MacConvilles Surveying provide free CPD sessions to firms of Architects and Designers located in the Southeast of England.

For more information please contact us on 01273 692611 or via email at

Session 1 – JCT Contracts

  • Introduction to JCT Suite of Contracts
  • What’s changed in the JCT 2016
  • Selecting the correct JCT Contract
  • Who’s Who in the JCT
  • Structure and Content
  • Jargon Busters

Session 2 – Contract Administration – Time Cost and Quality Clauses

  • Clauses relating to Time: Relevant Events, Delays, Extension of Time, and obligations of Contractor and Architect
  • Clauses related to Cost: Payments, Valuing Variations, Loss and Expense
  • Clauses relating to Quality: Instructions, Defective Works, Practical Completion

Session 3 – Dispute Resolution

  • JCT Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation
  • Adjudication
  • Arbitration
  • Litigation

Session 4 – Principal Designer

  • CDM 2015 overview and application
  • Duty holder responsibilities
  • Assisting with preparation of the client brief
  • Assisting with the preparation of pre-construction information
  • Planning, managing and monitoring work during the pre-construction phase
  • The elimination, reduction, and control of risks through design
  • Health and safety file content and requirements

Session 5 – Party Walls

  • The nature and purpose of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996
  • Advice to be given to clients on the application of The Act
  • Serving of notices
  • Acceptance of appointments under the Act
  • Powers and duties of appointed surveyors
  • The surveyors’ role
  • Challenges to surveyors’ decisions

Session 6 – Procurement

  • Common Procurement Routes
  • Choosing the appropriate procurement route for your construction or infrastructure project
  • Assessing and defining how risk is apportioned between contract parties
  • Confidently managing the tendering procedures following best practice

Session 7 – Quantity Surveying (The Dark Arts)

  • Financial Control and Reporting
  • Effective Value Engineering
  • Quantification and Costing