Construction Industry Overview

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This one day course delivers a comprehensive introduction to the UK Construction Industry, providing a good foundation of knowledge for the new starter.

In construction, teams of professionals and contractors are brought together for each project, working to meet the needs of the client and deliver quality buildings on time and within budget. Legislation plays an important part in determining how this will take part as do a number of other drivers, often initiated by Government.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand how the construction industry has evolved into its current structure
  • Know how the industry is segmented
  • Understand the different players in the industry and how they inter-relate
  • Learn how legislation developed, is implemented & monitored
  • Know the different supply chain alternatives
  • Understand drivers for change


Who should attend:

Designed for anyone seeking to gain a good foundation knowledge of the industry. Ideal for new starters, It requires no previous experience and is suitable for recent graduates or those who have previously worked in other industries. Its general nature makes it suitable for those working in any of the industry’s many categories; Architect, Engineer, Surveyor, Contractor, Manufacturer or Supplier.

For those marketing and sales staff who have some experience of working in the industry the course acts as a checklist for issues which will need to be addressed in the marketing strategy.


9.00            Arrive and Coffee

9.30            Brief History of the Industry

10.20          Coffee

10.40          Market Sectors

  • Market Overview
  • Sector Sizes and Trends
  • Geographical Activity

11.20          Industry Structure

  • Client
  • Professional
  • Contractor
  • Supplier

12.00          Lunch

13.00          Supply Chain Mechanics

  • Traditional Contract
  • Design & Build
  • Management Contracting
  • PF2
  • Building Information Modelling

14.00          Government Influence

  • Government Departments
  • Building Regulations
  • Testing and Certification
  • Planning
  • Implementation

15.00          Coffee

15.20          Drivers for Change

  • Construction Leadership Council
  • Modern Methods of Construction
  • Sustainability
  • Cost savings
  • Customer focus

16.30          Close


6 hours CPD


Cost: £247 + VAT until 15th August

£295 + VAT thereafter. Lunch and refreshments included

Time 9.00 – 4.30pm


Please note that we are unable to issue refunds on cancellations made later than two weeks prior to the course date.