Building Regulations and Control in Construction

Learners interpret and apply the requirements of the building regulations to existing and new-build schemes, including the application process and different methods of inspection and control.

Introduction to Building Regulations and Control in Construction

The Building Regulations are steeped in history, with many crediting their birth at the Great Fire of London in 1666 when the city was rebuilt with a view to fire prevention. However, building codes have been around even longer than this. As such, over the years there have been many versions and variations of the building regulations. They have grown and evolved leading to the documents we now use. Today’s construction professionals need a wide and far-reaching knowledge to achieve compliance.

What is covered in the Building Regulations and Control in Construction Unit?

Firstly, in this unit you will learn how to apply for building regulations approval. Therefore, enabling you to use in professional practice in your future career. As such, this will enable you to learn about the different options available. For example, the documents required and the process of making an application. Additionally, this unit is designed to be hands-on and practical. Furthermore, on successful completion, you will have a good knowledge and understanding of the process.

Additionally, the content of this unit will broaden your knowledge of one of the key legislative requirements in construction. Accordingly, it will prepare you for a range of roles in industry. For example, this could range from the practical and production roles through to the professional and planning roles. Examples of such include:

  • Building Surveyors
  • Architects
  • Site Supervisors
  • Building Inspectors
  • Clerk of Work
  • Lastly, this unit will also prepare you for entry to higher-level courses in architecture or building construction.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit a learner should:

  1. Understand the requirements of building regulations
  2. Examine the requirements of the building regulations
  3. Undertake a building regulations application.

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Pearson (Edexcel)

GLH

60

Level

3

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