Who is this course for?
Anyone new to the UK industry
This course is ideal for design professionals or builders moving to the UK from abroad, and who want a refresher on the design-build industry in general, or need to understand what is expected of the role in the United Kingdom.
Graduates, Design and Technical Coordinators
Most design managers start out in support roles as assistant design and technical managers, or coordinators. This course provides an overview of all aspects of the job.
Architects, Engineers, Designers
Professional designers manage the design process as part of their training, however design and technical managers working for contractors and developers usually come from professional design backgrounds
What is Design Management?
Design management is an essential tool within a consulting, investment, or contracting organisation that oversees design development, manages the appointment of consultants and specialist sub-contractors, obtains relevant approvals from local authorities and arranges design deliverables in a timely manner to meet the master construction programme.
Managing Design Delivery and Information
The design and construction process follows a sequence of activities which vary depending upon the type of project and the chosen procurement route. A design and technical manager basically tracks and manages the design development process from inception, through to manufacture, completion and occupation of the building
Managing the Design Professionals
On a construction project there are traditional designers, such as architects, structural and civil engineers, building services engineers and also specialist subcontractors with a CDP design responsibility. Design management is not only about managing design processes but also about managing different stakeholders and this include
Who this course is for:
- People working on a building site – construction managers, foremen and other tradespeople
- Design coordinators and design managers who work in the field and are looking to progress their careers
- Architects, engineers, interiors designers and other design professionals looking to make a career change and move into design management
- Supply chain subcontractors who manage design such as structural steel frames, prefabricated elements, kitchens, lighting etc
- Developers, investors and employers who appoint design managers to represent their design interests