Update or refresh your knowledge on key topics
To support the industry during the COVID-19 outbreak, and with many sites being closed, our specialist training team are hosting a series of virtual training webinars each day from 1 April 2020. These virtual training courses will keep you and your supply chain up-to-date on a variety of technical topics. Please feel free to share the details with your suppliers. These webinars are free of charge.
To sign up, please browse the list of webinars below and book on to the ones most relevant to you. There’s never been a better time to add to your on-going development!
We look forward to you joining us.
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A Complete Guide to Timber Frame Construction in New Build
14 April | 2pm (120 mins)
David Eaton | Dave Mooney | Michael MacNiven
Covers new build timber frame construction from sub structure setting out and soleplate installation to external cladding choices and hand-over.
Approved Document Part B: Requirement B3 - Low Rise Fire Stopping & Cavity Barriers
15 April | 10am (120 mins)
Covers the guidance in AD Part B, focusing on requirement B3, inc. fire resistance, fire stopping for compartmentation and also provision of cavity barriers.
The fundamentals of Foundation and underground drainage
15 April | 2pm (180 mins)
Danny Massey | Joe Melvin
Covers the guidance in NHBC Standards Part 4, the most common forms of foundations in new build and best practice design, setting out and installation of underground drainage.
In Focus: NHBC Standards Chapter 4.2 - Building near Trees
16 April | 10am (120 mins)
David Eaton | Abdul Rashid | Joe Melvin
Focus on NHBC Standards for building near trees (Ch 4.2). How do you meet the requirements when building near trees, hedgerows and shrubs, particularly in shrinkable soils?
Approved Document Part B: Requirement B1 - Low Rise Fire Strategy
16 April | 2pm (120 mins)
Covers the guidance in AD Part B, focusing on requirement B1 inc. means of escape strategies for low rise and reference to BS5839: 2019 for early warning systems.
Do you know your 'Dot and dab' from your tape and joint? An in depth look at Dry lining and plastering
17 April | 10am (120 mins)
Danny Massey | Darren Yeatman
Covers good practice methods and gives guidance on modern and traditional plastering and dry lining systems, making refence to NHBC Standards and BS EN 13279.
Brickwork Masterclass - Improving Masonry Construction in New Build
17 April | 2pm (120 mins)
Leigh Jakeman | Steve Chadwick | Dave Eaton | Abdul Rashid
Delivers knowledge on the most common brickwork issues found by our inspection teams. Features real examples in key areas of good practice and poor practice.