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Building Defects, Inspections and Survey Reports for Sustainable Construction

  • Level(s) of Study: Professional / Short course
  • Start Date(s): 20 April 2023
  • Duration: Thursdays 6 - 8.30 pm, ten weeks
  • Study Mode(s): Short course
  • Campus: City Campus
  • Entry Requirements:
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Introduction:

This course combines the practical and theoretical issues of building defects with their causes, diagnosis and remedial actions.

It’s useful for anyone in the construction sector who’s looking to develop their overall knowledge and understanding of building failures, deterioration processes and assessment strategies.

By the end of the course, you will:

  • be able to critically assess the implications of a range of construction methods on building failures and defects
  • have an understanding of the mechanisms of building defects, from symptoms to causation
  • know how to select the appropriate remedial measures
  • be able to communicate design solutions to rectify building decay
  • have the confidence to make logical recommendations, identify and solve problems, and generate new ideas
  • be able to demonstrate a range of transferable skills that will be valuable in the workplace.

What will I gain?

A CPD certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

Should the assessment be successfully completed, the course provides 5 NTU undergraduate credits.

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you’ll study

On the course, you will:

  • gain an overview of the relationship between construction technology and building defects
  • learn about different deterioration mechanisms (including deformation versus failure)
  • consider the principals of inspections
  • understand how to problem solve and use pathology processes
  • plan for the most appropriate method of investigation using modern technology and equipment such as moisture meters, endoscopes, thermal imaging cameras and drones
  • learn how to effectively write reports on your findings.

You’ll also look into remedial actions related to key structural elements of domestic and residential dwellings, including:

  • foundations and floors
  • drainage and basements
  • external and internal walls, including cladding
  • dampness and condensation
  • floors (from group floor and first floor to solid and suspended timber)
  • roofs (pitched and flat)
  • concrete and asbestos.

How you’re taught

Teaching and learning will take place using a flexible programme of workshops, demonstrations, seminar groups and tutorials.

Entry requirements

No previous qualifications or experience is needed to access this course.

This course is open to professionals at any stage of their career.

If you have any queries about this course, please email: cpdbe@ntu.ac.uk.

No previous qualifications or experience is needed to access this course.

This course is open to professionals at any stage of their career.

If you have any queries about this course, please email: cpdbe@ntu.ac.uk.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £675

Payment is due before the course starts.

The fee for this course is £675

Payment is due before the course starts.

How to apply

To book a place on this course, please contact: cpdbe@ntu.ac.uk

To book a place on this course, please contact: cpdbe@ntu.ac.uk