Housing Development Academy

Effective strategies for stakeholder and community engagement

Effective strategies for stakeholder and community engagement Overview This course will explore how and when to engage a range of stakeholders, particularly the community, in a residential development process; aiming for them to shape a good and viable design. Participants will learn to identify a range of stakeholders, how to engage them, research their concerns, … Read more

Development Management 2: Procuring construction to handover of new homes

Development management 2: procuring construction to handover of new homes Overview This intensive course is a fly through of the delivery stages of residential development, taking participants from procuring a construction partner to doing the handover of completed homes for rent or sale. Participants will learn how to approach construction procurement, to manage the construction … Read more

Commissioning well designed buildings; safe and financially viable

Commissioning well designed buildings; safe and financially viable Overview This course will examine the process of producing well designed buildings whilst addressing two key challenges. The need to meet the requirements of the Building Safety Act 2022 and associated regulations, and the need to design a financially viable scheme which is a good place to … Read more

Private sector partnerships, finance and risk management

Private sector partnerships, finance and risk management Overview This course will examine how partnerships with the private sector can bring in new sources of finance and provide opportunities to risk share. This will include an exploration of the range of public-private partnership models and how they work in practice to maintain viability and deliver new … Read more

Maintaining project viability: cost, procurement and budget management

Maintaining project viability: cost, procurement and budget management Overview This course will explore the development management processes, particularly procurement and budget management, which ensure schemes are kept viable throughout the development process. Potential solutions for cost challenges will be a key component. Participants will learn about upcoming changes in procurement and how to get the … Read more

Construction management: contracting, delivery and disputes resolution

Construction management: contracting, delivery and disputes resolution Overview This course will examine the client role in construction management starting with the process of contracting and going through delivery management to get the best from your contractor and to examine a range of issues which can lead to disputes. Problem solving on live scenarios will be … Read more

Initial site analysis to obtaining planning permission

Development management 1: initial site analysis to obtaining planning permission Overview This intensive course is a fly through of the early stages of residential development, taking participants from initial site analysis through to securing planning permission. Participants will learn how to do site feasibility investigations which identify opportunities and constraints, and to apply these to … Read more

Sample Course

Sample Course HDA Course brief Our course will take you through the very first stage of assessing a site, by working on a case study and identifying its risks, constraints, and further investigations. We believe this is the perfect introduction to site assessment and no previous knowledge is necessary. Date Location Cost Book Your Place … Read more

Construction contracts & contract management

This course will take you through the contracting options for construction and how to manage a contract, through to handover. You will explore how contracts work in practice, the key reasons for disputes and how to avoid them, and how and when to negotiate. This course will build your confidence to get better performance from … Read more

Financial appraisals & commercial assessment

This course will enable you to explore options for tailoring appraisals, changing underlying assumptions and understanding the impact of market data, for complex schemes in multiple phases and where there is a commercial element. You will also explore how to negotiate in this context. Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be … Read more

Creating procurement specifications

This course provides the opportunity to learn how to get procurement right, by better understanding the process, the legal requirements, the potential challenges and how to deal with them, so you have the tools to get the right contracts and consultants for success.  Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able … Read more

Financial appraisals & viability

This interactive workshop will use live modelling to demonstrate the principles of development viability and explore common modelling scenarios for new residential development.  No previous knowledge will be assumed. Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to:  Who is the training for? This course will assume no prior knowledge of … Read more

Investigating project feasibility

Our course will enable you to draw up a development brief for a site. You will learn about potential challenges and key risks for your risk map by examining case studies. It is a great follow up course to initial site assessment and does not require any previous knowledge. Learning outcomes At the end of the … Read more

Initial site analysis for residential development

Our course will take you through the very first stage of assessing a site, by working on a case study and identifying its risks, constraints, and further investigations. We believe this is the perfect introduction to site assessment and no previous knowledge is necessary. Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be … Read more