Diagnosing damp and decay and knowing what to do with it.....if anything

Date

November 11 2014 • 2.00pm
to 4.30pm

Contact

Jo Kendall 01133 899870 jo.kendall@riba.org

venue

BDP, 1 N Bank, S3 8JY, Sheffield

Tickets

Adults: £102 (£85 + VAT)
Concessions: £18 (£15 + VAT)
Members: £70.80 (£59 + VAT)

Tickets

Adults: £102 (£85 + VAT)
Concessions: £18 (£15 + VAT)
Members: £70.80 (£59 + VAT)

Many forms of dampness and decay can affect buildings, but how can you identify the root cause and once established, do you always need to do something about it?

This seminar will address the myth that 'there's no such thing as rising damp' as well as discussing penetrating damp, condensation, below-ground waterproofing, fungal and insect decay. Methods of achieving sustainability through correct preservation and simple tips that could solve niggling problems with minimal outlay will also be covered.

Speakers: Martin Freeman is the Managing Director of PropertECO Ltd. With almost 40 years’ experience of supplying specialist building services, Martin has also owned a laboratory consultancy specialising in the resolution of disputes involving biodeterioration of timber and problems of dampness in buildings; been involved in the field trials of water-based wood preservatives for in-situ timber treatment as well as boron rods for joinery preservation; co-developer of the Helibar System of structural stabilisation. Co-author of two Government publications on the use of wood treatment in buildings, Martin was a member of an ad hoc committee of the Advisory Committee on Pesticides’ Scientific Sub-committee.

Rebecca Kench is Commercial Director of PropertECO Ltd. Rebecca graduated from the University of Bath with First Class Honours in BSc Business Administration in 2007. After graduating, Rebecca spent four years working for a national specialist contracting firm. During her time at here, Rebecca developed & delivered a national CPD programme, authored articles that have featured in numerous technical journals and was involved in the development and marketing of new products and services.

In 2011 Martin & Rebecca founded PropertECO Ltd to offer specialist building solutions to clients looking for ways to make their properties more sustainable and healthier environments to live and work in. PropertECO offers a full surveying & contracting service in addition to consultancy work, specification design, project management and training.

'Possibly the best and most useful CPD I have ever attended', Oxford attendee.

20% discount available for Club Ticket Holders

To book your place please contact Jo Kendall on jo.kendall@riba.org / 01133 899870

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