05 July 2012
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Four Pillars Oxford Thames Hotel, Oxford
Buildings and Ecology - Conflict Mitigation
Thursday 5 July - Four Pillars Oxford Thames Hotel, Oxford
10am - 4pm
This year’s conservation seminar focuses on issues around protected species and historic buildings, with particular reference to bats. Anyone involved in the conservation and adaptation of old structures will be aware of the ways in which such issues can affect the programming and cost of a project, and that on occasion even essential and urgent repairs can be delayed unacceptably.
The aim of the seminar is to try to achieve a dialogue between, on one side, the professionals trying to advise on and to carry out such work, and on the other the specialists in local authorities and other bodies whose task is to implement the provisions of the Wildlife and Countryside Act.
Most parties involved agree that the Act is open to interpretation, and that consequently this can vary markedly from one authority to another. For professionals and builders acting for clients this can be frustrating; for clients it can be both frustrating and costly.
It is hoped that through discussion, it will be possible to arrive at recommendations for simplified procedures that in many cases could overcome the uncertainties and costs that frequently affect even the most modest project, while continuing to afford an appropriate level of protection to the species covered by the Act.
It should be an interesting and, we hope, a constructive day.
RIBA/CIAT Members - £55 + VAT (£66)
Others - £80 + VAT (£96)
RIBA Student Members - £15 + VAT (£18)