Buildings and Construction through the ages (BCTA101)

  • Course Date 23/09/2019
  • Booking Deadline 16/09/2019
  • Venue

    Harborough Innovation Centre
    Wellington Way LE16 7WB

  • Course Type Instructor-led training
  • Course ID BCTA101
  • Cost £200 per person + VAT.
  • Length 2 days
  • CPD 12 points


Jerry Gibbs


Registration: 9:15
Course Start: 9:30
Course Finish: 16:00

Relevant To

Individuals working in the Damage Management industry wishing to develop a greater understanding of building materials and construction methods in order to broaden their knowledge base.


At the end of the course, candidates will be able to: • Improve the efficiency of drying by understanding how buildings are constructed • Identify different building materials and understand their differing abilities to tolerate or retain water • Understand the potential water “traps” within old and new constructions


• Early building styles

• Regional constructions – Why construction changes regionally

• Typical construction techniques from the 1200’s to the present day including:
– Timber framed/cruck framed
– Dormer and chalet bungalows
– Houses of 1 or more storeys
– Basements, sub-basements and subterranean

• Types of foundations

• Types of walls
– Stone and brick
– Clay lump, cob, clom and bungaroosh
– Wood and cladding
– Steel framed and pre-cast

• Types of floors
– Solid
– Suspended
– Floating

• Damp proof courses and tanking systems

• Insulation and vapour barriers

• Types of finishes

This course is open to any interested party (members and non-members).