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RIBA Material Conservation Course London
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RIBA Material Conservation Course - London

Do you have a passion for conservation architecture? Are you interested in developing your knowledge of conservation materials? Join us to discuss different aspects of traditional conservation materials including stone, brick, mortar and timber, using a selection of case studies.

Different aspects of traditional conservation materials including stone, brick, mortar, and timber, through the use of different case studies will be covered in this seminar.

Morning session:
We will discuss the different challenges faced with the repair of historic buildings using case studies from inception to completion and explore the requirements to understand the historic asset, record condition, identify necessary repair and implement proposals based on sound conservation principles whilst meeting the challenges of unforeseen issues along the way.

The case studies will consider access, temporary protection, surveys and a practical approach to the repair of failed and defective materials to include stone, slate, timber, lead, faience, decorative plasterwork and ironwork drawing from the experience of a number of completed projects.

Afternoon session:
The afternoon session will allow delegates to understand the skills and application of repair techniques on traditional materials to include stone, brick, mortar, lead and plasterwork by a series of practical demonstrations by specialist contractors experienced in the conservation of historic buildings in tandem with an open question forum. The contributions from specialist contractors include:

  • North West Lead, Lead and Copper
  • Bullen Conservation, Stone, Brick, Mortar
  • Bullen Conservation, Carpentry and Timber
  • Broadbent engineering, Iron work
  • Ornate Interiors, plasterwork and render

Speaker: David Watkins, DHW Architects

David is an architect with post-graduate qualifications in building conservation and has specialised in the repair and sensitive adaptation of historic buildings for over twenty five years. He created and led the conservation team at Brock Carmichael Architects until recently forming his own specialist practice.

He has always maintained an active involvement and hands-on approach to projects and has a wealth of experience which includes registered gardens, scheduled monuments, world heritage sites and designated buildings.

He has worked extensively with the National Trust, public and private sector clients and lectures at a number of universities in UK and RIBA NW home and abroad.

Core Curriculum topics: 1. Context 2. Compliance

How to book
Numbers are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first book and pay basis. Book your place on this course using this Eventbrite link. For alternative booking methods, contact relevant regional office.

For more information on course content and 2017 programme contact RIBA CPD Manager, Mona Devereau or call 0207 307 3848.

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