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Conversion, Adaptation and Care of Buildings

Nottingham Trent University
Course summary
12 weeks
925 GBP
Part time
Next available date: 03/02/2021 09:00 - Nottingham
Last application: 25/01/2021
Professional Training

Course description

Conversion, Adaptation and Care of Buildings 

There are essentially two dimensions to the building surveying profession – the organisation of building work to maintain, extend, adapt or improve existing buildings, and the assessment of the condition of existing buildings.

On this course you'll study the first of these.

You'll develop the core knowledge and skills required to undertake this work; an understanding of both building technology and an awareness of maintenance, alteration, extension and refurbishment of buildings.

You will also learn about adaptive reuse, extension, alteration, conservation and maintenance of buildings.

This course will include:

  • an introduction to the key concepts
  • feasibility appraisal
  • principles of conversion
  • conservation philosophy
  • adaptive reuse
  • lateral and vertical extension
  • alterations
  • refurbishment
  • whole life costing
  • maintenance (reactive, proactive and preventative)
  • stock condition surveys
  • facilities management.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • collect and integrate information and data from a variety of sources
  • analyse, evaluate and interpret complex information and issues in a systematic, critical and creative manner
  • evaluate alternative processes and measures
  • make logical recommendations based on your analysis
  • identify and solve problems
  • communicate information, ideas and concepts in a clear and articulate fashion, using IT where appropriate
  • demonstrate improved personal and interpersonal skills and competencies, working constructively and cooperatively in teams
  • apply ethical and professional values.

Teaching and learning will take place using a flexible programme of lectures, workshops, seminars and tutorials.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Level: Professional/postgraduate

Entry Requirements: You should have a minimum of three years’ professional experience and have the support of your employer to integrate study and projects into your day-to-day work.

You will probably be employed on significant infrastructure or building works, with experience of developing and coordinating projects.

If you wish to receive credit, you should also have a 2:2 honours degree in a construction-related subject.

Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and/or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

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

Passing the assessed element (an exam or coursework) can also contribute credit towards a postgraduate award. All candidates seeking credit will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. If you wish to receive credit you must mention this at the time of application, or with your tutor at the earliest opportunity.


The fee for this course is £925

Payment is due before the course starts.

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