Building, Contracts and Managing On-site Developments


This course follows on from Understanding the Development Process, and looks in more detail at the construction procurement process, types of building contracts focusing on the JCT D&B 2016 form including important clauses and their application, an overview of the stages and elements of construction and then how to be an effective client during the construction, including managing the contractor and team and then managing handover and the defect management process.

Suitable for Development and Regeneration staff who are reasonably new to the discipline, and staff from other teams within Registered Providers who are drafted into Development project teams.

Course Plan

Covering the following areas:

  1. Getting our schemes built
    • Design stages recap
    • Contract arrangements
    • Payment structure
    • Types of building contract
  2. The JCT Design and Build contract
    • Contract terms
    • Employers rights
    • Payment mechanism and timing
  3. Contractor mobilisation
    • Consultant and designer
    • Collateral warranties
    • Insolvency risk
  4. Construction
    • Building systems
    • Elements and sections of the build
  5. Managing the contractor on site
    • The project/development managers/officers role
    • The clerk of works
    • Defects
    • When it goes wrong – delays and damages
  6. Completion and handover
  7. Defects


Duration: 2 days

Intensive interactive learning with exercises. This course is available in both classroom and virtual format.

Suggested preparation

No pre-course reading is necessary. Some of the documents we will discuss are listed below. it will be helpful if you are familiar with them. Please also bring along any examples you would like to discuss.

  1. A signed building contract for a scheme currently on-site or recently completed. The full Form of Contract, not just the Contract Particulars pages.
  2. Contractor’s programme for a scheme
  3. Contractors Monthly Site Meeting Report
  4. Clerk of works report

If you are unsure what documents will give you this information, ask your manager who should be able to help.

You will find it helpful to look over the relevant Topics in Developing Affordable Housing, published by the National Housing Federation. It is available here.

Entry Requirements

This course is designed to follow on from the Understanding the Development Process course. It is preferable, although not essential, that delegates should either have attended that course or have an equivalent level of knowledge.


On completion of this course you will be provided with an HATC certificate.



19 – 20 November 2024


NCVO | Kings Cross | London

View maps and directions

£900 +VAT (per delegate)
Book training
Join waiting list

Bespoke In-house Training

All of our courses can be tailored to your organisations' requirements and delivered in-house for your convenience

£4,000 + VAT


Cookies on

close We use cookies on our websites. You are free to manage this via your browser setting at any time. To learn more about how we use the cookies, please see our cookies policy