The seminar will provide insight into the use of lime mortars with traditional brickwork and how information gathered during thorough physical & desk based assessment of the building can feed in to specifications for brickwork conservation works.
Desk based investigations - sources for researching traditional & historic brickwork
Understanding background, context and historical perspective of the brickwork through desk based research of primary, secondary sources.
Physical investigations - materials, methods & construction
Identifying properties of brick, styles and features of brickwork and craftsmanship, potential hidden problems associated with methods of traditional construction and historic technologies, sampling of materials.
Condition – symptoms of decay and failure of traditional brickwork
Identifying examples of causes of failures and factors that could affect the survival of traditional brick and masonry work
Use of lime mortars, summary of lime manufacture, commercial lime types, identification, natures, uses & site practices, context & historical perspective of the use of lime mortars in brickwork & masonry, repair techniques, tools, equipment & workmanship, considerations associated with working with lime on site.
Working with contractors and good site practices
Communication on site, clarity of specifications, understanding visible signs of failure of lime mortar and poor practices.
Speaker: Terrence Lee, Terrence Lee Conservation
Terrence is an Advanced Craft City & Guilds Bricklayer with MA in Historic Environment Conservation and an Affiliate member of the IHBC specialising in the conservation of traditional brickwork. Terrence delivers training for conservation and heritage organisations and training providers. In his capacity as a peripatetic tutor, trainer and lecturer he has had the privilege of teaching numerous courses at all levels for the National Trust, Canals & Rivers Trust, University of Birmingham, and Townscape Heritage Initiatives (THI) across the country as well as delivering practical and theoretical CPD to the RIBA for a number of years. The majority of his work, however, involves practical repairs of traditional buildings, both listed and unlisted, working with brick and lime mortars and it is this experience that underpins his training and lecturing.
Core Curriculum topics: 1. Context 2. Designing it and building it
RIBA/CIAT Individual member £74.40 (£62 + VAT)
Non-member £106.80 (£89 + VAT)
RIBA Student member £18 (£15 + VAT)