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Surveys in Practice Roadshow

With increasingly new issues and housing defects emerging, it’s vital surveyors continuously develop and enhance their knowledge to ensure they can provide the best advice to their clients when writing Home Buyer and Home Reports.

Best practice in surveying and reporting on the entire anatomy of residential properties

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Date:
Wed 6 Jun 2018 - Wed 27 Jun 2018
Time:
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Venue:
De Vere Venues, Colmore Gate, Birmingham, B3 2QD
CPD:
6 hours formal CPD
From
£135

Overview

With increasingly new issues and housing defects emerging, it’s vital surveyors continuously develop and enhance their knowledge to ensure they can provide the best advice to their clients when writing Home Buyer and Home Reports.

The popular Surveys in Practice Roadshow returns across 6 UK cities to provide you with 12 hours of vital CPD.  The intensive roadshow will focus on key elements of the Home Buyer and Home Report and will be delivered in 2 separate seminars, the first focusing on interior areas of a property and the second focusing on the exterior.

The two days will be full of case studies and real life examples designed to improve your confidence in spotting defects. Gain best practice guides and model templates for report writing to ensure you fulfil your clients’ expectations.

New additions to this year’s programme includes guidance on solar panels, trees and climbing spaces, ceilings, basements, offsite and modern methods of construction.

Why attend?

  • Gain technical guidanceon diagnosing unusual building defects
  • Leave with techniques to provide clients with clear, relevant and useful advice
  • Hear from practising surveyors with real life case studies and examples to share

All presentation slides will be made available to you a week before each seminar

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Speakers

Larry Russen, Chartered Surveyor, Russen & Turner
Larry is a practising Chartered Building Surveyor, a Chartered Building Engineer, Party Wall Surveyor and Home Inspector. He is a Director of ‘Russen & Turner’, a Chartered Surveyors in Kings Lynn, BlueBox partner and a member of ‘Allied Surveyors’.

Paul Robinson, Consultant
Paul is retired from his full-time role as Senior Manager Risk and Quality with Legal and General Surveying Services (LGSS). Since leaving, Paul has been providing an on-site advice service to underwriters at a leading Building Society on behalf of LGSS together with auditing and training.

Stephen Boniface, Conservation Surveyor, whitworth
Stephen is a building surveyor in a mixed practice of surveyors and architects where he is partner in charge of surveying. Stephen holds the RICS Diploma in Building Conservation from CEM.  He is a former chair of the RICS Conservation Forum and a past chair of the RICS Building Surveying Faculty (Professional Group). 

Programme: Seminar One

  • 08:30 Registration and refreshments

    09:20 Chair’s opening comments

    09:30 Ceilings

    • Understanding the defects, you must be aware of when assessing ceilings
    • How to identify the signs of damp

    Larry Russen MRICS, Director, Russen & Turner

    10:45 Networking refreshment break

    11:00 Roof structure: timber defects

    • Techniques to examine exposed timbers for the presence of active infestation of wood-boring insects
    • What remedial options are available for the defect?

    Stephen Boniface FRICS, Partner, The Whitworth Co-Partnership LLP

    12:15 Networking lunch

    13:15 Offsite and modern methods of construction

    • How to identify when offsite or modern methods of construction have been used
    • The common defects found in modern buildings

    Larry Russen MRICS, Director, Russen & Turner

    14:30 Historic buildings

    • Key considerations when surveying historic buildings
    • How to identify an unauthorised alterations and enforcement action
    • What are the common defects in historic buildings?

    Stephen Boniface FRICS, Partner, The Whitworth Co-Partnership LLP

    15:45 Networking refreshment break

    16:00 Basements
    Know how to recognise the typical failures of basements including:

    • failure of the waterproofing system;
    • structural failure of the foundation or slab;
    • an increase in hydrostatic pressure;
    • poor workmanship, leading to poor lapping of the waterproofing;
    • condensation on buried pipes or cold bridges, or failure of mechanical extracts;
    • what you must report if basements are used for living purposes

    Larry Russen MRICS, Director, Russen & Turner

    17:00 Chair’s close

Programme: Seminar Two

  • 08:30 Registration and refreshments

    09:20 Chair’s opening comments

    09:30 Assessing building movement in walls

    • Identify and retrieve relevant information about building movement from appropriate sources;
    • Describe how structural movement can be identified, assessed, and reported
    • Apply this knowledge to the assessment of a number of realistic examples

    Larry Russen MRICS, Director, Russen & Turner

    10:30 Boundaries and party wall
    Examining a boundary wall to look for issues including:

    • evidence of poorly defined site boundaries
    • repairs of party walls, or party wall agreement in
    • accordance with the Party Wall etc. Act 1996
    • any known proposed works, extensions or
    • repairs to the property
    • works in progress on adjacent land
    • the need for the legal advisers to establish the
    • existence of any party wall agreements

    Larry Russen MRICS, Director, Russen & Turner

    11:30 Networking refreshment break

    12:00 Trees and climbing species

    • Understand the damage tress can cause to property
    • How to spot when a tree can cause harm to a property
    • What you should be including in your report

    Paul Robinson, Consultant

    13:00 Networking lunch

    14:00 Its more than just Japanese Knotweed

    • The different invasive species you should be looking for
    • Surveying, assessing and identifying invasive species
    • Management and risk assessment
    • Effective forms of treatment for Japanese Knotweed
    • Post-management surveillance, monitoring and maintenance

    Paul Robinson, Consultant

    15:00 Services - Inspecting solar panels and other energy efficiency improvements

    • What a surveyor must consider when inspecting solar panels
    • The issues you must inspect both externally and internally

    Larry Russen MRICS, Director, Russen & Turner

    16:00 Networking refreshment break

    16:15 External joinery

    • Identifying common defects:
    • Main doors
    • Joinery around the roof

    Paul Robinson, Consultant

    17:15 Chair’s close

Price

Get 15% off when booking both seminars. Use voucher code VHR0000509 during check out.

Group discounts

  • Book three or more places and get 10% off
  • Book five or more places and get 15% off
  • Book seven or more places and get 20% off

Only one discount available per booking. This cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer from RICS.

  • RICS Professional £135
  • Non-RICS professional £182
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Every year we ask attendees to let us know what they thought of the day. Here are a few of their comments:

 

"The best CPD day I have been to recently – excellent speakers and content"

 

"The two days altogether have been very useful. One of the best RICS courses I have been on"

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