Small Builders Development Course
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MBA North in partnership with Build- Aid

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MBA North Offices

Venue Address:

CMA Office & Conference Park No 1 @nd Road (Off 16th) Halfway House Midrand

GPS Coordinates:






2017-09-09 to 2017-09-09

Allocated Hours: Saturday:  00:00 to 01:00
Attendance Fee R 4 225.00
Attendance Fee (Non-Member) R 5 225.00

Small Builders Development Course:


Starts: Saturday 09 September 2017 – January 2018

Duration: 14 sessions, every second Saturday

Time: 8:00 – 12:00


Who should attend and why?


  • All SMME’s and QSE’s – whether the company is just starting or has been going for 10 years, this course equips you to run your construction company effectively.
  • Foreman of Large companies – the course covers the entirety of how to manage a construction company which will provide the foreman or manager a better understanding of the “behind the scenes” work that is done to land a project and make a success of it.
  • Large companies – companies have the opportunity to sponsor a sub-contractor to attend the course, with the following benefits:

1. The sub-contractor will be uplifted in terms of quality and standard.

2. The company can claim points on BBBEE for Enterprise & Skills Development.


Roberto de Musso, Guiricich Brothers Construction, attended the course and this is what he had to say: “Highly recommended to anyone in the construction industry to better understand how a construction business works. This course is suitable for anyone from a construction company owner to a site supervisor. The course teaches the site worker the importance of actively keeping in mind each stage of the project, resulting in costs and time saving while keeping a high standard and quality workmanship. This course is designed as an easy understanding program that is mentored by highly qualified and professional teachers.”


Course Content:


Section 1: Running a Small Business

Part A: Administration

• Your business plan

• Meeting the legal requirements

• Running an efficient office

• Joining your local Master Builders Association

• Insurance matters


Part B: Financial management

• The principles of cash flow

• Drawing up a cash flow statement

• Principles of bookkeeping

• Bookkeeping 2 – double entry system


Part C: Your contractual obligations

• Types of contracts

• National building regulations


Section 2: Finding and Obtaining Work


Part A: Finding and keeping customers

• Creating the right image

• Quality Workmanship

• Marketing your business

• Joint ventures


Part B: Estimating and tendering

• Basic principles of estimating

• Basic principles of tendering


Section 3: Running an Efficient Building Project


Part A: Planning and programming

• Types of programs and their uses

• How to draw up a bar chart


Part B: Control and progressing

• Monitoring your progress

• Working with subcontractors

• Certificates and progress payments

• Effective site meetings


Part C: Work on site

• Planning a building site

• Setting out a building


Section 4: General Information


Part A: Managing your Staff

• Principles of human behaviour

• Motivation and incentive schemes

Part B: Safety, IR and other legislation

• Occupational health and safety

• Running safe site

• Applying the Labour Relations Act


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