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Online Training: Understanding Traditional Buildings

Understanding the principles of traditional buildings is a necessary skill for anyone involved in the constrction industry. Our traditional buildings course provides this grounding by developing delegates understanding and knowledge of the fundamentals of the different types of building construction and how the construction type will affect the buildings performance.

The online fully recorded course is open to both PCA members and non-members alike and can be taken alone or in conjunction with our Surveying Timber & Dampness in Buildings course

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Who should attend our traditional building training?

This course is ideal as foundation level training, or as a refresher or to fill any gaps in existing knowledge to help surveyors and technicians when working with buildings to assess and recommend appropriate actions for property care.

The course is also of great value for those working in an office-based support role, especially those who are new to the property care industry.  The course provides the necessary background in traditional building types so that attendees can feel confident talking to field-based colleagues and customers


Structure of the traditional buildings course

This course is fully recorded allowing candidates to watch a time and place to suit them. Split up into 7 sections, this course looks at all aspects of buildings construction from foundations to the roof.

  • Foundation types 
  • Footings
  • Wall Stabilisation
  • Types of Construction
  • Alternative Types of Construction
  • Roof Construction
  • Internal House Components

Candidates will have access to these videos for two weeks through our online school. There is no assessment or test included, this is a professional development opportunity. Canddiates will recieve an attendace certifcate upon completion of this course.


Benefits of the this course

  • Gain a strong grasp on traditional construction principles to perform your role more effectively
  • Feel assured understanding the work of the companies field based colleagues
  • Improve confidence when talking to customers & clients about their property.
  • Strengthen your ability to make recommendations rooted in the understanding of construction principles

Information on making a booking

This course is available through our online training school where candidates have the flexibility to sign up and enrol to complete the course to suit their schedule.

Once candidates have clicked the 'book' button, you will need to create an account if you haven’t already signed up. Once this step has been completed you will have the option to pay for the course and be given immediate access to the learning materials.

Access will be available for 14 days, enabling candidates to complete the course at their leisure. All course material must be downloaded within this timeframe, as this is an automated process and candidates will not be able to access to the material past this point. 


Contact us - Understanding Traditional Buildings

To find out more about this course or to simply ask a few questions, feel free to contact our training team by calling 01480 400 000 or send us your enquiry by completing our online contact form below.

Alternatively, if you want to book your place now, click the 'Book Now' at the top of the page. 

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