This advanced property development course is designed for people who already have some limited experience of development projects. It will walk students through all the steps they need in order to undertake successful projects, but will also allow students to introuduce elements of their own experience to the assessment process.
- The credit crunch is explored in the second unit. The author identifies how the credit crunch initiated and how it has opened new doors to property investors.
- It is important to carry out desk study before investing in property, thus methods of property research are established in unit 3.
- It is essential to understand the legal aspect of property; in unit 4 the author explores property and the law, including, conveyancing, knowing your rights and how to sell your property.
- Different types of property including listed buildings are identified in unit 5.
- One of the key areas of property development is finance. In unit 6, the author explores different methods of finance option available on the market.
- Unit 7 establishes plans and drawings for your property.
- Building regulations are vital when it comes to all aspects of a building. In unit 8 the author analyses what building regulations are and what they cover.
- In unit 9 we cover planning, which is one of the most important parts of developing property.
- A successful and well-organised project is the result of excellent project management. In unit 10 the author illustrates project management.
- In unit 11 the author covers renovation of property.
- Buying at auction is a popular method of buying property at good value; this is covered in unit 12.
- Unit 13 identifies the advantages and disadvantages of buying property before it is built.
- Marketing your property efficiently is very important in the selling stages; this is covered in unit 14.
- There are different rules and regulations for buying property in Scotland and Abroad. The author establishes this difference in unit 15 and unit 16.
- In units 17 and 18 the author covers how to start a business and different types of businesses.
- Finally, in units 19 and 20, the author stresses the importance of recruiting and managing staff effectively.
- What is project management?
- Why use project management?
- Benefits of project management
- What do project managers actually do?
- History of PM
- Project management old and new
- Modern scientific project management
- Gantt charts
- The Fayol management model
- Network diagrams
- Critical path method (CPM
- Program evaluation and review technique (PERT)
- Organisational Structure
- The four basic organisational structures
- Project Life Cycle
- The four stage project cycle model
- Milestones and hold points
- Project close-out
- Feasibility Studies
- The clients feasibility study
- The client
- Define the constraints on the project
- Value management
- Financial models for project selection
- Payback period
- Return on investment
- Discounted cash flow
- Net present value
- Project Estimating & Scope Definition
- Ball-park cost estimate
- Feasibility study
- Subdivision of project costs
- Direct costs
- Indirect costs
- Time related costs
- Labour & staff costs
- Material & logistics costs
- Miscellaneous costs
- Project charter
- Defining the scope
- Changing scope
- Scope Management
- Project closeout
- Project closeout report
- Project Procurement Plan
- What is required?
- Communication of requirements to potential suppliers
- Evaluation & selection of supplier
- Review & evaluate tenders
- Manage the Contract
- Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
- Producing a WBS
- WBS numbering system
- WBS and costing
- Further breakdown of WBS
- Critical Path
- Network diagrams: WBS and critical path
- Activities in series
- Activities in parallel
- Generation of logic
- Activities: summing up
- Resource Planning
- Resource availability constraints on the project
- Use of resources
- Resource overload & underload
- Resource adjustment
- Increasing project resources
- Reducing resources
- Controlling the Project
- Why control projects?
- Scope of control
- Scope management
- Technical backup
- Time management
- Resource & procurement management
- Commercial management
- Gathering information
- Applying project control
- Dealing with people
- Quality Management
- Cost of quality
- Right first time costs
- QA costs
- Internal cost (of failure
- External cost (of failure)
- Quality circles
- Quality auditing
- Conduct of an audit
- Why audit?
- Quality control plans
- Risk Management
- Hierarchy of control
- Controlling risk
- Risk assessment
- Identify the hazard
- Decide who might be harmed
- Evaluate the risks and decide upon precautions
- Record and implement your findings
- Review and update your risk assessments
- Two important functions of a building are the provision of shelter and the creation of a comfortable space in which to live or work. To achieve this, it is necessary to know and understand the materials used to construct the building, the basic concepts that underpin the structural integrity of the building, and the design of the internal spaces that comprise the building.
- The occupants of a building require a comfortable internal environment, and there are several key factors that contribute to this. There are generally accepted ranges for these factors, and an understanding of what is acceptable to a variety of different end-users, undertaking a variety of tasks and activities is an essential requirement of good design.
- The forces that act on buildings, the stresses generated by these forces, and the effects of these stresses on the materials used to construct the building are also explored.
- Materials may be used for their structural properties, or for their insulating properties; others conduct heat and/or electricity.
- Learners will have the opportunity to investigate some of the typical materials used in their specific vocational pathway, including the identification of the most important materials, a basic understanding of how these are extracted, harvested or manufactured, their key properties and uses, the mechanisms that cause them to deteriorate and the techniques used to prevent such deterioration
Health & Safety
- Legal Framework for Health and Safety
- Sources of Law (England and Wales)
- The HSE
- The Responsibilities of Employers and Employees
- Employers Roles and Responsibilities
- Employees Roles and Responsibilities
- Client Roles and Responsibilities
- Health & Safety Executive (HSE) Roles and Responsibility
- Hazards and Risks
- Effects of Changes to Work Practices
- Risk Rating of Hazards
- Environmental Aspects
- Working at Height
- Accident Data
- Using Risk Assessments in Appropriate Formats
- Special cases
- Workers with disabilities
- Lone workers
- Control and Monitoring
- Hierarchy of risk control
- Personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Controlling the risks to health
- Safe Systems of Work
- Developing a safe system of work
- Work Equipment
- Practical Safeguards
- Electrical Hazards
- Emergency routes, exits and emergency procedures
- Principles of Heat Transmission and the Spread of Fires
- Fire Risk Assessment
- Chemical and Biological Hazards
- The role of COSHH
- Incident and Accident Investigation and Reporting
- Recording and Reporting
Who is this course for?
This course would best suit people who already have some limited experience of property development, and will help them enhance their skills while using their experience as a platform to build on.
There are no special requirements for this course.
The course is intended for anyway wishing to enhance their property development skills.
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