30 Mar

Bitesize training: building construction - module 3: roof design and construction

CIEH member: £55
Affiliate member: £110
Non-member: £110 

Two-hour bitesize training

Time: 10.00 - 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 3: roof design and construction. This session focuses on the design of roof coverings including chimneys and stacks.


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 concise, two-hour online sessions are suitable for those who are new to an environmental health role or are recently qualified. The training is also relevant to those seeking to refresh their existing knowledge or learn more about a subject that is outside of their immediate realm of experience.

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

Date available to book:
17 April

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:
18 April

Paul Fitzgerald

Paul Fitzgerald qualified as an Environmental Health Officer in 1979 and has worked for a number of Inner London and two rural authorities, specialising in private sector housing. Paul has also worked for a residential social landlord as a maintenance manager, dealing with routine, cyclical and project management. Since 1995, Paul has worked as a consultant in this field, carrying out, managing and quality assessing stock condition surveys, working for both public and private sector landlords on specific projects or providing staff cover. He set up his own company in 1998.

After leaving school, Paul was one of the first students to obtain a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Health at the University of Greenwich, gaining further qualifications with a Diploma in Management Studies from Kingston University, as well as achieving certification in Quality Assurance Assessment.

Paul has been involved with the implementation of the Housing Health and Safety Hazard Rating System since its inception in 1999 to date. He is a University of Warwick Trainer for the system, having helped deliver over 100 courses on the assessment and enforcement of the system.

Recent contracts have included:

  • Managing the Houses in Multiple Occupation Team at Eastbourne Borough Council

  • Acting Private Sector Housing Manager for Gravesham Borough Council, specifically submitting a successful bid for £860,000 of additional grant funding

  • Delivering training courses to Private Sector Landlords on HMO issues

  • Delivering training courses to Surveying Companies and RSLs on the Health and Safety Hazard Rating System

He is currently employed as a Principal Environmental Health Officer for the London Borough of Sutton dealing with all aspects of private sector housing, taking the lead on HMO Inspections and Licensing.

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