MacConvilles Surveying provide free CPD sessions to firms of 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