Sites, Foundations and Walls.

Sites, foundations, and walls are the first part of any construction and are important to the durability and stability of a residential property.

Sites, Foundations and Walls


This training module focuses on how residential properties should be built correctly and considers where they are built (sites), the foundations, and walls. Without these elements of the building being constructed correctly, the building will not be stable, reliable, or long-lasting.

Content overview

  • Features of a site (includes soil investigation, clay soils, trees and vegetation and their influence on residential buildings, retaining walls)
  • Foundations (construction and detailing, concrete, and foundations)
  • Walls (construction, detailing and pathology, solid and cavity walls, stability, damp proofing and insulation)

Summary


CPD Subject Category:
Construction - Housing


Duration:
22 hours


Study method:
Online


Outcome:
Sava Online CPD Certificate


Cost:
£450.00 + VAT

Details


Why you need this

This training module focuses on how residential properties should be built correctly and considers where they are built (sites), the foundations, and walls. Without these elements of the building being constructed correctly, the building will not be stable, reliable, or long-lasting.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course you will have an understanding of:

  • Site and soil investigation
  • Environmental considerations
  • Useful websites for desktop research including old maps, Japanese knotweed, watercourses and flooding, ground types and mining
  • Foundation types and their history
  • Building loads
  • Failure of foundations

Who is it designed for?

  • People who require an understanding of the way houses are built
  • For those looking to gain some related skills and knowledge about how houses are built
  • People with a background in repair and maintenance who want a broader knowledge of construction

Delivery

  • The training programme is delivered through Sava Learn, our online learning platform. You will be asked to read, research, watch and listen, and invited to check your knowledge through quizzes.
  • You have complete flexibility as to where and when you undertake your learning.
  • You can enrol on this course at any time and work through the content at your own pace.
  • You will have access to the material for a year from purchase.
  • Content created by leading industry trainers
  • Includes a suite of additional and recommended learning resources (such as University West of England construction resources and BRE online library)

Assessment

There is an online test after completion of the course to demonstrate the knowledge attained.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements.

Cost

The cost of the module is £450 + VAT. This includes all online training material, the test and the award of the Sava CPD Certificate.

How to purchase

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