Location: The Palace Hotel, Manchester
Phone: 020 7695 1600
- Cost: £295 + VAT (Members) / £369 + VAT (Non-Members)
Develop your knowledge and understanding of building pathology and the importance of understanding how materials behave, the changing face of design, the form of construction and cause and effect.
Course Registration from 9am
This one day course will develop your knowledge and understanding of building pathology and how important it is to understand how materials behave, the changing face of design, understanding the form of construction and cause and effect. Candidates will be encouraged through workshops to categorise building failures and forms of construction. How to undertake a building survey will be examined, together with how to write the report, and when to employ specialists. The legal responsibility of employing consultants will also be discussed.
How to book on a course
To book, please click on the location and date below. You will then be taken through the booking process. Once you have booked on a course please click on the venue details link below (next to the course date) to obtain venue details and directions on how to get there.
Who should attend
This course is suitable for anyone who would like to develop and improve their surveying skills and understanding of building defects.
Benefits of Attending
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
Understand the common forms of building failure
Understand the properties of clay, concrete, glass, timber and steel
Understand how to manage risk in the inspection and report
Understand how to separate facts from opinions
Understanding how professional liability and public liability works
What is included
Lunch and refreshments
Certificate of training course attendance
Context and background to building pathology
What is building pathology
What causes buildings to fail?
Workshop on categorising building failures
The relationship between materials, design, forms of construction and cause and effect
Clay, concrete, timber, glass, steel
Load bearing masonry, framed, timber frame
How to inspect buildings
Structural load paths
Further investigations by specialists
Problems of opening up
Importance of sketches
Workshop on report format, style, photographs, facts and opinions
Understanding Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance
How to recommend others without taking liability
How and when to hire access plant