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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 3 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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Keeping up to Speed with the Latest Building and Fire Regulations

NOW WITH 2016 AMENDMENTS

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: £325 plus VAT

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NEC: Getting to Grips with NEC4 Contract Suite

This refreshed 1 day course provides an intensive updated overview of the full range of NEC4 contracts for construction professionals. The course sets out the various procurement options within the NEC4 suite of documents as well as dealing with the nuances of contracting under NEC4 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 April 2013 editions making this course suitable for those new to NEC or those with limited experience.

An appreciation and awareness of the scope of NEC4 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 NEC4 forms, and their significant features
• Appreciate the range of the NEC4 forms, and it’s evolution
• Recognise why the NEC4 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 NEC4
Public Course Delegate Rate: £325 plus VAT

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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

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: £325 plus VAT

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Principles and Practices of Commercial Awareness

Successful projects in construction are built on a foundation of efficient communication and process, which can have a significant impact on saving essential time and money.

This 1 day course provides delegates with the practical knowledge and understanding of issues relating to correspondence, common forms, certificates, privilege, letters of intent, notices negotiation and administration. Delegates will review the techniques, structure, content and purpose of correspondence, notices and forms.

Delegates will complete the course with a toolkit of skills to be applied in a range of construction projects; including a working knowledge of JCT, NEC3 and the Construction Act, where relevant.

Architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, managers and anyone else involved in setting up or administering construction contracts will find this course of great benefit to advancing their understanding of the principles and practices of commercial awareness. In the harsh climate of recession, it is essential to apprehend issues in setting up contracts, settling major risk issues such as price and scope and design responsibilities.

Benefits of this course:
• Get a firm grasp on all contractual contemplations, including procurement, subcontracts and negotiations
• Presented by one of our panel of established, practising speakers, with an opportunity to utilise their wealth of experience in discussions
• Learn how to deal with problems, should they arise, such as delays, claims and liquidated damages
• Consider design in your project and contracts
• Benefit from a post-seminar helpline facility
Public Course Delegate Rate: £325 plus VAT

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The Golden Rules of Correspondence, Notices and Forms

Category: Contract and Law
Successful projects in construction are built on a foundation of efficient communication and process, which can have a significant impact on saving essential time and money.

This 1 day course, now covering the Commercial Awareness course provides delegates with the practical knowledge and understanding of issues relating to correspondence, common forms, certificates, privilege, letters of intent, notices negotiation and administration. Delegates will review the techniques, structure, content and purpose of correspondence, notices and forms.

Delegates will complete the course with a toolkit of skills to be applied in a range of construction projects; including a working knowledge of JCT, NEC, PPC 2000 and the New Construction Act, where relevant.

Benefits of this course:
• Save time and money with a comprehensive grasp of issues relating to correspondence, forms and administration
• Lead by highly qualified practitioners of the construction industry
• Learn how to approach legal issues, such as Common Law
• Focus on negotiation skills, to ensure prompt settlements
• Gain an awareness contracts such as JCT and NEC
• An advantageous review of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, and its impact of payment and adjudication provisions

A Practical Guide to Adjudication and Dispute Resolution

With disputes on the increase, a knowledge and understanding of adjudication, its procedures and rules, and other means of dispute resolution such as mediation and arbitration is becoming very important, as these cases are taking up more and more of people’s time.

This 1 day course is aimed at those in the construction industry who get involved in disputes from time to time, whether on behalf of employers, contractors or subcontractors, but who do not specialise in disputes work. The course will deal with the nature of adjudication, the process and the procedures, review the Construction Act and the Scheme, as well as the procedures of the JCT and the NEC. There will also be two workshops to apply the information. The course will also consider other forms of dispute resolution such as Mediation and Arbitration.

Benefits of this course:
• Gain knowledge of adjudication and what it is
• Get to grips with the construction act
• Understand the rules behind contract adjudication
• Compare other forms of dispute resolution
• Benefit from a post seminar help line

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.

A Practical Guide to using the BIM Protocol

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a process that involves creating and using an intelligent 3D model to inform and communicate project decisions. This brand new half-day course has been created by a practising adjudicator, who has published NEC contract books and is a highly competent knowledge transfer speaker.

The course has been designed to meet the needs of commercial and project managers and aims to provide a greater understanding of the BIM Protocol and how it will impact UK construction contract law. Anyone whose job role has a contractual aspect, and would benefit from a rounded understanding of the impact the BIM Protocol will have on the laws that underpin the majority of contracts in the construction industry, would benefit from this course.

To keep up to date with all of our BIM course news, please email your details to enquiries@constructionstudycentre.co.uk, using ‘BIM Update’ as the subject title. Alternatively, if you are not receiving regular e-news from Construction Study Centre, register for regular course updates using the button above.

The course plans to begin by reviewing all the legal principles and will consider the following topic areas:
- Background to BIM and the development of the BIM Protocol
- Principles of the BIM Protocol
- How the Protocol Works
- The Model Enabling Agreement
- The Clauses
- Preparing and Completing the Agreement and the Appendices
- The Roles created by the BIM Protocol
- Summary of Benefits and Risks

In addition to the CIC BIM Protocol, the course also plans to consider:
- the Government Construction Strategy (May 2011); and
- PAS 1192-2:2013 (Specification for information management for the capital/delivery phase of construction projects using building information modelling).

The above topic areas may expand or change as the course content is finalised.

A Practitioner's Guide to Procuring the Right Contract

The plethora of construction contracts and associated procurement strategies now available makes it difficult for clients to identify which alternative best fits their needs. For example, client’s advisors are caught up in decisions on how to transfer risk, how to tie in specialists or whether a partnering option might be preferable.

This 1 day course will demystify the choice, and supplies a straightforward process and checklist for occasional and regular clients and their advisors, to identify their procurement needs and select a contract that best fits their requirements.

Benefits of this course:
• Understand the decisions your client needs to make
• Recognise responsibilities
• Get to grips with the right contract for procurement
• Gain knowledge of the financial factors affecting procuring the right contract
• Benefit from a post seminar helpline

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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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