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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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JCT: How to Succeed with the JCT Design and Build Contract 2016

Category: Contract and Law
The JCT Design and Build Contract is widely used, allowing a reasonable certainty over employer costs during the contract, whilst increasing the contractor’s risk. It is important for Employer and Contractor to understand their responsibilities on change management, quality and additional time. Revamped to explain the new and amended provisions of the 2016 contract this course provides everything needed for those working with JCT Design and Build 2011 or 2016 editions.

This 1 day course has been built by practicing barristers to summarise the main changes in the latest JCT Design and Build Contract 2016 to provide an appraisal of the form, common misunderstandings and highlighting the differences with its predecessor. The JCT Design and Build Contract is widely used. In contrast to other JCT forms, it allows a reasonable amount of certainty over employer costs during the contract, whilst also increasing the contractor’s risk.

The course has been developed, using wide ranging experience and contract knowledge of Contract agreement and dispute resolution to highlight a comprehensive understand of the 2016 changes which include: use of Contract particulars, schedules, relevant events and L+E matters. The course also highlights the provision for PI insurance, a contractor’s design submission procedure, third party rights and payment provisions.

This course is a must for all who have a commercial or project responsibility within a JCT Design and Build Contract 2016 delivery, For both employer and contractor.

Benefits of this course:
• Clearly understand the updates to JCT 2016
• Get to grips the updated contract conditions
• When using the contract, recognise requirements and proposals
• Access the speaker’s wealth of knowledge in the use of JCT contracts
• Participate in discussions throughout the day
• Benefit from a post-seminar helpline facility
Public Course Delegate Rate: £375 plus VAT

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JCT: Working with JCT Minor Works and Intermediate Contracts 2016

Category: Contract and Law
This 1 day course reviews the JCT Minor Works Building Contract 2016 and JCT Intermediate Building Contract 2016 and the setting up and administration of the forms and explains their use in a practical manner revamped to explain the new and amended provisions of the 2016 contracts.

Often, due to their targeted use with small and intermediate scale works, minor works and intermediate contracts are entered without real understanding or knowledge about what the implications will be.

Benefits of this course:
• Recognising when IFC and minor works are appropriate
• Ability to select the correct contract to meet the project
• Appreciate the weaknesses and pitfalls of minor works and IFC focusses and when other forms are used
• Understand the roles and responsibilities within the JCT Minor Works Building Contract 2016 and the Intermediate Building Contract 2016
• Learn the impact of time issues and how they are managed within the contract
• Gain an understanding of payment requirements within the contract
• Benefit from a post-seminar helpline
• Understand the advances of the IFC and minor work contracts to ensure time, cost and quantity are managed successfully.
Public Course Delegate Rate: £375 plus VAT

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Keeping up to Speed with the Latest Building and Fire Regulations

NOW WITH 2018 and 2019 AMENDMENTS

This 1 day course, with the latest 2018/19 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, 2016 and 2018/19 detailing the requirements for none combustible cladding to tall buildings.


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

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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: £375 plus VAT

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Preparing Persuasive Presentations That Work – A One Day Effective Presentation Skills Course

How to persuade an audience of construction professionals to move and take action –– Outline

This course will take the average presenter from nervous to more confident, humble to powerful, mumbling to being clear, and, rambling to having a defined structure. And, all in one day.

Often, construction executives underestimate their own level of presentation ability. This course draws out the participant’s hidden talents to uncover their natural skill in creating authentic, warm and effective communication that can move a room of cynical construction professionals to think, feel differently, and so, take immediate action.

We focus on the audience and who they are. We work on where they are at the start, and, where YOU wish to have them at the end. This course spells out the best techniques to get them to the place you need them to be.


Benefits of this course - You will;

• Learn the presentation triangle – audience, content and presenter – And what connects these 3 components
• Stop your mumbling, monotonous delivery, and, ums and ahhs too
• Move people in your audience to take action
• Reframe your reluctance, nerves and discomfort at the prospect of speaking in public as EXCITEMENT, overcoming any gap you have in confidence
• Learn to enjoy presenting
• Get better and know how to continue that improvement
• Learn to interact and benefit from the energy your audience brings
• Learn how to deal with interruptions, trouble-makers and the various difficult characters you may run into
• Take away our winning template to construct your killer speech quickly, and, learn it rapidly too



Public Course Delegate Rate: £375 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: £375 plus VAT

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The Building Regulations Part B Fire Safety guidance and alternative compliance documents

Course Overview:
Building regulations are statutory instruments that seek to ensure that the policies set out in the relevant legislation are carried out
The Building Regulations Part B: Fire Safety document provides technical guidance for all buildings to ensure buildings are designed and constructed with acceptable levels of fire safety compliance.
This updated 1 - day course will discuss all aspects of fire safety guidance contained in the latest ‘clarified’ versions of the two volumes including volume 1 dwelling houses and volume 2 buildings other than dwelling houses.
The revised sections involving External fire spread for certain high rise buildings, cladding construction, material performance etc.
Other fire safety standards and related fire safety guidance will be discussed, including the Regulatory Reform (fire safety) Order 2005.

Benefits of the course:
• It provides an in depth understanding of the requirements of Part B fire safety design of the Building Regulations and is an important part of any construction professional’s role in designing and constructing buildings to provide an acceptable level of fire safety.
• It removes some of the myths that have evolved over the years regarding the complexity of building fire safety requirements.
• The ability to navigate through the complexities of the documents.
• Access the speaker’s wealth of knowledge in the application of the fire safety requirements for all buildings.
• Practical examples and solutions on how to achieve compliance for some of the more common building situations.
• Provides an understanding of alternative standards available to provide compliance.
Public Course Delegate Rate: £375 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

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