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Construction Investment and Planning

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Construction site

Tuesdays 9 am - 1 pm

The course introduces you to the professional and technical subjects within the field of real estate.

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Course Dates

3rd October 2017 – 23rd January 2018

Course Fee

Course Description

The course will introduce you to building technology concepts and terminology, specifically with regard to traditional domestic and low rise multi-storey construction.

You'll also learn about the principles of investment, investment characteristics and investment valuation techniques, and the key aspects of land use and the Town and Country Planning system.

This course will include:

  • Traditional building techniques (including foundations, wall construction, floor systems, roof systems, fenestration)
  • an overview of building services
  • non-traditional construction techniques
  • alternative forms of investment and the concept of yield
  • the basic techniques of real estate valuation
  • an introduction to the mathematics of valuation and investment mathematics, formulae and tables
  • the purpose, nature and application of national and international property valuation standards.
  • forces of urban change, the planning framework, urban planning policy land use systems.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • generate new ideas, innovations or solutions to problems
  • communicate information, ideas and concepts in an articulate fashion
  • work constructively and cooperatively in teams
  • apply ethical and professional values to situations.

A CPD certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

Successful completion can also contribute 15 credits towards a PGDip or MSc award.

How to apply

Please read the guidance notes and complete the application form.

You should then email your form to be considered by the academic team.

Any questions? Contact the short course team:


Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813