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Construction Training Courses

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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Managing Health & Safety in Property and Buildings – Asbestos, Fire Safety and Legionella

Category: CDM
This 1 day course will provide an overview of the legal requirements and associated risks of managing all non-residential properties in the private and public sector, and how to go about taking the danger out of buildings.

This course covers the risks, principles and importance of managing health and safety in buildings as well as the legal responsibilities in doing so. Health and safety within buildings takes into consideration legionella management, asbestos management, fire risks and statutory inspections of electrical, gas, pressure and lifting systems ensuring non-residential properties are risk free.

Benefits of this course:
• Gain in-depth knowledge of risk management
• Recognise responsibilities for managing and rectifying risks
• Learn how to manage a variety of risks
• Get to grips with statutory inspections
• Benefit from a post seminar help line

Managing Your School Estate

A new one-day course for school business managers designed to raise their awareness and understanding of best practice in managing and maintaining premises and facilities. The course addresses the needs of maintained schools, multi-academy trusts, academies and free schools throughout the UK.
The course objective is to help personnel become more self reliant, reduce costs and obtain value for money in complying with DfE guidance on estate management, statutory regulations and best practice in maintaining and running school premises. Effective management and maintenance of premises saves money and enhances capital value. The course will prove invaluable in preparing for inspections and putting together a business case for funding for improvements to premises.
Teaching methods include the use of handouts, sample reports, risk assessment templates, checklists, website links and case studies, which will serve as a continuing source of reference for participants.
Reasons why you should attend
• Occupying and using premises are a significant cost to governing/trustees boards
• Well maintained, fit for purpose and compliant property assets are critical to the delivery of learning and education
• Unravel the confusion between statutory requirements and best practice
• Keep up to-date with statutory requirements and trends
• Planned preventative building maintenance maximizes cost savings and provides better value for money
• Deferring building maintenance could result in the closure of the premises
• Premises management carried out with minimal environmental impact and low carbon solutions

NEC for Project Managers

Category: Contract and Law
Potential and current project managers will be gather extensive knowledge on the workings of the NEC together with practical project management skills. A must-have for all project managers working with NEC contracts, this course not only covers principle skills of PM, such as, stakeholder management, working structures and project monitoring, but also provides a wealth of key tips aligned specifically to the NEC 4 forms of contract.

Highly qualified and with practical experience our 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
• Learn the principles behind the NEC 3 suite of contracts
• Recognise the key mechanisms and procedures of a Project Manager working under the NEC3
• Feel confident engaging with our project managers and construction professionals
• Hands on workshops ensuring maximum learning
• Understand how to be a dynamic, self-assured PM
• Benefit from a post-seminar helpline facility

NEC: Managing and Assessing NEC Compensation Events

Category: Contract and Law
This 1 day course will provide a detailed insight into the mechanisms for managing and assessing compensation events and claims, including ways in which the ethos of the contract can be used to assist project managers, contractors and subcontractors.

The course will also provide a detailed analysis of the contractual basis to compensation events and claims, under the 3rd Edition of the ECC Contract as well as the Subcontract, Professional Services Contract and the other forms.

NEC4: Understand The Differences

This 1 day course will provide delegates, already experienced in using the ECC, with a review of the contract in use at an advanced user’s level.

It will be particularly attractive to delegates who have already been on a Construction Study Centre’s NEC and NEC Compensation Events courses. It is necessary that delegates should have a detailed background and a working knowledge of the form.

The course will include pre-event conference calls to delegates to obtain their specific views as to course content. It will refer to worked examples, and include ‘tutorial’ type sessions and practical tips.

Benefits of this course:
• Gain a more in depth understanding of the NEC contracts
• Be cognisant of the radically different approach that NEC provides to contract
• Understand the problems arising from not being proactive
• Ability to share problems and queries
• Benefit from a post seminar helpline facility

Subcontracting with the Latest NEC4 and JCT

This 1 day course deals with the legal and associated commercial issues involved in Subcontracting including risk and the allocation of risks between the Parties, setting up the Subcontract and common problems that arise all too often.

The course will consider the subject matter in the context of the NEC and JCT Subcontract forms and will make comparisons with previous Subcontract arrangements including Dom/1, Dom/2 and the CECA blue form. This course will most benefit those working for contractors, subcontractors and suppliers.

Benefits of this course:

• Gain an understanding of Subcontracts and the relationship with main contracts
• Get to grips with obligations of subcontractors and contractors
• Gain knowledge of payment procedures for subcontractors
• Define financial compensations and how to claim
• Benefit from a post seminar help line
• Understand the vital points in the successful management of time, quality and valuation of subcontracts

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.

Temporary Works Co-ordinator

Temporary Works Supervisor

A 1 day course designed to provide delegates with a thorough knowledge of the role of a Temporary Works Supervisor and a sound understanding of the risk management of temporary works.

The Must Know Guide to Construction Contract Principles

Category: Contract and Law
This highly interactive 1 day course is delivered by practising barristers and adjudicators who are highly competent knowledge transfer speakers. The course has been designed to meet the needs of foundation and practitioner level delegates, and to give a greater understanding of UK construction contract law. It is aimed at anyone who has a contractual aspect to their job role, and would benefit from a rounded understanding of laws that underpin the majority of contracts in the construction industry.

The course begins by reviewing all the legal principles, including an understanding of the formation of contract, offer and acceptance, rejection and counter offer and acceptance. Delegates will then review the main contract terms and conditions and the impacts that arise from common mistakes. The aspects of contract breach, damages and claims are fully defined, discussed and reviewed leading onto potential problem areas and risk factors to consider.

Benefits of this course:
• Brush up on knowledge of the Construction Act and Supply of Goods and Services Act
• Gain understanding of the rudimentary concepts of Contract
• Recognise legal principles relating to contract terms
• Become conversant in conditions warranties and terms
• Learn how to risk profiles for the different forms
• Realise how subcontract relationships arise
• Grasp the concepts of collateral warranties bonds parent company guarantees
• Spot pitfalls in construction contracts
• Comprehend the issues of damages, liquidated or unliquidated
• Awareness of the dangers and procedures for termination
• Benefit from a post seminar helpline facility

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