Meeting Management

Meetings are an integral part of any business or work environment, and as such it’s important for you to understand what a meeting is and how to use to your advantage. While they form the basis of much communication, particularly in the building industry, they can also be time wasters, taking you and others away from productive tasks and producing little of value themselves.

Because of their paradoxical nature, Meeting Management is the ideal course to ensure your meetings are never counter-productive. Objectives include establishing:

Creating a Partnership Approach

For anyone managing a project, it’s imperative to create an understanding and transparent working relationship between all involved parties. Your success depends upon your relationship with the client, builders, and stakeholders.

Creating a Partnership Approach will enable you to foster the relationships to guarantee successful project outcomes. Core components of this course include:

Quality Management Assurance for Builders

As a builder, it’s vital to monitor quality control. Your reputation depends on the quality of the work – plus you want to avoid having to return to a client to fix work


Quality Management (QM) is a management technique to help determine quality policy, objectives, and responsibilities. Its core components include:


  • Quality planning
  • Quality control
  • Quality assurance
  • Quality improvement


Understanding Your Business With Greater Clarity & Setting Growth Goals

One important but often overlooked task is understanding your business better. Specifically, the goal is to identify your personal and professional targets. The key is a type of “retreat” where you take time away from the business to set some core objectives. Having a clearly defined goal is a key to success in business as a builder – whether you’re just starting out or you have years of experience.

Once you have these goals clearly set, you can become more efficient, avoid bad clients, and become more focussed on the end result.


Successfully Handling Variations

In this blog series we detail the theory and application of scope management. In our last 2 posts we looked at Scope Management and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), and this final post of the series introduces the key elements of scope verification and variation management.

The Vital Concept of Scope Management, Work Breakdown Structures & Handling Variations

In this series of three blogs, we will detail the concept of Scope Management. We will introduce:

  • Scope Management
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Successfully Handling Variations

Let’s start with scope management. A building project starts with defining the scope of the project. Scope management defines the goals and also handling the almost inevitable changes. Another part of scope management is handling the gaps between the original project definition and the ability of the team to deliver the defined requirements.

What is scope?

Why are CPD Points Important? – Benefits to Builders

NSW  law requires that all builders perform at least 12 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points worth of activity every single year in order to keep their business licence valid. Why is this? Because the government wants to make sure that those who work in the building industry are doing what's required to keep themselves up-to-date on any and all new developments taking place in this particular field of work.

Managing the Business Side of Your Construction Business

Builders get into the building business for several reasons. And if you’re like thousands of builders in New South Wales, you get a great deal of personal satisfaction from creating something tangible out of a pile of building materials. There’s a satisfaction that comes from getting up, going to the job site, getting things organized, being entrepreneurial, and building a house that’s going to be a home…or a building where a business becomes successful.