Property Flood Resilience Training for Surveyors

“Thoroughly enjoyed all modules, especially that all aspects of the industry were covered in great detail and not just the products!” [course delegate/June 2017]

“The breadth and scope of the materials was excellent” [course delegate 2018]

“The course content was well balanced. Lectures by Mary [Dhonau] and John [Alexander] were the most engaging and thought provoking, capturing. Would be great to touch further on the impacts of the upper cost end of resistance measures, such as tanking.” [course delegate 2018]

This training course is for anyone who wants to deepen their understanding and awareness of the elements and processes involved in the assessment of flood risk and the delivery of flood resilience in the built environment.

This training has been developed to address all the key elements that need to be considered to assess the risk of flooding and the development of strategies to provide flood resilience in existing buildings. The importance of liaising with homeowners, delivering on their needs and managing expectation are also essential elements of the training. Students will gain the skills to ensure the recommended flood protection strategies are appropriate to an individual’s needs as well as being appropriate for the property and the flood risk.

Course Objectives

  • 1. Explore the history of flood resilience and how it can be delivered to existing buildings.
  • 2. Examine the different sources of flooding and explain how flood risk determines the selection of flood resilience strategies.
  • 3. Recognise the importance of occupier liaison to understand how their needs and expectations will help to ensure that the best flood resilience solutions are delivered.
  • 4. Understand the different characteristics of common building materials used in construction and understand how they inform the specification and effectiveness of flood resilience strategies.
  • 5. Recognise that a variety of flood resilience measures are available and understand how these can be used and adopted to provide resistance and resilience in a range of scenarios.

How the training is structured

The training is broken into four interactive tutorial sessions over two days. At the end of each session students will take on individual and group tasks that incorporate practical exercises and problem solving. These tutor lead tasks allow candidates to apply their new knowledge to real world scenarios, designed to deepen their understanding of the topics and share their ideas with their fellow students.

Day 1

Topics include:

  • Sources and types of flooding and risk to properties
  • Exploration of the history of flood resilience
  • Hierarchy of flood resilience
  • Understand flood resilience as strategies for protection
  • The impact of flooding on individuals, community, business and buildings
  • Sources of assistance for those affected by flooding and those dealing with victims of flooding
  • Resilience grants, insurance and the role of government and local authorities
  • Understand the implications of a survey and any recommendations that are made within a report
  • Consider the surveyors duties of care and liability when providing advice and recommendations

Tasks/practical exercises include:

  • Identifying the main risks of flood to an example property - including geographical and environmental features
  • Assessing a property for its suitability for a strategy of flood resilience
  • Completing a householder profile and identifying the crucial factors which will influence the selection of flood protection or flood resilient measures and why
Day 2

Topics include:

  • Understand the characteristics of materials used in building construction
  • How building construction can affect the likely performance of a building and the success of flood protection measures
  • Understanding the significance of adjoining properties and building context
  • An in-depth look at the common and sometimes unexpected routes of floodwater ingress
  • The structural effects of hydrostatic water loading in above ground buildings during a flood event
  • Understanding the variety, diversity, characteristics and limitations of property level flood defence measures
  • Understand the influence of people, budgets, health and safety and maintenance when considering the selection and delivery of flood resilience measures

Tasks/practical exercises include:

  • Identifying features of both construction and design of a property and how these affect the way the building will perform in a flood
  • Understand how these assumptions and the knowledge gained during a survey will affect the selection of a floor resilience scheme
  • Designing a flood resilience scheme for a sample building to offer predictable and reliable levels of resilience

Property Flood Resilience Training for Surveyors Dates

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Property Flood Resilience Training Course Fees - 2 day training course

Fees for PCA Members
£370 + VAT

Fees for non PCA Members
£480 + VAT

Please note that there are a limited number of places on each training course and places can only be reserved with full payment.

Click below to download a Booking Form or contact Jo or Jade on tel. 0844 375 4301.

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