Land, Property and Construction Short Courses and CPD

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Short courses in land, property and construction

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Land, Property and Construction short courses

We offer short courses and continuing professional development courses that cover all aspects of the land, property and construction industries – including programs in construction law, fire safety, and health and safety.

To receive a course multi-discount rate, you must book 3 or more half-day courses at once and ensure you have selected the multi-discount option when you pay. 

Browse the short courses available in the list below or go straight to our online store to book and pay.

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Land, Property and Construction courses

20 November 2019

This short course will give you an overview of key finance and accounting issues relating to land, property and construction.

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26 February 2020

An introduction to the use of drones and ground based remote sensing equipment to assess, for example, the thermal performance of buildings, or for aerial surveys of land and estates.

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25 March 2020 (am)

On this Building Defects and Surveys short course, you'll get hands-on experience with practical exercises.

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25 March 2020

On this Building Defects and Surveys short course, you'll get hands-on experience with practical exercises.

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2 October 2019

Understanding and working with Building Regulations is essential to the success of any development project – but even experienced practitioners can find them frustrating and confusing, with frequent changes and updates to track and monitor.

This annual course addresses how Regulations operate in practice, and provides a concise and up-to-date overview of current and future changes. You'll also explore some of the approved documents, examine their implications and consider the future.

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10 June 2020

An opportunity to explore the only remaining Victorian brickworks in the UK, this short course will cover the history of bricks and brickmaking machinery, as well as the brickworks itself and it's restoration to a museum.

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4 December 2019 

This short course looks at how organisations can improve their business skills – and by using internationally-developed engineering techniques, you'll explore how they can be applied to businesses in property land and construction.

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20 November 2019

This course is designed to help property professionals to understand more about the tax implications of commercial property investment and development, and will include news announced in the Autumn Budget.

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18 March 2020 

This course is ideal if you're a surveyor that's involved in development, but is also perfect for any construction professional, including architects and civil engineers.

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11 March 2020

This course will focus on the covenants and easements which affect the majority of freehold land in England and Wales. It will prove an outline of the law as well as the different types of covenants and easements and their significance.

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23 October 2019

This Effective Communication Skills course will offer practical guidance on how to overcome potential communication barriers and breakdowns by using techniques such as active questioning and listening.

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6 November 2019

On this Dilapidations short course, you'll get a refresher on the law around dilapidations, and current best practice too.

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13 November 2019

On this Fire Safety in Buildings short course, you'll examine the principles of fire safety, and the requirements of the Building Regulations, including the application of BS9999. You'll explore relevant case studies that will demonstrate the principles in practice, and you'll unpack recent changes to guidance and regulation.

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27 November 2019 

This course for professional people with health and safety responsibilities offers an introduction to managing information, people and procedures.

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3 June 2020

This course will cover two key aspects of timber building conservation:

  • The history and development of timber framed structures
  • Problems of decay and methods of repair

The course will take the form of a tour of the Weald and Downland Living Museum which is home to a range of historic timber framed buildings dating from the medieval period to the 19th century.

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1 April 2020

This HMS Victory: surveying, procurement and restoration course offers a unique opportunity to explore the complex conservation requirements of an 18th century warship.

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1 April 2020

This HMS Victory: surveying, procurement and restoration course offers a unique opportunity to explore the complex conservation requirements of an 18th century warship.

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22 April 2020

This Introduction to Project Management course offers an overview of key concepts and the range of skills that project managers need, as well as tips on how to plan and manage your own successful projects.

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20 May 2020

This course takes the form of a walking tour of the London districts of Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea. It offers a unique insight into the complexity of urban regeneration and mixed use developments, and the importance of a sense of space and place in design.

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26 February 2020

This course will summarise the essential information required by non-lawyers to review commercial contracts. Practical examples will help to demystify the contracting process, common legal phrases will be explained, and legal processes - such penalty clauses and damages - explored.

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13 November 2019

There are still many non-domestic buildings that contain asbestos which poses continuing problems for their maintenance, repair, alteration and redevelopment. On this short course, you'll cover the issues surrounding asbestos in buildings, and learn about a fundamental part of managing the risk through an asbestos survey.

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16 October 2019

This course will highlight the positive effects of proactive and supportive mental health and wellbeing policies in the workplace.

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4 March 2020

In April 2018, the UK government implemented Minimum Energy Efficient Standards (MEES) on all let buildings. This course will look at the background to the legislation, the requirements for landlords and letters, and the effects on the valuation of properties.

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6 November 2019

On the surface, the concept of party walls looks relatively straight forward – but in reality, it's highly complex. On this short course, you'll explore the legislation found in the Party Wall Act 1996. You'll unpack how it informs the basis for the management and development of a party wall, while learning about the issues to consider, such as practical considerations and health and safety.

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18 March 2020

Due to recent case law, professional liability remains a concern for property professionals. On this Professional Liability short course, you'll review the legal position of all surveyors and property professionals, both in managing their risk exposure, and dealing with potential liability in disputes.

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23 October 2019

This course looks at creating and sharing content on social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, with particular reference to enhancing your business brand and generating leads and sales.

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9 October 2019

This course tackles the subject of property valuation and sets out specifically to differentiate between price, value and worth in the context of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Red Book and International Valuation Standards.

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27 November 2019

On this course you will explore topics of interest and relevance to residential surveyors including current legal considerations and good practice in producing valuations and reports.

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4 December 2019

It's been widely reported that in recent decades the UK has failed to build sufficient homes to meet demand. This has led to an increasingly unaffordable housing market with many people excluded from home ownership.

This workshop will provide context and understanding of this complex issue through case studies and broader analysis.

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9 October 2019

Property professionals need to be able to correctly diagnose and remedy the causes of subsidence and settlement – so staying up-to-date with current best practice is of the utmost importance. On this short course, you'll learn about damage to buildings resulting from movement.

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22 April 2020

Planning is characterised by continuous change in legislation, procedures, practice and case law and practitioners can struggle to keep up-to-date with it all. This short course meets the need for a concise and accessible update. 

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16 October 2019

On this short course, you'll focus on diagnosing causes of moisture and dampness, and explore treatment, removal of the moisture source, and drying down the environment.

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13 May 2020

On this short course at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, you'll explore the conditions that give rise to tree problems, examine situations where tree damage occurs, and review case law relating to both their damage, and an owner's duty of care.

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4 March 2019

On this Valuation Update for Surveyors course you'll get an understanding of the context of the RICS Global Red Book, the UK supplement and the International Valuation Standards.

Adhering to RICS guidance ensures that valuation advice consistent and transparent. In addition to covering mandatory valuation requirements, this course will provide an overview of current RICS guidance.

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29 April 2020

The problem of disposing of wastewater is common to all properties. Disposal of rainwater is relatively straightforward when compared to the problems of disposing of water containing sewage and other contaminants.

This course will take place at the University of Portsmouth's environmental research facility in Petersfield. It will explore solutions for disposing of wastewater including novel wastewater treatment systems.

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29 April 2020

The problem of disposing of wastewater is common to all properties. Disposal of rainwater is relatively straightforward when compared to the problems of disposing of water containing sewage and other contaminants.

This course will take place at the University of Portsmouth's environmental research facility in Petersfield. It will explore solutions for disposing of wastewater including novel wastewater treatment systems.

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11 March 2020

On this short course, you'll explore all types of structural waterproofing systems: British Standard BS8102: 2009, and the design, planning and installation stages of any structural waterproofing projects below ground.

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2 October 2019

This course explores health and safety legislation, risk assessments and safe working practices as they relate to working at height.

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