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Residential Conservation Course - Chester
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Residential Conservation Course - Chester

​Do you have a passion for conservation architecture? Do you want to develop specialist knowledge, skills and connections in the field? Are you interested in developing your conservation and adaptation knowledge and skills further?

The RIBA Residential Conservation Course provides you with the opportunity to attend both the RIBA Conservation Course and RIBA Advanced Conservation Course in six consecutive days, including accommodation and meals, with the option of choosing to attend only one of the courses. The residential offer includes meals, refreshments and accommodation throughout the six days. However, you can also choose to attend either or both courses at day delegate rates.

The two courses are important steps on the ladder towards a specialism in conservation.

The RIBA Conservation Course will provide you with a framework of knowledge an understanding to support your decision making process on projects and enable you to apply for recognition of your skills within the RIBA and other Conservation Accreditation Schemes. Whilst attending the RIBA Advanced Conservation Course will help you develop critical awareness and knowledge of architectural conservation procedures in order to apply theory in to practice, as well as detailed analysis of structure, construction and services during the Technical Design stage.

RIBA Conservation Course
The course is aimed at architects and all other construction professionals who:

  • wish to develop their specialism in conservation architecture
  • want to develop practical knowledge and skills in conservation
  • wish to refresh their knowledge or formalise learning from experience in the field
  • need to provide evidence to support their application onto the RIBA Conservation Register and other accreditation schemes.

This four day course addresses the philosophical and practical requirements associated with the responsibility of working on a historic building. Attending the course will help you develop critical awareness and knowledge of conservation work and be of direct practical application. It is structured as a four day intensive course comprising three workshop based days and a practical application day.

  • Day 1 Philosophy and ethics
  • Day 2 Practical conservation
  • Day 3 Operational conservation
  • Day 4 Site visits and the RIBA accreditation application process

For information on course content and programme, please see course flyer.

RIBA Advanced Conservation Course
The course is aimed at architects and other built environment professionals who have attended the RIBA four day conservation course or other conservation courses, and wish to progress their specialism in conservation and who:

  • wish to progress their knowledge in conservation architecture
  • want to further their practical knowledge and skills in conservation
  • wish to refresh their knowledge or formalise learning from experience in the field
  • need to build up a portfolio of evidence to support applications to RIBA and other conservation accreditation schemes.

Structured as an intensive two day course comprising presentations, workshops and case studies the programme includes:

  • Day 1 Conservation Procedures
  • Day 2 Structure, Construction & Services

For information on course content and programme, please see course flyer.

Learning outcome:
Gain up to 31 hours of RIBA Advanced Accredited CPD*

* RIBA Advanced CPD refers to specialisms or demonstrable expertise which an architect could use to market to clients or employers, as career development, or to be named on a specialist list.

Course Leader

Keith Knight BAHons DipArch(Shef) MA(York) IHBC RIBA SCA is an RIBA Accredited Specialist Conservation Architect with over 30 years’ experience in the private, public and voluntary sectors. This includes appointments as Building Conservation Officer at a National Park and a London Borough and English Heritage where he was Historic Buildings Architect. He has served on the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Panel of Expert Advisors, the Yorkshire Design Review Panel and the Council of the IHBC . He has set up several buildings preservation trusts and was Director of the South Yorkshire Buildings Preservation Trust, with a brief to bring “buildings at risk” back into beneficial use. He sits on the national Casework Panel for Council for British Archaeology, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough Historic Churches Committee and is an assessor for the Civic Trust Awards.

His consultancy work ranges from large mixed use master planning schemes to one off listed buildings. Major projects include the Isis Waterside Regeneration and Yorkshire Forward £45m Tower Works development in Leeds. On its formation he was appointed as an assessor for the RIBA register of Conservation architect. He is director of Dean Knight Partnership in York.

Throughout the two courses, Keith Knight will be joined by:
David McDonald BSc Dip TP Dip Cons(AA) IHBC, Director Historic Environment Training Ltd.
Marion Barter BA JtHons(Nott) MA(York) IHBC, Director The Architectural History Practice.
Janie Price BSc(Hons) Dipl Arch(Cantab) PGDipl Cons(AA) RIBA SCA AABC, Partner Kennedy O’Callaghan Architects.

Course fee:

Course fee
Course Day delegate-
RIBA member
Day delegate-non-member Residential - RIBA member Residential - non member
Four-day
Conservation Course (Module 1-4)
£545
+ VAT
£775
+ VAT
£795
+ VAT
£1,025
+ VAT
Advanced Conservation Course (Module 5-6) £295
+ VAT
£420
+ VAT
£420
+ VAT
£545
+ VAT
Both courses
(Module 1-6)
£745
+ VAT*
£1,100
+ VAT*
£1,095
+ VAT*
£1,295
+ VAT*

*Save up to £275 when you book both courses at once

Day delegate fees include two, four or six day courses, including practical site visit (Module 4 only), workshops, refreshments, lunch, learning materials and RIBA Conservation Course Certificate(s). In addition to above, residential fee also includes breakfast, dinner and accommodation throughout your chosen course. Accommodation for the night before, or the last day of the course can be arranged, however is not included in the course fee.

Numbers are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first book and pay basis. Please book your place using below Eventbrite links.

How to book
Numbers are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first book and pay basis. Please book your place on this course using this Eventbrite link. For alternative booking methods, contact Gemma Halleran by email or call 0151 703 0107.

For the full list of course in the RIBA Conservation series in 2017, please follow this link.

For more information on course content and programme for 2017 please contact Mona Devereau by email, or call 0207 307 3848.

2017RCTCFlyerpdf

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