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1st Edition

CPD in the Built Environment

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ISBN 9780367372156
April 12, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
194 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The aim of this book is to provide a single source of information to support Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the Built Environment sector.

The book offers a comprehensive introduction to the concept of Continuing Professional Development and provides robust guidance on the methods and benefits of, identifying, planning, monitoring, actioning and recording CPD activities. It brings together theories, standards, professional and industry requirements and contemporary arguments around individual personal and professional development. Practical techniques and real-life best practice examples outlined from within and outside of the industry empower the reader to take control of their own Built Environment related development, whilst also providing information on how to develop fellow staff members. The contents covered in the book aligns with the requirements of numerous professional bodies, such as the RICS, the ICE and the CIOB.

The chapters are supported by case studies, templates, practical advice and guidance. The book is designed to help all current and future Built Environment professionals manage their own CPD as well as managing the CPD of others. This includes helping undergraduate and post graduate students complete CPD requirements for modules as part of a wide range of Built Environment university degree courses and current Built Environment professionals of all levels and disciplines who wish to enhance their careers through personal and professional development, whether due to professional body requirements, or by taking control of identifying and achieving their own educational needs.

Table of Contents

1. What is Continuous Professional Development  2. The Construction Industry and CPD  3. Professional Bodies in the Construction Industry  4. Goal Setting  5. Goal Planning  6. Reflecting on CPD  7. Organisations and CPD  8. Managing the CPD of others  9. Why Construction Professionals Need to Take Responsibility for their own Career Development

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Greg Watts is the Director of Quantity Surveying at the University of Salford and an RICS Chartered Quantity Surveyor with fifteen years’ experience in the construction industry and has published numerous conference and journal papers to date.

Norman Watts is a senior lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University and the Course Leader for MSc Construction Project Management. Norman has over 20 years in teaching in Further and Higher Education and has publications in Project Management and Quality systems.