11 Jan

Bitesize training: fundamentals of building and construction

Module 1 - foundations and walls

CIEH member: £45
Affiliate member: £99
Non-member: £99 

Two-hour bitesize online technical training

Time: 10.00 to 12.00

Please note that this training will be delivered via the Zoom online platform.  Please ensure that you are able to access this prior to booking.


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Module 1: foundations, walls and roofing. This will focus on the different types of foundations and the walls taken up to roof level.


This course provides a basic grounding in building construction for those who are new to the field of housing, where job requirements include the inspection and surveying of domestic dwellings. The fundamentals of building construction course will be a detailed introduction to commonly used building terms, which intends to demystify the jargon used in the construction industry.

We have developed a series of five two-hour training module sessions so you can tailor training needs to your requirements. All elements from the building foundations to the roof will be considered, and there will be coverage of traditional methods of building construction, signs of failure of building components and potential remedies.

Who should attend?

These bitesize sessions will appeal to all newly qualified environmental health officers, housing surveyors and managers from both the public and private sectors.

Which module is right for me?

Each module is stand-alone and you don’t have to attend all of them. However, if you wished to do so, we do recommend that you attend in ascending order (1 to 5).

CPD: 2 hours

Further modules in this series will include:

Module 2: windows, doors and staircases. This session concentrates on carpentry and includes windows, doors and staircases.

Date to be confirmed

Module 3: ceilings and partitions. This session details the internal division of a structure from walls to partitions and ceilings.

Date available to book:
19 January

Module 4: roof design and construction. This session focuses on the design of roof coverings including chimneys and stacks.

Date available to book:
27 January

Module 5: services installed into properties. Concentrating mainly on drainage and water supply, this session will look at the services into a property, including electrical and gas installation.

Date available to book:
29 January

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