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Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction

Core content

All students will develop a general understanding of construction, including: 

  • health and safety
  • the science behind building design, surveying and planning
  • making accurate and appropriate measurements
  • construction methods
  • building regulations and standards
  • data management and information standards in construction
  • relationship management and customer service
  • how the Internet of Things (IoT) impacts construction
  • digital engineering techniques
  • mathematical techniques to solve construction problems
  • construction design principles and processes
  • the construction industry and its role in the economy
  • sustainability and the environmental impact of construction
  • business, commerce and corporate social responsibility

They will also learn about topics specific to design, surveying and planning, including:

  • project management
  • budgeting and resource allocation
  • procurement
  • risk management

Options to specialise

In addition to the core content, each student must choose one of the following specialisms:

  • surveying and design for construction and the built environment
  • civil engineering
  • building services design
  • hazardous materials analysis and surveying

Detailed course specification and outline

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Additional considerations for this course

Construction site card
If students require a construction site card for their industry placement, colleges and schools may need to think about delivering the health and safety content of the technical qualification early.

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