should not simply relate to the construction phase, but should be viewed as the performance of the property asset over its complete lifecycle.  Issues such as development and planning strategies, building condition surveys, maintenance and repairs all come into the equation. So it is important that those working in the property sector have the relevant range of skills to deliver their role effectively.

Construction Study Centre have been providing high quality training for over twenty years and in that time we have built up a portfolio of trainers and courses that can benefit professionals from the Property and Development sectors as well as construction.

From Property Law, to Planning, to Surveys we can give your team a competitive edge in your field. Browse the courses below or try our search box in the top right corner to find the right course. Need more help? Give us a call on 0845 313 3414.

For the full list of all current poperty courses see below:
Courses 1 to 7 of 7

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
Public Course Delegate Rate: £325 plus VAT
Available - 2 Dates

Dealing with Dampness

The aim of this 1 day course is to understand why and how condensation, damp and rot occur in buildings and to discuss appropriate remedies. This comprehensively structured course draws on case studies in housing and other building types and is designed to appeal to new entrants to property maintenance and facility management and as a comprehensive refresher for existing practitioners. The content is also relevant to those involved in managing energy efficiency improvements.

Dampness in all its forms continues to be a source of common building defects. The course adopts a forensic approach to diagnosing and investigating the causes of these defects and provides solutions for remedial work and preventative strategies.

This course is most suited for Local authorities, housing associations, maintenance officers, inspectors, administrative staff and housing officers.

Benefits of this course:
• Understand what causes dampness
• Get to grips with the effects and consequences
• Recognise how to prevent and avoid dampness
• Gain knowledge of building to keep dampness away
• Benefit from a post seminar help line
Public Course Delegate Rate: £325 plus VAT
Available - 3 Dates

Keeping up to Speed with the Latest Building and Fire Regulations


This 1 day course, with the latest 2016 amendments, provides a comprehensive update of the changes to the Building Regulations over recent years. It includes further CO2 reductions for dwellings and other buildings and fire regulations that have been appended in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Keeping up to Speed with Building Regulations is mandatory knowledge for construction professionals; a current, working understanding of the Regulations is essential for avoiding potential, non-compliance with Regulations.

Benefits of this course:
• Gain a greater understanding of up-to-date Building Regulations from a practising Building Control professional
• Access the speaker’s wealth of knowledge in the application of Building Regulations, and take part in discussions throughout the day
• Become mindful of the most current Health and Safety considerations in construction
• Master the Regulations, old and new, and be confident in applying them to projects and on-site
Public Course Delegate Rate: £395 plus VAT
Available - 9 Dates

Negotiating the Planning Jungle

This recently updated 1 day course is designed for property and construction professionals who wish to obtain a working knowledge of the planning system. It will emphasise a practical approach and will be of interest to all who require a greater understanding to aid their professional activities.

The course will cover planning as part of the development process as well as planning appeals and enforcement. Delegates will also gain knowledge about the key players and the roles and legislation that impact on the planning system.

Benefits of this course:
• Understand the planning system
• Get to grips with planning applications
• Gain knowledge of legislation that may inhibit planning
• Learn about the environmental impact assessment in planning
• Benefit from a post seminar help line
Public Course Delegate Rate: £325 plus VAT
Available - 2 Dates

Premises and Facilities Management and Maintenance

This popular 1 day course is designed to help premises and facilities managers develop a full understanding of managing and maintaining premises and facilities, and also to efficiently procure building and maintenance work.

The course takes a practical approach to aiding the understanding of statutory compliance, with management and maintenance of facilities and premises, as well as assessing the health and safety risks of doing so.

Delegates will gain a full understanding of the core of today’s health and safety regulatory framework as covered in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. They will also gain a full understanding of the legal responsibility for health and safety that lies with the employer. It will also cover GP and primary healthcare premises and those areas that constitute low risk, essentially office based businesses.

Benefits of this course:
• Observe how effective management of premises and facilities achieves value for money
• Gain the ability to effectively survey and inspect the condition, suitability and accessibility of premises
• Learn about current health and safety regulations
• Understand how to manage risk assessments in small businesses
• Interact with the speaker to resolve questions throughout the day
• Benefit from a post-seminar helpline facility
Public Course Delegate Rate: £375 plus VAT
Available - 4 Dates

A Practical Guide to Dilapidations, Party Walls and Rights to Light

This 1 day course is designed to provide a practical insight into the law and practice of dilapidations, party walls and rights to light, that the design, construction and property management team could face.

This course is geared to provide a detailed examination of building surveys and inspections for the majority of low rise commercial and residential building types.
Public Course Delegate Rate: £ plus VAT
No scheduled dates currently available. In-house only.

Tackling Party, Boundary Wall and On-Site Liability Problems

This recently updated 1 day course covers the problems of boundary disputes, The Party Wall Act, and a range of potential on-site disputes that the design team and building contractor could face.
Public Course Delegate Rate: £295 plus VAT
No scheduled dates currently available. In-house only.

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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 it’s 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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