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Post Grad Architecture Courses to give me the knowledge of building regulations & law watch

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    I am a BA Architecture graduate and throughout our course didn't really get educated on building regs and only know from my own research and experience parts of it. I wanted to take a course or qualification to develop this knowledge so i feel competent and confidant in the work i'm doing and not relying on others. I just want to be able to design in the comfort of having a full knowledge on building regs to apply to my work but finding a suitable course seems to be baffling. I understand Building Control Surveyors are accredited by RICS however Masters in this seem quite advance and perhaps a knowledge of building control is already expected on these courses. There was also HNC and HND in construction which are perhaps more suitable. I didn't know if there was anyone with any advice on the subject on the easiest and quickest (online) route to gaining a good knowledge of Building Regulations and the laws.

    Much appreciated, Nick

    Hi Nick, If you want a general overview of the building regulations the best way would be to enroll on the Chartered Association of Building Engineers' Building Control Certificate. It is a 6 day course split over 2 weeks: week 1 and week 2 (3 days each week and the weeks are 4 weeks apart). This covers all the basic information in each document, with emphasis on some of the larger documents such as Part B Vol 1 and 2 etc. Your idea about doing a HNC or HND in construction may not be quick or cheap - I do believe that the HNC/D can take 2 years part time but this is based on a search I did on a joinery HNC/D.

    It's crazy to think you didn't learn much about the building regs on your architecture course-it's a fundamental part of what you do!

    I'd also go with the chartered association of Building engineers 6 day course. That and read up on it at home.
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