Building Pathology

property management cpd
  • Level(s) of study: Professional
  • Study mode(s): Part-time (day)
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 5 February 2019
  • Course duration: Thursday morning for 13 weeks, term-time only

There are essentially two dimensions to the building surveying profession – the organisation of building work and the assessment of the condition of existing buildings.

The diagnosis of building defects in existing buildings is the focus of this course.

It is an essential part of the building surveyor’s work, a subject often referred to as ‘building pathology’.

The knowledge required for building pathology is an understanding of basic building technology and how and why buildings and materials fail.

The aim of this course is therefore to teach you the principles of structural failure, the properties of building materials and how materials deteriorate as a result of various environmental factors (mostly water).

In addition, you'll learn about the various types of inspection that building surveyors undertake, and the role of surveyor in preparing schedules of dilapidations and acting as an expert witness.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • analyse, evaluate and interpret complex factual information in a systematic, critical and creative manner
  • make logical recommendations based on the information
  • identify and solve problems, generating new ideas, innovations and solutions
  • communicate information, ideas and concepts effectively in a clear fashion, using the appropriate IT
  • develop personal and interpersonal skills and competencies, and work constructively in a team
  • apply ethical and professional values.

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

Successful completion can also contribute 15 credits towards a postgraduate award.

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: cpdbe@ntu.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

This course will include:

  • an introduction to building pathology
  • the equipment used by surveyors
  • how and why builds move, and how to diagnose a crack
  • the impact of dampness and condensation, timber infestation and decay, concrete failure and flood damage
  • advanced inspection techniques.

How to apply

Please read the guidance notes and complete the application form.

You should then email your form to be considered by the academic team.

Payment of the course fees is only made when your place is confirmed.

Browse our other property management short courses.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Please read the guidance notes and complete the application form.

You should then email your form to be considered by the academic team.

Payment of the course fees is only made when your place is confirmed.

Browse our other property management short courses.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Further information on how to apply

Need help with your application?
For admissions related enquiries please contact us:
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 4200

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £875.

The fee for this course is £875.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418