Why is it worth coming to Glasgow?

We have had to temporarily postpone our extremely successful Croydon and Dublin courses, but are happy to announce that they will resume in 2018 along with a number of other UK and Ireland locations.   We will also be increasing the frequency of our courses. If you would like us to inform you when we set new dates and locations, please get in touch. 

In the meantime, if you are weighing up whether it is worth travelling to Glasgow to attend a setting out course, here are some things to consider:

  • Our course is worth the journey. Because of the high quality and relevance of our course, lots of our business comes from word of mouth and we regularly have delegates from all over the UK. On the last course alone delegates travelled from London, Liverpool, Manchester and the Republic of Ireland.  
  • Even taking account of travel and accommodation, it could work out cheaper!
  • You can get a return flight from London to Glasgow for £50 and a return train from £60 if you book in plenty of time. Return flights from Dublin can be as little as £28!
  • Remember to take into account loss of earnings. Many of the other setting out courses are 2 weeks long which means you need to take two weeks off work as well as fund two weeks accommodation.  
  • Accommodation in Glasgow is very cheap (it can be less than £50 per night). Have a quick check here. If you are used to London and the south east prices, you'll probably be very surprised!
  • You don't need to worry about transport while you are here. If you are flying or taking the train to Glasgow we will provide a transport to and from the venue each day.  If you would like to take advantage of this, please let us know before you book your accommodation and we will give you details of the pick up points.
  • Glasgow is a fantastic city to visit with plenty to see, do, eat and drink! Have a look here.  The airport is very convenient and

 Our Glasgow dates for the remainder of 2017 are as follows:

  • Monday 23 - Friday 27th October (2 places left). 
  • Monday 11- Friday 15th December (6 places left). 

I’m publishing a book on setting out!

There are dozens of text books available on surveying, but they’re generally very academic and only have a small section on setting out for construction works.  They also tend to be pretty cumbersome in terms of size and weight, not to mention price!

So, I’m busy working on a book on setting out which will be aimed specifically at Site Engineers.  It will cover everything that a Site Engineer or Setting Out Engineer needs to know. It will be the same size as your yellow survey book so that you can easily carry it about and will contain practical information, loads of examples and diagrams, tips, tricks and summaries.  Sign up to our mailing list if you’d like to be kept up to date about the book launch.

I’m swithering on the title so I’m not announcing that until the cover design is complete so let me ask you for your advice…..

If you could buy the perfect book on setting out, what would it be called?!

What would be the top three most important things you would want to be included in the book?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.