Building Contractor Workshop

One day workshop

Calculating building costs has always been a challenge and is at the root of poor practice in the building industry - particularly residential projects. Measuring procedures and systems are generally simple and easy to adopt. This workshop equips delegates with tools that can be used immediately and more importantly knowledge that will help create and compile systems that meet particular requirements.

Most architectural professionals have experienced the stress of having to design around a client's budget. Calculating building costs is a vital part of the service offered by architectural professionals and this course offers practical tools and methods to assist in managing cost calculating.

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The course is primarily designed to address building contractors, however anyone involved in estimating building costs should benefit from this workshop

DATES

9 June 2016

VENUE

Brandford Manor, North Riding

COST PER DELEGATE

R1850.00

DURATION

1 day, 08:00 - 17:00

CATERING

Tea, coffee and water served throughout the day. Full lunch (halaal and kosher arranged with booking)

CPD POINTS

Not Applicable

COURSE DETAILS

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OUR PRESENTER - GRAHAM ALEXANDER

Architectural professional, lecturer, author and radio show host, Graham Alexander has been intricately involved in the building industry for over thirty years, informing and learning from the industry. He has passionately pioneered the principle of calculating building costs correctly.

Workshop Content, Objectives & Outcomes

Module 1 - Understanding the building process (the A - Z)
Understanding who is involved in the building process
Module 2 - Reading drawings and understanding what is specified
Module 3 - Measuring from drawings (part one)
Module 4 - Understanding resources materials, labour, sub-contractors
Module 5 - Understanding price build-ups
Module 6 - Measuring from drawings (part two)
Module 7 - Learning to build price build-ups
Module 8 - Calculating quantities
Module 9 - Pricing resources including labour costs
Module 10 - Preparing specifications and tendering