Continuing Professional Development

Conservation: traditional building materials

To complement the RIBA Conservation Course we have developed a series of half day CPD seminars to develop your learning objectives. In 2013, the focus will be on the conservation and repair of traditional building materials:

Stonework: repair, conservation and cleaning of historic stonework

Brickwork: conservation of old brickwork

Timber: repair and conservation of timber framed structures in historic buildings

Lime: the use of lime in traditional and historic buildings

Heritage Ironwork: techniques of repair and replication

In the south west we will be delivering two seminars on the topics of brickwork and timber. They will both take place on 11 July 2013 in Bristol. Please see below for further details, or for a full overview of the programme, please download a copy of the flyer:

Seminar synopsis

11 July, 10.30am - 1pm
AM: Repair and conservation of timber framed structures in historic buildings

This seminar will look at old and historic timber framed buildings and structures and will be presented by one of the UK’s leading timber framed experts, Richard Harris. It will include:

  • History and background to timber framed buildings
  • Types and classification of timber frame and their evolution
  • Traditional construction materials - characteristics, sources, preparation
  • Techniques of construction; jointing and detailing
  • Analysing problems
  • Repair and refurbishment techniques
  • Specifying and selecting materials
  • Workmanship

Speaker: Richard Harris MA Cantab AADip, Research Director of the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Author of the best-selling book ‘Discovering Timber Framed Buildings’, lecturer and consultant


11 July, 2 - 4.30pm
PM: Conservation of old brickwork

This seminar will take a brief look at the geology of clays, their extraction and methods of manufacture, the history and development of brick, types and styles of brickwork and provide an aid to its dating. Using cases studies, the seminar will discuss:

  • Some of the more common problems, both structural and contractual and the importance of mortars and pointing
  • Methods of repair and the approach to these repairs (restoration, conservation or refurbishment)
  • The importance and need to explain clearly from the outset what is required by the contractor/craftsman
  • Ensure that work is set out before going ahead and trial panels are produced for approval

Speaker: Terrence Lee, Terrence Lee Conservation

Venue

Armada House
Telephone Avenue
Bristol BS1 4BQ

Cost

RIBA/CIAT members: £55+VAT (£66) per seminar

Non-members: £80+VAT (£96) per seminar

Please note, despite taking place on the same day, each seminar is a stand-alone CPD session, and is chargeable as such. Lunch is not provided.

Booking

To book, please download and complete the booking form and return to michelle.taylor@riba.org. Alternatively, please telephone 0844 800 2767 to secure your place. We will then confirm your place(s) and we will arrange for payment to be made.

 

Terms and conditions

  • Please note, despite taking place on the same day, each seminar is a stand-alone CPD session, and is chargeable as such. Lunch is not provided.
  • Refunds will be made for cancellations received up to 10 working days before an event
  • Substitutions can be accepted at any time as long as the replacement delegate’s membership status is the same as the original booker.
  • Booking confirmation along with map/directions will be sent to you once we have received your booking and payment.
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