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The repair and restoration of historic buildings can be challenging and complex. RIBA Conservation Materials Day aims to broaden your knowledge of traditional conservation materials.
This Conservation Materials Day consists of two sessions:
Morning session:This 2.5hrs seminar will discuss the different challenges you may face with the repair of historic buildings using case studies from inception to completion. Led by architect David Watkins, this session will explore the requirements to understand the historic asset and record condition, identify necessary repair and implement proposals based on sound conservation principles whilst meeting the challenges of unforeseen issues along the way.This practical and interactive session will cover the key issues with the use of case studies, considering access, temporary protection, surveys and a practical approach to the repair of failed and defective materials, including stone, slate, timber, lead, faience, decorative plasterwork and ironwork, drawing from the experience of a number of completed projects.
Afternoon session:This session will provide you with an understanding of the skills and application of repair techniques on traditional materials, including stone, brick, mortar, lead and plasterwork. This is achieved by a series of practical demonstrations by specialist contractors experienced in the conservation of historic buildings in tandem with an open question forum. The afternoon session 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
David Watkins, DHW ArchitectsDavid 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. Building conservation and heritage2. Architecture for social purpose
Terms & ConditionsCancellations are permitted up to 10 working days before the event, delegate substitutions are accepted at any time, please contact email@example.com for cancellation/substitution requests. An email will be sent to confirm your place on receipt of your booking. A second email confirming venue along with map/directions will be sent to you approx. 7-10 days before the event. Bookings at the member rates will only be accepted if accompanied by a valid membership number. If you require a purchase order to be quoted on your invoice this must be supplied at the time of booking. A photographer may cover this event and the photographs may be used to publicise future RIBA events.