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Residential Building Pathology: Inspection and Diagnosis

Refine and develop your technical skills in building pathology to provide more qualified information on RICS Condition and HomeBuyer reports and establish your skills as a residential surveyor in the market.

Fri 8 Jun 2018
09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
London, London, Venue tbc

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£310 + VAT


Broaden and deepen your technical knowledge of the most  significant defects in residential buildings including: building movement, cavity wall tie failure, Sulphate attack, damp and timber problems.

You will learn how to adopt a diagnostic approach to analysing problems in residential property and be equipped with the techniques and knowledge to provide professional condition reports.

Learning Outcomes

  • How to identify incidents of building movement and decide whether they require further investigation
  • How to inspect residential properties for damp and insect infestation, and identify principle causes including: rising damp, penetrating damp and condensation
  • Locate outbreaks of wood boring insects and wood rotting fungi and report appropriately to clients
  • Analyse and diagnose property with increased technical skill and provide condition reports with improved relevance and advice.

Why attend this course?

Sharpening up these diagnostic skills, delegates will be able to more confidently offer condition to reports to clients and minimise the risks of legal challenges.

Course format

The course will be delivered from the perspective of a surveyor undertaking a condition survey (for example, RICS Condition Report and HBR) on a typical interwar house.

The trainer will outline each topic area using examples and case studies based on his own professional experiences.

The structure of each session is designed to encourage maximum delegate participation and there will be at least two group-based activities.


  • RICS professionals £310 + VAT
  • Non-RICS professionals £358.5 + VAT
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