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Construction Projects Explained

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Learn how complex construction projects work according to standard UK practice.

      • 02 February 2022 - 9:00am1 day
      • 1st delegate: £385.00 (£305.00 for Members)Subsequent delegates: £360.00 (£280.00 for Members)
      • BSRIA Bracknell Old Bracknell Lane West Bracknell. Berks RG12 7AH


A construction project is the organised process of constructing, renovating or refurbishing a building, structure or infrastructure. Construction projects are typically one off's and this can make it difficult to develop ideas or relationships, and so lessons learned are often not carried forward to the next project. The separation of project roles can make construction projects adversarial. 

This course sets out the key stages and drivers of a successful construction project.

Learning aims

  • Learn about the drivers of a successful project, and the key players and relationships between them in typical construction projects.
  • Explore contract law principles & forms of contract (particularly duties of engineers at design stage and during construction).
  • Understand the consequences of value engineering and how to ensure design changes are only made with approval.
  • Find out about the RIBA Plan of Work.
  • Understand design responsibility and design reviews (introducing BSRIA Guide BG 6/2018 A Design Framework for Building Services); Information management (introducing BIM); Supply chain management; Soft Landings and Government Soft Landings.

Who should attend

This course is for recent entrants to the construction industry. If you are more experienced in construction then you may also benefit from refreshing your knowledge and ensuring you are up-to-date with recent developments.

Course content

  • Theme 1 Projects and their teams
  • Theme 2 Managing design
  • Theme 3 Contracts and change
  • Theme 4 Managing information and handover


Nick Blake

Nick is an experienced facilities manager and joined BSRIA in the summer of 2018.  Read Nick's full profile

Course details

1 day course 

6 CPD hrs

BSRIA Certified Course

Please be advised this course requires a minimum of 5 delegates. Should we receive fewer bookings, BSRIA reserves the right to amend your booking to the next available date.

In-Company Training available on this course

Train with BSRIA specialists at your offices or another venue.

BSRIA Foundation Training Programme

This course is available through the City and Guilds assured BSRIA Foundation Programme.

Product details

  • Publisher: BSRIA