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					Continuing Professional Development Programme
Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, 7701
Phone: +27 21 6505793 - Fax: +27 21 6505501 - Email: cpd@uct.ac.za


The Survival Guide to Building Projects
Are you about to embark on building or renovating a house?
The Survival Guide to Building Projects aims to equip you with the expertise and knowledge to avoid
common pitfalls and navigate the seen-to-be treacherous route of building or renovating a home.
This course is suited to homeowners as well as professionals in the building industry in order to better
understand all aspects of this process.

Objectives
This course is designed to introduce people who are planning to build new or alter existing buildings to the
preliminary, contractual/legal and construction/management issues associated with such projects. On completion of
this course, participants will be able to:

   Understand the roles of the various professionals and when/if to use the services of each
   Compile a budget and understand the process of conceptual design and development of sketch plans
   Understand estimates and feasibility studies and client’s role in detailed design
   Understand building contracts, subcontracts, the Tender stage and appointment of contractors
   Understand the construction period issues and processes including payments, variations, delays/extensions of time,
    completion and final accounts
   Understanding how to deal with disputes
   Understanding issues relating to buying or building your own house



Course Content
The contents of the course will include:

   The roles of the professions – architect, engineers, land surveyors, quantity surveyors, project manager
   Budgeting – building costs, escalation, professional fees, local authority charges, opportunity costs
   Concept development, sketch design, estimate and feasibility
   Detailed design and client’s role
   Standard contracts, essential components of contracts, selecting a contract, subcontractors
   Tender documents, calling for tenders, selecting a contractor
   The contract period: payments, variations, ensuring compliance of built work with plans, variations, extensions of time
   Completion, final payment, penalties
   Latent defects
   Avoiding problems when buying or building your house.



Course Lecturers

Keith Cattell, a registered Quantity Surveyor, is an Associate Professor and Deputy HOD of the Department of
Construction Economics & Management at UCT. Over the past 18 years he has lectured in the mathematics of
finance, property valuation, development and management, quantity surveying, construction costing and applied
contract law. He consults as a quantity surveyor, expert witness and contract researcher in built environment
issues. He has presented papers at many international conferences and published in local and international
journals.

Paul Bowen PhD, a registered Quantity Surveyor, Project Manager and Property Valuer, is Professor and Head of
the Department of Construction Economics & Management at UCT. Over the past 30 years he has lectured in
quantity surveying, building cost estimating, property valuation, and building contract law. Paul consults as a valuer
and quantity surveyor in the fields of project procurement, property valuation, project management, and building
dispute resolution.

Certain lectures will be presented by specialists involved in the building industry.
Continuing Professional Development Programme
Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, 7701
Phone: +27 21 6505793 - Fax: +27 21 6505501 - Email: cpd@uct.ac.za



Course Information

Who should attend?
This course will be of benefit to those who are planning to build or alter a house. It will also be of interest to
professionals in the building industry, such as draughtspersons, architects, builders, project managers etc

Format
The course consists of one three hour session per week for 6 weeks. There may be a possible extra lecture
which will take the form of a panel discussion to look at various case studies put forward by attendees.

Cost
The fee for the 18-hour course will be R1800 for individuals and R2200 for couples. This fee includes course
notes and light refreshments.
Please see registration form for payment information

Venue
Seminar Room, Chemical Engineering Building, University of Cape Town

Date and Time
Weekly on Tuesdays: 19h00 to 22h00
29 August – 3 October 2006
Registration
Outside the Seminar Room, 2nd Level Chemical Engineering Building, University of Cape Town.
18h30, 29 August 2006
In order to ensure a place on the course; applicants should complete and return the attached registration form
to the course administrators, Catherine Mitchell or Heidi Tait:

CPD Programme
c/o Chemical Engineering Department
University of Cape Town
Phone: 021 650 5793
Fax: 021 650 5501
Email: cpd@ebe.uct.ac.za


Note:
Please inform the course administrators if you have registered but are no longer planning to attend the course.



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Continuing Professional Development Programme
Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, 7701
Phone: +27 21 6505793 - Fax: +27 21 6505501 - Email: cpd@uct.ac.za


                           The Survival Guide to Building Projects

                                             Application Form
                      Please complete this form and either email it to: cpd@ebe.uct.ac.za
                        or fax it to 021 6505501 (Attn: Catherine Mitchell or Heidi Tait).


Surname & Title

Name

Address

Post Code

Phone Number (day)

Fax

Cell Phone:

Email address:

Company

Invoice Address
Student No
(if applicable)
How did you hear about this course (please specify which newspaper)?


PAYMENT
Course Cost: R1800 for individuals and R2200 for couples.
Payment is required on or before Tuesday 29 August 2006.

Payment may be made in the following ways:
Cheque              Made payable to University of Cape Town
                    to be paid at Registration
Direct Deposit      Standard Bank of South Africa
                    Name: University of Cape Town
                    Branch: Rondebosch; Code: 025009
                    Account Number: 071503854
                    NB Please quote the reference number on your invoice
PLEASE NOTE:
It is absolutely necessary to have proof of direct deposit. This must be faxed to 021 6505501 or
shown at registration. Attendance at the course will not be allowed without proof of payment.